December 16, 2013
Turkey signed an agreement with the European Union Monday that allows EU governments to deport illegal immigrants in EU coming from Turkey back to Turkey.
Yemen's parliament has officially passed a law that bans drone strikes following last week's drone attack in Bayda that killed 17 people, most of whom were civilians.
Suicide bomb attacks throughout Iraq--in Baiji and Baghdad-have left at least 17 people dead thus far.
US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters late Sunday that he expects the US to resume non-lethal aid shipments to Syria "very quickly."
At least 37 people have now died from regime air raids on Syria's Aleppo Sunday. Two representatives from Syria's Islamist rebel group faction also told reporters that proposed meetings between their coalition and the United States are false.
Two army checkpoint attacks in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon left an army first sergeant and four militants dead Sunday evening.
UN agencies and NGOs announced that they will launch what they hope will be the biggest campaign for Syria Monday to raise much-needed funding to aid internally-displaced and refugees from the conflict.
After what looked like an attempt to cross the Lebanon-Israeli border, a Lebanese soldier fired on and killed and Israeli soldier.
December 15, 2013
Following Germany's step in September to lift its travel warning on Egypt, more than two dozen other countries have followed suit, bringing hope that Egypt's much needed tourism sector will rise again.
The death toll for journalists in Iraq has increased after another media figure was killed in Mosul. This time, a female TV presenter was shot in the Northern Iraq.
After Assad tricked EU governments into releasing millions in funds, Britain has tightened sanctions blocking assets to the Syrian regime.
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an army colonel in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, officials said Sunday.
On Sunday, the United Nations sent its first delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria from Iraq, amid announcements that it plans to supply more food and winter supplies - such as blankets and medicine - to the Kurdish northeast in the coming 12 days.
The fueling process has begun at Gazas only power plant after seven weeks of shut down due to extreme weather in the region.
Air raids in Syria's Aleppo left 15 people dead in rebel-held areas of the city, and continued fighting in Adra has left 28 dead thus far.