December 21, 2014
Daesh militants have reportedly executed as many as 17 people in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, according to an online newspaper.
Ten Apache helicopters arrived in Egypt on Saturday. The US had delayed the shipment due to Egypt's uncertain political situation.
Peshmerga forces advanced on Daesh and seized Sinjar, a key town near Mosul in northern Iraq.
December 20, 2014
The US transferred four prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan.
Saudi security forces killed four anti-regime militants in clashes in the town of Awamiyah
As tomorrow's run-off presidential election approaches, Tunisians are tense. The first round results were tight and the candidates must win the support of Popular Front voters.
A bomb explosion injured three policemen in a Shia village in Bahrain
The UN General Assembly said $856.4 million should be paid from Israel to Lebanon Friday as compensation for an oil spill caused during the 2006 war.
The Israeli air force responded to a Gaza rocket attack on Israel with an airstrike on Hamas. This attack was Israel's first airstrike on Gaza since the truce in August.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, later marching through the streets of the Old City in protest against Israeli policies banning Muslim worshipers.
December 19, 2014
At least 11 people have been killed and 24 others wounded in several bombings in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.
Iraqi officials have confirmed the death of a key aide to the Daesh, or ISIL, group leader and one of his military chiefs in the US-led coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq.
A Muslim Brotherhood deputy in Jordan has gone on trial at a military court for criticizing the UAE.
A top UN official said an Austrian teen who fled her middle class home in Vienna to join Daesh has "definitely died" in Syria.
A rocket launched from Gaza landed in southern Israel, although no injuries or damage were reported, Israeli security forces said.