December 16, 2014
At least 31 people, including 20 children, have been killed in a car bomb attack in central Yemen.
Libya Dawn militant group has carried out an aerial attack on an area near key oil terminals in the eastern part of the country.
Although there were fewer journalists killed in 2014 than in 2013, the watchdog organization found that the publicized beheadings of journalists by Islamist militants in the Middle East "highlights an evolution in the nature of violence against journalists."
At least 130 people have been killed, many of them children, by Taliban militants who stormed a military school in Peshawar Tuesday.
At lease 104 children Tuesday were killed by Taliban gunmen who attacked an army school in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
December 15, 2014
Yemeni security forces have reportedly killed a key leader of a southern separatist movement in the port city of Aden, inciting tensions in the major city amid continuing pro-independence protests.
Forces loyal to Libya’s former army general, Khalifa Haftar, have sealed off the Ras Ajdir border crossing with Tunisia.
Australian police have stormed the Sydney cafe where hostages were being held by Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.
The gunman who has taken around 15 hostages in a Sydney café has been named by police as Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.
Libyan officials recently announced the closure of two of the country's biggest oil terminals.
A gunman holding three laborers hostage in Riyadh shot and killed a policeman Monday during an attempted rescue operation.
Five people escaped from a chocolate cafe in Sydney where they were being held by a potential jihadist gunman.
The European Union condemned Turkey's government for its clampdown on opposition media outlets following a series of raids in a television station.
Dozens of people have been taken hostage Monday in a Sydney chocolate cafe by gunmen. Staff and customers were forced to hold up a black Islamic flag while police closed off the area.
December 14, 2014
Egyptian authorities have refused Egyptian entry to an American Middle East researcher, citing 'security reasons,' despite the researcher being apparent invitation by a "pro-government group" to attend a conference to attend a conference.