December 31, 2014
The attack launched on Libya’s largest oil terminal saw militants fire rockets from speedboats, setting alight huge oil tanks and causing Libya’s oil production to plunge by two-thirds, to 350,000 barrels per day, according to the state oil company.
Security forces in Jordan released hardline Salafist Jamil Riyan after his 80-day detention period due to insufficient evidence for his arrest.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens others injured after an explosion targeted a cultural building in central Yemen.
Libyan forces downed a second militia plane after a raid on the Al-Sedra oil port, while the UN condemned a suicide attack on the country's parliament headquarters.
King Abdullah was admitted to hospital Wednesday for check ups, the Royal Court said in a statement.
December 30, 2014
Pro-government forces in Libya say they downed a helicopter carrying militants, who days earlier carried out air attacks on major oil facilities in the country's east.
An unidentified gunmen on a motorbike shot dead an army officer Tuesday in the south Yemen city of Aden, marking the latest in a series of brutal attacks on security and military personal in the restive country.
Bahraini authorities announced the week-long holding of opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman Tuesday, sparking outrage among international human rights organizations and the Al-Wefaq opposition movement Salman leads.
A car bomb rocked Libya's parliament headquarters in the eastern city of Tobruk Tuesday with an unknown number of casualties reported.
The bodies of three Coptic Christians were returned to Egypt after they were murdered by unidentified gunmen in Libya.
Two soldiers and 11 others were injured after an Al Qaeda ambush targeting a regional army chief in southeastern Yemen.
Qatar's embassy in Turkey was attacked by an armed man, injuring a security guard at the site, according to a report.
Around 13 Taliban militants including four senior officials were killed in NATO drone strikes across Afghanistan, authorities said.
December 29, 2014
In open letter signed by 53 alumni of Jerusalem's Arts and Science Academy, Israelis denounced the "policy of separation" and "collective spirit of ongoing violence" they believed were involved in IDF activities, and encouraged students to become conscientious objectors.
In Yemen's ever-changing Houthi insurgency, oil-rich Ma'rib province holds out against the militants from the capital Sanaa, while the eastern Al-Hudaydah province says it plans to incorporate the group into security forces by 2015.