December 29, 2014
An Egyptian court has ruled to permanently ban a Jewish celebration where hundred of Jews gather yearly at the 19th century tomb of Moroccan Rabbi Jacob Abu Hasira, citing unspecified "moral offenses".
In an interview with NPR news that aired Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama said Iran had the chance to emerge as a regional power holder and have better international relations if the country could secure a long-term nuclear agreement.
On the one year anniversary of the detainment of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, the network is launching a plea for their release on social media.
Jordan has reportedly appealed to Turkey for help in securing the release of Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh who is being held captive by Daesh.
Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the kingdom’s main opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified and unknown violations.
December 28, 2014
Clashes between militant groups, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Huda-Par, in southeast Turkey have left two people dead.
December 27, 2014
Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has reelected Sheikh Ali Salman as its leader.
December 25, 2014
A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.
December 24, 2014
Up to 30 people were injured by an explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday. No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.
A senior PKK leader said Kurds could "start a war" and hostilities could resume with Turkey if talks with Ankara failed.
Shia militants abducted 20 anti-Houthi protesters in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday, eyewitnesses said.
Algeria's army killed three militants including a key leader of a group linked to Daesh, which claimed responsibility for killing a French national in September.
December 23, 2014
Hundreds of Libyan civilians caught up in fighting between armed groups and government forces were killed since late August, the UN said.
A Shia Houthi fighter was killed after five bomb blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday, according to reports.