Middle East
PYD starts massive attack in northern Syria
Local Turkmen commander says PYD is deployed just two kilometers from Azaz and has started attacks

Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods: Spokesman
Relations between Israel, European Union back on track, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman says

Opposition backs safe zone as Syrians flee latest bombs
Interim health minister says Turkish plan would help avert tragedy

Syrian opposition likely to take part in Geneva talks
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says 'good reason' to believe opposition will join peace negotiations

Hamas' surprise electoral victory, 10 years on
A decade after it swept Palestinian legislative polls, resistance movement Hamas remains in firm control of Israel-blockaded Gaza Strip

PYD persecuting Assyrians in Syria: Assyrian Federation head
Kurdish PYD is Syrian affiliate of terror organization PKK

Sudan cuts relations with Iran, expels Iranian ambassador
Move comes after Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran amid ongoing row over execution on Saturday of prominent Shia cleric

25 dead, 107 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital fire
Blaze broke out in intensive care department of Jazan Hospital around midnight

Protest in West Bank's Nablus
A Palestinian throws stones at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the dispossession of the lands by the Israeli government in the Kafr Qaddum village of Nablus, West Bank on December 18, 2015.