Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria on Dec. 22and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.
BEIRUT - Reuters
Syria said that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
GAZA - Reuters
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Dec. 21 for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months
BAGHDAD - The Associated Press
'In the Grip of the Law' brings convicted terrorists face-to-face with victims in surreal encounters and celebrates the country's beleaguered security forces
AMMAN - Agence France-Presse
Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Dec. 21, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty
MOUNT SINJAR - Reuters
Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Dec. 21 after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it.
MOUNT SINJAR - Agence France-Presse
The iraqi Kurdish leader hailed victories over ISIL during a visit on to Mount Sinja
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week
Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, U.N. and other officials say barely 2 percent of the money has been transferred.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
At least four Syrian school children were killed and 10 wounded on Dec. 22 when a regime air strike hit their bus in the northwest of the country, a monitor said.
NAHYAT AL-AYADHIYA, Iraq - Agence France-Presse
Iraqi Kurds claimed Dec. 18 to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped
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