Syrian Arab, Kurdish, and Christian fighters appeared to have seized a strategic dam in northern Syria, as the air-strike death of another rebel commander near Damascus injected new uncertainty into peace talks set for next month.
Iraqi security forces have moved to within a few hundred meters of the government complex in Ramadi, as they try for a decisive victory to retake the devastated city from Islamic State militants.
A Bosnian anti-terrorism prosecutor says the arrests of 11 suspected Islamist extremists last week has prevented an attack that could have killed around 100 people in Sarajevo.
Serbian police have arrested 79 people, including a former minister, on corruption charges.
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An earthquake with its epicenter in northeastern Afghanistan has killed one person in neighboring Pakistan.
A Muslim prayer hall has been ransacked in Corsica a day after an attack on firefighters left two of them and a police officer injured on the French island.
Nearly 12,000 candidates, including some 1,200 women have registered to run in Iran’s parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry said on December 25.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian who has been held captive by the Iranian establishment for more than 500 days, was allowed to have a Christmas dinner with his family, his paper reported.
Iraqi security forces are battling to root out Islamic State militants still hunkered down in the western city of Ramadi.
A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan near the border with Tajikistan and Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The leader of one of Syria's most powerful rebel groups, Jaysh al-Islam, has been killed in an air strike east of Damascus, according to the Syrian Army and opposition activists.