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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near northern Israel

Israel has been lobbying both big powers to deny Iran, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other Shi‘ite militias any permanent bases in Syria, and to keep them away from the Golan.

For Iraq’s Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after ISIS

On Sunday, they celebrated their first Christmas together again at the town’s main church, which was overflowing.

Judge rules ACLU to visit ISIS fighter detained in Iraq

The man surrendered in mid-September to US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters pursuing an offensive against Islamic State’s former stronghold of Raqqa.

Egypt detains 15 after dozens attack Coptic church south of Cairo

Dozens of Muslims from the village of Kafr al-Waslin attacked the church after Friday prayers, smashing the windows and breaking everything inside.

Israeli experts weigh in on Obama-Hezbollah revelation

Former Obama officials denied torpedoing the DEA initiative for political purposes.

Muslim boxer threatened after posting photo with Christmas tree

One respondent wrote that he wants to kill the Muslim athlete and his family for betraying his faith.

Despite ISIS threat, Egypt to invest in Sinai construction

Sisi ordered armed forces to end the insurgency within three months after an attack on a mosque in North Sinai last month killed more than 300 people.

In Pictures: See how the Middle East celebrates Christmas

There might not be any snow, but that doesn’t stop the Christians of the Middle East from celebrating in their own way.

Muslim countries on high security alert ahead of Christmas

History of holiday attacks augmented by religious tensions over Trump’s decision to move embassy to Jerusalem.

After ISIS, Christmas returns to Northern Iraq

The last Christmas mass in the city was held in 2013.

Chinese report says S. China Sea islands expanded ‘reasonably’

Trump’s Christmas wish: ‘We’ve got prosperity. Now we want peace’

Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

South Sudan army, rebels clash hours after ceasefire

Sudan, Turkey to set up ‘strategic cooperation council,’ boost trade ties

Lorde cancels planned Israel concert, organizers say

Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid

Ministers vote for Jerusalem expulsion bill

Italy PM plans to shift military forces from Iraq to Niger

Condition of stabbed Jerusalem guard is improving

Israeli government increases disabled support budget by 1.45 billion nis

Turkey says it wants to bring in wounded Syrians for treatment

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 with emergency rule decree

Shin Bet: 400 attacks were thwarted this year

Former coalition chair David Bitan being questioned for 4th time

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