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As the Syrian regime continued their advance in Aleppo, its forces suffered a surprise assault from IS militants in Palmyra, highlighting how seriously overstretched Damascus' military machine has become.
Settlers at an illegal estate built on privately-owned Palestinian land have been ordered to leave by 25 December, but the government is looking at ways to delay the evacuation.
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at Al-Sakhir Palace in Manama, Bahrain.
Statue of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is demolished by Tel Aviv Municipality due to unauthorized constructing in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Palestiniana with disabilities hold banners as they partake in a rally in Gaza City demanding for the rights of people with disabilities. Tens of thousands of Gazans are learning to live with disabilities after three wars with Israel since 2008
Palestinian farmers collect strawberries in a field in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.
Syria's brutal war has had a particularly devastating effect on the country's younger generation.
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP wins his first F1 world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held on November 27 at the Yas Marina circuit