Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production Kuwait's Oil Minister Ali al-Omair said OPEC did not need to cut production and would not consider an emergency meeting.
S. Korea's nuclear plant operator to conduct cyber drills Using an account named "president of the anti-nuclear reactor group", the hacker posted blueprints of nuclear reactors on social media.
Syria says Israeli brought down near Golan Heights Quneitra has seen heavy fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels including al Qaeda-linked fighters.
Iraq clashes between Kurdish fighters, IS delay evacuation of Yazidis The Kurdish peshmerga troops, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, launched the operation to retake Mt. Sinjar on December 17.