Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry speak at a news conference after a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the United Nations in New York on December 18, 2015. AFP
1 The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution on a roadmap for the future of Syria. It stipulates that the Syrian people decide their future.
2 Yemenis respond to the Saudi-led forces violations of an announced ceasefire, killing scores of them amid U-N-brokered peace talks between the warring sides in Switzerland.
3 People across the world, including Iran, Bahrain, Pakistan and Kashmir hold protests to denounce the Nigerian army’s recent massacre of hundreds of Muslims.
4 Another Palestinian dies of his wounds sustained by Israeli fire, bringing the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza and the West Bank on Friday to three.
5 Ties between Turkey and the Israeli regime are reportedly improving after an apparent five-year tension over Israel’s killing of Turkish nationals on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.