Palestinian Agency Maan writes about how Christians living in the Gaza strip, preparing for the Catholic Christmas. Patriarchal Commissioner in Gaza, Archbishop of Tiberias on the eve of Alexy called for reconciliation of all warring parties and talked about how much difficult the life of Christians in Gaza. Estimates of the priest, in Gaza today there are about a thousand Christians, as Arabs and «Palestinian women» from Russia, Ukraine and other former USSR countries.
The Lebanese TV channel «al-Manar» claims that dozens of militants «Islamic state» were killed by fighters of Hizbullah in Eastern Lebanon, near the border with Syria. Other sources do not confirm this information.
Appearing in a London based Saudi newspaper «al-Sharq al-Awsat» newspaper writes that the forces of the Arab coalition launched a series of air strikes on the positions of militants of the Houthis in the Yemeni city of Taiz. The blows were inflicted before the entry into force of the agreement on a ceasefire.
The Qatari channel «al Jazeera» reports that the Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Dana proposed to establish a joint Commission which will ensure the exchange of information between Iran, Russia, Iraq and Syria. The publication notes that it is essentially talking about the proposal to create a quadripartite Alliance to combat Islamic state and other threats.
The TV channel «al-Arabia» (UAE) reports that 20 women were elected to the local authorities in Saudi Arabia (municipal elections were held on 12 December, but the final results became known only in the morning on Monday). In the elections participated 702.542 of voters (47.4% of those who had the right to vote). In total, the municipal authorities were elected deputies 2.106.