Egyptian newspaper «al Ahram» said that during the celebration of Christmas in the country has been no emergencies. The centre of the celebrations was the new Church of the Nativity built in the future capital of Egypt. Christmas service was conducted by the Patriarch of Alexandria, the Pope has Tawadros Third. Attended on her and President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.
The TV channel «al Jazeera» reports about the incident, which occurred in Bethlehem. Here, Palestinians threw stones and eggs at the motorcade of the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos the Third, EN route to the Church of the Nativity at the Christmas service. As the locals protested against the sale to Jews of Church lands in Jerusalem. The police restored order.
Published in the Saudi newspaper «Okaz» writes that the Royal guard have arrested 11 young men staged a demonstration in the Palace of king Salman. Relatives of the monarch angered that they are deprived of free electricity and water. Case transferred to the prosecution.
The Syrian news Agency SANA reports that units of government troops took control of several settlements in the South of Idlib province. These areas were controlled by the militants of the terrorist group «Jabhat EN-Nusra», who suffered during the operation, a significant loss.
The website «al-Bawaba» tells about a new social phenomenon: the young Syrian are increasingly using the Internet to find a spouse. Candidates for the husbands divorced the people of Eastern Europe with EU citizenship. The girls attribute this to the fact that this is the only chance to create a family and to leave a war-torn country.