In the first major violation of a proposed ceasefire, heavy fighting broke out around a Syrian Army base on the beginning of a four-day Muslim holiday.
A report said that the Taliban is prepared to allow the US to retain several military bases in Afghanistan.
Cracks emerged in the NATO alliance over the air campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Russia has criticised West campaign of air strikes against Gaddafi`s forces.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade