January 27, 2015
UN-brokered Libya peace talks resumed on Monday in Geneva in the absence of a major opposition faction which is only willing to participate if the talks take place in Libya.
Despite low expectations, Syrian opposition figures began peace talks in Moscow on Monday. A government official may join later in the week.
January 26, 2015
A Fly Dubai plane was shot as it landed in Baghdad. Two passengers were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The United States embassy in Yemen has suspended consular services until further notice. The decision was a result of the political turmoil and security concerns in Sanaa.
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed three al-Qaeda militants. The strike was the first since Yemeni President Hadi and his cabinet resigned on Thursday.
Iraq's Armed Forces have allegedly purged the Daesh militants from the eastern Province of Diyala.
Of the 34 air-strikes, 21 were launched in Syria and 13 in Iraq, focusing on the cities of Kobani, Mosul, Tal Afar, and Falluja.
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan al-Saghir was released Monday after briefly being kidnapped from his home by unknown assailants.
AFP announces the Kurdish forces have reclaimed the border town of Kobani from Daesh.
Hezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi announced Monday a delay in delivering weapons to the Lebanese Army.
Ousted President Hosni Mubarak's sons were released from prison after having already served the maximum pre-trial detention period of 18 months.
Turkey opened its largest refugee camp, which at maximum capacity will host 35,000 Syrians, many of whom are fleeing the violence in Kobani.
Several Yemeni provinces have cut off ties with the capital Sana’a, now under the virtual control of the Houthi movement, as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to Yemen’s streets to protest the group’s control over large parts of the country.
In preparation for imminent protests, a large number of Houthi militants have been deployed in Sanaa.
In light of the recent helicopter airstrike which killed numerous Hezbollah officers, Israel issued a warning not to attack any Israeli institutions abroad.