January 6, 2015
A police officer died from injuries incurred in an attack by a female suicide bomber today in Istanbul.
The Turkish police briefly detained Dutch journalist Frederike Deerdink for spreading PKK propaganda.
January 5, 2015
A Greek-operated oil tanker was attacked by a Libyan fighter jet Monday in Libya's port city of Derna. Two sailors and two crew members were killed.
The death toll has risen to three in this morning's suicide bombing attack near the Saudi Arabian border with Iraq, where four gunmen opened fire on border personnel and later detonated an explosive belt, killing two guards and wounding anther, who has since succumbed to his injuries.
A tribal leader in Libya reported Monday that the 13 Egyptian Christians being held in the country since Saturday, refuting original claims of kidnapping and insisting they had instead been held by 'people smugglers.'
After French President Francois Hollande said Paris would strike militants attempting to leave restive Libya on Monday, a high-ranking Libyan official declared his government in opposition of any Western intervention attempts.
A bomb targeting Shia Houthis in the Yemini town of Dhamar killed at least four people including a journalist while injuring 25 others.
Further clashes erupted in Bahrain after key opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman continued to be held by police.
Formal charges have been filed against Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, according to the Shia resistance figure's lawyer.
Fierce clashes in 2014 killed over 7,700 Yemenis, according to a recent study from a Yemeni NGO.
January 4, 2015
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended the pursuit of a nuclear deal with Washington Sunday during an economic conference in Tehran following his capital's dismissal of reports that an agreement had been reached Saturday.
Riyadh has also announced plans to set up a consulate in Erbil.
Niger’s president explicitly called for military intervention in Libya, a position that is supported by a number of other African states including Mali and Senegal.
The latest incident brings the number of Egyptian Copts currently abducted in neighbouring Libya to 20.
January 3, 2015
At least 8 killed in Yemen clash between security forces and tribesman Saturday, according to security sources.