Regional News

January 9, 2015

The gunman is believed to the the same individual who shot dead a policewoman in southern Paris Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:58 GMT

At least two people have been killed in a kosher supermarket, while a gunman took five hostages, according to police in Paris.

Raif Badawi will reportedly receive 50 lashes every Friday for the next 20 weeks. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi received 50 lashes in public for "insulting Islam", despite a global outcry from human rights groups calling for his release.

Twelve people were killed after gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo headquarters this week. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT

An unknown number of hostages were reportedly taken amid gunfire 25 miles northeast of Paris as French security forces surrounded the building where the Charlie Hebdo killers are believed to be.

Armed militants from Derna's Islamic Youth Council drive through eastern Libya, October 3, 2014. (Image: Screenshot)
09:00 GMT

An extremist group affiliated with Daesh has reportedly executed two Tunisian journalists in Libya, although the claim has not yet been verified.

January 8, 2015

Forensic teams and police inspect the site where 12 people were killed in Paris after gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, January 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
02:09 GMT

One suspect behind the Charlie Hebdo attack has allegedly been killed by French security forces and another two arrested, according to a US official.

Twelve people were killed at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris after two gunmen stormed the offices Wednesday. (AFP/File)
00:21 GMT

Three suspects believed to be responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris have been identified by police, while a special forces unit raided a building in northern France where the gunmen are believed to be hiding.

January 7, 2015

According to the UNHCR report, the global refugee population is the highest since 1996. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
15:17 GMT

The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.

The suicide attack killed one police officer and injured another. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

The attacker was identified as Elif Sultan Kalsen; however, her family failed to identify the body shown by police.

Firefighters carry an injured man out of the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, January 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed and ten others injured after two gunmen in Paris stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Wednesday.

A Yemeni soldier checks a driver's identification at a checkpoint in Sanaa, April 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

At least 30 people were killed and 50 others injured Wednesday following a car bomb attack outside a police college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

A total of nine militants have been executed in Pakistan since a Taliban attack killed over 100 children on December 16, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

Two convicted militants from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group were hanged by Pakistani authorities for carrying out terrorist attacks.

Shia Houthi members clear rubble outside a bombed police station in Sanaa, January 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

A car bomb attack by unknown assailants outside a college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa left dozens dead and wounded Wednesday.

January 6, 2015

Twenty-three people were killed in Alexandria when a Coptic Church was bombed on New Year's Day in 2011. (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT

Authorities have tightened security at churches in preparation for Coptic Christmas on January 7th.

One of the two officers injured in the attack died shortly after. (AFP/File)
19:24 GMT

A police officer died from injuries incurred in an attack by a female suicide bomber today in Istanbul.

In recent years, Turkey has faced numerous protests fighting restricted freedom of speech. (AFP/File)
18:55 GMT

The Turkish police briefly detained Dutch journalist Frederike Deerdink for spreading PKK propaganda.