January 29, 2015
The government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, which resigned last week, has said it is no longer responsible for running Yemen's affairs
Seven Houthi fighters were killed following a suspected Al Qaeda attack in the Yemeni central province of al-Bayda Thursday.
A Pakistani militant affiliated with Daesh allegedly received funding from the US to sent recruits to Syria, according to a leading newspaper.
As a 24-hour deadline for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi closes without a swap deal, tensions run high in Jordan over fate of captive pilot Muath Kasasbeh, and Daesh releases a new audio recording promising "immediate" execution for both captives if new swap deadline is not met.
January 28, 2015
Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.
Sheikh Salman, leader of Bahrain's opposition movement, denied all charges against him in court today.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
Thousands of protesters along with family members of the captured Jordanian pilot gathered in Amman and Karak late Tuesday after Daesh militants announced they would execute the hostage within 24 hours.
Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Salman will stand trial today having been accused of “promoting regime change by force, threats, and illegal means, and of insulting the Interior Ministry publicly."
Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi announced his plans for a peaceful transfer of power following the coup.
The UN Security Council condemned the Libya hotel attack in Tripoli, which left several people dead Tuesday.
January 27, 2015
Unconfirmed reports on Arabic media perport Daesh militants have threatened to kill both Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if Jordan fails to release Sajida al-Rishawi within 24 hours.
The prominent Tripoli hotel that was attacked by Daesh earlier today is now empty after security forces rescued 12 expats from the 26th floor.
Presidential aide Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was released to tribes in southern Yemeni province after having been kidnapped by Houthi rebels.