27 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015
The al-Wefaq opposition group of Bahrain, whose leader Sheikh Ali Salman was detained in December following accusations of trying to overthrow the country's long-standing Al Khalifa regime, has called for economic boycotts ahead of Salman's scheduled trial on Wednesday.
Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who recently pledged allegiance to Daesh and renamed itself "Sinai Province," released a video on Monday depicting what they said were images of Egyptian security forces mistreating Muslim female protesters, followed by footage of captured police captain Ayman El-Desouki's kidnapping and execution at the hands of the group.
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.
26 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015
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.
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan al-Saghir was released Monday after briefly being kidnapped from his home by unknown assailants.
Turkish court ordered to block all websites that insult the Prophet Muhammad, including Facebook, the world's biggest social network.
25 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015
Clashes have broken out between Southern Movement supporters and Yemeni security forces, leaving one member of the government forces dead.
Yemen's parliament again postponed meeting following the resignation of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, leaving the country's imminent power vacuum unresolved.
24 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Riyadh. He will offer his condolences after the death of Saudi King Abdullah.
Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Yemeni government, thousands are marching in Sanaa in the largest anti-Houthi demonstration yet.
In the wake of the death of Saudi King Abdullah, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to cut his visit to India short and fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Mohammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, died of wounds incurred in an ambush in September.
With impending social issues and a tense economic environment at home, and regional and international interests looming outside his country's borders, newly appointed Saudi King Salman has moved quickly to appoint younger heirs, reassuring of a path not far from the late King Abdullah's, and a successor plan for years to come.