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17 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Algerian embassy. The aftermath of the explosion is pictured above. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
19:36 بتوقيت جرينتش

A bomb injured two security guards in an attack on Algeria's embassy in Libya.

The Kouachi brothers are of Algerian descent. However, according to Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, the brothers "have never set foot in Algeria." (AFP/File)
16:14 بتوقيت جرينتش

Algerian authorities rejected a French request to bury the bodies of the Charlie Hebdo attackers Cherif and Said Kouachi in Algeria.

Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak resigned from the position of prime minister shortly after he was appointed in October 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 بتوقيت جرينتش

Gunmen kidnapped Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak Saturday amid heightened tensions among rebel groups in anticipation of a new constitutional draft.

Bahrainis have staged numerous protests against the detention of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman since he was arrested on December 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

Bahraini forces cracked down on the thousands protesting the detention of political prisoners on Friday. The protests erupted in response to the indefinite extension of Sheikh Salman's detention.

The success of the upcoming UN-backed peace talks hinges on the participation of Libya Dawn, the alliance in control of Tripoli, which opted out of last week's talks. (AFP/File)
07:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Warring Libyan factions announced a ceasefire and agreed to continue UN peace talks next week. The talks will focus on forming a national unity government.

16 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

An August report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights documented 36 cases, or 63 citizens, being charged with 'blasphemy' from 2011 to the end of 2012 under a shady law from the country's 1982 penal code. (AFP/File)
19:21 بتوقيت جرينتش

A look into the restive nation's increasingly troubling relationship with those who don't believe.

15 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

2014 ended with more than 17,000 civilian and security personnel deaths due to brutal violence in Iraq, while 519 civilian deaths have already been documented in 2015. (AFP/File)
09:10 بتوقيت جرينتش

A search team uncovered a mass grave of 16 corpses northern Iraqi area previously held by Daesh militants and liberated by peshmerga and Iraqi Shia troops last November.

A spike in Islamist militant insurgency in the Sinai has taken Egypt by storm over the last year, where militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for killing at least a dozen people by decapitation. (AFP/File)
07:36 بتوقيت جرينتش

Three more decapitated bodies were found in the restive North Sinai governorate Wednesday, according to one security source, following a troubling trend of brutal Islamist militant insurgency in the area.

14 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

Charlie Hebdo published their first weekly since the attacks last week, again featuring the Prophet Muhammad. (AFP/File)
14:48 بتوقيت جرينتش

Cumhuriyet, a Turkish newspaper, was ordered police protection after publishing the last Charlie Hebdo cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.

In its first publication since last week's shocking attack, three million copies of the satirical magazine will circulate worldwide, but with its cover to don the Prophet, some groups say its release will only add to the tension. (AFP/File)
05:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

The controversial new edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, available in newspapers Wednesday, will be featured in six new languages, including Turkish, while a digital version will be available in Arabic.

13 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

A screen shot of a Daesh propaganda video shot last March shows militants riding on tanks through the northern Syrian city of Homs, experts say the use of children in the most recent videos reflects a drastic change in direction. (AFP/File)
17:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

A video by the militant group in Iraq and Syria purports to show a young boy, thought to be around 10 or 11 years old, shooting dead two men they call

A similar incident occurred at the same checkpoint in October, but officials say the car did not reach the checkpoint before exploding and caused no casualties aside from its driver. (AFP/File)
15:13 بتوقيت جرينتش

A explosive-laden car entered a checkpoint east of Benghazi before detonating and killing three Libyan soldiers Tuesday, the AFP reports.

Sixteen militants have been executed in Pakistan since the government reintroduced the death penalty last month. (AFP/File)
14:44 بتوقيت جرينتش

Seven convicted militants were executed in Pakistan, bringing the total number to 16 since the country lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty.

French soldiers patrol the Eiffel Tower in Paris, January 8, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

More than 10,000 troops were deployed across France to protect Jewish schools and synagogues in wake of the deadly terror attacks last week.

10 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

The attackers killed two soldiers and a senior officer at the Saudi border on Monday. (AFP/File)
04:53 بتوقيت جرينتش

According to the Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia, three of the four gunmen who attacked the Saudi-Iraq border on Monday have since been identified as Saudi nationals. The attackers and three others were killed in the attack.