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January 22, 2015

Protesters hold up posters of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour during a pro-government rally in Sanaa, August 24, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reached a peace agreement with Houthi militants according to a senior official from the group Thursday.

An Israeli police officer drives the bus on which a Palestinian man stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus following the incident on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:32 GMT

The condition of Herzl Biton, the driver of the bus which was attacked by a Palestinian man, improved after he underwent surgery.

The White House expressed displeasure at the invitation hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to speak at Congress. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcome "any time" to give a speech in America, despite the White House expressing displeasure at the invitation being expressed to the premier, hours earlier.

Iranian protesters pour kerosene on an Israeli flag during the funeral procession of Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, who was killed in an Israeli air strike on the weekend on Syria. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
08:39 GMT

Iran redraws borders in the Middle east following an Israeli helicopter attack on Golan Heights, which Tehran claimed was an effort to disrupt US-Iran negotiations.

Israeli soldiers ready a tank as they hold position on the border with Lebanon, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Israeli towns were gripped in a state of panic over the possibility of a reprisal attack following an airstrike last week, which killed six Hezbollah fighters.

Several leaders from the militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan pledged allegiance to Daesh last year. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Pakistani security forces arrested an ISIL militant and two accomplices in the city of Lahore. According to a senior security official, the Syrian man was setting up terrorist networks in the country.

Israeli forces destroy a Palestinian home for allegedly being built without a permit in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, October 29, 2013. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

Israeli forces destroyed a third Palestinian building within two days in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat.

The rebel Houthi movement has launched an increasing number of attacks since September. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
06:00 GMT

Yemen's president has reached an agreement with Houthi rebels to end a violent standoff in the capital Sana'a and to prevent further escalations.

Tony Blair has insisted he is not to blame for the delays. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Stefan Rousseau)
05:00 GMT

The delay of a long-awaited official report on the British government’s decision to join the US-led war with Iraq in 2003 sparked outcry among legislators and political activists on Wednesday.

January 21, 2015

The offensive was launched in north Iraq by Peshmerga and government forces. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
17:36 GMT

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, backed by government forces, have launched a large-scale operation against Daesh in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh.

Boko Haram's alleged leader Abubakar Shekau released a video claiming responsibility for the attacks in Baga, Nigeria earlier this month. (AFP/Getty Images/HO)
14:31 GMT

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the massacres in Baga and Doron Baga, which occurred earlier in January 2015.

Israeli forensics examine the scene of an attack after Hamza Muhammad Hasan Matro, age 23, stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
14:01 GMT

Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk from Tulkarm refugee camp was identified as the assailant behind the Tel Aviv bus stabbing.

Government forces regained control of parts of Homs in May 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:39 GMT

The bomb was detonated in a majority Alawite neighborhood of Homs.

What began as an effort to save trees in Gezi Park eventually morphed into a violent anti-government protest. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT

A Turkish Court convicted two police officers of beating 19-year-old student Ali Ismail Korkmaz to death during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

A tank takes position near the presidential palace in Sanaa, following a coup by Houthi militants, January 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Armed Houthi fighters replaced the presidential guard Wednesday outside the private residence of the country's premier, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following a coup.