January 17, 2015
A bomb injured two security guards in an attack on Algeria's embassy in Libya.
Twenty-nine US-led coalition airstrikes hit Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq in a period of 24 hours.
Algerian authorities rejected a French request to bury the bodies of the Charlie Hebdo attackers Cherif and Said Kouachi in Algeria.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan would send $2.5 billion in non-military aid to support Middle East countries fighting Daesh. The aid will be allocated to humanitarian and infrastructural projects.
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.
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.
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.
Troops from US Special Forces will be among some 400 military trainers traveling to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.
During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington Friday, US President Barack Obama said he will not allow a Republican-dominated US Congress to instate new sanctions on Iran until nuclear talks have played out.
January 16, 2015
International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda said Friday the court would launch a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine," following war crimes claims lodged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The US has announced plans to send 400 military trainers to hosting sites Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, a US Defense Department officer said Friday.
Iraqi security forces said Thursday scores of people have been kidnapped by Daesh in the restive Iraqi province of Anbar.
Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.
The Lebanese army says it has encountered new suicide bombing threats across the country as a militant cell in northeastern Lebanon was arrested Thursday with a dismantled car packed with explosives.
Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.