Regional News

January 13, 2015

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

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 GMT

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

January 10, 2015

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

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.

January 9, 2015

French security forces evacuate a kosher supermarket where hostages were being held by a gunman in Paris, December 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT

Two Charlie Hebdo suspects have been killed by French security forces and their hostage freed, meanwhile, the armed siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris left five people including the hostage taker dead.

The gunman is believed to the the same individual who shot dead a policewoman in southern Paris Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:58 GMT

At least two people have been killed in a kosher supermarket, while a gunman took five hostages, according to police in Paris.

Raif Badawi will reportedly receive 50 lashes every Friday for the next 20 weeks. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi received 50 lashes in public for "insulting Islam", despite a global outcry from human rights groups calling for his release.

Twelve people were killed after gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo headquarters this week. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT

An unknown number of hostages were reportedly taken amid gunfire 25 miles northeast of Paris as French security forces surrounded the building where the Charlie Hebdo killers are believed to be.

Armed militants from Derna's Islamic Youth Council drive through eastern Libya, October 3, 2014. (Image: Screenshot)
09:00 GMT

An extremist group affiliated with Daesh has reportedly executed two Tunisian journalists in Libya, although the claim has not yet been verified.

January 8, 2015

Forensic teams and police inspect the site where 12 people were killed in Paris after gunmen stormed the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, January 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
02:09 GMT

One suspect behind the Charlie Hebdo attack has allegedly been killed by French security forces and another two arrested, according to a US official.

Twelve people were killed at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris after two gunmen stormed the offices Wednesday. (AFP/File)
00:21 GMT

Three suspects believed to be responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris have been identified by police, while a special forces unit raided a building in northern France where the gunmen are believed to be hiding.

January 7, 2015

According to the UNHCR report, the global refugee population is the highest since 1996. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
15:17 GMT

The United Nations has declared that Syrians have surpassed Afghans as the second largest refugee population after Palestinians, fleeing to over 100 nations to escape the foreign-backed war in their country.

The suicide attack killed one police officer and injured another. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

The attacker was identified as Elif Sultan Kalsen; however, her family failed to identify the body shown by police.

Firefighters carry an injured man out of the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, January 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed and ten others injured after two gunmen in Paris stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine Wednesday.

A Yemeni soldier checks a driver's identification at a checkpoint in Sanaa, April 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

At least 30 people were killed and 50 others injured Wednesday following a car bomb attack outside a police college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

A total of nine militants have been executed in Pakistan since a Taliban attack killed over 100 children on December 16, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

Two convicted militants from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group were hanged by Pakistani authorities for carrying out terrorist attacks.