Regional News

January 15, 2015

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 GMT

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.

January 14, 2015

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

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 GMT

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.

January 13, 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 GMT

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 GMT

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 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.