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14 Jan 2016World
Jakarta under terror attack; 4 attackers dead
At least seven people were killed in Jakarta due to gunfire and explosions close to the presidential palace and a UN office complex.
Pak backtracks on troop contribution to alliance
Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz stated that Pakistan has decided not to send ground troops to join the 34 nation Islamic military alliance led by Saudi Arabia.
Obama's last State of the Union address
Barack Obama gave his last and final State of the Union address, almost seven years after first being elected President of the United States.
Germany begins shutting borders to refugees
In a bid to assuage concerns of right wing protesters in the country, Germany has begun turning away hundreds of asylum seekers from its border with Austria.
Blast carried out by ISIS: Ahmet Davutoğlu
Turkish authorities have attributed the Istanbul bombing to a member of ISIS from Syria.
Penn-Guzman interview intrinsic to druglord's arrest
Mexican authorities revealed that Sean Penn's secretive interview with the Mexican drug kingpin Guzman led to the drug lord's capture.
Explosion in Istanbul kills at least 10 people
An explosion in Istanbul's prominent tourist area killed at least ten people and wounded 15 others, according to Istanbul governor's office.
US Congress halts F16 sale to Pak
The US Congress has put on hold the proposed sale of 8 F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.
Aid trucks reach besieged Syrian towns
Aid convoys arranged by local and international organizations have finally reached the besieged towns of Madaya, Kefraya and Foua following a deal between the government and rebel forces.
Merkel: EU has lost control of refugee crisis
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Europe has lost control over the ongoing refugee crisis, at a meeting with senior business leaders in Berlin.
IS takes responsibility for Baghdad shopping-mall attack
The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) took responsibility for the attack on the Baghdad shopping centre where 18 people were killed.
Afghan peace talks begin in Pak
A four-way peace dialogue between the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan is underway in Islamabad to discuss a peace deal between the Taliban and the government in Kabul.
Spanish Princess, husband to face trial for embezzling $6.7 million
Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband will face trial in a landmark corruption case that has outraged the whole of Spain.
Egypt convenes Parliament after three years
Egypt swore in its first Parliament in almost three years, with a majority of parliamentarians supporting further empowerment of President Fateh al-Sisi.
Beijing to shut down polluting firms
Chinese authorities will shut down 2,500 small firms in Beijing as part of an environmental protection effort aimed at reducing smog in the country.
PEGIDA supporters demand Merkel's ouster
In light of the new year's eve incident where several women reported sexual assault allegedly at the hands of refugees, PEGIDA supporters took out a rally demanding Chancellor Angela Merkel's ouster.
GCC backs Saudi in Iran row
Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which groups Sunni Arab monarchies, expressed their "total support" for Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran.
US B52s fly over Korean peninsula
In response to North Korea's nuclear test, the United States has flown a B52 nuclear bomber over the Korean peninsula, in a show of force.
8 Jan 2016World
Merkel's refugee policy hit by Cologne attacks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy was widely criticized by opposition members and protesters after a series of sexual assaults on women on New Years Eve in Cologne, Germany.
China suspends stock trade after a 7% plunge
China's stock market was suspended within half an hour of opening after falling 7 per cent.
US Congress sends Obamacare repeal for approval
After five years of negotiations to block the Obamacare program, the congressional Republicans succeeded in sending the legislation to US President Barack Obama's desk to repeal his landmark health-care law.
UNSC vows to take action against N Korea
The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea's recent nuclear test and pledged to impose new sanctions on the secretive country.
Massive Mao statue appears in Chinese countryside
A 37 meter tall statue of the founding father of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong has been constructed in the Henan province in China.
Saudi-Iran crisis widens into broader Shia-Sunni split
Saudi Arabia's execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, soured relations between the Sunni kingdom and Shia stronghold Iran after the former's embassy was ransacked by the latter's citizens in protest.
North Korea tests its hydrogen bomb!
North Korea experienced a 5.1 magnitude "seismic event" near North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site on 5 January.
China lands plane on artificial islands in SCS
China has confirmed that the first test-flight by a civilian plane landed on an artificial island built in the Spratly island chain.
Saudi allies sever diplomatic ties with Iran
In a display of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Bahrain cut ties with Iran after protesters attacked the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashdad on .
Obama takes a shot at gun control
Barack Obama moved to enforce stricter gun control legislation in the United States as he approaches the end of his final tenure as President of the USA.
Cameron: 'New Jihadi John' is IS' desperate attempt
A video that showed a man dubbed as the "New Jehadi John", speaking with a London accent was released by IS on 3 January 2015.
Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with Iran
Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic relations with Iran, in a sharp escalation of tensions between the two regional foes.
3 held for Temixco Mayor's murder
In connection with Temixco's newly-inaugurated mayor's murder, the authorities arrested 3 people, including a minor (who have links to a crime gang of the area) in the gang-troubled central Mexican city.
Terrorists attack Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif
According to reports, four heavily armed gunmen stormed the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan on the intervening night of 3-4 January 2016.
Saudi Embassy in Tehran ransacked by protesters
Furious Shi'ite protesters ransacked the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran after gathering to denounce the Saudi royal family for the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Heavy smog alerts for Chinese cities
China renewed its smog alert in several cities and provinces including Beijing asking people to stay indoors and take precautions.
Saudi coalition resumes attacks in Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Houthi militias in Yemen for nine months announced the end to the cease-fire that began on December 15.
2 Jan 2016World
Germany lifts IS terror alert
German officials said that were no signs of any imminent terror attack, hours after the IS suicide bomb threat put the city under high alert on New Year's eve.
Bringing in 2016 around the world
As the earth completes yet another orbit of the Sun, people across the world are celebrating, ushering in the new year.
Puerto Rico confirms first case of Zika
Puerto Rico has reported its first case of the mosquito borne Zika virus.
Hotel in Dubai catches a ghastly fire
The Address Downtown hotel, which stands a couple of blocks from the majestic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest hotel/tower, was immersed in flames across several floors with sirens wailing and helicopters hovering overhead to contain it.
31 Dec 2015World
2015: Terrorism, natural disasters, and progress
The year 2015 was significant in world politics.