1. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia bomb attack
    MOGADISHU, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others.
  2. Suicide bomber hits European police in Kabul, one dead
    Kabul: A suicide car bomber struck near the headquarters of the European police training mission in Kabul on Monday, killing one Afghan civilian and wounding five others nearby, police and EUPOL said.
  3. Turkey, US to finalise Syrian rebel training in January in order to battle Islamic State
    Turkey and the United States aim to finalise an agreement on equipping and training moderate Syrian rebels in January, a senior foreign ministry official said on Monday, part of the US-led campaign to battle Islamic State militants.
  4. Islamist militants kill seven Mali soldiers in dawn attack
    Islamist gunmen killed at least seven Malian soldiers near the Mauritanian border, a local mayor said in Monday, in a dawn raid that illustrated continuing volatility two years after France helped take back territory seized by al Qaeda-linked militants.
  5. Lebanon implements new immigration controls at Syrian border
    Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour.
  6. ISIS Photos From ‘Day Of Retribution’ Show Mass Execution Of Shiite Law Enforcement In Iraq
    In the latest chilling warning to Iraqis who might stand in their way, the Islamic State group on Monday released photos purporting to show a mass execution in Iraq.
  7. US drone strike kills six Taliban militants in Pak’s Waziristan
    LONDON: A US drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal North Waziristan region has killed at least six militants near the Afghan border, said officials.
  8. Queen Khentakawess III’s tomb found in Egypt
    Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen, Egyptian officials say.
  9. Four Opposition Activists Die in Clashes in Bangladesh
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Four activists from the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party were killed on Monday during clashes with supporters of the governing party and security forces.
  10. Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash
    Highlighting the depth of Indonesia’s air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures on Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits including the suspension of the airport’s operator and officials in the control tower.