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1. 01-01 Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say
2. 01-02 Anger at execution of top Shia cleric Saudi Arabia
D. 01-03 Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge Shanghai
4. 01-05 Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women Cologne, West Germany
01-05 North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test North Korea
G. 01-07 Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares Manhattan
7. 01-08 'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break Los Mochis, Sinaloa, North Mexico
I. 01-11 David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69 Manhattan
9. 01-12 'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district

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Jan.1   Tel Aviv
 India  Militants attack India air force base
Jan.2   Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.3  Iran  Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'
 Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution
  Shanghai
Jan.5  Washington  Obama: US gun control inaction must end
 North Korea  Tremor detected near North Korea nuclear site
  West Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
  North Korea North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006
  5.1 magnitude quake was detected close to its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri
Jan.6  Shanghai  Mainland Chinese shares stop trading after 7% plunge Jan.7  Paris  Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead   Manhattan Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares
Jan.8  Egypt  Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel   North Mexico 'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break Map of Los Mochis Sinaloa Mexico
  Mexico's authorities have recaptured drug lord Joaquin Guzman, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security jail
Jan.10  Washington  'El Chapo': Sean Penn interview provokes scorn in US  West Germany  Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500 Jan.11   Manhattan David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69   One of the most influential musicians of his era 'died peacefully, surrounded by his family' after an '18-month battle with cancer'  Barcelona  Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak  Syria  Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation Jan.12   Istanbul 'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district  U.S. Congress  Obama puts 'focus on the future' in State of the Union address Jan.13   Jakarta Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital Jan.14   Southern California Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners  Jakarta  Jakarta attacks: Islamic State says it was responsible Jan.16  Iran  Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran  Burkina Faso  Foreigners killed at Burkina Faso luxury hotel  Taiwan  Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal Jan.17  France  France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital Jan.18  Beijing  China economic growth slowest in 25 years Jan.19  Tribal Areas  Pakistan Charsadda: Gun battle rages at university Jan.21   London President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder  Philadelphia  'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast Jan.22  North Carolina  US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard  Western Canada  School shooting: Four killed in Saskatchewan  Washington  Massive US blizzard advances north Jan.23   New York East coast struck by mammoth snowfall   Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the regio... Jan.24  New York  New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall Jan.25  Washington  'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury Jan.26   Oregon Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash Jan.28  Global  Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted  Iowa  Republicans debate without Donald Trump  Iowa  Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show  Japan  Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move Jan.30  Melbourne  Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win title  Turkey  Turkey says Russia violated its airspace  Geneva  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Jan.31  Damascus  Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine  Melbourne  Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win sixth Australian Open title  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'



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Jan.1   Tel Aviv  
  Two people have died and and seven others have been injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a bar, Israeli police say
 Dubai  Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year   India   Militants attack India air force base   Militants launch pre-dawn attack on Pathankot. 4 gunmen, 2 soldiers killed in attack at Indian air base near Pakistan  Washington  Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence

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Jan.2   Saudi Arabia   Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
 Vietnam  Vietnam-China row over South China Sea plane landing

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Jan.3   Iran Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'
  Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution   Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric  North East India  6.7 magnitude quake hits India's northeast   Shanghai   Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge Map of Shanghai
  Trading on China's mainland benchmark index - the Shanghai Composite - was closed on Monday after the market dramatically plunged 7%
 Saudi Arabia  Iranian diplomats given 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia

January 4 ... more > Top ^

Jan.4  Washington  Barack Obama takes action over US gun laws  Turkey  Turkey urges calm in Saudi-Iran dispute  UN Security Council  UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran

January 5 ... more > Top ^

Jan.5   Washington     Obama: US gun control inaction must end   An emotional US President has unveiled new restrictions on gun purchases, saying the 'constant excuses for inaction' have to stop   North Korea Tremor detected near North Korea nuclear site
  West Germany     Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
  North Korea   North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006
  5.1 magnitude quake was detected close to its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri


January 6 ... more > Top ^

Jan.6  UN Security Council  North Korea nuclear test: UN vows new measures   Shanghai Mainland Chinese shares stop trading after 7% plunge
 South Korea  N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response

January 7 ... more > Top ^

Jan.7   Paris     Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead   French police have shot dead a man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks  Yemen  Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy   Manhattan   Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares
Map of Manhattan
  Wall Street shares closed sharply down after the suspension of trading on Chinese markets for the second time this week spread alarm among investors
 Shanghai  Chinese shares jump higher in volatile trade

January 8 ... more > Top ^

Jan.8   Egypt   Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel   Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into Bella Vista hotel in Red Sea resort of Hur...   North Mexico   'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break
Map of Los Mochis Sinaloa Mexico
  Mexico's authorities have recaptured drug lord Joaquin Guzman, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security jail
 Germany  Cologne attacks: Merkel considers tougher migrant laws  Mexico  'El Chapo' returned to Mexico Altiplano prison

January 9 ... more > Top ^

Jan.9  Mexico  'El Chapo': Mexico signals extradition to US

January 10 ... more > Top ^

Jan.10   Washington 'El Chapo': Sean Penn interview provokes scorn in US
 Poland  Poland summons German ambassador over politicians' comments   West Germany Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500  Syria  Madaya: UN aid convoy to leave for besieged town

January 11 ... more > Top ^

Jan.11   Manhattan   David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69
Map of Manhattan
  One of the most influential musicians of his era 'died peacefully, surrounded by his family' after an '18-month battle with cancer'
 The artist's hits include Let's Dance, Changes, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel and Life on Mars. Paul McCartney described him as a 'great star' who 'played a very strong part in British musical history'
  Barcelona Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak   Syria Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation

January 12 ... more > Top ^

Jan.12   Istanbul     'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district
Map of Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey
  A suspected member of the ISIS group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city
  U.S. Congress Obama puts 'focus on the future' in State of the Union address

January 13 ... more > Top ^

Jan.13   Jakarta     Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital
Map of Sarinah junction Jakarta Indonesia
  At least four people have been killed by the blasts, which hit locations including a shopping centre near the presidential palace and UN office


January 14 ... more > Top ^

Jan.14   Southern California   Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners
Map of Chino Hills Los Angeles CA USA
  There are at least three winning tickets in the US for the record $1.6bn (1.1bn) lottery jackpot, officials have said
  Jakarta Jakarta attacks: Islamic State says it was responsible  Brazil  Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil  South Carolina  Debate: Trump challenges Cruz over Canada birth  Jakarta  Indonesia 'hunting terror cells' linked to bombers  Japan  Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27

January 15 ... more > Top ^

Jan.15  Burkina Faso  Hostages freed from Ouagadougou hotel  France  France clinical trial: 90 given drug, one man brain-dead

January 16 ... more > Top ^

Jan.16   Iran   Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran  Iran has released Washington Post reporter and three other Iranian-American prisoners as it anticipates the lifting of international sanctio...   Burkina Faso   Foreigners killed at Burkina Faso luxury hotel   26 people were killed and a further 56 injured after Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, popular with foreigner...   Taiwan   Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president   Tsai Ing-wen, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. She vowed to preserve the status quo with...   Iran   Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal
  Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said
 Tehran  Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran - Rouhani  U. S. Midwest  Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency

January 17 ... more > Top ^

Jan.17   France France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital
 Washington  Iran: US imposes new sanctions over missile test  South Carolina  US Democratic debate: Candidates spar on gun control

January 18 ... more > Top ^

Jan.18   Beijing   China economic growth slowest in 25 years   China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century

January 19 ... more > Top ^

Jan.19  Iraq  Iraq conflict: Civilians suffering 'staggering' violence - UN  Iowa  Donald Trump presidential bid gets Sarah Palin backing  ISIS  Islamic State says Mohammed Emwazi killed   Tribal Areas   Pakistan Charsadda: Gun battle rages at university   Security forces in north-west Pakistan are battling militants inside a university in the town of Charsadda, with two gunmen reportedly kille...

January 20 ... more > Top ^

Jan.20  Brazil  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects  Hong Kong  Asian markets higher after global shares turmoil

January 21 ... more > Top ^

Jan.21   London     President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder
  The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found..    Putin is likely to have signed off the poisoning of Litvinenko with...
  Philadelphia 'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast  Paris  France to keep state of emergency 'until IS defeated'

January 22 ... more > Top ^

Jan.22   North Carolina US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard
 North Korea  North Korea arrests US student for 'hostile act'   Western Canada   School shooting: Four killed in Saskatchewan   Four people have been killed and several injured in a school shooting in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say   Washington Massive US blizzard advances north

January 23 ... more > Top ^

Jan.23   New York   East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region


January 24 ... more > Top ^

Jan.24   New York New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall  Colorado  Denver Broncos pip New England Patriots to book Super Bowl berth  North Carolina  Panthers' rout of Cards in NFC title game

January 25 ... more > Top ^

Jan.25   Washington 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury
 China  China releases Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin

January 26 ... more > Top ^

Jan.26  Moscow  Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof  Jerusalem  Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'encouraging terror'   Oregon   Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash
Map of Burns Oregon
  US police have arrested the leader of an armed militia which occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon, with one person killed in a shoot-out


January 28 ... more > Top ^

Jan.28   Global   Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted   Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization predicts  North Korea  North Korea may be preparing for rocket launch - US  Melbourne  Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to reach final  Mexico  Ethan Couch: US 'affluenza' teen deported from Mexico   Iowa Republicans debate without Donald Trump
 Brazil  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions   Iowa     Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show   Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite not being on stage   Japan Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move

January 29 ... more > Top ^

Jan.29  Malaysia  Investigators say about $4bn may be missing from Malaysia fund  Western Canada  Five dead in 'very large' Canada avalanche  Melbourne  Andy Murray overcomes Milos Raonic to reach final

January 30 ... more > Top ^

Jan.30   Melbourne Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win title
  Turkey Turkey says Russia violated its airspace   Geneva Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks

January 31 ... more > Top ^

Jan.31   Damascus Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine
  Melbourne Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win sixth Australian Open title   European Union Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'


Militants attack India air force base   Militants launch pre-dawn attack on Pathankot. 4 gunmen, 2 soldiers killed in attack at Indian air base near Pakistan Tremor detected near North Korea nuclear site Madaya Syria: '400 residents need' urgent evacuation Turkey says Russia violated its airspace Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital 'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard Massive US blizzard advances north East coast struck by mammoth snowfall




World, January 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.1   India
Jan.5   North Korea
Jan.7  Yemen  Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy
Jan.11   Syria
Jan.17  Washington  Iran: US imposes new sanctions over missile test
Jan.19  Iraq  Iraq conflict: Civilians suffering 'staggering' violence - UN
Jan.28  North Korea  North Korea may be preparing for rocket launch - US
Jan.30   Turkey
Jan.30   Geneva




World, January 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2016
Jan.1  Dubai  Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year
Jan.3  North East India  6.7 magnitude quake hits India's northeast
Jan.14  Brazil  Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil
Jan.14  Japan  Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27
Jan.15  France  France clinical trial: 90 given drug, one man brain-dead
Jan.16  U. S. Midwest  Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency
Jan.17   France
Jan.20  Brazil  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects
Jan.21   Philadelphia
Jan.22   North Carolina
Jan.22   Washington
Jan.23   New York
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region
Jan.24   New York New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall
Jan.28   Global Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted   Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization predicts Jan.28  Brazil  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions Jan.29  Western Canada  Five dead in 'very large' Canada avalanche Jan.31   European Union Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'



World, January 2016 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.11   Barcelona Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak
Jan.24  Colorado  Denver Broncos pip New England Patriots to book Super Bowl berth Jan.24  North Carolina  Panthers' rout of Cards in NFC title game Jan.28  Melbourne  Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to reach final Jan.29  Melbourne  Andy Murray overcomes Milos Raonic to reach final Jan.30   Melbourne Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win title Jan.31   Melbourne Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win sixth Australian Open title



World, January 2016 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.3   Shanghai Chinese shares trade halted after 7% plunge
Map of Shanghai
  Trading on China's mainland benchmark index - the Shanghai Composite - was closed on Monday after the market dramatically plunged 7%
Jan.6   Shanghai Mainland Chinese shares stop trading after 7% plunge Jan.7   Manhattan Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares Map of Manhattan
  Wall Street shares closed sharply down after the suspension of trading on Chinese markets for the second time this week spread alarm among investors
Jan.7  Shanghai  Chinese shares jump higher in volatile trade Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel   Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into Bella Vista hotel in Red Sea resort of Hur... Jan.10   Washington 'El Chapo': Sean Penn interview provokes scorn in US Jan.11   Manhattan David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69
Map of Manhattan
  One of the most influential musicians of his era 'died peacefully, surrounded by his family' after an '18-month battle with cancer'
 The artist's hits include Let's Dance, Changes, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel and Life on Mars. Paul McCartney described him as a 'great star' who 'played a very strong part in British musical history'
Jan.14   Southern California Record $1.6bn US Powerball lottery has three winners Map of Chino Hills Los Angeles CA USA
  There are at least three winning tickets in the US for the record $1.6bn (1.1bn) lottery jackpot, officials have said
Jan.18   Beijing China economic growth slowest in 25 years   China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century Jan.20  Hong Kong  Asian markets higher after global shares turmoil Jan.28   Japan Japan adopts negative interest rate in surprise move



World, January 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.1   Tel Aviv Tel Aviv shooting: Two dead, Israeli police say
Map of Dizengoff Street Tel Aviv Israel
  Two people have died and and seven others have been injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a bar, Israeli police say
Jan.1  Washington  Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women
Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
Jan.7   Paris   Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead   French police have shot dead a man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks Jan.8   Egypt Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel   Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into Bella Vista hotel in Red Sea resort of Hur... Jan.8   North Mexico 'El Chapo' recaptured after jail break Map of Los Mochis Sinaloa Mexico
  Mexico's authorities have recaptured drug lord Joaquin Guzman, six months after he escaped from a maximum-security jail
Jan.8  Mexico  'El Chapo' returned to Mexico Altiplano prison Jan.9  Mexico  'El Chapo': Mexico signals extradition to US Jan.10   Washington 'El Chapo': Sean Penn interview provokes scorn in US Jan.10   West Germany Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500 Jan.12   Istanbul   'IS suicide bomber' kills 10 in Istanbul Sultanahmet district Map of Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey
  A suspected member of the ISIS group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city
Jan.13   Jakarta   Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital Map of Sarinah junction Jakarta Indonesia
  At least four people have been killed by the blasts, which hit locations including a shopping centre near the presidential palace and UN office
Jan.14   Jakarta Jakarta attacks: Islamic State says it was responsible Jan.14  Jakarta  Indonesia 'hunting terror cells' linked to bombers Jan.15  Burkina Faso  Hostages freed from Ouagadougou hotel Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran  Iran has released Washington Post reporter and three other Iranian-American prisoners as it anticipates the lifting of international sanctio... Jan.16   Burkina Faso Foreigners killed at Burkina Faso luxury hotel   26 people were killed and a further 56 injured after Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, popular with foreigner... Jan.19  ISIS  Islamic State says Mohammed Emwazi killed Jan.19   Tribal Areas Pakistan Charsadda: Gun battle rages at university   Security forces in north-west Pakistan are battling militants inside a university in the town of Charsadda, with two gunmen reportedly kille... Jan.21   London   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder
  The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found..    Putin is likely to have signed off the poisoning of Litvinenko with...
Jan.22  North Korea  North Korea arrests US student for 'hostile act' Jan.22   Western Canada School shooting: Four killed in Saskatchewan   Four people have been killed and several injured in a school shooting in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say Jan.25   Washington 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury
Jan.25  China  China releases Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin Jan.26  Moscow  Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof Jan.26  Jerusalem  Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'encouraging terror' Jan.26   Oregon Oregon armed protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash Map of Burns Oregon
  US police have arrested the leader of an armed militia which occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon, with one person killed in a shoot-out
Jan.28  Mexico  Ethan Couch: US 'affluenza' teen deported from Mexico Jan.29  Malaysia  Investigators say about $4bn may be missing from Malaysia fund Jan.31   Damascus Dozens killed near Sayyida Zeinab shrine



World, January 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.1  Dubai  Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year Jan.1  Washington  Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence Jan.2   Saudi Arabia Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.2  Vietnam  Vietnam-China row over South China Sea plane landing Jan.3   Iran Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge'
Jan.3   Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution   Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric Jan.3  Saudi Arabia  Iranian diplomats given 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia Jan.4  Washington  Barack Obama takes action over US gun laws Jan.4  Turkey  Turkey urges calm in Saudi-Iran dispute Jan.4  UN Security Council  UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran Jan.5   Washington   Obama: US gun control inaction must end   An emotional US President has unveiled new restrictions on gun purchases, saying the 'constant excuses for inaction' have to stop Jan.5   West Germany   Cologne sex attacks: Protest against gang assaults on women Map of Cologne Germany
  Hundreds of people have protested in the German city of Cologne over sexual assaults and thefts carried out by groups of men on New Year's Eve
Jan.5   North Korea North Korea announces hydrogen bomb test
  North Korea says it has successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen bomb which, if confirmed, would be its fourth nuclear test since 2006
  5.1 magnitude quake was detected close to its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri
Jan.6  UN Security Council  North Korea nuclear test: UN vows new measures Jan.6  South Korea  N Korea nuclear: US, Japan, S Korea pledge united response Jan.7   Paris   Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead   French police have shot dead a man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks Jan.7  Yemen  Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy Jan.8  Germany  Cologne attacks: Merkel considers tougher migrant laws Jan.10  Poland  Poland summons German ambassador over politicians' comments Jan.10  Syria  Madaya: UN aid convoy to leave for besieged town Jan.12   U.S. Congress Obama puts 'focus on the future' in State of the Union address
Jan.14  South Carolina  Debate: Trump challenges Cruz over Canada birth Jan.16   Iran Jason Rezaian and three other US prisoners freed in Iran  Iran has released Washington Post reporter and three other Iranian-American prisoners as it anticipates the lifting of international sanctio... Jan.16   Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan's first female president   Tsai Ing-wen, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. She vowed to preserve the status quo with... Jan.16   Iran Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal
  Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said
Jan.16  Tehran  Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran - Rouhani Jan.17  Washington  Iran: US imposes new sanctions over missile test Jan.17  South Carolina  US Democratic debate: Candidates spar on gun control Jan.19  Iowa  Donald Trump presidential bid gets Sarah Palin backing Jan.21   London   President Putin 'probably' approved Litvinenko murder
  The murder of ex-Russian spy in 2006 in the UK was 'probably' approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found..    Putin is likely to have signed off the poisoning of Litvinenko with...
Jan.21  Paris  France to keep state of emergency 'until IS defeated' Jan.22  North Korea  North Korea arrests US student for 'hostile act' Jan.25   Washington 'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury
Jan.25  China  China releases Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin Jan.26  Moscow  Kremlin demands 'Putin corruption' proof Jan.26  Jerusalem  Netanyahu says UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'encouraging terror' Jan.28  Mexico  Ethan Couch: US 'affluenza' teen deported from Mexico Jan.28   Iowa Republicans debate without Donald Trump Jan.28   Iowa   Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show   Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite not being on stage Jan.30   Geneva Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks Jan.31   European Union Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'