A senior Abu Sayyaf operative and four members surrender to authorities.
Australian PM is to establish a medical review panel for transfers of asylum seekers.
Israeli PM warns to use force against the Gaza if the protest near the fence continues.
Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era, in Minya.
The Central African Republic has reached a peace deal with 14 armed groups.
The Pentagon is deploying 3,750 more active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border.
Xi Jinping extends festive greetings to soldiers and officers of the People’s Liberation Army, armed police, militia and reserve forces.
Sigiriya, located in central Sri Lanka has been declared a polythene free zone.
India protests the detention of Indian students enrolled in a fake university.
Russia suspends the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Maduro has proposed holding early elections for the National Assembly.
Philippine military authorities have taken custody of four people, including two teenagers, caught on surveillance camera.
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was sworn in as Malaysia’s 16th king.
Fiji has recorded 69 cases of leptospirosis this season, with four deaths.
Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption.
The Sudanese army says it would not allow the state to collapse.
Brazilian police arrest 5 people in connection with the iron-ore waste dam collapse.
The Monarch butterflies have occupied 6.05 acres of Mexican forest.
A total of 17,264 Chinese motorists are banned from driving for life in 2018.
A grenade thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines kills two people.
A US envoy aims to meet with North Korean officials on or around Feb. 4.
Venezuela’s Court bars opposition leader from leaving the country.
The Ebola outbreak in Congo is extending southward into a “high security risk area,”.
Kenya intensifies security patrols at the border points with Somalia.
Denmark is the world least corrupt country, followed by New Zealand and Finland.
About US$710,000 are paid to the families affected by the collapse of auxiliary dam.
The Asian Development Bank offers help following twin explosions in Jolo.
Syria signs a long-term economic cooperation deal with Iran.
Gunmen killed four Burkina Faso soldiers and injured five others near the Malian border, a day after 10 civilians were killed.
Egypt has temporarily reopened Rafah border crossing point with the Gaza Strip.