Gunmen stormed one of Bahrain’s main prisons on Sunday, killing a police officer and setting free ten men imprisoned on terror charges. Jau prison, one of Bahrain’s three biggest correctional facilities for men, is known to house Shiite Muslims convicted of anti-government protests in the Sunni-ruled country. Source The Telegraph
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Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with pepper spray and stun grenades. Source reuters
Japan and India are finally moving to fructify their partnership for development of the Chabahar port in Iran with Tokyo committing investment to help improve Afghanistan’s access to the port. Source Times of India
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against Republika Srpska’s nationalist leader, Milorad Dodik, saying that he is actively obstructing efforts to implement the 1995 Dayton accords that ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Source Radio Free Europe