There are conflicting reports about the reason of their escape. Benghazi Shura Council said all ISIS militants in Al-Sabri and Qanfouda districts were given a safe corridor by Dignity Operation fighters to leave from the western gate of the city, while Dignity Operation claims that they had secretly escaped. Source Libyaobserver
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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