2015: On This Year

2015

2015 (MMXV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2015 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2015 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2015, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2015, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2015, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2015, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2015.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2015 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What was 2015 known for ?

  • This was the 6th year in the 2010s decade and went down in history as the international year of light and soils.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the highest grossing film of the year with over $2 billion in ticket sales around the world. LL Cool J the host of the 57th Annual Grammy for the fourth time in a row saw Sam Smith walk away with four golden gramophones. Beyoncé became the most decorated woman at the Grammy Awards after Alison Krauss when she bagged three awards.
  • Following a series of massacres in Baga Nigeria, the outlawed extremist group Boko Haram killed over 2,000 people between January 3 and January 7.
  • On October 7, 2015, James Bristle a farmer from Michigan unearthed a partial skeleton of a prehistoric wooly mammoth. Bristle and his neighbor while digging a trench with the intent to install drainage pipe when they struck the find, eight feet into the ground below his wheat plantation. It was not until they saw the unusual three feet long bone that they contacted the University Of Michigan Museum Of Paleontology. The team excavated the area and found a massive skull and tusks, ribs, pelvis, shoulder blades and the skeleton’s vertebrae.
  • WWI war hero, Henry Johnson finally received the Medal of Honor on June 2, 2015, at a ceremony held at the White House. In January 1918 as the WWI raged on, the USA lent to the French an all-African-American 369th Infantry Regiment the so-called Harlem Hell fighters. One of them was Henry Johnson who on May 4, 1918, was nicknamed “Black Death” for his fierce exploits in the Argonne Forest. Jonson died in 1929 aged 32.
  • On March 19, Kim Thúy’s novel Ru won the2015 edition of Canada Reads. Two years after the final episode of Dexter, Jeff Lindsay wrote off the character in his final book in the Dexter Series on July 7.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize went to the Tunisian Dialogue quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia following the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.

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Oscar

2015: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2015, during the 88th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 28/02/2016 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 2015:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2015?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2015?

The Revenant
The Oscar for Best Director went to Alejandro González Iñárritu, for the movie The Revenant , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2015?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Leonardo DiCaprio, for the movie The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2015?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Brie Larson, for the movie Room, starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2015?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Alicia Vikander, for the movie The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw produced in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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2015: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Angela Merkel
In 2015, Angela Merkel was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Chancellor of Germany since 2005, recognized for leadership in the Greek debt crisis and European migrant crisis.

2015: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2015 were:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale

By:

Isabelle dan Vianne adalah kakak beradik dengan sifat yang bertolak belakang. Isabelle, sang adik, adalah gadis pemberani yang tinggal di Paris, sementara Vianne, sang kakak, lebih pendiam dan memilih tinggal di pinggiran Prancis bersama suaminya, Antoine, dan anaknya.

The Road To Character by David Brooks

The Road To Character

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE of THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY ECONOMIST * "I wrote the book not sure if I could follow the path to character, but at least I wanted to know what …

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive

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***A NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Gone Girl fans will love "the perfect page-turner for your summer" (People Book of the Week). "Luckiest Girl Alive" was described by Reese Witherspoon to be "one of those books you just …

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By:

#1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year is now a major motion movie starring Emily Blunt. Paula Hawkins' new novel Into the Water is coming May 2017. The

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Patton

By:

The Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus novels have delighted readers all over the globe. These nonfiction works take the reader into the heart of some of the most notorious murders in history.

Goat chinese zodiac sign

2015: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2015?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2015 was the Year of the Goat.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Goat sign.

Nobel Prize

2015: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


2015: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2015 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

2015: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Svetlana Alexievich

2015: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Takaaki Kajita
  • Arthur B. McDonald

2015: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Angus Deaton

2015: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Tomas Lindahl
  • Paul L. Modrich
  • Aziz Sancar

2015: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • William C. Campbell
  • Satoshi Ōmura
  • Tu Youyou
world population

2015: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2015 were Noah, Liam and Mason for boys and Emma, Olivia and Sophia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2015: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2015 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Mason
  • Jacob
  • William
  • Ethan
  • James
  • Alexander
  • Michael
  • Benjamin

2015: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2015 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Sophia
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Mia
  • Abigail
  • Emily
  • Charlotte
  • Harper

2015: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2015 were:

Nightwatch

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Ole Bornedal

Kaleidoscope

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Rupert Jones

Drishyam

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Intersection

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

Just Add Magic

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

world population

2015: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2015 was 7,379,797,139 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 54.0% of the total population, which is roughly 4.0 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2015 was an increase of +84.6 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.16% over the previous year.The average population density in 2015 was 31 persons per square mile (or 50 persons per square kilometer).

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What happened in 2015?

Here's what happened in 2015:

  • Jan 1, 2015: Terrorism is in Yemen: The death count from the suicide bombing at Ibb (Yemen) on December 31 rose to 49, with the injury count climbing to 70.
  • Jan 2, 2015: Somali Civil War: Seven soldiers are killed when Somali al-Shabaab militants attacked an army base near Baidoa.
  • Jan 3, 2015: Boko Haram: A group of fleeing villagers in a remote area of Borno State reported that Boko Haram had just three days earlier kidnapped approximately 40 young men and boys.
  • Jan 4, 2015: War in North-West Pakistan: Eight Uzbeks are killed in a drone strike by the United States. They were believed to have been linked with al-Qaeda in Pakistan. (Channel 9 News). The Pakistan Air Force struck the Taliban positions in Khyber Agency of Pakistan, killing 31 militants. (Channel 9 News). A bomb explodes at a volleyball match in Orakzai Agency in Pakistan, killing four and injuring eight.
  • Jan 5, 2015: Libyan Civil War (2014-2018): A Libyan warplane attacks an oil tanker operated by Greece off the coast of Derna. It kills two sailors, one Greek, and one Romanian. The Greek government condemned the "unprovoked, cowardly" attack and demanded that those responsible be punished.
  • Jan 6, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Twenty-three Iraqi Army soldiers and Sunni fighters were killed in clashes with ISIL in Anbar Province. (AP via The Hindu). The Combined Joint Task Force fighting ISIL conducts ten strikes in Syria. Eight of these airstrikes target the contested city Kobani. The airstrikes destroy fourteen ISIL fighting positions as well as a building.
  • Jan 7, 2015: Twelve people were killed and ten others injured when gunmen attacked the Paris office for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Witnesses claim that the gunmen claimed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda in Yemen. An issue from 2011 featured a cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammed.
  • Jan 8, 2015: Charlie Hebdo shooting: Hamyd Mourad is one of the suspects in the murders. The other two suspects remain at large. (The New York Times) (CNN). On the night of January 7, and morning of January 8, three mosques in France were attacked by assailants who fire guns and throw grenades at them.
  • Jan 9, 2015: Two suspect brothers hold a hostage at Creation Tendance Decouverte's sign printing business in Dammartin-en-Goele, France. (AAP via SBS: The standoff ends with both the brothers being killed and the hostage being released.
  • Jan 10, 2015: At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque, Rawalpindi (Pakistan). Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants have attacked the country's Shiite population before.
  • Jan 11, 2015: Charlie Hebdo shooting: Police and military personnel gather thousands of troops and police to ensure a Paris unity rally, which could attract up to one million people. (Daily Mail). An arson attack on Hamburger Morgenpost in Germany, which published cartoons by Charlie Hebdo's cartoons, results in two arrests.
  • Jan 12, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Apparent ISIL computer hackers attack the United States Central Command's Twitter and YouTube feeds
  • Jan 13, 2015: Charlie Hebdo shooting, France announces plans for 10,000 troops to guard sensitive sites in the country starting tonight.
  • Jan 14, 2015: A bomb detonates a transmission tower at Pagalungan, leaving most of the Philippine provinces (Maguindanao and North Cotabato) without power.
  • Jan 15, 2015: 2014 Peshawar school massacre: Five Afghan security officers arrest five men in Kabul for their involvement in the massacre of Pakistani schoolchildren.
  • Jan 16, 2015: Syrian Civil War: The United States Department of Defense announced that 400 troops will be sent to Syria to train moderate rebels in the spring 2015.
  • Jan 17, 2015: Terrorism in Yemen - Gunmen kidnap the chief of staff of Yemen's president in Sana'a, the capital. It is not clear if Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was kidnapped by Shiite Houthi rebels, or al-Qaeda militants.
  • Jan 18, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Lebanon: Two senior IRGC officials were killed in a helicopter attack near Syria's border. Six Hezbollah members were also killed. (Reuters),
  • Jan 19, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Kurdish fighters fighting Islamic State militants in the Syrian town of Kobani on the Syria-Turkey border, capture the strategic Mishtenur Hill killing eleven.
  • Jan 20, 2015: Shia insurgency: Houthi rebels seize the Presidential residence amid calls from the rebel leader to negotiate changes in the country's power structures.
  • Jan 21, 2015: Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk (a Palestinian man from West Bank) illegally crosses into Israel to attack over a dozen Israelis riding on a bus in Tel Aviv. As he continued to stab people on the streets, security forces captured the attacker.
  • Jan 22, 2015: War in Donbass : An explosion close to a civilian trolleybus in Donetsk causes the deaths of at least 13 people. The incident was blamed by both pro-government and separatist forces.
  • Jan 23, 2015: Glendive, Montana officials declare that tap water is safe after the oil spillage in the Yellowstone River on January 17.
  • Jan 24, 2015: War in Donbass - A rocket attack on a Mariupol open-air market, Ukraine, has left at least 27 dead and more than 90 others injured. Alexander Zakharchenko (pro-Russian rebel leader) announces an offensive against Mariupol.
  • Jan 25, 2015: Insurgency Moro in the Philippines: Approximately 30-50 people are killed in clashes between Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Moro Islamic Liberty Front (MOLF). These clashes threaten a peace deal between the Philippines government, the rebels and the government.
  • Jan 26, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Kurdish fighters retake at least 90% of Kobani in Syria
  • Jan 27, 2015: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Five gunmen attacked the Libyan Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli. At least ten people were killed. In 2013, a former prime Minister was taken hostage at the hotel.
  • Jan 28, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Lebanon: Hezbollah attacks an Israeli military convoy at the Shebaa farm area. The attack was launched following a January 18 airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy. Two people were killed and seven others were injured in the airstrike. The Israeli military responds by firing artillery on several villages along the South Lebanon border and Shebaa Farms Farms. Hezbollah then responds with mortar shells. A Spanish UN peacekeeper killed in cross fire fighting in Ghajar.
  • Jan 29, 2015: 2014 Sydney hostage crisis: Coronial inquiry into the siege of the Lindt Cafe in central Sydney begins. According to the inquest, one hostage was shot and killed by Man Haron Monis, while another was injured by bullets fired from New South Wales Police Force officers. (The Australian),
  • Jan 30, 2015: Sectarianism and violence in Pakistan: Sunni militants affiliated to the Pakistani Taliban killed at least 40 people, injure 50 others in a bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur District in Pakistan's Sindh Province.
  • Jan 31, 2015: 2014-15 Russian military intervention into Ukraine: Separatists backed by Russia and Ukraine hold peace talks, as fighting rages across eastern Ukraine.
  • Feb 1, 2015: The United Steelworkers strike against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, nine U.S. chemical and oil plants. Oil prices had been falling since June but were soaring after the union's actions as part of the supply chain.
  • Feb 2, 2015: After a bloody battle that threatened to end the March 2014 peace agreement, foreign investors have pulled "billions" of pesos from the Philippines. (The Straits Times)
  • Feb 3, 2015: Seven people were killed when anti-government protesters set fire to a bus carrying sleeping passengers in Chuddogram, eastern Bangladesh.
  • Feb 4, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Jordan executes two convicted terrorists from Iraq, Sajida Al-Rishawi and Ziad Al-Karbouli. This is in response to the execution of Muath Al Kasasbeh, a Jordanian Air Force lieutenant.
  • Feb 5, 2015: Syrian Civil War: After a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, the United Arab Emirates has suspended air strikes against Islamic State. Concerns over the lack of coordination search and rescue capabilities in Syria to retrieve downed pilots led to the suspension. (NBC News)State news agency SANA reports that Jaysh al-Islam, an insurgent group, has launched a rocket attack against Damascus, causing at least eight injuries.
  • Feb 6, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL claims that Kayla Jean Müller, American female hostage, was killed in airstrikes by Jordan at the outskirts of Raqqa (Syria). According to the White House, they do not have any evidence of her death. (AP) (AP via Tweet) (CNN),
  • Feb 7, 2015: North Korea and weapons to mass destruction: North Korea tests a new intelligent anti-ship missile with ultra-precision that will be used across its navy.
  • Feb 8, 2015: 22 people are killed in clashes between Zamalek SC supporters and police in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities suspend for life football league matches. (BBC),
  • Feb 9, 2015: At least nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fighting in Donbass in the last 24 hours. (Reuters) An artillery shell explodes at a Donetsk chemical plant.
  • Feb 10, 2015: War in Donbass: Fight kills 15 people, and 60 are injured when missiles strike the Ukrainian military headquarters in Kramatorsk.
  • Feb 11, 2015: At least 31 people are killed in attacks and clashes in Iraq.
  • Feb 12, 2015: War in Donbass: President Vladimir Putin announces the third peace accord.
  • Feb 13, 2015: Conflict in Burma: Over a few days, 47 soldiers from the Myanmar Army are killed and many more are injured in clashes with rebel Kokang in the country's north.
  • Feb 14, 2015: War in Donbass: Ukrainian President Petro Polouchenko warns about a threatened ceasefire tonight. He also accuses Russia for "significantly increasing" their offensive. He ordered that all Ukrainian forces cease fire after midnight in a live interview.
  • Feb 15, 2015: 2015 Copenhagen shootings: Danish police seek gunman who opened fire on three people in Copenhagen near a synagogue, just a day after the Free Speech Gathering shootings. One person dies. After a gunfight, a Danish police officer kills a man at Norrebro's train station. Police believe that he is the one responsible for the previous attacks. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia).
  • Feb 16, 2015: Libyan Civil War (2014-present: Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Iraq and Levant in Derna, Libya after the execution of 21 Coptic Christians.
  • Feb 17, 2015: War in Donbass. The President of Ukraine's office calls for NATO and the European Union to condemn Russian-backed rebels in Debaltseve. Officials of the self-proclaimed rebel government claim that the town is not part the ceasefire.
  • Feb 18, 2015: Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 70 Syrian Army soldiers have been killed and more than 80 rebels were injured in fighting in Aleppo.
  • Feb 19, 2015: In an apparent compromise effort, Greece asked its eurozone partners for a 6-month loan program extension. Germany rejected the request.
  • Feb 20, 2015: Bombings in Al Qubbah: At least 45 people were killed and 30 others were injured by multiple car bombs that struck the eastern Libyan city of Al Qubbah. (BBC),
  • Feb 21, 2015: Boko Haram: The Nigerian Army retakes Baga, where Boko Haram massacred scores of people last month.
  • Feb 22, 2015: War in Donbass - Pro-Russian rebels begin a two week process to remove heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine's front lines, in accordance to the ceasefire agreement. (Reuters via Haaretz). An explosion at a pro Ukraine march in Kharkiv in Ukraine kills three people and injures over ten others.
  • Feb 23, 2015: War in Donbass - The Ukrainian Army claims it can't withdraw its heavy weapons from that front because it is still being attacked by rebel forces despite the ceasefire. (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a war with Ukraine was unlikely, but refused to meet with France and Germany over the ceasefire.
  • Feb 24, 2015: John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, announces plans for up to 143 New Zealand Defence Force personnel being deployed to Iraq as part of a two-year training mission. (New Zealand Herald). At least 37 people are killed in a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad.
  • Feb 25, 2015: 2015 Brit Awards: Madonna, an American entertainer, falls from stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at 2015 Brit Awards. (PA via WA Today). Mark Ronson is awarded Best British Single for "Uptown Funk", featuring Bruno Mars. (The Guardian).Ed Sheeran is awarded Best British Album for x.
  • Feb 26, 2015: War in Afghanistan: At least one person is killed in a suicide bombing attack by Taliban on a vehicle belonging to the Turkish government in Kabul. (BBC),
  • Feb 27, 2015: After nearly five years in captivity, Somali pirates free four Thai hostages.
  • Feb 28, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: 19 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Balad Ruz (east-central Iraq).
  • Mar 1, 2015: Estonian parliamentary elections 2015: The ruling Reform Party wins but loses the majority it had with its coalition partner, Social Democratic Party. Two new parties, the right-of the-centre Free Party of Estonia and the eurosceptic Conservative People's Party of Estonia, cross the threshold for the first time in years.
  • Mar 2, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant : A coalition of Iraqi Armed Forces and militias numbering in the 30,000s launches an offensive against Islamic State positions at Tikrit. Troops take control of al-Tin district and al-Abeid.
  • Mar 3, 2015: A dispute between industrial workers has forced Norwegian Air Shuttle to ground all passengers from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. This action will leave 35,000 people without a home.
  • Mar 4, 2015: Italy's Coast Guard rescues 941 migrants from trafficking south of Sicily aboard five motorized dinghies as well as two larger vessels. These boats are located near Italian ports. Authorities are unable to account for ten.
  • Mar 5, 2015: In Seoul, the American ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding attacker. According to authorities, the injuries to his wrist and face are not life-threatening.
  • Mar 6, 2015: Two knife-wielding attackers injure at least nine people at a station in southern China. One of them is shot by the police.
  • Mar 7, 2015: Boko Haram: Five suicide bomb explosions in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria kill 54 people and leave 143 others injured.
  • Mar 8, 2015: Boko Haram: The Niger-Chad Forces launch an air and ground offensive against Boko Haram Islamist militants, northeastern Nigeria.
  • Mar 9, 2015: Two cars of a Carolinian Amtrak passenger train, running north from Charlotte, North Carolina to New York City, collided with a tractor-trailer at Halifax, North Carolina. The accident resulted in the train being derailed and several people suffering minor injuries.
  • Mar 10, 2015: Sinai insurgency: One person is killed and 24 are injured in a suicide bomber attack on an Egyptian police station on the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Mar 11, 2015: 2014-15 Australian region Cyclone Season: Tropical Cyclone Nathan intensifies into a Category 2 system near Cape York Peninsula, north Queensland.
  • Mar 12, 2015: A U.S. drone strikes Somalia near Bardhere kills Aden Garaar, the al-Shabab terrorist mastermind responsible for the September 2013 three day siege Westgate shopping center attack in Nairobi, Kenya in which 67 people were murdered by four gunmen.
  • Mar 13, 2015: Four people were killed in a Myanmar air strike targeting rebels at its border with China.
  • Mar 14, 2015: The United Nations will send an emergency aid package to Vanuatu, with at least four deaths and reports of many more after Cyclone Pam.
  • Mar 15, 2015: Libyan Civil War: Fighting is raging near Sirte, a western Libyan city, between Islamic State-affiliated militants and a militia alliance.
  • Mar 16, 2015: Libyan Civil War: About 20 medical staff from the Ibn Sina Hospital, Sirte, are being held hostage by the Islamic State.
  • Mar 17, 2015: Unknown assailant kills Samiullah Afridi in Peshawar. He had defended Dr. Shakil Afridi in relation to CIA agents hunting Osama Bin Laden). Two militant Pakistani groups, Jundullah Ahrar and Jamaatul Ahrar claim responsibility.
  • Mar 18, 2015: Attack on the Bardo National Museum: Gunmen attacked the Bardo National Museum in Tunisia, right next to the Parliament Building, killing 23 people and 18 tourists.
  • Mar 19, 2015: 2014-15 Australian region Cyclone Season: Queensland authorities prepare for the impacts of Severe Tropical Storm Nathan, which is expected to land near Cooktown tomorrow morning.
  • Mar 20, 2015: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: Islamic State released a video showing three executions of Kurdish peshmerga soldiers in northern Iraq. The Islamic State also threatened to execute many more. 45 people are killed in an Islamic state attack against a Kurdish Nowruz (New Year's Day).
  • Mar 21, 2015: Yemeni crisis: Due to the worsening security situation, the United States military has ordered the evacuation of 100 Special Operations Forces members.
  • Mar 22, 2015: Yemeni crisis: As the United States pulls out all its personnel, the United Nations Security Council meets in Geneva to discuss the rapidly deteriorating security situation. (Fox News). The strategically important city Ta'izz is captured by Shia Houthis rebels.
  • Mar 23, 2015: Iraqi insurgency (2011-present). Multiple bombings in Baghdad in Iraq have killed at least nineteen and injured thirty-six more.
  • Mar 24, 2015: Afghanistan War: At least 13 people are killed in an attack by gunmen on three vehicles, including a bus, in Wardak province's Sayad Abad.
  • Mar 25, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present: Twenty-nine insurgents are killed by the Afghan National Army and twenty-one are injured in an operation in Daikundi and Ghazni provinces. This was within the last 24 hours.
  • Mar 26, 2015: Aftermath from the 2014-15 Yemeni coup de'etat: 2015 military interventions in Yemen: Saudi Arabian Air Force launches strikes on Sana'a International Airport (Sana'a) and Yemen's al Dulaimi Military Airport, resulting in at most 17 deaths. (Reuters),
  • Mar 27, 2015: 2015 military intervention in Yemen. A coalition of Middle Eastern nations led by the Egyptian navy and the Saudi Arabian army attacked positions in Yemen for the second consecutive day. This resulted in at least ten deaths within Saada Governorate. Saudi Arabia announces it will establish a "no fly zone".
  • Mar 28, 2015: 2015 military intervention in Yemen. Saudi airstrikes in Yemen continue for the third consecutive day, while fighting continues in Aden. Saudi Arabia claims that it has full control over Yemen's airspace. (Al-Jazeera). Saudi planes evacuated a United Nations mission in Yemen from Sana'a, the capital.
  • Mar 29, 2015: 2015 military intervention in Yemen. Pakistan sends a Boeing 777 to evacuate Pakistani citizens who are concerned about their safety. The plane will be allowed to enter the country, despite the Saudi Arabian no-fly zone.
  • Mar 30, 2015: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: China's People's Republic evacuates its citizens to Yemen because of declining security. (AP)2015 military intervention, Yemen: 21 people were killed when Saudi-led airstrikes struck a refugee camp located near a military base in the northern Harad District. Houthi militants gain in Hadi’s last bastion, Aden.
  • Mar 31, 2015: At least six people are killed in landslides in India's Jammu & Kashmir state, and sixteen more are missing.
  • Apr 1, 2015: Two F-18 fighters from the United States Marine Corps make a precautionary landing at Taiwan’s Tainan Air Force Base.
  • Apr 2, 2015: At least 140 people were killed and 65 more injured when gunmen attacked Garissa University College, Kenya.
  • Apr 3, 2015: Five people, including the son and governor Geraldo Alckmin, were killed in a helicopter accident in Sao Paulo.
  • Apr 4, 2015: 6 people die in a Malaysian helicopter crash.
  • Apr 5, 2015: Attack on Garissa University College: Two al Shabaab bases were bombed by the Kenyan Air Force in response to Garissa University College's attack last week.
  • Apr 6, 2015: Twitter and YouTube are inaccessible in Turkey for hours. This is part of a crackdown by the government on social media.
  • Apr 7, 2015: Intervention in Yemen: According to the World Health Organisation, 560 people died and over 1,700 were injured since three weeks ago when fighting intensified. More than 100,000 people fled their homes.
  • Apr 8, 2015: One Afghan soldier and one U.S. soldier are killed in a gunfight between Afghan soldiers, while 3 Afghan soldiers and 2 U.S. troops are wounded.
  • Apr 9, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Gunmen attack the office of the attorney-general for Afghanistan's Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif.
  • Apr 10, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). The Pakistani parliament votes against joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. (al-Jazeera). The United Nations warns Yemen that the situation is worsening as humanitarian aid begins to arrive.
  • Apr 11, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). Heavy Saudi Arabian air attacks hit southern Yemen, resulting in at most 20 deaths of Houthis soldiers as well as two members of other militias. Saudi Arabia claims that 500 rebels have been killed since March's start of military operations. (Reuters), (CNN). India evacuates 5600 Yemenis, including 960 foreigners under Operation Raahat. Many flights were allowed to land and take off from Yemen, despite the no fly zone.
  • Apr 12, 2015: Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Islamic militants attacked the South Korean Embassy in Tripoli, killing two guards. Another was injured.
  • Apr 13, 2015: Nine people are killed when a boat carrying people from Italy sinks off the coast Libya. The Italian coast guard rescues the lives of 144 people.
  • Apr 14, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Seven people have been killed in a car bomb explosion south of Baghdad.
  • Apr 15, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Three villages are captured by the Islamic State in Anbar Province, Iraq.
  • Apr 16, 2015: Yemeni Civil War: Al-Qaeda takes over Riyan Airport, a seaport and oil terminal located in Al Mukalla in southern Yemen. (AP via Washington Times). Oman has welcomed 2,695 Yemeni refugees in the last two weeks.
  • Apr 17, 2015: Bashar al-Assad, the President of Syria, says that ISIS's "most dangerous" leaders are Scandinavians.
  • Apr 18, 2015: April 2015 Jalalabad suicide attack: A suicide bomber, allegedly associated with ISIL, attacks a bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He kills at least 33 people and injures 100. (RT) (CNN) (Reuters),
  • Apr 19, 2015: Myanmar claims it has lost 126 soldiers to internal conflict in Burma since February, when clashes broke out with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (Kokang)
  • Apr 20, 2015: Somali Civil War (2009-present: Nine people were killed in a bombing attack on a convoy transporting food supplies to the Garowe compound of United Nations in Puntland, Somalia.
  • Apr 21, 2015: Somali Civil War (2009-present: A deadly explosion at a Mogadishu Restaurant kills at least 4 people and injures 10 others.
  • Apr 22, 2015: Ten people were killed in a tribal dispute in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province, between Tapamu and Wapiago clans.
  • Apr 23, 2015: Manuel Valls, the Prime Minister of France, claims that five terrorist attacks in France have occurred in recent months.
  • Apr 24, 2015: Italian police launch an operation against a Sardinian al-Qaeda-inspired cell that was allegedly in operation since 2005.
  • Apr 25, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Islamist rebels, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, claim to have captured the majority of Jisr al-Shughur's town in the Idlib Governorate.
  • Apr 26, 2015: Balochistan conflict - A bomb placed on a motorcycle in Sibi, Pakistan's Balochistan province, kills at most 3 and injures 20.
  • Apr 27, 2015: Boko Haram: Many people were found dead in Damasak, northern Nigeria. This was most likely caused by Boko Haram.
  • Apr 28, 2015: The Navy of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution in Iran intercepts the Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, the Maersk Trigris, and diverts it further into Iranian waters. To monitor and observe the situation, the US sends the USS Farragut (an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) to the spot.
  • Apr 29, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015): A plane of the Iranian Red Crescent is stopped by Saudi Arabian F-15 fighters bombing Sanaa International Airport's runway. They unsuccessfully intercepted the plane and warned it to turn around.
  • Apr 30, 2015: 2015 West African offensive: Another 160 children and women are rescued by the Nigerian Army from a Boko Haram camp located in Sambisa Forest.
  • May 1, 2015: Mexican Drug War: Three Mexican Army soldiers are killed in gunfire that downed a helicopter in Jalisco. Two Federal Police officers and ten soldiers are also injured. (AP via ABC News America). Guerrero's PRI/PVEM mayoral nominee in Chilapa de Alvarez is assassinated.
  • May 2, 2015: 2015 West African offensive: On April 30, 2015, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced that they had rescued 234 more women and girls from Boko Haram's control of Sambisa Forest.
  • May 3, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present: Yemeni officials claim that at least 20 Arab coalition members have arrived in Aden as part of a'reconnaissance mission'.
  • May 4, 2015: It has been announced that Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the daughter of Catherine, Duchess, and the Duke of Cambridge's son, was named after her great grandfather, grandmother and great grandmother.
  • May 5, 2015: Curtis Culwell Center attack. ISIS claims responsibility in an attack on a display of drawings of Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas. The FBI had previously interrogated one of the suspects after he visited Somalia. Both suspects also praised ISIS on social media.
  • May 6, 2015: Alexion Pharmaceuticals has agreed to buy Synageva BioPharma (a manufacturer of rare diseases treatments) for US$8.6 Billion.
  • May 7, 2015: Boko Haram: A Boko Haram attack in the southwest Niger village leaves at least five dead.
  • May 8, 2015: 2015 Al Khalis Prison Break: A prison break took place in Al Khalis, an Iraqi city. The break saw the escape of more than fifty prisoners, nine of whom were facing terrorist charges. The prison break resulted in the deaths of approximately fifty prisoners and twelve officers.
  • May 9, 2015: North Korea claims it has successfully tested fired a ballistic missile using a submarine.
  • May 10, 2015: Yemeni Civil War: Saudi-led strikes strike the Sana'a residence of Ali Abdullah Saleh, former President of Yemen. (Thomson Reuters Trust). The Saudis offer a truce for five days to the Yemeni Army.
  • May 11, 2015: Han Min-goo, South Korea's Minister for National Defense, stated that South Korea would "mercilessly counterattack any North Korean provocations" after the North has successfully tested a ballistic missile defense system.
  • May 12, 2015: The United States has fallen to the lowest levels of Christianity, while irreligion increases.
  • May 13, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah & Syrian Army win strategic territories in Qalamoun mountains north of Damascus. These were previously held by opposition groups, notably al-Nusra Front.
  • May 14, 2015: B.B., the blues legend, dies. King dies at the ripe old age of 89.
  • May 15, 2015: 2015 Burundi coup d'etat: Officials in Burundi claim that they have taken into custody several members of the coup but Major General Godefroid Niyombare, the leader of the failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza remains at large.
  • May 16, 2015: The United States claims Abu Sayyaf, a senior ISIL commander, was killed in an attack by special forces of the United States on Syrian territory.
  • May 17, 2015: Three people are killed and at least 18 injured in a suicide attack by Taliban outside Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan.
  • May 18, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: After a five-day ceasefire, the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes on the Houthi rebels resume.
  • May 19, 2015: Syrian Civil War: The Russian Embassy in Damascus has been shelled.
  • May 20, 2015: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: The Islamic State seizes Tadmur, Syria from the Syrian Army. There are grave concerns about the Palmyra Site.
  • May 21, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Islamic State fighters enter the ancient ruin of Palmyra, after they have captured Tadmur in Syria yesterday. Hundreds of pro-government fighters are thought to have been killed in fighting. (Reuters) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims the Islamic State controls over half of Syria's 95,000-square-kilometres. It also controls nine provinces and settlements.
  • May 22, 2015: The border crossing at Al Waleed (al-Tanf, Syria) is captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. This crossing was the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq that is controlled by the Government of Syria. After their victory in Ramadi, ISIL is reported to have advanced to within 40 kilometers of Baghdad.
  • May 23, 2015: Two people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's War in Afghanistan (2001 to present): The Charcheno District in Afghanistan is the victim of a roadside bomb.
  • May 24, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present: At least 10 Afghan police officers were killed in an attack by Taliban on checkpoints in Helmand Province.
  • May 25, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Turkey claims that it has reached an agreement with the United States in principle to support some elements of the opposition to Syria's civil war. More than a million Syrian refugees now live on Turkish territory. Many of the opposition figures are also there.
  • May 26, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present). A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a court building in Maidan Shahr, Maidan Wardak. This resulted in the deaths two police officers as well as four attackers.
  • May 27, 2015: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: Islamic State militants carried out numerous suicide bombings against the Iraqi Army, Anbar Province, killing at least 17 people.
  • May 28, 2015: In a closely watched copyright dispute between Google and Oracle over Java APIs, the Solicitor General of America sides with Oracle. (IDG News Service).
  • May 29, 2015: (Straits Times) Dammam Mosque bomb blast: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack on the Imam Hussain Mosque. (Straits Times). Dammam Mosque bomb blast: The Imam Hussain Mosque, located in Dammam in Saudi Arabia, was hit by a car bomb. At least four people were killed and many more injured in the attack. The mosque was not attacked, according to authorities. (The Express Tribune)
  • May 30, 2015: Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 45 people were killed by barrel bombs dropped in Aleppo Governorate by the Bashar Al-Assad regime and many more were injured.
  • May 31, 2015: Sinai insurgency. Egyptian security officials have reported that militants attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas to Israel from El-Arish (the provincial capital of North Sinai). The pipeline has been attacked at least 20 times over the past five years.
  • Jun 1, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017:) 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing by Islamic State at a police station in Iraq.
  • Jun 2, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). 18 Houthi fighters are killed by Armed Tribesmen in an ambush in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate.
  • Jun 3, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes against military bases near Yemen's capital Sanaa.
  • Jun 4, 2015: Numerous rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel were aimed at the cities of Ashdod and Netivot. The IDF responded by launching airstrikes against Gaza's empty Hamas training camps.
  • Jun 5, 2015: A bomb explodes at Yola market, Nigeria killing 31 people and injuring many more. (AP),
  • Jun 6, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: According to Saudi State media, Saudi Arabia downed a Scud missile fired in Yemen by Houthi rebels. According to the Saudi government, at least four soldiers from Saudi Arabian Army and "dozens" of members of Yemeni Republican Guard were killed in fighting near the border.
  • Jun 7, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: The Saudi-led Coalition launches airstrikes against Houthi gatherings at Taez.
  • Jun 8, 2015: War in North-West Pakistan: 7 Pakistani soldiers are killed and 19 Taliban fighters are wounded in fighting overnight in North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border.
  • Jun 9, 2015: Naxalite Maoist insurgency: Indian Police kill at least 12 Naxalite Maoist rebels during a clash in Jharkhand.
  • Jun 10, 2015: The Karnak temple in Luxor, an ancient Egyptian city, is the target of a suicide bomber. Two militants were killed nearby. Four tourists were not hurt by the attack.
  • Jun 11, 2015: Military intervention against ISIL: An American citizen who was fighting with the Kurdish People's Protection Units, (YPG), against ISIL is killed in action close to Kobani.
  • Jun 12, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency: Boko Haram militants raid five different villages around Maiduguri, Nigeria killing 37 people.
  • Jun 13, 2015: Afghanistan War: 20 police officers killed by Taliban in attack on Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Jun 14, 2015: NATO airstrike kills 15 Taliban militants in Afghanistan, including the shadow governor of Kunar Province.
  • Jun 15, 2015: Suspected Boko Haram members attack N'Djamena's police headquarters and training centres, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 100 others.
  • Jun 16, 2015: Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula announces the death of its leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi in a drone strike by the United States last Friday.
  • Jun 17, 2015: American NBC Network announces Lester Holt will remain host of NBC Nightly News, with Brian Williams returning in an unspecified role.
  • Jun 18, 2015: To avenge the twin bombings that occurred in N'Djamena, Chad's capital three days ago, the Chadian Air Force launches airstrikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria.
  • Jun 19, 2015: An affiliated Palestinian cell with Hamas, named after the murderers of Israeli teens in 2014 kidnappings and murders, claims responsibility for the ambush-style attack that resulted in one Israeli being killed and the other seriously injured.
  • Jun 20, 2015: Second Libyan Civil War - Dozens of ISIL militants were killed in a militia attack against Derna, the easternmost city. Since the end of 2014, ISIL has been a prominent presence in Derna.
  • Jun 21, 2015: After drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India (Bombay), ninety-four people are killed and 45 more are admitted to the hospital.
  • Jun 22, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Gunmen attack the Afghan National Assembly Building after a suicide bombing. Six of the gunmen are killed and 18 others are injured.
  • Jun 23, 2015: Syrian Civil War, Military Intervention against ISIL: The Kurdish People's Protection Units, (YPG), capture Brigade 93 military base and enter Ayn Issa. This is the first defense line of ISIL North of its de facto capital al-Raqqah.
  • Jun 24, 2015: Boko Haram: More than 42 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen during two attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Borno state.
  • Jun 25, 2015: Syrian Civil War: After a large-scale, successful counterattack against the Kurds, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces enter the Kurdish city of Kobani.
  • Jun 26, 2015: Somali Civil War: Al Shabaab militants attack a base of the African Union in Leego, Somalia. They kill more than 70 African Union soldiers before seizing control of the military base.
  • Jun 27, 2015: Three soldiers and eight attackers were killed when Islamist militants attacked an army base in Nara (Mali).
  • Jun 28, 2015: 2015 Sousse Attacks: Tunisia has added 1000 police officers to its beaches and resorts following Friday's terrorist attack. (AP) With the British death toll expected to rise to 30, the U.K. advises citizens not to travel to Tunisia's south or near the Libyan border. (AP),
  • Jun 29, 2015: Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War. The Turkish military is said to be preparing for an invasion of northern Syria after a meeting of the National Security Council. It is hoped to create a buffer zone for refugees, and then drive back Islamic State militants. The Kurdish militia group YPG has stated that they will not accept any Turkish intervention in Syria. Turkey has fought for years against Kurdish separatist movements like the PKK.
  • Jun 30, 2015: Al-Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen: Around 1,200 people escaped from Yemeni Prisons, including al Qaeda Members.
  • Jul 1, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present). At least 18 people have been killed by shells fired from Houthi forces near Aden, the southern port of Aden. Meanwhile, United Nations officials warn that dengue fever is quickly spreading in this war-torn nation.
  • Jul 2, 2015: Sinai insurgency: July 2015 Sinai attack: Egypt vows that it will continue its offensive on Sinai Peninsula until ISIL militants are removed. In the last two days, over 100 people were killed in fighting. (BBC). The Egyptian Air Force's air strikes on the Sinai Peninsula have killed at least 23 militants linked to ISIS, a day following the bloodiest clashes in the area in years.
  • Jul 3, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Turkey sends more troops to Syria's border as fighting escalates.
  • Jul 4, 2015: War in Donbass. A rally of veterans from war calls on Ukraine to end the Minsk II ceasefire and declare war against pro-Russian separatists operating in the Donbass. Combat operations, which included heavy artillery, ballistic missiles and heavy artillery, have not been stopped despite two ceasefire agreements signed in September.
  • Jul 5, 2015: American-led intervention in Syria
  • Jul 6, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: A Sukhoi Su-25 Su-25 aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force accidentally dropped a bomb on Baghdad after returning from a bombing raid in which ISIL militants were killed. According to American officials, as high as 65% of Iraqi Air Force bombers don't drop their bombs because they lack targets.
  • Jul 7, 2015: Boko Haram Insurgency, Timeline of Boko Haram Insurgency: A bombing attack in Zaria in northern Nigeria has left at least 25 dead and 32 more injured.
  • Jul 8, 2015: Boko Haram Insurgency, Timeline of Boko Haram Insurgency: 26 people were killed in an attack on two villages in Lake Chad, Chad by suspected militants of the Nigerian Islamist Group Boko Haram.
  • Jul 9, 2015: Chinese stock market crash: China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), imposes a six month ban on stockholders who own more than 5% of a company’s stock. This prevents them from selling these stocks.
  • Jul 10, 2015: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al Shabaab militants stormed two hotels in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 civilians.
  • Jul 11, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency. A suicide bomber attacked the Nigerian city Maiduguri, killing at least one person. (Reuters) A suicide bomber dressed in a burqa in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, kills 14 people.
  • Jul 12, 2015: Saudi-led military intervention (2015-present). Saudi-led coalition forces bomb Houthi targets across Yemen, killing at most 15 people despite a UN-brokered truce.
  • Jul 13, 2015: Burundi's army captures 170 rebels and kills 31 suspects in fighting in its north.
  • Jul 14, 2015: A stampede at the Godavari Mahila Pushkaram Hindu festival, in the Indian state Of Andhra Pradesh leaves at least 27 people dead.
  • Jul 15, 2015: Boko Haram: In northeastern Nigeria, at least 33 people have been killed in Boko Haram attack attacks.
  • Jul 16, 2015: 2014-15 India-Pakistan border skirmishes
  • Jul 17, 2015: Boko Haram, Timeline of the Boko Haram insurgency. At least 64 people were killed in suicide bombings in Nigeria's northeastern towns of Damaturu and Gombe. (WSJ via AP),(Local 10) (BBC). The army of Nigeria killed at least 30 Boko Haram suspected fighters while searching for militants in villages near the Nigerian border.
  • Jul 18, 2015: Quetta Hazaras are being persecuted: A security guard stopped a suicide bomber in Quetta trying to enter Quetta's Hazara community. The guard and the suicide bomber were dressed in female clothes. They then detonated the device which contained 6 to 7 kilograms (13 to 15 lb). (Dawn).
  • Jul 19, 2015: Four people were killed in an explosion at a Cheshire mill.
  • Jul 20, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: A NATO air strike strikes an Afghan National Army outpost, Logar Province, approximately 30 miles east from Kabul. At least seven soldiers are killed and five others are injured.
  • Jul 21, 2015: Human rights groups and the Kurdish People's Protection Units, (YPG), claim that YPG fighters captured one juvenile prison and a power plant south of Al-Hasakah.
  • Jul 22, 2015: At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bombing attack in northern Afghanistan.
  • Jul 23, 2015: Turkey launches fighter jets, and Turkish tanks fire on ISIS positions at the border with Syria. This follows an exchange of fire that left one Turkish soldier injured and one Turkish soldier killed. These clashes were the first direct fighting between ISIS and Turkish forces. Multiple reports have indicated that Turkish ground forces crossed the official border into Syria.
  • Jul 24, 2015: Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War. Spillover of Syria Civil War. Turkish warplanes attacked ISIS positions in northern Syria. This was after a gunfight at the Turkish-Syrian border that left one Turkish soldier dead. According to reports, the airstrikes killed up to 35 ISIS militants.
  • Jul 25, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: The Saudi-led military alliance announces that a five-day humanitarian ceasefire has been reached. It is scheduled to start just before midnight Sunday.
  • Jul 26, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency: A Cameroonian teenager suicide bomber attacks Maroua in Cameroon, killing 20 and injuring 70 more. (Voice of America). Following the recent string of suicide bombings, Cameroonian officials have ordered the closure of Islamic schools and mosques, and banned underage children from public places.
  • Jul 27, 2015: Gunmen attack a Punjabi police station, injuring many others and causing at least 7 deaths.
  • Jul 28, 2015: At least 29 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks on northern Nigerian villages.
  • Jul 29, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Afghan government claims that Taliban leader Mohammad Omar was killed in Pakistan in April 2013.
  • Jul 30, 2015: Turkey-PKK Conflict: Three Turkish soldiers are killed in an ambush by PKK militants on a Turkish military convoy. It took place in the south-eastern Sirnak Province.
  • Jul 31, 2015: Conflict in Afghanistan (2001-present: Jalaluddin Haqqani is reported to have died in 2014.
  • Aug 1, 2015: Operation Martyr Yalcin - Turkey has killed approximately 260 members from the Kurdistan Workers Party during recent bombing campaigns in Turkey, northern Iraq. Although the operation was officially launched to attack ISIL, more than 90% of the attacks were directed at the PKK.
  • Aug 2, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: A projectile from Yemen strikes Najran killing a Saudi Arabian citizen.
  • Aug 3, 2015: Syrian Civil War: At least 31 people were killed and many more injured when a fighter jet from Syria crashes into Ariha's marketplace. (TC via AP),
  • Aug 4, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present), Saudi military intervention in Yemen (2015): Around 1,500 United Arab Emirates Army soldiers deploy with tanks, heavy equipment and heavy equipment to Aden, a strategic city in southern Yemen. This is where heavy fighting has occurred between Houthi militants as well as fighters loyal the former regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Royal Saudi Air Force and Saudi Arabian Army failed to defeat the Houthis in previous attempts.
  • Aug 5, 2015: 2015 Pacific Typhoon Season: Typhoon Soudelor, (Hanna), strengthens to become the strongest storm of 2015. It is expected to be comparable to a Category 3 hurricane when it hits Taiwan.
  • Aug 6, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present: A suicide bomber injures 12 people in Pul-i-Alam, Logar Province.
  • Aug 7, 2015: Two hotels in central Mali were stormed by suspected Islamist militants. They took at least ten hostages, and killed three Malian soldiers as well as a U.N. peacekeeper. (The Times of Oman).
  • Aug 8, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present). One NATO soldier was killed in an overnight attack on Camp Integrity, Kabul. Eight support staff were also killed. Two Taliban insurgents were also hurt in the attack. (Reuters via Yahoo News),
  • Aug 9, 2015: Japan celebrates the 70th anniversary the dropping of the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan during World War II.
  • Aug 10, 2015: Two women with automatic rifles attacked the U.S. consulate Istanbul. One of the attackers was wounded in the firefight, but no fatalities were reported. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front claims responsibility. (The News Hub).
  • Aug 11, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency - 50 people are killed in a bomb attack in Nigeria's Borno State by Boko Haram.
  • Aug 12, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Artillery attacks in Damascus, during a visit of the Foreign Minister to Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, kill at least 40 and leave more than 180 people injured.
  • Aug 13, 2015: 2015 Baghdad Market Truck Bomb, Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: A truck bombing in Baghdad (Iraq) kills at most 76 people and injures 212 more. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Reuters),
  • Aug 14, 2015: With 222 yes votes, the Hellenic Parliament approves Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece,'s bailout package despite opposition from almost one-third his Syriza party. The third bailout plan is nearly identical to that rejected by the Greek people during the referendum. Following the August 20th payment by Greece to the European Central Bank, Tsipras will seek a confidence vote. (The Guardian),
  • Aug 15, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): ISIL bombings in Baghdad kill 21 people and injure more than 100 others.
  • Aug 16, 2015: 2015 Douma Market Air Strikes, Syrian Civil War. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), a series of air-raids carried out by the Syrian Arab Air Force against rebel-held Douma killed at least 110 and left hundreds of others injured. (BBC), (The International Business Times), Reuters, (Xinhua),
  • Aug 17, 2015: 2015 Attock bombing - The U.S. offers assistance to Pakistan in its investigation of Sunday's suicide bombing attack that left at least 19 dead, including Shuja Khanzada (the interior minister of Punjab Province).
  • Aug 18, 2015: Conflict in Donbass: Fighting escalates near the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, with both the Government of Ukraine (and the rebels) blaming one another. In the last 72 hours, hundreds of rockets and shells have been fired at separatist-held Donetsk (or Horlivka) cities.
  • Aug 19, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency. A Boko Haram attack on Yadin Kukuwa, a northeastern Nigerian town, last week left at least 151 dead. Because militants demolished telecom masts in the village, news of the attack took a while to spread. (The Independent),
  • Aug 20, 2015: Macedonia declares an emergency and deploys police forces at its borders to stop immigrants from the Middle East (mainly from Syria, Iraq) obstructing the railway line between Thessaloniki, and Skopje.
  • Aug 21, 2015: ISIL destroys cultural heritage: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant demolishes the historical Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatayn, Syria's Homs Governorate.
  • Aug 22, 2015: As tension escalates, South Korea has ordered residents to flee the area near the North Korean border. Tensions are attempted to be defused through high-level talks at Panmunjom. (Yonhap),
  • Aug 23, 2015: Al-Qaeda militants occupy parts of Aden, a strategic port city in southern Yemen. According to reports, the militants raised their black flag high above Aden's port and government buildings. Pro-government forces captured the city last week.
  • Aug 24, 2015: Turkey-PKK conflict - Two Turkish Army soldiers are killed and three injured by an IED on a roadside near Semdinli, Hakkari Province. (Reuters via LBC Group.) Insurgents from the PKK set fire to a natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s southeastern Kars Province, near the Armenian border.
  • Aug 25, 2015: Boko Haram: Five people are killed and fourteen injured in a suicide bomber attack by a teenage girl in Damaturu, northeast Nigeria.
  • Aug 26, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Two NATO soldiers are killed by two Afghan military uniformed men.
  • Aug 27, 2015: Iraq War (2014-2017: Two Generals of the Iraqi Army, three Soldiers and Three Officers are killed in action when a suicide bomber from Islamic State explodes in northern Ramadi. Ten others are also injured.
  • Aug 28, 2015: South Sudanese Civil War - Rebels and Sudan People's Liberation Army trade accusations that they have violated recently-signed peace agreements.
  • Aug 29, 2015: South Sudanese Civil War: An agreement is reached between President Salva Kiir's forces and rebel forces. There are claims that breaches have been made. (AFP via The Times Live).
  • Aug 30, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention Yemen: 36 civilians killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. They were working at a bottling facility in the northern Hajjah Governorate.
  • Aug 31, 2015: Bangkok bombing 2015: Thai police claim they found bomb-making materials in an apartment raid in the outer part of Bangkok.
  • Sep 1, 2015: ISIL destroys cultural heritage: The United Nations confirms that the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant has destroyed the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria. This is in contrast to earlier reports that it was almost intact.
  • Sep 2, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 16 Turkish workers are kidnapped in Baghdad by masked men wearing military uniforms.
  • Sep 3, 2015: European migrant crisis/Syrian Civil War - Bodies of Syrian refugees were found on a Turkish beach. Pictures of the bodies of three-year-old boys were widely shared and are causing grave international concern.
  • Sep 4, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). Iraqi security forces invade Kata'ib Hezbollah's Baghdad offices, accusing them in their abduction of 18 Turkish workers.
  • Sep 5, 2015: Afghanistan War: Gunmen kill 13 minority Hazara males but spare one female member of a travelling party in the usually peaceful Balkh Province. No one group claims responsibility.
  • Sep 6, 2015: A South Korean fishing boat capsized off the country's southern coast Saturday night, causing at least 10 deaths and 8 injuries. Coast Guard officers stated that three people were able to survive by holding on to the wreckage for ten hours.
  • Sep 7, 2015: Turkey-PKK conflict - Turkish jets strike PKK militant posts across south-east Turkey, northern Iraq, and deploy special forces to the Iraqi frontier following a deadly PKK attack that left at least 16 Turkish soldiers killed.
  • Sep 8, 2015: Turkey-PKK conflict : Turkey bombs PKK locations in northern Iraq following a bombing attack in Hakkari Province yesterday that left at least 16 dead soldiers. (BBC) 14 Turkish police officers are killed in a bombing by the PKK on a minibus that was travelling through eastern Igdir Province, near the Armenian border.
  • Sep 9, 2015: Syrian Civil War: Islamic Front rebels seize Abu al-Duhur's military airport and take control of Syria’s northwestern Idlib region. (BBC), (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald), Al Jazeera English Online) Russian forces reportedly launch combat operations in Syria to support the Bashar al-Assad government.
  • Sep 10, 2015: Syrian Civil War, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL attacks an air base held by the government near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor. There were dozens of ISIL militants and loyalists killed.
  • Sep 11, 2015: Cross-Strait relations. The People's Liberation Army of China has three days of live fire drills in Taiwan Strait. Taiwan also holds exercises simulating Chinese sub-marines attacking Kinmen, and being repulsed by Taiwanese amphibious troops.
  • Sep 12, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-present), Al-Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen. Saudi Arabian-led intervention. A drone strike kills four Al-Qaeda militants in northern Yemen. (Reuters via Trust). Doctors claim that 16 more people were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes. (Reuters) According to Yemeni state TV, Houthi militants backed in part by allied Yemeni forces seize control over four Saudi military bases located in Saudi Arabia's southern 'Asir Region.
  • Sep 13, 2015: Turkey-PKK conflict - Two Turkish police officers are killed and five more injured in a car bomb attack by the PKK at a checkpoint. The region's largest city Diyarbakir is also under curfew by Turkish security forces.
  • Sep 14, 2015: Five Saudi soldiers are killed in clashes against Houthi militants near the border to Yemen.
  • Sep 15, 2015: Boko Haram insurgency: 2015 West African offensive: Many children and women are saved by the Nigerian Army in Borno State.
  • Sep 16, 2015: Turkey-PKK conflict : Five Turkish police officers are killed in PKK attacks in the southeastern Mardin province and Hakkari provinces. According to the Turkish Army, nine militants were killed. (Daily Sabah),
  • Sep 17, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): At least 21 people have been killed in multiple attacks on Baghdad, with more than 70 other injured. (BBC),
  • Sep 18, 2015: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israel deploys 800 additional Israeli police officers in response to Palestinians calling for a "day-of-rage" protest in Jerusalem against the restrictions on entry to Al-Aqsa mosque. An assault rifle fire was used to attack a Jerusalem police car. (Jerusalem Post),
  • Sep 19, 2015: Syrian Civil War: 56 members of the Syrian Army are executed by Islamist rebels following the capture and destruction of Abu al-Duhur, an airbase located in Idlib Governorate. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Telegraph),
  • Sep 20, 2015: Syrian Civil War: At most 14 people are killed when rebels bombard a neighbourhood in western Aleppo.
  • Sep 21, 2015: Russian role in the Syrian Civil War, Russia's involvement in the Civil War: Russia's forces attack al-Shaar in eastern Aleppo with surface-to-surface rockets. They hit a busy public market and killed more than 30 civilians. (Ara News). U.S. officials claim that Russia has started flying drones to monitor Syria. This would be Russia’s first military air operation in the country since the recent military buildup at the Syrian airbase in Latakia.
  • Sep 22, 2015: 2015 Burkinabe coup de etat: The army from Burkina Faso arrives at Ouagadougou in an attempt to oust the Presidential Guard, which staged the coup. (BBC). The coup leaders released President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Zida after the army entered Ouagadougou's capital. Negotiations continue to seek a peaceful solution between the head of the army, and the leader in the presidential guard.
  • Sep 23, 2015: Colombian conflict (1964-1999): Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Timoleon Jimenez, leader of FARC will announce a deal for justice for the 50-year-old conflict.
  • Sep 24, 2015: Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: A bombing at a mosque in Sana'a, Yemeni capital, kills at least 29 people during Eid al-Adha prayers.
  • Sep 25, 2015: 2015 Burkinabe coup de'etat
  • Sep 26, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Two Saudi border guards and a district commander were killed in clashes with Yemeni forces close to the border with Yemen.
  • Sep 27, 2015: Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: At least 25 people were killed in airstrikes by Saudi helicopter gunships against Bani Zela, a Yemeni village located in Yemen's Red Sea border region with Saudi Arabia.
  • Sep 28, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban take control of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan's provincial capital. Locals claim that militants have taken control of Kunduz's main square and raised their flag. (Sky News),
  • Sep 29, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: At least 4 people are killed by a bombing attack in Baghdad
  • Sep 30, 2015: After a request from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president approves the law that allows the Russian Armed Forces to be used outside of its borders.
  • Oct 1, 2015: Gaza-Israel conflict. In retaliation to the rocket that was fired on Ashdod in Israel, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes against Hamas positions in Gaza. There are no casualties.
  • Oct 2, 2015: Russian intervention in Syria's Civil War: Russian planes attacked Syria on the third day consecutively, according to the Russian Government. They also hit 12 Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) targets. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ISIL is not present in the areas of western and northern Syria, although Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front is. Russian planes also attacked Raqqah (the unofficial capital) of ISIL.
  • Oct 3, 2015: The Obama Administration considers whether to use military force in order to defend the U.S.-backed rebels against the Assad regime.
  • Oct 4, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Two Israeli civilians are killed in stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City. Three others are injured in the attack. Israel prohibits Palestinians from entering Jerusalem's Old City for 2 days, unless they are residents there. (BBC News), (Yahoo News),
  • Oct 5, 2015: Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War, Spillover from the Syrian Civil War. Turkey claims that a Russian warplane invaded its airspace close to the Syrian border. The Turkish Air Force was able to dispatch two F-16 fighter aircraft to intercept the plane. The Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador to protest this violation. It urged Russia not to repeat it and warned that it would be held responsible for any untoward incident.
  • Oct 6, 2015: At least seven people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the al-Nour mosque in Sanaa, the capital of the Houthi-controlled Yemeni state.
  • Oct 7, 2015: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant: According to FBI investigations, criminal networks that specialize in nuclear smuggling in Eastern Europe (especially in the country of Moldova) have reportedly shipped radioactive material from 'Middle Eastern extremists. This includes the Islamic State, which in the past threatened to unleash a nuclear holocaust in order to 'wipe the West of the Earth'.
  • Oct 8, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present, Saudi Arabian led intervention in Yemen: The government forces and their allies, which include troops from a Saudi Arabian coalition, capture Sirwah, the last outpost Houthi militants of the key Marib region. (The Australian) Yemeni military forces supported by Houthi militants are reported to have destroyed a Saudi warship off Yemen's coast in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
  • Oct 9, 2015: Iranian state television reports that Revolutionary Guard brigadier General Hossein Hamadani was killed by Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant militants in Aleppo. This is the latest of a series of Iranian commanders who have been killed in Syria and Iraq in the past six months.
  • Oct 10, 2015: After several violent riots in Israel and the West Bank, 3 rockets were fired by Palestinian militants at Israel.
  • Oct 11, 2015: Israeli traffic police stopped a Palestinian woman carrying a small gas canister in Israeli territory near Jerusalem. The gas canister is detonated, inflicting minor injuries on a police officer as well as her own critical wounds.
  • Oct 12, 2015: 2015 Ankara bombings
  • Oct 13, 2015: Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Russian shells struck the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied against Russian airstrikes. The shelling was described by Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, as "a terrorist act."
  • Oct 14, 2015: After yesterday's massacre and destruction of a church, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo called for calm in Aceh.
  • Oct 15, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: President Barack Obama announced that he would keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan.
  • Oct 16, 2015: Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian political violence: Palestinian rioters set ablaze the building containing Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, West Bank. The fire caused extensive damage to the structure. The attack is condemned by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. (Times of Israel) (Jerusalem Post). A Palestinian pretending to be a journalist, with a camera and a vest labelled "PRESS", stabbed an Israeli soldier shortly after the incident. The attacker was shot dead.
  • Oct 17, 2015: Henriette Reker is a candidate for Cologne's mayoral race. A man claims he is angry about Germany's refugee policies and stabs her in the neck. Reker and an aide are both in serious condition. Three other people sustained minor injuries.
  • Oct 18, 2015: Israeli forces evacuated dozens Jewish worshippers who were surrounded in Nablus by Palestinians following their entry to Joseph's Tomb compound, which had been recently set on fire by Palestinians. Although the area is now under total Palestinian control, Jewish prayer can be done there if it is coordinated with authorities. According to the military, Sunday's visit was illegal and worshippers did not have permission. (AP),
  • Oct 19, 2015: A 19-year-old soldier Omri LEVY was killed and almost a dozen were injured in a shooting attack at the central bus station in Beersheba. The attack was carried out by Mohind al-Okbi (21-year-old Israeli Bedouin Arab), who was killed in gun battle.
  • Oct 20, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17), American-led Intervention in Iraq (2014-2018): Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, arrived in Iraq to discuss ongoing fight against ISIS.
  • Oct 21, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Taliban declared that they had overthrown Ghoryan in western Herat. This was the second district to be overthrown in three days.
  • Oct 22, 2015: Syrian Civil War: According to the Associated Press, Kurds in Syria have established a new administration at Tal Abyad (a Sunni Arab town) which they took from ISIS in June 2017. (U.S. News and World Report). Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that at least 12 people, including health-care workers were killed in an attack on a Sarmin field hospital, Idlib by Russian aircraft.
  • Oct 23, 2015: At least 33 people were killed in suicide bombings that took place at mosques in Yola and Maiduguri, both northeast Nigerian cities.
  • Oct 24, 2015: At least one person is killed and dozens are injured in a series of bomb explosions in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dhaka police dismissed claims of ISIS responsibility and told AFP that they have not yet found any connection to any militant group.
  • Oct 25, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015): Israeli border officers shoot a 17-year old girl who approached them with a knife, in Hebron, a southern West Bank city. (The New Daily AU). A Palestinian stabs an Israeli settler at Gush Etzion. Three more stabbing attacks on Israelis did not result in any Israeli deaths.
  • Oct 26, 2015: Spillover from the Syrian Civil War, Turkey ISIL conflict: According to the state-run Anadolu Agency, four Islamic State militants were killed and two Turkish policemen were injured in an attack on a house that was being used by militants in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. Four other officers sustained injuries.
  • Oct 27, 2015: Syrian Civil War, Destructions of Cultural Heritage by ISIL: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Islamic State executed three people in Palmyra, an ancient city in Syria, by strapping them to pillars, and then blowing them up using antiquities. ISIL has yet not revealed the identities or the reasons for their deaths to locals.
  • Oct 28, 2015: Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban insurgents take the Darqad District, in the northeast Takhar Province close to the border with Tajikistan. Six Afghan soldiers are killed during the fighting. (Reuters) (AP via The Daily Mail). Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, announced that more than 400 troops would remain in Afghanistan until 2016. They will provide training for Afghan troops and support NATO operations in Kabul.
  • Oct 29, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 23 people were killed in a rocket attack against a camp that contained members of the Iranian opposition group near Baghdad International Airport.
  • Oct 30, 2015: Syrian Civil War: At most 65 people have been killed and 250 more injured by airstrikes launched by the Syrian government against a market in Douma, Syria. (WSJ) (Reuters) (Al Jazeera via Yahoo! American-led intervention in Syria: The United States President Barack Obama will send Special Operations troops to northern Syria, which is under Kurdish control, to aid local forces fighting the Islamic State.
  • Oct 31, 2015: American-led intervention in Syria: The newly formed U.S.-backed rebel alliance, Democratic Forces of Syria (DFS), launches an offensive against Islamic State forces located in Hasaka, northeastern Syria.
  • Nov 1, 2015: Somali Civil War (2009-present). Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked a Mogadishu hotel, resulting in at most 12 deaths.
  • Nov 2, 2015: 2015 Nepali fuel crisis: Police in Nepal shoot an Indian citizen as they try to clear protesters at a border crossing. The blockade has severely damaged relations between neighboring countries and caused fuel shortages in Nepal.
  • Nov 3, 2015: 2014-15 India-Pakistan border skirmishes : At least two Indian soldiers were killed when Pakistani forces opened fire on the border de facto that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
  • Nov 4, 2015: The British government is concerned that an "explosive device" caused the crash, and has suspended flights between the United Kingdom (UK) and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
  • Nov 5, 2015: Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is aware of reports that John Robert Gallagher (a Canadian citizen) was killed while fighting in Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights John Robert Gallagher was killed fighting alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces against Islamic State militants, in the northeast Al-Hasakah Governorate. Gallagher, a former member of the Canadian Forces, served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
  • Nov 6, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015): Israeli forces kill and shoot a 72-year old woman in Halhul (a town near Hebron). According to soldiers, she tried to inflict injury on them by driving her car. Her son refutes this claim, claiming that his mother was just on her way to lunch with the sister. In two separate incidents in Hebron, three Israelis are later shot and seriously wounded.
  • Nov 7, 2015: Syrian Civil War: According to the Assyrian Human Rights Network, Islamic State militants have released 37 Syrian Christians, mostly women. They were among over 200 Assyrian minorities who were abducted in February. (AP) According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the death toll due to an airstrike against an IS-controlled eastern town near the border to Iraq increased from 25 to 71.
  • Nov 8, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015 to present): Houthi forces have retaken several positions in southern Yemen following a new offensive against coalition and loyalist forces. The Houthi forces have retaken Lahij, a province bordering Aden. They are now on a hill overlooking Al Anad Air Base which houses Sudanese forces. After hours of besieging the Damt District, the Houthis retook it in the Dhale Province. At least 16 people were also killed in the clashes.
  • Nov 9, 2015: Amman shooting attack: Two American instructors and one South African are killed by a Jordanian officer. The incident took place at Al-Muwaqar, an Al-Muwaqar police training center. It is located on the eastern outskirts Amman. U.S. contractors arrive at the facility to support Jordanian police trainers.
  • Nov 10, 2015: Sinai insurgency: Egypt’s Interior Ministry announces that Ashraf Ali Hassanein Al Gharabli, a senior figure in Islamic State's "Sinai Province," has been killed. He was also connected to terrorist groups and other extremist groups.
  • Nov 11, 2015: Syrian Civil War, Spillover from the Syrian Civil War. According to Syrian opposition groups, an Israeli Air Force conducted an airstrike close to Damascus International Airport in Syria's capital. The target was a weapon shipment that was reportedly meant for Hezbollah terrorist organization Lebanese.
  • Nov 12, 2015: Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Israeli agents disguised as Arabs, escorting a woman during labor, raid a hospital in Hebron (West Bank), seizing a Palestinian suspect of stabbing and killing his cousin.
  • Nov 13, 2015: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant: United States airstrikes against Jihadi John, a Kuwaiti-British militant. Later, the U.S. stated that it was "reasonably certain," that Jihadi John, also known as Mohammed Emwazi, was killed in a drone strike in Syria.
  • Nov 14, 2015: The death toll from terrorist attacks on Paris is now at 129.
  • Nov 15, 2015: Ismael Mostefai (29-year-old) is one of the Paris attackers. He was born in Paris suburbs and was raised there.
  • Nov 16, 2015: Authorities are searching for Salah Abdeslam (a Belgian-born Frenchman) who is suspected of being involved in the attacks. According to reports, raids took place in Grenoble and Toulouse, Jeumont, Jeumont, and the Paris suburb, Bobigny. This contradicts previous official information which stated that all of the attackers were dead.
  • Nov 17, 2015: Metrojet Flight 926: Russia's Federal Security Service has announced that the plane was struck by a bomb. (The Guardian, (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin promises retribution for those who were responsible for the plane's destruction last month. Putin orders the Russian Navy and the French Navy to coordinate military operations against Syria. The Russian Federal Security Service offers $50 million bounty to the bombers.
  • Nov 18, 2015: The Moro conflict: Najib Razak, the Malaysian Prime Minister condemns Abu Sayyaf, a Philippine-based terrorist group's execution of a Malaysian citizen. Bernard Then, a businessman, and a woman were abducted in May from the Malaysian-island Sabah. The woman was freed last week. According to the Philippine Colonel RestitutoPadilla, the killing was caused by a failure in negotiations over money. (ABC), AFP via Yahoo!
  • Nov 19, 2015: China promises to "bring to justice” those responsible for execution of a Chinese hostage after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed it killed one of its citizens. China's Foreign Ministry confirms for the first time the identity of the hostage, naming him Fan Jinghui.
  • Nov 20, 2015: French offer to use its airbase facilities in Cyprus for bombing the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) and the Levant in Syria. British and Canadian airforces have already used Cypriot airbases for military operations.
  • Nov 21, 2015: Belgium raises terror alert to the highest level in Brussels. Soldiers are deployed on the streets of major Belgian cities like Brussels, Antwerp, and Ghent. The emergency measures include advising residents of Brussels to avoid crowds. This includes concert venues, train stations and airports.
  • Nov 22, 2015: 2015 Nepal fuel crisis: Nepalese Police open fire on protestors who blocked a highway in protest of the new constitution. At least 28 people were injured and two protestors were killed, with 15 police officers among them. Rajbiraj was the headquarters of the Saptari district, where a third protester was also killed.
  • Nov 23, 2015: Maguindanao massacre: Six years after the killing of around 58 people in Maguindanao (Mindanao), human rights activists and the families of the victims have decried the lack of justice. They criticize President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines for not bringing the case to a close.
  • Nov 24, 2015: Sinai insurgency: November 2015 Sinai Attack: One day after the close of the second round of parliamentary election, militants attacked a hotel that houses election judges in al-Arish, Egypt's North Sinai provincial capital. Seven people have been killed, and twelve others are injured, including two judges. The Islamic State's Wilayat Sini branch claims responsibility.
  • Nov 25, 2015: Insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir: Insurgents attack a base of the Indian Army in northern Kashmir. At least three of the attackers are killed.
  • Nov 26, 2015: Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Su-24 shooting down in 2015: Turkish military releases audio recordings that it claims are warnings given to a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft before it was shot down close to the Syrian border.
  • Nov 27, 2015: One person was killed and many others were injured during clashes between soldiers of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and police.
  • Nov 28, 2015: An attack on a United Nations peacekeeping station in Kidal (northern Mali) results in at least three deaths. The jihadist group Ansar Dine claims responsibility. (Euronews),
  • Nov 29, 2015: Russian military intervention in Syria's Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Russian airstrikes killed at least 18 civilians in Ariha in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region and injured dozens more. The Army of Conquest is the rebel alliance of mainly Islamist organizations, including al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front, who controls Idlib. (Reuters),
  • Nov 30, 2015: Paris attack aftermath: French intelligence agencies are believed to be operating under the theory Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attacker, has fled to Syria despite 3 countries having declared martial law.
  • Dec 1, 2015: Azerbaijan's law enforcement agencies launch an operation against Islamists at Nardaran, a suburb of Baku.
  • Dec 2, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015), Al-Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen. Al-Qaeda militants take control of Zinjibar (capital of Yemen's southern Abyan Governorate) and the town of Ja'ar following fierce clashes against pro-Hadi forces.
  • Dec 3, 2015: Operation Tidal Wave II, military intervention against ISIL: The Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom bombs Islamic State of Iraq (and Levant-controlled oil fields in eastern Syria) The raids involved at least four Tornado GR4 fighter planes operating from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. According to the Ministry of Defence, initial analysis showed that the strikes had been successful.
  • Dec 4, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 12 people are killed in a mortar attack in Afghanistan's central Wardak Province.
  • Dec 5, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). The Government of Iraq asks Turkey to withdraw its troops in northern Iraq near Mosul, which is under the control of Islamic State. According to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Turkish forces entered Iraqi territory in defiance of Baghdad's central government. (AFP via Yahoo).
  • Dec 6, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-2018): Jaafar Muhammad Saad, governor of Yemen's south Aden Governorate, and six of his guards were killed in a suicide bomber attack in Aden, the port city. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Dec 7, 2015: The Syrian government claims that a U.S.-led coalition military airstrike against a Syrian Army camp was carried out by the U.S., which killed three soldiers and injured thirteen others. Senior U.S. military officials denied responsibility for the strike and stated that it was likely a Russian attack.
  • Dec 8, 2015: According to a source close the investigation, Syed Farook made a $28,500 bank deposit to his account two weeks prior to the San Bernardino massacre. Investigators are investigating whether the transaction was a personal loan, or something else.
  • Dec 9, 2015: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2015): A drive-by shooting attack at Avnei Hefetz injures an Israeli couple. (The Times of Israel). A Palestinian man injures an Israeli soldier and civilian in a stabbing attack. The attacker is then shot and killed in Hebron by security forces. (The Jerusalem Post).Israeli soldiers kill a teenager in a raid on a refugee camp located in Bethlehem, West Bank.
  • Dec 10, 2015: According to the United States, three senior ISIL leaders were killed in coalition airstrikes. Abu Salah, the financial minister of ISIL, was one of the senior leaders responsible for coordination with the group's extortion activities. Another leader who served as an executive officer was also killed.
  • Dec 11, 2015: War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Taliban claim responsibility for an attack on a car bomb near Kabul's Spanish Embassy. At least one Spanish security guard was killed.
  • Dec 12, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): Six guards are killed when a suicide bomber targets an Iraqi Army post at Al Anbar Governorate, on the border to Saudi Arabia.
  • Dec 13, 2015: War in North-West Pakistan: A bombing at a second-hand clothing market in Parachinar, Kurram Valley killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more.
  • Dec 14, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015), Saudi Arabian-led Intervention in Yemen: Two top Saudi Arabian army commanders are killed. Colonel Abdullah al-Sahyan is the head of Saudi Special Forces in Yemen. He was also joined by dozens of Saudi, Emirati and Sudanese coalition troops who were killed in an OTR-21 Tochka missile strike by Houthi forces at their base near Taiz, southwestern Yemen.
  • Dec 15, 2015: Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War and Syrian Civil War: According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, increased Russian airstrikes have caused humanitarian aid organizations to reduce their efforts to help the crisis in northern Syria.
  • Dec 16, 2015: 2015 San Bernardino Attack: Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook did not openly post on social media about radical Islamic jihad or martyrdom before the attack, according FBI Director James B. Comey. However, there were private messages that showed this commitment.
  • Dec 17, 2015: Libyan Civil War: A U.N.-brokered deal is signed by delegates from Libya's warring factions to form a national unity government. Some of Libya's armed brigades have close ties to political leaders who oppose the agreement.
  • Dec 18, 2015: Yemeni Civil War (2015-2018): Two missiles from Yemen are launched at Saudi Arabia. One missile is intercepted and destroyed by Saudi Arabia's air defenses. The other missile, however, lands close to Najran according to a coalition statement. There have been no casualties.
  • Dec 19, 2015: American-led intervention, 2014-present: The American-led intervention is in Iraq. Khaled al-Obaidi, the Iraqi Defense Minister, updates Friday's casualty toll to 10 soldiers and one officer from Friday's friendly-fire airstrike close to Fallujah. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter claims that the strike was carried out by an American plane. Carter called Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's Prime Minister, to offer condolences.
  • Dec 20, 2015: Air France Flight 463, en route from Mauritius to Paris, makes an emergency landing at Mombasa in Kenya after a package believed to be a bomb was found in the toilet. Frederic Gagey, CEO of Air France, later stated that it was a false alarm. The package contained a mix of cardboard and sheets of paper as well as a timer.
  • Dec 21, 2015: 2015 Bagram suicide bombing. A suicide-bomb attack was carried out on a joint Afghan/U.S. patrol in Afghanistan's Parwan province. At least six U.S. troops were killed and six more were injured. Zabiullah Mojahid, the Taliban's spokesperson, claimed responsibility for the attack via a tweet.
  • Dec 22, 2015: Iraqi Civil War, 2014-2017, Battle of Ramadi - The latest development in an effort to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant, is the advance of the Iraqi Army into the middle of Ramadi.
  • Dec 23, 2015: Syrian Civil War - Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War. Amnesty International reports that at least 200 civilians were killed in Russian air strikes on Syria. This indicates "serious violations by Russia of international humanitarian law". Moscow denies that it caused civilian deaths.
  • Dec 24, 2015: 2015 Zaria Shia Massacre: Human Rights Watch reports that Nigeria's military quickly buried the bodies of at least 300 Shia Muslims who were killed in raids on the Zaria house of Ibrahim Zakzaky in Zaria in December.
  • Dec 25, 2015: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Zahran Al-Islam, the founder of the Islamist rebel group Jaysh al-Islam, was killed in Russian airstrikes at a meeting east from Damascus. Other officials also died in the attack. Jaysh al-Islam was among the opposition groups that met at the December 10th conference and agreed to principles for peace negotiations, which Russia and Bashar al-Assad rejected.
  • Dec 26, 2015: After a machete attack on Intu Bromley shopping center in the United Kingdom, at the busiest annual Boxing Day sales, at least one person was injured and another was arrested. It is not clear if there was any motive for the attack or a possible connection to terrorist acts.
  • Dec 27, 2015: Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Battle of Ramadi): The Iraqi Army declares victory against Islamic State militants after their forces retake an important government building in Ramadi.
  • Dec 28, 2015: Syrian Civil War: A suicide-bomb and car bomb attack in Al-Zahra, a Syrian district of Homs, has resulted in at least 32 deaths and 90 injuries. (Reuters)A United Nations agreement has allowed vehicles to transport scores of rebel-held Al-Zabadani insurgents to Turkey. Families from the two rebel-held Shi'ite towns of Idlib are also heading to the border. They will then fly to Beirut.
  • Dec 29, 2015: War in North-West Pakistan. A suicide bomb attack on the NADA Regional Office in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwestern Pakistan leaves at least 26 dead and 45 others injured. The attack was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant Islamist group. This is a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan splinter.
  • Dec 30, 2015: Syrian Civil War: 2015 al-Qamishli Bombings: A number of suicide bomb attacks on Assyrian Christians celebrating New Year's Eve in restaurants in Al-Qamishli Governorate, Kurdish-controlled Syria, left at least 16 dead and 35 others injured. These bombings are believed to have been orchestrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Dec 31, 2015: Six people were arrested in Belgium after house raids. They were involved in a plot to celebrate New Year's Eve in Brussels, the capital of the country.
  • Jan 3, 2015: Boko Haram militants destroy the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, starting the Baga massacre and killing as many as 2,000 people.

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What does the year 2015 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2015 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 116th year of the 21st century and the 5th year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2014 and precedes 2016.

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