January 9-18, 1996 | Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis

Russian actions in the Caucasus have led to many terrorist attacks and hostage taking incidents, but…

January 8, 2016 | Terrorist attack by ISIS in Egypt

Terrorists attack tourist resorts for obvious reasons: it is a way to target Westerners and undermine…

January 7, 1973 | Shootings in New Orleans linked to Black Panthers

On January 7, 1973, former Black Panther member Mark Essex went on a shooting spree in…

January 6, 2014 | Massacre in Nigeria

On January 6, 2014, a massacre took place in a village in Nigeria’s Plateau State. Thirty-three…

January 5, 2002 | Airplane crash into Bank of America building in Tampa, Florida

We know that terrorist attacks can inspire others to act in similar ways but sometimes it…

January 4, 2004 | Bombing in southern Philippines kills 22

The Philippines has been the unwanted stage for many terrorist groups over the decades, including Islamist…

Car bombing of Shia pilgrims in Iraq – January 3, 2013

Despite our Western-centric views on terrorism, it is an unavoidable fact that the vast majority of…

Attempted murder of Danish cartoonist behind ‘Muhammad satire’ – January 2, 2010

We in the West take editorial cartoons and lampooning for granted: terrorists don't.

ISIS massacre of aspiring migrants in Libya – January 1, 2016

On January 1, 2016 more than 300 West African migrants, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians, were…

Why New Year’s Eve is a prime terrorist target

On previous New Year's Eve, terrorist attacks have indeed been carried out. Here is a sample.