16 Jan 2013 – Algeria: Attack on gas facility near Amenas kills 39 including three Americans; Those Who Sign With Blood Battalion led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility.
17 Jan 1996 – United States: Umar ‘Abd al-Rahman (the Blind Shaykh) sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1993 World Trade Centre Bombing.
17 Jan 1991 – Iraq: Operation Desert Storm air offensive begins.
19 Jan 2007 – Ethiopia: Twenty five killed in attack on the community of Gunagado; Ogden National Liberation Front believed responsible.
20 Jan 1981 – Iran: The remaining 52 US embassy hostages seized in November 1979 released.
23 Jan 1999 – France: GIA ringleaders sentenced to eight years for terrorist acts; 84 others sentenced in mass trial.
23 Jan 2002 – Pakistan: Extremists kidnap and later kill US journalist Daniel Pearl.
24 Jan 2011 – Russia: Suicide bombing kills 36, wounds 180 at Domodedovo airport in Moscow; Doku Umarov of Imirat Kavkaz claims responsibility on the 7 Feb 2011.
25 Jan 2011 – Egypt: The start of the Egyptian Revolution or when the Arab Spring began in Egypt.
26 Jan 2008 – Jordan: George Habash the founder of the Palestine Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) died in Amaan, Jordon.
30 Jan 1947 – India: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi in Nathuram Godse a Hindu nationalist.
31 Jan 2003 – United States: Richard Reid, failed “shoe bomber” who attempted to bring down American Airlines flight 63 in December 2001, is sentenced to life in prison.
31 Jan 2001 – Netherlands: Scottish court finds Libyan ‘Abd al-Baset al-Megrahi guilty in Pan Am 103 bombing.
Dates are taken from the NCTC terrorist calendar and 361 Security Significant dates.