16 Jan 2013 – Algeria: Attack on gas facility near In Amenas kills 39, including three Americans; Those Who Sign With Blood Battalion led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar claim responsibility.
17 Jan 1991 – Iraq: Operation Desert Storm air offensive begins.
19 – Jan 2007 – Ethiopia: Twenty-five killed in an attack on a community in Gunagado; Ogaden National Liberation Front believed responsible.
20 Jan 1981 – Iran: Remaining 52 US Embassy hostages taken in November 1979 are released.
20 Jan 17 – United States: The United States new President elect Trump inauguration.
22 Jan 1999 – France: GIA ringleaders sentenced to eight years for terrorist acts; 84 others are sentenced in a mass trial.
23 Jan 2002 – Pakistan: Extremists kidnap and later kill US journalist Danial Pearl.
24 Jan 2011 – Russia: Suicide bombing kills 36 injures 180 at Domodedovo airport in Moscow; Doku Umarov of Imirat Kavkaz claims responsibility on 7 Feb 11.
25 Jan 2011 – Egypt: The start of the Egyptian Revolution or when the Arab Spring began in Egypt.
26 Jan 2008 – Jordon: George Habash the founder of the Palestine Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) died in Amman, Jordon
30 Jan 1947 – India: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi, India by Nathuram Godse a Hindu nationalist.
Dates are taken from the NCTC terrorist calendar and 361 Security Significant dates.