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Iran: Lawmakers Agree To React Harshly To More Sanctions

More than 80 Iranian lawmakers signed a motion agreeing to react harshly if the United States were to impose new sanctions on the country, Tasnim News Agency reported Jan. 27.

Israel: Artillery Fire Hit Syrian Military Base, Reports Say

Artillery fired from Israel in response to rockets launched from Syria hit a Syrian government military base, according to Syrian news outlets Jan. 27, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Japan: Official In Jordan To Negotiate Hostage Release

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama has been dispatched to Jordan to oversee efforts to free a Japanese hostage held by the Islamic State, Voice of America reported Jan. 27.

Israel, Syria: Fire Exchanged Across Border

Israel returned fire after at least two rockets from Syria were fired into the Golan Heights on Jan. 27, Ynet News reported.

Libya: One Arrested For Hotel Attack As Events Continue To Unfold

Tripoli's joint security operations team confirmed the arrest of one gunman for the attack on Corinthia hotel in Tripoli that has killed at least three so far, Libyan News Agency reported Jan. 27.

Russia: EU Leaders To Discuss New Sanctions

Leaders from all 28 EU member countries warned that they would impose more sanctions on Russia because of Moscow's involvement in recent fighting in Ukraine, Financial Times reported Jan. 27.

Russia: A Fifth Of Banks Could Collapse In 2015

Nearly a fifth of Russian banks risk collapse in 2015, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported Jan. 27, citing the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting, a Russian think tank.

Israel: Projectiles Land In Golan Heights

Two projectiles fired from Syria have landed in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Jerusalem Post reported Jan. 27.

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