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1. 02-03 Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death Jordan
02-03 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river Keelung river, Taipei, Taiwan
3. 02-08 Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead
E. 02-12 Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Minsk, Belarus
5. 02-14 Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Krudttonden, Copenhagen, Denmark
6. 02-15 Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed' Eastern Libya
H. 02-18 Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters Debaltseve, Donbass
I. 02-20 Greece agrees deal with eurozone Brussels

Summary.     Click for More > Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead   Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Map of Minsk Belarus
Patriots beat the Seahawks in dramatic Super Bowl finale Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
 Melbourne  Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title
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Feb.2  Washington  U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine
Feb.3   Jordan
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  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard.    Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage...
Feb.4  Jordan  Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS
Feb.6  Moscow  Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks
 Washington  US has 'no proof' of hostage death
Feb.7  USA  NBC anchor Brian Williams 'temporarily' steps down
Feb.8   Cairo
 Equatorial Guinea  Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations
 Sichuan  China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han
Feb.10  Northern Syria  Last US Islamic State hostage killed
Feb.11  Italy  Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter
 Belarus  Ukraine talks last through the night
Feb.12   Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks.    Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the ...
Feb.13  Western Iraq  Key Iraqi town near US training base falls to jihadists Feb.14   Denmark   Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Map of Krudttonden Copenhagen Denmark
  Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist
 Donbass  Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce  Denmark  1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting  Kiev  President Poroshenko orders ceasefire  Denmark  Danish police kill man after attacks Feb.15   Eastern Libya Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'   A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants  Eastern Libya  Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video Feb.16  Donbass  Army and rebels stall heavy arms pullout Feb.18   Donbass Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters  Washington  US 'war on those perverting Islam' Feb.19  Chicago  Record-breaking cold in US East Feb.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone   Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels  Dubai  Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Feb.21   London Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria Feb.22   Northern Syria Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb   Bangladesh 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks  Australia  Australia to toughen citizenship laws  Los Angeles  Dark comedy Birdman won best film Feb.25  New York  Three New York men sought to join Islamic State Feb.26  London  Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed Feb.27  Missouri  Eight dead in series of shootings in Missouri   Moscow Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin.    He died hours after appealing for support for...
Feb.28  Moscow  Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder  Mosul  ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq



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Feb.1   Egypt
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  The New England Patriots overcame the 'deflate-gate' row to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24


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Feb.2   Washington U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine


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Feb.3  New York  Six die as New York train hits car   Jordan     Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death
  Jordan has executed two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.    The executions came hours IS posted an online video claiming to show pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being...
  Taiwan   35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard
 Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage suggests the pilots shut down one engine after the other lost power


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Feb.4   Jordan     Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS   The family of Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, 27, mercilessly killed by ISIS is calling for total revenge. He was burned alive while confined in a ca...  Taiwan  Teams seek Taiwan plane missing  Kiev  John Kerry to hold talks in Ukraine

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Feb.5  Moscow  Hollande and Merkel in key truce talks in Moscow

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Feb.6   Moscow     Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks   The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held 'constructive and substantive' talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine   Washington     US has 'no proof' of hostage death   White House officials say they have not seen any evidence to confirm reports by the ISIS group that an air strike killed a US hostage  Taiwan  Problems with both engines before TransAsia crash

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Feb.7  Paris  Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande  Baghdad  Baghdad bomb blasts kill more than 30  Taiwan  TransAsia crash: Flights cancelled to train Taiwan pilots   USA NBC anchor Brian Williams 'temporarily' steps down
 Nigeria  Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security  Guatemala  Fire Volcano spews rock and ash, dusting homes in Antigua

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Feb.8  Belarus  Ukraine crisis: Leaders plan new Minsk peace talks   Cairo   Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead
Map of Air Defense Stadium Cairo Egypt
  Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets
  Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations  Athens  Greek PM defiant over economic plans   Sichuan China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han  London  HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'  Australia  Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer

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Feb.9  Washington  Obama 'may supply arms to Ukraine'  Southern Italy  29 migrants traveling from Africa to Italy die of hypothermia  Damascus  Syria is 'informed on anti-IS air campaign'

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Feb.10   Northern Syria Last US Islamic State hostage killed
 Washington  US warns Putin before Ukraine talks  South Korea  100-car pileup leaves 2 dead

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Feb.11   Italy Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter
  Belarus Ukraine talks last through the night

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Feb.12   Belarus     Ukraine ceasefire deal reached
Map of Minsk Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
 Donbass  Shelling follows Minsk peace summit  New Zealand  Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach

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Feb.13   Western Iraq Key Iraqi town near US training base falls to jihadists
 Donbass  25 dead as Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline  Maritime Provinces  Canada foils 'mass shooting plot'  North Mexico  16 dead after train collided with bus

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Feb.14   Denmark     Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead
Map of Krudttonden Copenhagen Denmark
  Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist
  Donbass     Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce   Fierce fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire is due to come into force at midnight (22:00 GMT)  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram city attack repelled   Denmark     1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting   Several people have been injured after shots were fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, Danish police say   Kiev President Poroshenko orders ceasefire   Denmark   Danish police kill man after attacks   Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital  India  Building collapses, killing 13 people in north India

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Feb.15  Denmark  Danish gunman 'had violent past'  Donbass  Minsk ceasefire 'generally holding'   Eastern Libya     Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'
  A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants
 Libya  Italians rescue 2,000 migrants   Eastern Libya   Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video   Egypt has bombed Islamic State targets, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians

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Feb.16  Boston  US north-east shivers in snowstorms  Greece  Greek debt deal hangs in balance   Donbass Army and rebels stall heavy arms pullout


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Feb.17  Washington  US warns Russia as UN backs ceasefire deal

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Feb.18   Donbass     Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters
Map of Debaltseve Ukraine
  Ukraine's military said Wednesday that 80% of Ukrainian armed forces have now pulled out of a strategic railroad hub Debaltseve
 UN Security Council  Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo to tackle IS   Washington US 'war on those perverting Islam'

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Feb.19   Chicago   Record-breaking cold in US East   Bitterly cold air from Siberia has brought dangerously frigid and likely record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US  Venezuela  Caracas mayor who opposed government arrested  Queensland  Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakens

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Feb.20   Brussels     Greece agrees deal with eurozone
Map of Brussels
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
  Dubai Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper  Moscow  Russians to rally in Moscow to mark 'coup'

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Feb.21  London  US and UK discuss Russia sanctions  London  Chelsea fans in London racism probe  Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras warns of 'difficulties'   London   Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria
Map of Gatwick United Kingdom
  The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home.
 Donbass  Ukraine prisoner swap boosts truce  Northern Syria  Turkish army relieves Syria enclave  Donbass  Rebels 'agree' weapon pullout dates

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Feb.22   Northern Syria   Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb
Map of Suleyman Shah Syria
  Hundreds of Turkish forces in armoured vehicles evacuate troops guarding a tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains to a different site
  Bangladesh   48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks Map of Daulatdia-Paturia Bangladesh
  A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel
  Australia Australia to toughen citizenship laws   Los Angeles Dark comedy Birdman won best film

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Feb.23  Athens  Greece unveils eurozone reforms

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Feb.24  UN Security Council  Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty  Toronto  Toronto police probe mystery bunker

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Feb.25   New York Three New York men sought to join Islamic State
 Southern Iran  Rev. Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier

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Feb.26   London   Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed   The man's real name is Mohammed Emwazi, a west London man who had been detained by counterterror officials in Britain at least once, in 2010

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Feb.27   Missouri Eight dead in series of shootings in Missouri
 Bangladesh  US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death   Moscow   Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
 Mexico  Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

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Feb.28   Moscow Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder
  Mosul ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq  Cairo  Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group  Moscow  Boris Nemtsov murder: Thousands pay tribute  Sierra Leone  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine


U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine   Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS   The family of Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, 27, mercilessly killed by ISIS is calling for total revenge. He was burned alive while confined in a ca...   Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks   The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held 'constructive and substantive' talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine Ukraine talks last through the night   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Map of Minsk Belarus




World, February 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.2   Washington
Feb.4   Jordan
Feb.5  Moscow  Hollande and Merkel in key truce talks in Moscow
Feb.6   Moscow
Feb.7  Paris  Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande
Feb.8  Belarus  Ukraine crisis: Leaders plan new Minsk peace talks
Feb.9  Washington  Obama 'may supply arms to Ukraine'
Feb.9  Damascus  Syria is 'informed on anti-IS air campaign'
Feb.11   Belarus
Feb.12   Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
Feb.12  Donbass  Shelling follows Minsk peace summit Feb.13   Western Iraq Key Iraqi town near US training base falls to jihadists Feb.13  Donbass  25 dead as Ukraine battles persist before cease-fire deadline Feb.14   Donbass   Battles rage ahead of Ukraine truce   Fierce fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire is due to come into force at midnight (22:00 GMT) Feb.14  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram city attack repelled Feb.14   Kiev President Poroshenko orders ceasefire Feb.15  Donbass  Minsk ceasefire 'generally holding' Feb.15   Eastern Libya Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video   Egypt has bombed Islamic State targets, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians Feb.16   Donbass Army and rebels stall heavy arms pullout Feb.17  Washington  US warns Russia as UN backs ceasefire deal Feb.18   Donbass   Ukraine troops pull back from a key town as truce falters Map of Debaltseve Ukraine
  Ukraine's military said Wednesday that 80% of Ukrainian armed forces have now pulled out of a strategic railroad hub Debaltseve
Feb.18  UN Security Council  Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo to tackle IS Feb.21  Donbass  Ukraine prisoner swap boosts truce Feb.21  Northern Syria  Turkish army relieves Syria enclave Feb.21  Donbass  Rebels 'agree' weapon pullout dates Feb.22   Northern Syria Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb Map of Suleyman Shah Syria
  Hundreds of Turkish forces in armoured vehicles evacuate troops guarding a tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains to a different site
Feb.25  Southern Iran  Rev. Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier



World, February 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.3  New York  Six die as New York train hits car Feb.3   Taiwan 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard
 Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage suggests the pilots shut down one engine after the other lost power
Feb.4  Taiwan  Teams seek Taiwan plane missing Feb.6  Taiwan  Problems with both engines before TransAsia crash Feb.7  Taiwan  TransAsia crash: Flights cancelled to train Taiwan pilots Feb.7  Guatemala  Fire Volcano spews rock and ash, dusting homes in Antigua Feb.8  Australia  Second shark attack in as many days kills surfer Feb.9  Southern Italy  29 migrants traveling from Africa to Italy die of hypothermia Feb.10  South Korea  100-car pileup leaves 2 dead Feb.12  New Zealand  Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach Feb.13  North Mexico  16 dead after train collided with bus Feb.14  India  Building collapses, killing 13 people in north India Feb.15  Libya  Italians rescue 2,000 migrants Feb.16  Boston  US north-east shivers in snowstorms Feb.19   Chicago Record-breaking cold in US East   Bitterly cold air from Siberia has brought dangerously frigid and likely record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US Feb.19  Queensland  Tropical Cyclone Marcia weakens Feb.20   Dubai Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Feb.22   Bangladesh 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks Map of Daulatdia-Paturia Bangladesh
  A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel
Feb.28  Sierra Leone  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine



World, February 2015 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.8  Athens  Greek PM defiant over economic plans Feb.8   Sichuan China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han
Feb.8  London  HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax' Feb.16  Greece  Greek debt deal hangs in balance Feb.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone
Map of Brussels
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
Feb.21  Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras warns of 'difficulties' Feb.22   Los Angeles Dark comedy Birdman won best film Feb.23  Athens  Greece unveils eurozone reforms



World, February 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.1   Melbourne Djokovic beats Murray to win 5th Australian Open title
Feb.1   Arizona Patriots beat the Seahawks in dramatic Super Bowl finale Map of Glendale Arizona Arizona
  The New England Patriots overcame the 'deflate-gate' row to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24
Feb.8   Cairo Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead
Map of Air Defense Stadium Cairo Egypt
  Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets
Feb.8   Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations Feb.21  London  Chelsea fans in London racism probe



World, February 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.1   Egypt Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Feb.3   Jordan   Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death
  Jordan has executed two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.    The executions came hours IS posted an online video claiming to show pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being...
Feb.4   Jordan   Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS   The family of Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, 27, mercilessly killed by ISIS is calling for total revenge. He was burned alive while confined in a ca... Feb.6   Washington   US has 'no proof' of hostage death   White House officials say they have not seen any evidence to confirm reports by the ISIS group that an air strike killed a US hostage Feb.7  Baghdad  Baghdad bomb blasts kill more than 30 Feb.8   Cairo Egypt Cairo football clashes leave at least 22 dead
Map of Air Defense Stadium Cairo Egypt
  Clashes between football fans and security forces after fans of the Zamalek tried to force their way into a match without tickets
Feb.8   Sichuan China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han Feb.8  London  HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax' Feb.10   Northern Syria Last US Islamic State hostage killed Feb.11   Italy Costa Concordia captain Schettino guilty of manslaughter Feb.13  Maritime Provinces  Canada foils 'mass shooting plot' Feb.14   Denmark   Copenhagen free speech debate shooting: One dead Map of Krudttonden Copenhagen Denmark
  Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist
Feb.14   Denmark   1 dead in second Copenhagen shooting   Several people have been injured after shots were fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, Danish police say Feb.14   Denmark Danish police kill man after attacks   Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital Feb.15  Denmark  Danish gunman 'had violent past' Feb.15   Eastern Libya   Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'
  A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants
Feb.18   Washington US 'war on those perverting Islam'
Feb.19  Venezuela  Caracas mayor who opposed government arrested Feb.21   London Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria Map of Gatwick United Kingdom
  The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home.
Feb.24  Toronto  Toronto police probe mystery bunker Feb.25   New York Three New York men sought to join Islamic State Feb.26   London Identity of ISIS terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' revealed   The man's real name is Mohammed Emwazi, a west London man who had been detained by counterterror officials in Britain at least once, in 2010 Feb.27   Missouri Eight dead in series of shootings in Missouri Feb.27  Bangladesh  US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death Feb.27   Moscow Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
Feb.27  Mexico  Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held Feb.28   Moscow Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder Feb.28   Mosul ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq Feb.28  Cairo  Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group



World, February 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.1   Egypt Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Feb.2   Washington U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine Feb.4  Kiev  John Kerry to hold talks in Ukraine Feb.5  Moscow  Hollande and Merkel in key truce talks in Moscow Feb.6   Moscow   Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks   The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held 'constructive and substantive' talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine Feb.7   USA NBC anchor Brian Williams 'temporarily' steps down Feb.7  Nigeria  Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security Feb.8  Belarus  Ukraine crisis: Leaders plan new Minsk peace talks Feb.8  Athens  Greek PM defiant over economic plans Feb.9  Washington  Obama 'may supply arms to Ukraine' Feb.10  Washington  US warns Putin before Ukraine talks Feb.11   Belarus Ukraine talks last through the night Feb.12   Belarus   Ukraine ceasefire deal reached Map of Minsk Belarus
  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached, bringing an end to marathon talks
 Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, Chancellor Merkel has warned
Feb.14   Kiev President Poroshenko orders ceasefire Feb.16  Greece  Greek debt deal hangs in balance Feb.17  Washington  US warns Russia as UN backs ceasefire deal Feb.18  UN Security Council  Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo to tackle IS Feb.18   Washington US 'war on those perverting Islam' Feb.19  Venezuela  Caracas mayor who opposed government arrested Feb.20   Brussels   Greece agrees deal with eurozone Map of Brussels
  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels
Feb.20  Moscow  Russians to rally in Moscow to mark 'coup' Feb.21  London  US and UK discuss Russia sanctions Feb.21  London  Chelsea fans in London racism probe Feb.21  Athens  PM Alexis Tsipras warns of 'difficulties' Feb.22   Australia Australia to toughen citizenship laws Feb.23  Athens  Greece unveils eurozone reforms Feb.24  UN Security Council  Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty Feb.27   Moscow Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead Map of Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge Moscow Russia
  An unidentified attacker in a car shot former Deputy Prime Minister four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin
 He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday against the war in Ukraine
Feb.28   Moscow Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder Feb.28  Moscow  Boris Nemtsov murder: Thousands pay tribute Feb.28  Sierra Leone  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine