February 2, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Spillover of the Israel–Hamas war

Attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria

February 2024 United States airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. military launches airstrikes against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria, in response to a drone attack that killed three American troops in Jordan. CENTCOM says more than 85 targets were hit with 125 "precision munitions". (NBC News) (BBC News)

Law and crime

1974 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries bombing

DNA tests confirm the identity of a man who claimed that he was the fugitive Satoshi Kirishima before dying of cancer in late January. (Kyodo News)

1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal

The Malaysian Pardons Board headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong reduces the prison term of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak from 12 years to 6 years of imprisonment. (Reuters via Rappler)