January 27, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.More than 180 people have reportedly been killed since the Islamic State group mounted an attack on a jail in Syria that houses the group’s members. Islamic State militants raided the prison in the northeastern region of Hasaka on Thursday last week to free its members there. Fighting is continuing between the militants and security troops.
2.Germany and France are working together to ease tensions over Ukraine. Senior diplomats from the two countries met with delegates representing Russia and Ukraine in Paris on Wednesday. After the talks, chief Russian negotiator Dmitry Kozak said the four parties agreed to continue with talks aimed at easing tensions.
3.The South Korean military says North Korea has fired two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast. Officials say the projectiles were launched from the eastern city of Hambung toward the Sea of Japan, traveling about 190 kilometers and reaching an altitude of about 20 kilometers.