New video emerges of South African held hostage in Mali

2015-12-02 07:55

The Gift of the Givers has described a new video of two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, as "absolutely credible and realistic".

Ex-wife of ISIS leader freed in prisoner swop

2015-12-01 20:12

The al-Qaeda branch in Syria has freed 13 Lebanese policemen and three army soldiers abducted in August 2014, in a swop deal with the government in Beirut, who released 13 prisoners linked to the militant group.

Mali leader: Peace process won't be derailed

2015-11-27 10:55

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has discussed last week’s attack on Bamako hotel, focussing on what his government plans to do next and the volatile north.

Africa's top fashion event called off over terror fears

2015-11-24 19:58

Africa's prime fashion event, the two-yearly FIMA festival in Niger, has been called off on the eve of its launch over fears of terror attacks, Niger designer Alphadi has announced.

Shabaab: We'll cut the throats of those who shift to ISIS

2015-11-24 10:16

Somalia’s Shabaab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from al-Qaeda to ISIS amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.

Mali hotel attack: Probe into jihadist siege continues

2015-11-24 07:34

French and UN investigators joined a Mali police probe into a jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left at least 20 dead, as flags were lowered Monday for three days of mourning.

New statement said to identify gunmen in Mali attack

2015-11-23 12:31

The Islamic group that claimed responsibility for last week’s assault on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital has issued a new statement identifying the two gunmen, a Mauritanian news site says.

Mali attack explained: Who, why and what's next?

2015-11-22 13:31

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall responds to frequently asked questions on the Bamako hotel attack that left 21 people dead in Mali.

18 bodies found after jihadists attack Malian hotel

2015-11-20 19:41

Malian national television has reported that no more hostages are being held at a luxury hotel after a day-long siege by Islamic militants.

Shepherd beheading adds to woes of neglected corner of Tunisia

2015-11-20 07:42

The beheading of a young shepherd by jihadists has aroused anger and frustration in Tunisia's Sidi Bouzid where extremist violence has compounded the woes of an impoverished region.


Execute at your own peril, Qaeda warns Saudis

2015-12-01 22:01

Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the group, has said in a statement circulated online that it plans to avenge the execution of any of its members by Saudi Arabia.

Pope says fundamentalism is 'disease of all religions'

2015-12-01 11:02

Pope Francis says that fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he returned from a three-nation tour of Africa in which he preached reconciliation and hope.

UN staffer killed in Mali attack on peacekeeping convoy

2015-11-25 07:36

A UN employee has been killed in an attack on a peacekeeping convoy in northern Mali, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Gift of the Givers makes contact with SA man's captors

2015-11-24 19:09

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has made contact with the group that took South African Stephen McGown and Swede Johan Gustafsson hostage in Mali four years ago.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

2015-11-23 21:26

Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed an assault on a luxury Mali hotel, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field two years ago, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

Mali, neighbours in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

2015-11-23 09:21

Mali has started three days of national mourning for the victims of the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left at least 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, with neighbouring countries joining in a show of solidarity.

Mali in mourning after at least 27 die in hotel siege

2015-11-21 08:08

Mali has begun three days of mourning and declared a state of emergency after a nine-hour siege by jihadists at a top hotel in the capital left at least 27 people dead.

Yemen Qaeda attacks leave 12 soldiers, 19 jihadists dead - army

2015-11-20 12:47

Al-Qaeda launched simultaneous attacks on two army positions in south-eastern Yemen that left at least 12 soldiers and 19 jihadists dead, an army officer says.

Expert: ISIS could turn Europe into urban guerilla warzone

2015-11-19 21:41

The West must ramp up air strikes by 10 to 20 times to have any hope of disrupting the Islamic State group, which risks turning Europe into an urban guerilla warzone, one of the world's leading counter-terrorism experts has warned.

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