Yemen rebels raid homes of dozens of opponents

2015-08-31 21:10

Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

Kenyan gets 15yrs' in US terror case

2015-08-28 19:40

A Kenyan man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the US after pleading guilty to providing money and recruits to foreign terrorist groups.

Mali separatists to suspend participation in peace committee

2015-08-24 13:23

Separatists in northern Mali will suspend their participation in a committee that monitors a peace deal until tensions are reduced with pro-government militia, the Co-ordination of Azawad Movements says.

Korkie's teary reunion with negotiator

2015-08-23 12:10

Former al-Qaeda captive Yolande Korkie has had an emotional reunion in Bloemfontein with the Gift of the Givers' negotiator Anas al-Hamati, who helped secure her release in Yemen.

UN deploys around northern Mali town

2015-08-18 22:43

Mali's UN peacekeeping mission has deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes.

Mali groups clash again ahead of talks in Niger

2015-08-17 17:03

Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have attacked the position of a pro-government militia, in fighting that is undermining government attempts to pacify the region, sources say.

Nigerian gets 22 years in prison on US terror help charges

2015-08-13 11:06

A Nigerian man who took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaeda faction’s effort to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks has been sentenced in New York to 22 years in prison.

Suspected jihadist shot dead in Tunisia

2015-08-10 22:04

A suspected jihadist has been shot dead in western Tunisia near the Algerian border, a region where security forces have been hunting militants since 2012, the interior ministry says.

Al Qaeda in Syria leaves area where Turkey seeks buffer zone

2015-08-10 16:35

The al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front says it has quit frontline positions against Islamic State north of Aleppo and ceded them to other rebels, leaving an area of northern Syria where Turkey wants to set up a buffer zone.

Mali arrests 5 over Qaeda attack that killed 11 soldiers

2015-08-06 10:06

Malian forces have arrested five people suspected of involvement in an attack that left 11 soldiers dead, but the release of a former top jihadist has sparked outrage among human rights groups.


UN: Somalia aid crisis critical

2015-08-31 15:55

War-torn Somalia remains in a “critical” state four years after a devastating famine, the UN says, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid.

Qaeda denies holding UK hostage freed in Yemen

2015-08-26 19:10

Al-Qaeda says it has never held a UK hostage that the UAE says it freed from the group in Yemen.

Tunisian border guard killed in shootout with 'terrorist group'

2015-08-24 07:28

A Tunisian border guard has been killed in a shootout with jihadists on the border with Algeria, state television and the president of a union of border guards say.

Rebels urge UN to remove 'security zones' in northern Mali

2015-08-20 11:01

Mali’s main Tuareg rebel group has urged the UN to lift "all the security zones" set up in the country’s north in response to deadly clashes between rival groups that have threatened to unravel a newly agreed peace deal.

Landmine kills 2 soldiers in west Tunisia

2015-08-18 15:56

Two soldiers have been killed by a landmine in western Tunisia near the Algerian border, a region where the army has been chasing jihadists since 2012, the defence ministry says.

Al-Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

2015-08-13 19:25

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, has pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban.

'Strong suspicion' Mali hotel gunmen linked to jihadists

2015-08-11 07:43

A deadly attack and hostage-taking at a Mali hotel is believed to be the work of an Islamist organisation with ties to an al-Qaeda linked group, investigators say.

Egypt delays verdict in trial of al-Qaeda chief's brother

2015-08-10 18:50

Egypt has again postponed its verdict in the trial of the brother of the al-Qaeda chief, but has sentenced 10 co-defendants to death for forming a "terrorist group", a court official says.

Unknown gunmen attack northern Mali trading hub

2015-08-07 13:59

Unknown rebels have launched an attack on a key trading hub in northern Mali, laying siege to at least three hotels frequented by foreigners, army sources say.

Al-Qaeda calls for more lone wolf attacks on the US, France

2015-08-05 09:54

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released a video calling for lone wolf attacks in the United States, France and other 'disbeliever' nations.

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