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Syrian army recaptures town

2014-10-24 16:05

The Syrian army has regained control of a town on the highway linking Hama and Aleppo cities in western Syria after months of battles.

Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi'ite rebels in Yemen

2014-10-22 18:58

Sunni al-Qaeda militants and Shi'ite Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources say.

Somalia's Shabaab stones man to death for rape

2014-10-22 14:48

Somalia's al -Shabaab militants say they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

2014-10-22 09:30

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighbouring country’s fight against the Sunni extremists of the ISIS group.

Suicide blast hits Baghdad Shi'ite mosque

2014-10-20 16:39

A suicide bomber HAS struck a Shi’ite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials say.

'Qaeda' militants seize Yemen town

2014-10-16 13:58

Suspected al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen, hours after Shi'ite rebels overran a nearby provincial capital, a security official says.

Bomb hits Somali police car after cafe attack

2014-10-13 20:37

A bomb has torn through a senior policeman's car in Somalia's capital after suspected Islamist militants shelled an area where the president was due to speak.

2 suicide attacks kill 67 Yemenis

2014-10-09 16:28

Suicide attacks in Yemeni's capital and in the country's south have killed 67 people amid a deepening crisis.

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

2014-10-07 11:11

Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Somali troops celebrate port capture

2014-10-06 12:51

Somali military commanders have celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades.

Tunisian youths at forefront of Syria jihad

2014-10-01 09:11

Tunisian youths disillusioned with the post-revolution era have flocked to join jihadists overseas, making the birthplace of the Arab Spring the top source of foreign fighters in Syria.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53
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At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Air strikes intensify against ISIS in Syria

2014-09-29 08:44

US-led coalition warplanes have pounded the oil sites that fund the Islamic State fighters in Syria, as air strikes intensify against the jihadist group.

Air strikes on Syria 'war against Islam' - al-Qaeda

2014-09-27 22:53

Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise, says that foreign air strikes on the country constitute a "war against Islam", and threatened to attack the worldwide interests of participating nations.

ISIS-linked jihadists behead Frenchman

2014-09-25 06:12

Jihadists linked to ISIS have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail.

130 000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

2014-09-22 14:49

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130 000, Turkey's deputy prime minister says.

Algerian troops kill 'terror' chief

2014-09-22 13:49

Algerian soldiers have killed a 'terrorist chief' during an operation in the Kabylie region some 110km east of the capital, the defence ministry announced.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

2014-09-19 14:03

Legislation requested by President Obama authorising the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

ISIS 'mafia' cash flow a difficult target for West

2014-09-18 12:35

Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of ISIS jihadists, as the extremists operate like a "mafia" in territory under their control in Syria and Iraq, experts say.

Kenya massacre: Developments one year on

2014-09-18 08:09

One year after Somalia's Shabaab rebels stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall, killing at least 67 people in a four-day siege, multiple questions remain.

Yemen: Shi'ite rebels, tribesmen clashes kill 22

2014-09-16 15:31

Twenty-two people have been killed in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen, tribal and local sources say.

Pakistani Taliban group claim police attack

2014-09-16 11:01

A new hard-line breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in Pakistan's restive northwest that killed one official.

Freed Fijian troops call home, and then celebrate

2014-09-12 11:37

First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety.

Australia elevates terrorism threat level

2014-09-12 07:55

The Australian government has elevated its terrorism threat to the second-highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.

 

Lebanese army kills 3 men in raid

2014-10-23 20:00

Lebanon’s troops have killed three men and arrested several others during a raid on an apartment containing weapons and ammunition, security sources say.

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops

2014-10-22 16:56

Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border have fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military says.

Little hope for Tunisia election in jihadist-hit city

2014-10-22 14:10

Mired in poverty, Kasserine lies at the foot of Mount Chaambi, where the army and police have been hunting down jihadists blamed for deadly attacks on security forces.

Egypt military court sentences 7 to death

2014-10-22 06:12

An official in Egypt says a military court has sentenced seven alleged militants to death and two to life in prison for their roles in a pair of attacks that killed nine soldiers.

Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

2014-10-20 10:00

Kenyan and Somali soldiers have killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and suicide vests, a spokesperson says.

Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital, US says

2014-10-15 12:04

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

Shabaab down but not out after military setbacks

2014-10-10 13:09

Military strikes that drove al-Shabaab from a strategic Somali port this week and killed their leader last month have dealt the group a hefty blow, but it is far too soon to declare victory.

Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

2014-10-08 10:26

US Vice President Joe Biden has called Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister and “clarified” his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the ISIS.

Militants may be planning to strike US

2014-10-06 21:22

The FBI director says militants based in Syria may be working on a plan to strike the US.

Niger to stay in Mali after peacekeepers killed

2014-10-04 16:09

Niger says it will not be intimidated into leaving Mali a day after nine of its peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in the neighbouring country.

Uganda uncovers 'al-Qaeda prison plot'

2014-09-30 20:02

Uganda has intercepted communications between militants in the east African nation and al-Qaeda groups in north Africa requesting help in a planned attack on a major Kampala prison.

Briton held over 'ISIS jihad recruitment'

2014-09-29 17:45

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a British citizen suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for jihadist groups overseas such as the Islamic State organisation.

UN: Mali security situation 'extremely fragile'

2014-09-27 22:54

The security situation in Mali remains "extremely fragile", the UN secretary-general says, warning that progress in peace talks with armed separatists remains slow.

US strikes ISIS oil refineries in Syria

2014-09-25 11:33

The United States has bombed ISIS-controlled oil refineries in Syria as president Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death".

Tuareg man decapitated in Mali

2014-09-24 16:31

Suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants in northern Mali have decapitated a Tuareg hostage seized for purportedly acting as an informer for French forces in the region.

Death sentences for 4 Saudis in 'bloodiest terror' cell

2014-09-22 14:49

Four Saudi men have been sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", a report says.

Yemen government signs peace deal with Shi'ites

2014-09-22 09:24

Yemeni government officials and Shi'ite have rebels signed a peace agreement following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes.

Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India

2014-09-19 12:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

2014-09-19 09:17

A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesperson said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.

Iran rules out co-operating with US in Iraq

2014-09-18 08:12

Iran's foreign minister ruled out co-operating with the US in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader threat that needs new thinking.

Kenya mall attack: A tale of nerve-wracking experiences

2014-09-18 08:09

Read about nerve-wracking experiences of Kenyan journalists who covered the 21 September 2013 massacre that left at least 67 people dead at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

2014-09-16 12:36

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight 'terrorism'. What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

Al-Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges mistakes

2014-09-14 21:12

Al-Qaeda has dismissed as "lies" a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network made no mention of ISIS, widely seen as its rival.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Anti-Semitic attacks double in France

2014-09-12 07:55

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of the year, the country's main Jewish group says.

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