UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

2017-05-18 10:00

A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in jihadist attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

American who joined al-Qaeda faces sentencing in New York

2017-05-11 21:16

An American who joined the al-Qaeda terror network and schemed with its leaders on how to attack the Long Island Railroad is due in court for sentencing.

Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

2017-05-10 16:51

Prosecutors say a British man arrested with several knives near Parliament is also accused of being an al-Qaeda bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

US soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

2017-05-05 17:07

An American soldier has been shot dead and two others wounded in Somalia during a joint operation with Somali forces against Shabaab militants, the US military says.

French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army

2017-04-19 16:04

French and Malian armed forces have killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

Drone strike kills 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

2017-03-29 15:02

A drone strike killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda in south Yemen, a security official said, as the United States intensifies air raids on jihadists in the war-torn country.

London attacker not linked to ISIS or al-Qaeda

2017-03-27 22:02

A senior British counter-terrorism officer says police have found "no evidence" Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda.

Brother of Toulouse attacker on trek against radicalism

2017-03-17 22:13

Five years after his brother killed seven people in the name of Islam, Abdelghani Merah is now walking across France to preach tolerance and warn against the dangers of religious radicalism.

Car bomb blast kills 6 near hotel in Somalia's capital

2017-03-13 11:00

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near a hotel in Somalia's capital, killing at least six people and injuring four others.

UN chief: Steady funding needed for AU troops in Somalia

2017-03-09 06:11

The UN secretary general has urged more funding for African Union troops in Somalia battling Islamic extremists trying to take over the country.


'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

2017-05-18 08:28

An unmarried couple was stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials say, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.

US offers $10 million reward for Syria rebel leader

2017-05-10 20:06

The Trump administration is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about the whereabouts of the military leader of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali identified as Liberian

2017-05-05 20:00

A UN peacekeeper killed in a rocket and mortar attack claimed by a powerful jihadist alliance in Mali has been identified by the United Nations as a Liberian soldier.

Two alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack - official

2017-04-28 09:27

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack, but deny involvement, a court spokesperson has said.

Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants

2017-04-16 22:04

A Somali police officer says security forces have shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in Mogadishu.

Mali's former rebels agree to join peace conference

2017-03-28 16:08

Former rebels in Mali have reversed a decision to boycott a national reconciliation conference after receiving assurances from the government, a spokesperson says.

Sudan searching for French hostage: foreign minister

2017-03-27 08:48

Sudanese security agents have launched a search for an abducted Frenchman after a Chadian minister reported that he was being held in the neighbouring country, Khartoum says.

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital

2017-03-15 21:03

Suicide bombers have hit the judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus, killing at least 30 people as the country marks the sixth anniversary of its bloodletting.

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims deadly Damascus attack

2017-03-12 19:35

An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for twin blasts near holy shrines frequented by Shi'ites in the Syrian capital Damascus that killed more than 70 people.

NY man aimed to fight with Islamic extremists

2017-03-05 10:30

Prosecutors say a New York man has repeatedly travelled to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or al-Nusra Front extremist groups.

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