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.

Body of beheaded German hostage found

2017-03-04 22:37

The Philippine military says it has recovered the body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants a few days ago.

Interim authorities installed in Mali's former rebel bastions

2017-03-03 08:30

Interim authorities for Mali's troubled northern regions of Gao and Menaka have been installed in a step toward improving security enough to allow local elections in former rebel strongholds.

Mogadishu on lockdown for president's inauguration

2017-02-22 14:13

Somalia's capital Mogadishu is under security lockdown, with roads closed and commercial flights cancelled ahead of the inauguration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Colombian nun kidnapping: Mali arrests 2

2017-02-09 08:29

Mali's security forces have arrested two suspects in their search for a Colombian nun kidnapped the night before from a church in southern Mali.

Tunisia gets 6 US combat helicopters to fight 'terror'

2017-02-05 11:00

Tunisia's armed forces have taken delivery of six US-made military helicopters from a total order of 24 for use in its fight against "terror", the government announced Saturday.

Dozens killed in first US raid in Yemen under Trump

2017-01-29 13:51

A US raid in Yemen has killed at least 41 suspected al-Qaeda militants and 16 civilians, in America's first military action in the country under President Donald Trump.


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.

3 Islamic extremist groups in Mali merge, pledge to al-Qaeda

2017-03-03 14:47

Three prominent Islamic extremist groups in Mali have announced they have merged into one and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda's leader, according to an organisation that monitors jihadist websites.

Two Malians arrested in Senegal over I Coast beach attack

2017-02-24 10:08

Senegalese police have arrested two Malians suspected of involvement in a jihadist attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort last year that killed 19 people.

Death toll rises to 39 in Mogadishu bombing

2017-02-20 13:41

The toll has climbed to 39 dead in an unusually deadly suicide bombing at the weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu, rescue workers say, the first since a new president was chosen this month.

2 mortar rounds hit near voting site day before Somalia vote

2017-02-08 06:04

Police in Somalia say two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists have hit near Mogadishu's international airport, close to the venue where presidential election will be held.

At least 140 Somali refugees set to leave for US sent back to camp

2017-02-05 06:57

At least 140 Somali refugees whose resettlement in the US this week was stopped by President Donald Trump's executive order have been sent back to their refugee camp instead, one of the refugees says.

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

2017-01-28 07:04

Malian officials say two suspected jihadists have been arrested after they planned to stage a suicide attack in the capital Bamako during the France-Africa summit earlier this month.

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