ISIS makes inroads into Kenya

2016-06-30 21:02

Recent arrests show the Islamic State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country.

Egypt president calls for reforms to counter extremists

2016-06-29 20:40

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who came to power after a bloody crackdown on political Islamists, has called in a speech to Muslim clerics for religious reforms to counter extremists.

Bangladesh arrests over 5 000 in crackdown on extremists

2016-06-12 19:43

Authorities in Bangladesh say they have arrested more than 5 000 criminal suspects in the past few days as they continue a nationwide crackdown to try and stop a growing wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in the country.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

2016-06-09 19:05

Shabaab fighters have attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

Prisoner not seen since 2002 CIA capture, may appear at Gitmo

2016-05-26 22:26

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation programme, may soon make his first appearance in a US courtroom.

Campus bomb kills two in Yemen

2016-05-24 12:42

A bomb hit a university campus in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa killing two people at an event commemorating the country's 1990 unification, a security official said.

Tunisia stops 2 000 from going to conflict zones

2016-05-10 07:13

Tunisian authorities have prevented nearly 2 000 people from travelling abroad to join jihadist groups in the first three months of this year.

Former al-Qaeda hostage recounts bitter return to France

2016-04-22 21:26

Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in Mali and held hostage by al-Qaeda extremists for more than three years, is recounting his bitter homecoming to France.

Mali arrests Ivory Coast beach attack suspect

2016-04-17 19:01

Mali has arrested a suspect in connection with the March attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast that killed at least 19 people.

Qaeda ambush kills 20 Yemen soldiers - military source

2016-04-09 19:44

Al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 20 Yemeni soldiers when they ambushed their military convoy.


Lebanon foils planned ISIS attacks

2016-06-30 19:02

The Lebanese army says it has foiled attacks planned by the Islamic State jihadist group on a tourist site and a crowded area, arresting five "terrorists".

Bomb scare at High Commission in Nairobi

2016-06-16 18:45

Kenya's police chief says the Canadian High Commission had a bomb scare over an unexpectedly large package of visa forms

3 000 arrested in Bangladesh

2016-06-11 20:05

Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3 000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders.

Burkina police arrest six 'foreigners' over jihadist attacks

2016-06-02 08:45

Burkina Faso police have arrested six "foreigners" suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police say.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

2016-05-15 14:04

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police in the Yemeni port of Mukalla where a year of al-Qaeda rule was ended just last month.

Police, civilians killed in Mogadishu attack

2016-05-09 10:08

Islamic jihadists killed three police officers in a bomb and gun attack on a police station in the Somali capital, city authorities said.

Gunmen kill 7 police guarding polio team in Pakistan

2016-04-20 17:58

Motorcycle gunmen have shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials say, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

Austria probes link between Paris, Mumbai attacks

2016-04-11 18:01

Austrian prosecutors are probing a possible link between a Pakistani held in Salzburg in connection with last November's terror assaults in Paris and the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Bangladesh al-Qaeda claims responsibility for student death

2016-04-09 11:01

A banned Islamist group in Bangladesh tied to the al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the killing of a student opponent of radical Islam.

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