Somali journalists released from jail

2015-10-08 13:34

Somalia’s government has released two journalists who spent a week in jail after broadcasting a debate on the presence of foreign forces in the country.

Yemeni government evacuated as blasts hit Aden

2015-10-06 16:51

Yemeni ministers have been evacuated from their temporary headquarters in Aden after explosions that reportedly killed 15 Arab soldiers and Yemeni militiamen.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners in bright spot for peace deal

2015-10-04 12:04

Mali’s government and a major Tuareg-led rebel alliance exchanged prisoners this week, the two sides and a UN source say, in a move hailed as a step forward for the country’s fledgling peace process.

US judge dismisses 9/11 case against Saudi Arabia

2015-09-30 17:09

A US judge has dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al-Qaeda.

Spoils of peace undermining stability in Mali

2015-09-25 12:00

Three months after the completion of a peace deal to end decades of conflict in northern Mali, stability remains an elusive dream undermined by tribal rivalries and internecine power struggles.

Kenya mourns Westgate siege anniversary

2015-09-21 12:55

Kenyans have held prayers and lit candles in Nairobi to mark the second anniversary commemorations of the Westgate shopping mall attack by militants from Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab.

Qaeda in Syria executes 56 regime troops - monitor

2015-09-19 11:24

Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate and its Islamist allies have executed at least 56 regime troops at a military airport they recently seized in the northwest, a monitoring group says.

Militia withdraws from contested northern Mali town

2015-09-16 11:46

The UN mission in Mali says a government-allied militia has left a northern town it occupied last month following clashes with Tuareg separatists.

Video shows 18 Turks abducted in Baghdad

2015-09-11 18:29

Eighteen Turkish construction workers, who were kidnapped in Baghdad, have appeared in a video, apparently being held by a group that threatened to attack Turkish interests in Iraq unless Ankara met its demands.

US puts Algerian al-Qaeda figure on terror blacklist

2015-09-10 07:33

The United State has added an Algerian Islamist who once called for a global “jihad” against France, to its terror blacklist.


Shabaab militants kill president's nephew in ambush

2015-10-07 16:36

Islamist al-Shabaab gunmen have ambushed and killed the nephew of Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud in the capital Mogadishu, police and the rebels say.

Somali journalist slam arrest of 2 colleagues

2015-10-06 15:25

Somali journalists and rights groups have condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government.

Drug trafficking fuelling Mali conflict - minister

2015-10-02 12:19

Drug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister says.

Malian Islamist appears at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

2015-09-30 14:04

An alleged al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant accused of ordering the destruction of treasured monuments in Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu has appeared for the first time before judges at the ICC.

Two get life for train terror in Canada

2015-09-24 07:49

Two men found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train in Canada with support from al-Qaeda, have been sentenced to life in prison.

Islamist rebels execute 56 Syrian soldiers

2015-09-19 18:03

Islamist rebels, led by the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, have executed 56 government soldiers at an air base under the opposition's control in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says.

Moroccan freed after 13 years at Gitmo

2015-09-18 06:36

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out US effort to close the detention centre on the US base in Cuba.

Toddler among 10 civilians killed in Pakistan bombing

2015-09-14 09:13

A bomb blast has ripped through crowds outside a bus terminal in central Pakistan, killing 10 civilians and two bombers, officials say.

No credible threats linked to 9/11 anniversary

2015-09-11 05:34

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that it has picked up no 'specific or credible threats' linked to the anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks.

Indian Muslims condemn ISIS, calling it 'un-Islamic'

2015-09-09 14:01

More than 1 000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious ruling condemning ISIS, calling the extremist group's actions 'un-Islamic.'

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