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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.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

2017-01-22 12:00

A pro-government militia in Mali says it has lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

Blast kills 3 in Somali restaurant frequented by soldiers

2017-01-08 19:01

A Somali police officer says a bomb explosion at a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has killed three people and injured more than 16 others

Search for French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

2016-12-26 14:58

A Frenchwoman who runs an organisation for malnourished children has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, France's foreign ministry has confirmed, as French troops joined in the search for the aid worker.

France, Britain push for helicopter ban on Syria

2016-12-22 20:16

France and Britain are pushing the UN Security Council to ban the sale of helicopters to Syria and to impose sanctions over the use of chemical weapons.

ISIS suicide bomber in Libya 'kills 3 soldiers'

2016-12-19 10:03

A jihadist suicide bombing targeting forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar in Libya's second city Benghazi has killed at least three soldiers and wounded nine, a military source says.

Armed men attack Mali prison; inmates freed, guard killed

2016-12-07 11:10

A military spokesperson says a dozen armed men on motorcycles have attacked a prison in central Mali, freeing prisoners and leaving at least one person dead.

 

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.

Three Malian soldiers killed in landmine blast

2017-01-23 11:30

Three Malian soldiers have died and a fourth has been seriously injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in the troubled north, the army says.

Top French jihadist held after return from Syria

2017-01-22 06:57

A high-profile French jihadist has been charged with terrorist offences and remanded in custody after being transferred to France from Turkey.

Suicide car bomber outside Mogadishu airport kills at least 3

2017-01-02 18:06

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu's international airport, killing at least three people.

Franco-Swiss woman kidnapped in Mali - officials

2016-12-25 11:00

A woman with French and Swiss nationality has been kidnapped in Gao, the biggest city in Mali's restive north, officials say.

Berlin attack: Police not sure of 'suspect'

2016-12-20 15:41

Authorities in Berlin are expressing uncertainty over whether they have the right suspect in a truck attack that killed 12 people at a busy Christmas market.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers

2016-12-11 05:57

A suicide bomber has killed 35 soldiers and wounded around 50 at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden, sources say.

Somalia: 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

2016-11-26 17:05

Somali police say a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the capital, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others.

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