Libya a 'magnet' for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

2015-07-04 10:40

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, says a Middle East analyst.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 ISIS fighters

2015-07-01 12:26

A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of ISIS in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.

ISIS executes over 3 000 in Syria in year-long 'caliphate' - monitor

2015-06-28 16:11

The Islamic State group has executed more than 3 000 people in Syria, including hundreds of civilians, in the year since it declared its self-described "caliphate", a monitor has reported.

11 dead in suspected Islamist attack on Mali town

2015-06-27 20:00

Suspected Islamist fighters have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania, leaving up to 11 people dead, an army nurse says.

Al-Qaeda hostage was planning to start a family

2015-06-23 14:41

The family of a South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali more than three years ago is struggling to cope in the wake of his capture.

Mali hostages, including SA man, plead for release in video

2015-06-23 07:49

Two hostages, including an SA man, kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago have asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video.

4 gunmen killed in Somalia conference attack - official

2015-06-18 11:03

Somali security forces have shot dead four suspected al-Shabaab insurgents, as they foiled an attack on a political conference in the central town of Adado, officials say.

US strike kills al-Qaeda's No 2 leader

2015-06-16 11:13

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that Nasir al-Wahishi, its No 2 figure and leader of its powerful Yemeni affiliate, was killed in a US strike, making it the harshest blow to the network since the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Libya says 'uncatchable' veteran militant killed in US strike

2015-06-15 11:18

A veteran Islamist militant blamed for a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and who ran smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a US air strike inside Libya, Libya’s government says.


AU troops retreat in Somalia

2015-07-03 17:55

AU troops fighting Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several towns following a series of attacks by the al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials say.

Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected Qaeda militants

2015-07-02 14:25

Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent, which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers critical of religious extremism.

Somali’s Shabaab attacks army camp, several killed

2015-06-29 12:58

Several Somali soldiers have been killed after Shabaab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses say.

Two Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

2015-06-28 07:50

Two Malian soldiers have died in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses say.

Somali militants attack AU base south of capital

2015-06-26 07:38

Somali al-Shabaab militants have fought a gun battle with AU troops after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of the capital Mogadishu, military officials say.

SA's Stephen McGown held hostage by al-Qaeda pleads 'help me'

After much silence, a video has emerged of South African hostage Steve McGowan, who was kidnapped in 2011 from a hotel in Timbuktu, Mali.

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Mali close to peace deal after militia leaves key town

2015-06-19 09:33

Mali’s warring factions look close to signing a landmark peace deal to end years of unrest after pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town and the government dropped arrest warrants for several rebels.

Suspects arrested over ISIS-inspired NYC bomb plot

2015-06-18 09:32

A young American who pledged allegiance to ISIS has been arrested in New York after trying to stab an FBI agent, officials says.

Tunisia clashes - 4 dead, 12 wounded

2015-06-15 20:34

Three Tunisian policemen and a suspected jihadist have been killed in clashes in the centre of the country.

Mali, Libya crises to top agenda as Hollande visits Algeria

2015-06-14 20:12

French President Francois Hollande heads to Algeria as the two nations, once bitter foes, work ever closer to resolve the political turmoil and jihadist threat in Mali and Libya.

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