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.

Somali lawmaker survives assassination attempt

2016-04-05 17:04

A Somali parliamentarian has survived a drive-by shooting near a busy Mogadishu market in which two of his bodyguards were killed.

Two Gitmo inmates transferred to Senegal

2016-04-04 21:22

The Pentagon has announced the transfer of two Libyan inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to Senegal.

Ivory Coast to expand rapid response forces

2016-03-24 21:01

Ivory Coast: Prime minister says new rapid response centers to be set up to protect against Islamic extremist attacks

West African residents brace themselves amid attacks

2016-03-23 15:53

Armed police now patrol the Ivory Coast beach where Islamic extremists killed at least 19 people earlier this month.

France ups Africa anti-terror support

2016-03-15 23:11

France has vowed to step up anti-terrorist co-operation in Africa after al-Qaeda's North African branch said it carried out a deadly weekend attack.


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.

Syria 'heart-eating' rebel killed

2016-04-06 12:25

A Syrian fighter who appeared in a gruesome video cutting out the heart of a regime soldier and eating it has been shot dead by rival rebels, a monitoring group said.

Leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction arrested

2016-04-05 06:21

Nigeria's military says it has arrested the leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction Ansaru, calling the capture of the Islamic extremist a breakthrough in the fight against terrorism.

Pakistan calls in the army after deadly Lahore blast

2016-03-27 20:14

Pakistan has called in the army to help with rescue operations and security in Lahore, where a suicide bomber killed at least 65 people and left more than 200 wounded, many of them critically.

Death toll rises in US anti-Qaeda raid in Yemen

2016-03-24 18:59

A US airstrike on an al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen killed more than 70 fighters, provincial officials have said, raising an earlier toll of 40 dead.

Qaeda claims attack on Algerian gas plant

2016-03-19 15:23

Al-Qaeda's North Africa arm has claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on a gas plant in the Sahara jointly operated by Britain's BP and Norway's Statoil, calling it a protest over shale gas extraction.

Ivory Coast resort was 'symbolic' jihadist target

2016-03-15 11:40

When gunmen from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed 18 people at a beach resort frequented by foreigners in Ivory Coast, the jihadist group was targeting its sworn enemy France, analysts say.

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