At least 6 dead in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

2015-07-27 06:21

Somalia's Shabaab insurgents have killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses say.

US air strike kills top Qaeda commander in Afghanistan

2015-07-24 12:10

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a senior al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon says.

Gift of the Givers tries to make contact with SA man's captors

2015-07-23 18:49

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says that it is hoping that the captors of South African national Stephen Malcolm McGown and Swedish citizen Johan Gustafson will soon make contact.

No change to Obama's Kenya itinerary despite security breach

2015-07-23 08:03

The White House does not plan to change President Barack Obama’s itinerary for his trip to Kenya later this week despite disclosure of the presidential plane’s Nairobi arrival and departure times.

AU troops deny killing Somali civilians

2015-07-22 10:02

AU troops in Somalia have dismissed reports they killed several civilians during fighting, saying those shot were all al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab insurgents.

US hails the killing of top Qaeda leader in Syria

2015-07-22 07:47

A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon says.

Explosions hit Hamas, Islamic Jihad cars in Gaza

2015-07-19 20:39

Explosions have destroyed six cars belonging to members of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups in Gaza City.

Water, power return to Syria's Aleppo after 3-week cut

2015-07-18 22:29

Mains water and electricity have returned to large parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo following a three-week cut after al-Qaeda’s local wing stopped water supplies to pressure the government, a group says.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

2015-07-18 11:40

Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall has reopened for business, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Explosion destroys vehicle in militant stronghold in Somalia

2015-07-16 11:05

A drone strike in south-central Somalia, a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group al-Shabaab, has destroyed a vehicle belonging to the militants, residents and officials say.


Somali, AU troops capture Shabaab stronghold - minister

2015-07-24 15:28

Somali government troops backed by AU forces have captured the Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister says.

Help, Kenyan bombing victims ask Obama

2015-07-23 21:07

Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi are appealing for financial compensation from the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.

FBI: ISIS is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda

2015-07-23 09:58

ISIS's effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the US than an external attack by al-Qaeda, the FBI director says.

Mali troops destroy jihadist camps near I Coast border

2015-07-22 11:07

Malian troops have destroyed two jihadist camps and arrested 15 suspected militants in the latest operation combating radical Islamist groups near the southern border with Ivory Coast, military sources say.

Algeria vows 'relentless' pursuit of killers of ambushed troops

2015-07-22 08:52

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has pledged a 'relentless' hunt for the killers of at least nine soldiers caught in an ambush claimed by al-Qaeda's North Africa branch.

US authorities allege imam assisted radicals

2015-07-21 16:00

US authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an imam in Oregon who say tried to to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups.

AU launches Shabaab offensive

2015-07-19 16:46

African Union troops have launched a new offensive against Al-Qaeda-affilated Shabaab rebels in southern Somalia.

100s of shoppers throng Kenya’s Westgate mall

2015-07-18 18:08

Hundreds of shoppers have thronged the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital , Nairobi, to witness its reopening, nearly two years after a terrorist attack there left at least 67 people dead.

Shabaab outlines plans for East Africa terror expansion

2015-07-17 17:56

The leader of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab rebels has issued an Eid message calling for a wave of new recruits in order to “lift the pain of Muslims” across East Africa.

What does Iran nuclear deal mean for Syria?

2015-07-14 22:04

While the deal between Iran and the six world powers aims to ensure Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons, analysts warn that the agreement could lead to increased foreign interference in Syria.

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