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Sudan may return to war if US keeps sanctions: minister

2017-07-12 13:30

Sudan could fall back into war if Washington fails to lift decades-old sanctions, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has said, insisting that Khartoum sees the embargo as "unacceptable".

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-07-02 20:00

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Mali to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity.

Macron to meet west African leaders on new anti-terror force

2017-07-01 14:03

France's president Emmanuel Macron is set to meet west African leaders on a new anti-terror force amid concerns about lack of money.

US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

2017-06-22 10:07

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme, an investigation has found.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants staged Mali resort attack

2017-06-20 06:12

An al-Qaida-linked Islamic militant group says it staged Sunday's attack on a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners, killing five people.

Kuwait trying to mediate Gulf crisis

2017-06-06 19:05

Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis after Arab nations cut diplomatic ties, Qatar's foreign minister says.

UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

2017-05-18 10:00

A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in jihadist attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

American who joined al-Qaeda faces sentencing in New York

2017-05-11 21:16

An American who joined the al-Qaeda terror network and schemed with its leaders on how to attack the Long Island Railroad is due in court for sentencing.

Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

2017-05-10 16:51

Prosecutors say a British man arrested with several knives near Parliament is also accused of being an al-Qaeda bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

 

Canada to apologise, pay former Gitmo prisoner

2017-07-04 17:22

Canada's government will give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.

Family of SA hostage in Mali wants him out 'as quickly as possible'

2017-07-03 16:24

The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video.

Al-Qaeda in Mali releases video showing six foreign hostages alive: SITE

2017-07-02 11:10

Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott and Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, US-based monitoring group SITE says.

South African held by al-Qaeda in Mali is 'well' - father

2017-06-28 18:36

Stephen McGowan, the South African who has been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, is alive and well, his father says after having received information from a recently released Swedish captive.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

Manchester bomber's brother knew of plans: Libya

2017-06-08 22:00

Hashim, the brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, knew that Salman was planning something, says a Libyan counter-terrorism official.

Terror attacks in the UK

2017-05-23 17:30

The UK has been hit by a number of terror strikes the past few years, the latest being at Manchester, in which 22 people were killed, among them a girl aged eight.

'Islamists' stone couple to death in north Mali: official

2017-05-18 08:28

An unmarried couple was stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by "Islamists", local officials say, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region.

US offers $10 million reward for Syria rebel leader

2017-05-10 20:06

The Trump administration is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about the whereabouts of the military leader of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali identified as Liberian

2017-05-05 20:00

A UN peacekeeper killed in a rocket and mortar attack claimed by a powerful jihadist alliance in Mali has been identified by the United Nations as a Liberian soldier.

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