Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper in Mali's capital

2015-05-26 11:04

Militants have opened fire on two Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali’s Bamako, killing one, the second attack within days in the capital of what is considered the most dangerous UN mission in the world.

Insurgents in Syria seize hospital from army-monitor

2015-05-22 12:47

Insurgents including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seized a hospital from government forces which they had besieged since late April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end

2015-05-20 22:26

Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the US instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

Algerian army kills 21 extremists who planned to hit capital

2015-05-20 07:55

An Algerian official says that security forces have killed 21 armed Islamic extremists who were meeting in a forest to plan an attack on the Algerian capital.

Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strike

2015-05-12 13:50

An al-Qaeda provincial commander was among four militants killed in an apparent US drone strike on the jihadist-held Yemeni city of Mukalla, an official says.

Video shows peacekeepers shooting protesters in Mali – sources

2015-05-06 09:33

Secret footage shows a Rwandan policeman in the blue helmet of a UN peacekeeper in Mali earlier this year carefully take aim at a civilian protester, squeeze the trigger and shoot, according to sources.

In the face of ISIS successes, al-Qaeda adapts

2015-05-04 18:33

In a competition with the Islamic State group for recruits and prestige across the Middle East, al-Qaeda has sought to distinguish itself from its rival's bloodthirstiness.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

2015-05-04 15:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

Al-Qaeda claims reponsibility for murder

2015-05-03 14:41

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh, an intelligence group says.

US to soften hostage ransom policy: Report

2015-04-26 21:31

US officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC news reports.


Obama praises 'fallen heroes'

2015-05-25 19:30

US President Barack Obama has paid a Memorial Day tribute to America's "fallen heroes", stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars.

Bid to reunite bin Laden and son before deadly raid – documents

2015-05-21 08:04

Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistan hideout in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents show.

Somalia's Shabaab condemns 'savage Buddhists'

2015-05-20 16:56

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants have condemned Myanmar's "savage Buddhists" and urged Southeast Asia's Muslims to come to the aid of Rohingya Muslim boatpeople.

Kenya massacre mall to reopen in July

2015-05-19 12:12

The Westgate shopping mall is Kenya’s capital, closed after a siege and massacre carried out by Somali’s Islamists in 2013, is to reopen in July, its management says.

Pakistan was in on bin Laden raid - report

2015-05-11 10:59

The White House version of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was false, and senior Pakistani military officials were in fact aware of the mission, according to a new article.

Al-Shabaab storms Puntland police station, kills 3

2015-05-05 12:17

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants have stormed a police station in the country’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed three policemen, police say.

Somalia orders Shabaab renamed 'the group that massacres'

2015-05-04 16:45

Somalia’s government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shabaab insurgents “the group that massacres the Somali people”, or "Ugus", the acronym of the phrase in Somali.

Kerry honours victims in Kenya as talks focus on Shabaab

2015-05-04 12:13

In Kenya, Kerry honors terror victims and talks with government about combating al-Shabaab

Man held in Tanzania may be Islamist rebel leader

2015-04-30 12:13

Uganda authorities say they are trying to verify whether a man arrested in Tanzania is Jamil Mukulu, the leader of an Islamist rebel group blamed for various deadly attacks in Western Uganda and eastern DRC.

Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians

2015-04-26 13:16

Syrian television says Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town have since slaughtered civilians, but monitors denied the claims.

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