14 Somali soldiers killed in Shebab suicide attack

2015-08-22 18:15

At least 14 Somali soldiers were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a suicide attack by Shebab rebels in southern Somalia, officials and witnesses says

At least 25 Syrian al Qaeda members dead in mosque blast

2015-07-04 17:46

An explosion at a mosque in Syria's Idlib province killed at least 25 members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the British-based Observatory monitoring group says.

Al Qaeda's North African wing claims 2 Algerian attacks

2015-06-07 18:28

The North African wing of al-Qaeda has claimed two attacks on Algerian military and security forces in the east of the country that killed at least five people.

ISIS accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

2015-03-13 06:27

Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesperson for the Islamic State movement said.

Paris attack suspect left last week

2015-01-11 09:04

A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings.

Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast

2014-12-21 10:35

Islamist gunmen have opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials say.

US drone strike accused of killing 10 in Pakistan

2014-06-12 09:26

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a northwestern tribal district near the Afghan border.

Yemen Drone kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fighters

2014-04-19 22:35

A US drone strike in southern Yemen has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and three civilians, authorities say.

Al Qaeda, free my husband - Korkie

The wife of a man being held by Al Qaeda in Yemen pleaded for his release as the kidnapper's deadline for his ransom approached.

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Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

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10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya

2015-07-04 21:05

A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.

Libya jihadist group denies death of Belmokhtar

2015-06-16 11:12

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia has denied that the al-Qaeda-linked mastermind of a deadly 2013 siege at an Algerian gas plant had been killed in a US air strike.

Lonely man finds home in Islam, then ISIS

2015-05-21 07:00

Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people." He said that by converting to Islam, he felt he'd become part of a community.

Planned terror attack in SA foiled - spy cables

2015-02-26 17:44

Leaked State Security Agency information has revealed that a planned terrorist attack in South Africa in 2010 was foiled by SA authorities.

France wants action on Libya

2015-01-03 11:17

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says world powers must tackle instability in Libya but he stopped short of openly backing the military intervention.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

2014-04-21 13:00

A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

2014-04-19 17:01

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials say.

Worst moment of my life - freed SA hostage

2014-01-16 18:55

Yolande Korkie's release by al-Qaeda, who kidnapped her and husband Pierre in Yemen, was one of the worst moments of her life, she says.

Australia to pull out of Afghanistan

2013-10-29 09:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1 000 troops to return home before Christmas.

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