Kenya police kill 4 suspected extremists at Somali border

2016-11-20 19:01

A Kenyan official says police officers killed four suspected extremists at the Somali border, a region hard-hit by recent attacks by the Somali extremist group al-Shabab

Two 'foreign fighters' arrested in Australia

2016-11-03 13:42

Two men have been arrested in Australia on suspicion of breaching the country's foreign fighter laws, with one to be charged with joining the Al-Nusra Front in Syria.

'Two killed' in attack on Niger refugee camp

2016-09-12 07:20

At least two civilians have been killed and several wounded in an attack by unidentified assailants on a UN refugee camp in Niger near the Malian border, sources told AFP Sunday.

Mali renews state of emergency after deadly attack

2016-07-21 07:05

The Malian government declared a state of emergency, a day after an attack in the centre of the country left 17 soldiers dead and 35 wounded.

US Senate votes to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

2016-05-18 10:29

The US Senate approved legislation that would allow 9/11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.

Qaeda stones Yemeni woman for adultery

2016-01-04 18:00

Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in Yemen after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses say.

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.


Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

2016-11-08 20:32

Five soldiers have been killed and four others missing following an attack in southwest Niger close to the border with Mali, a security source has said.

Canada security agencies helped Syria in torture cases - documents

2016-09-19 22:08

Canada's spy agency and federal police quietly cooperated with Syrian military intelligence in the post 9/11 torture of three Canadians, documents revealed by public broadcaster CBC showed.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

2016-07-26 09:47

At least eight people were killed when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source told AFP.

Bin Laden's son threatens revenge against US

2016-07-10 15:43

Al-Qaeda's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the US for assassinating his father.

3 killed in Somalia market blast - security officer

2016-04-13 17:00

At least three people have been killed and six others wounded in a blast at a busy livestock market in Somalia.

WATCH: SA hostage in Mali sends love to family and negotiators in video

The Gift of the Givers has described a new video of two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, as "absolutely credible and realistic".

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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.

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