Top al-Qaeda member in contact with SA numbers - spy cable

2015-02-24 10:57

A leaked spy cable shows that a Somali cellphone number used by an associate of a top al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab member was in contact with South African cellphone numbers in 2009.

Mali army in counter-offensive

2013-01-11 20:42

Backed by planes from foreign allies, the Malian army has launched a counter-offensive against Islamists in a bid to stem their advance.

Jordan convicts 10 'terrorists'

2010-10-04 16:41

Jordan has convicted 10 men charged with plotting terrorism sentencing them to prison terms ranging from 15 years with hard labour to life behind bars.


Assad's re-election assured in Syria

2014-05-28 08:33

Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing for an inevitable re-election as the civil war shifts in the army's favour, with rebels losing ground and world powers paralysed by divisions.

South Yemen governor survives attack

2011-01-12 17:34

The governor of Yemen's southern province of Daleh, Ali Kassem Taleb, has survived an assassination attempt.

Qaeda claims twin Iraq blasts

2010-07-23 21:40

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings targeting their former allies that killed almost 50 people.

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