Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-01-26 15:22

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Assad dismisses US plans to train rebels

2015-01-26 14:16

President Bashar Assad says the US's plans to train vetted rebels to fight ISIS is 'illusory' as they would eventually defect to the jihadists, in an interview.

Malaysia Airlines site 'hacked' by ISIS

2015-01-26 07:25

Malaysia Airlines officials are struggling to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for ISIS.

Spanish police arrest suspected militants

2015-01-24 22:02

Spanish police in Ceuta arrested four men suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network that may have been planning an attack in Spain, the interior ministry says.

National key points: What you weren't meant to know

2015-01-23 09:29

The national key points list contains some surprises, including the omission of Waterkloof Air Force Base and other military bases.

Sydney harbour bomb scare prompts evacuations

2015-01-22 07:47

A harbour precinct in Sydney has gone into lockdown, as a specialist investigates a suspicious object found on a ferry.

Facebook posts land man in psych unit

2015-01-21 18:24

A 31-year-old man will be sent to a secure psychiatric unit in Denmark for four weeks because he posted terrorism threats on Facebook, a court has ruled.

'I want to join IS', missing Korean teen tweeted

2015-01-21 13:57

Seoul police say a missing South Korean teenager suspected of joining IS had a twitter account, 'Sunni Mujahideen', on which he tweeted his desire to enrol with the militant group.

8 family members killed in Afghan blast

2015-01-20 16:32

Eight members of a family were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, an official has said.

Plane searched at JFK after false bomb threat

2015-01-20 07:43

Authorities say a passenger jet at John F Kennedy Airport was given the all clear following a bomb threat.

Documents show UK spies stored journos' e-mails

2015-01-19 21:43

Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency stored e-mails from journalists working for several large media organisations, according to documents released by Edward Snowden.

Ukraine offers ceasefire to Russia

2015-01-19 15:43

Ukraine has offered an immediate ceasefire to Russia, after Moscow claimed that Kiev rejected a fresh peace initiative by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert

2015-01-19 05:58

Europe is on high alert as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France following threats.

EU welcomes 'initial progress' in Libya talks

2015-01-17 14:27

The European Union's top diplomat has welcomed the 'initial progress' made in UN-brokered talks to end Libya's civil war, conducted this week in Geneva.

SA residents send condolences to Nigeria

2015-01-17 13:20

A small group of Johannesburg residents have gathered at the Nigerian consulate in Sandton to send condolences to Nigeria following a string of attacks.

West African leaders consider new force to fight Boko Haram

2015-01-17 10:33

West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next week to discuss the issue.

Belgium terror: No links to Paris attacks

2015-01-16 12:11

Belgian authorities have said there are no indications that two suspects killed in an anti-terrorism sweep in Verviers are linked to last week's attacks in Paris.

Obama, Cameron meet as terror fears rise

2015-01-16 08:55

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are to meet at the White House, as fears grow around the rising presence of terrorism in Europe and the West.

Raid shows Belgium determined to fight terror - PM

2015-01-16 06:28

A Belgian police raid that killed two men suspected of plotting imminent attacks shows the country’s “determination to fight those who want to spread terror", according to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

US Secret Service axes senior officials after lapses

2015-01-15 11:08

The US Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire, the latest shake-up after a series of security lapses at the agency charged with protecting the US President Barack Obama.

US man arrested over plot to attack Capitol

2015-01-15 05:41

A 20-year-old US man has been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the justice department and FBI.

Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

2015-01-13 21:15

President Barack Obama will propose new legislation aimed at fostering increased sharing between government agencies and the private sector to help improve cybersecurity.

US Central Command Twitter hacked by ISIS sympathisers

2015-01-12 20:19

The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathisers.

4 Jews killed in Paris to be buried in Israel

2015-01-12 10:36

Four French Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris will be buried in Israel, community sources and the Israeli premier says.

US-led air strikes focus on Kobani

2015-01-10 16:55

American-led forces have launched 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria - all but one of them near the contested city of Kobani.


11 killed, including journalists, in South Sudan

2015-01-26 15:22

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan's state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reports.

UN to meet on Ukraine after deadly clashes

2015-01-26 08:45

The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting on the violence in eastern Ukraine after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed rebels killed 30.

US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

2015-01-25 07:40

Bomb threats against two US airline flights have prompted North American air defence fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesperson says.

French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

2015-01-23 13:30

France's top court has upheld the government's decision to strip citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man who was convicted of terrorism-related crimes.

‘Training device’ sparked Sydney bomb scare

2015-01-23 08:58

An unattended package left on a Sydney ferry that sparked a lockdown of Australia's iconic harbourfront has been revealed to be training equipment used by the transport company.

Wife of Japanese hostage sent ransom demands last year

2015-01-22 06:20

The wife of one of two Japanese men held by the Islamic State militant group received emails demanding a ransom as early as November, a local media report says.

EU privacy watchdogs to review stance

2015-01-21 17:00

Europe's data privacy watchdogs will meet in coming days to discuss revising their earlier opposition to countries sharing airline passenger data.

Al-Qaeda calls for ‘lone-wolf’ attacks on West

2015-01-21 10:11

Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch has called for lone-wolf attacks against the United States and the West in a new video, days after the group claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Iran sanction talks begin in the senate

2015-01-20 13:09

Congress and President Barack Obama are on a fast track toward confrontation over sanctions on Iran.

Australia raises terror threat level against police

2015-01-20 07:15

Australia has raised the threat level of a terrorist attack against law enforcement officers to "high", federal police say, citing intelligence, discussions with international partners and recent high-profile attacks in Europe and Canada.

Pakistani man sparks flight alarm with suspect passport

2015-01-19 16:30

Italian authorities say they have checked the background of a Pakistani man removed from an easyJet flight to Britain minutes before take-off after he was found to be travelling on a suspect passport.

McCain tries to define his legacy - report

2015-01-19 12:46

John McCain is waging another campaign, this time to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old has rebounded as the chairperson of the senate armed services committee.

Japan pledges support for Mideast states battling ISIS

2015-01-17 14:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that the world would suffer an 'immeasurable loss' if terrorism spreads in the Middle East and pledged about $200m in non-military assistance.

Belgium deploys 300 soldiers after foiled terrorism plot

2015-01-17 13:22

The Belgian military has been called upon to provide security backup following a foiled terrorism plot, the government has announced.

Chinese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

2015-01-17 11:34

An advanced party of Chinese peacekeepers is in South Sudan and the rest of the 700-strong contingent is due to arrive by early April, a UN official says, part of a surge in a UN mission to protect civilians.

Ugandan rebels kidnap 10 in DRC

2015-01-17 09:28

A Ugandan rebel group has kidnapped about 10 people in northern Congo, witnesses say.

US to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

2015-01-16 10:17

The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, along with hundreds of US support personnel, a Pentagon spokesperson says.

Controversial surveillance foiled US Capitol bomb plot

2015-01-16 08:55

US House Speaker John Boehner claims a recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government's controversial surveillance programs.

France faces 19 000 cyberattacks since shootings

2015-01-15 17:42

Hackers have targeted about 19 000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, France's cyberdefence official says.

Obama, Cameron vow to fight Islamist extremists

2015-01-15 08:39

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron have vowed a united front on Wednesday against the threat posed by Islamist extremists and their 'distorted ideology'.

Over 1 000 French sites hacked since shootings

2015-01-14 22:12

More than 1 000 French websites have been targeted by self-described Islamist hackers since the attack by jihadists on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo left 12 people dead.

US military Twitter account suspended after hack

2015-01-12 21:02

The Twitter feed for the US military command that oversees operations in the Middle East has been hacked by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant group.

South Korea open to summit with North

2015-01-12 11:21

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is open to holding a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition and urged Pyongyang to promptly return to dialogue.

Pakistani school reopens after massacre

2015-01-12 07:22

Pakistani children and their parents have returned to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers.

Girl, 10, detonates bomb in market

2015-01-10 16:53

At least 19 people have died after a girl, thought to be aged about 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

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