Top ISIS recruiter killed in US air strike

2016-05-05 07:00

Australia's most wanted Islamic State terror suspect, who was linked to several attacks on home soil, has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, the Australian government has confirmed.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.

Bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail

2016-05-02 13:42

Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi is languishing in jail.

Burkina cancels arrest warrant for ousted leader Compaore

2016-04-29 08:48

A top Burkina Faso court has cancelled an international arrest warrant for ex-president Blaise Compaore who fled the country after a popular uprising in 2014, the prosecutor general in Ouagadougou told AFP.

Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

2016-04-26 11:51

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

Obama to send up to 250 more troops to Syria

2016-04-25 10:26

US President Barack Obama will announce plans to send up to 250 more military personnel to Syria, according to a senior administration official, intensifying US assistance to rebels as a ceasefire falters.

6 African nations could be malaria-free by 2020

2016-04-25 07:50

Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day.

Zuma: Iran occupies a special place in our struggle against apartheid

2016-04-24 14:43

President Jacob Zuma has praised Iran's 1979 revolution at the start of a three-day state visit which he said could "dramatically expand trade" with the Islamic republic.

Head of the CIA unexpectedly arrives in Bosnia

2016-04-22 12:34

The Director of the CIA, John Brennan arrives in Bosnia to meet with anti-terrorism structures

China exported military drones to 10 nations

2016-04-21 13:31

China has exported military drones to more than 10 countries in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and plans to sell unmanned craft capable of launching laser-guided bombs, state-run media say.


Growing number of South Africans associating with terrorists – minister

2016-05-03 19:18

A growing number of South Africans are associating themselves with terrorist organisations, says Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Hostage

2016-05-02 17:34

An Indonesian sailor has described how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal.

WATCH: Man in a panda onesie shot by police for candy bar 'bomb'

2016-04-29 09:52

A man who threatened to blow up a local Baltimore TV station, dressed head-to-toe in a bear costume was carrying chocolate bars made to resemble an explosive device, police say.

Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya

2016-04-28 08:04

At least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya, Egypt's Foreign Ministry says.

Honduras police killed 152 over past two years

2016-04-26 09:42

Honduran police have killed 152 people over the past two years in various operations with no probes carried out into their use of lethal force, a violence watchdog has told AFP.

Ethiopia ethnic violence kills 14, aid groups targeted

2016-04-25 09:27

Clashes between different ethnic groups in west Ethiopia have left 14 dead, while UN and MSF offices were targeted by angry protesters, local security service sources said.

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

2016-04-25 07:43

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers

US limits N Korean minister's travel in response to missile

2016-04-24 14:42

The United States is restricting the travel of the North Korean foreign minister to UN functions in New York in response to his country's latest missile test firing

Chad's leader, in power since 1990, secures 5th term

2016-04-22 07:56

Chad's electoral commission says President Idriss Deby has won a fifth term as president, defeating more than a dozen challengers.

US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea

2016-04-21 10:05

US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken says China's massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and its increasing militarisation of these outposts is fueling regional tension and raising serious questions about China's intentions

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