Snowden in talks on returning home - lawyer

2015-03-04 05:00

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of mass surveillance programmes was working with lawyers to return home.

Australia to send extra 300 troops to Iraq

2015-03-03 07:42

Australia has announced it will send another 300 troops to Iraq in a joint mission with New Zealand to help train local forces fighting ISIS.

Rockets kill 2, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

2015-03-02 10:19

Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.

Bomb kills 2 near Egypt police station

2015-03-02 07:59

An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.

Bombings kill 19 people in Iraq

2015-02-28 14:32

A series of car bombs has ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shi’ite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Turkish police arrest suspect near US consulate

2015-02-27 22:34

Turkish police have arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul after he claimed to have a bomb.

Radical preacher arrested for praising Paris killers

2015-02-27 16:26

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris.

Turkish police seal off street outside US consulate

2015-02-27 12:18

Turkish police have sealed off a street outside the US consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters witness say, and local media report a suspect has been detained.

Army confined to barracks as Lesotho votes

2015-02-27 10:24

Lesotho's army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August.

Greenpeace seeks urgent meeting with Mahlobo

2015-02-26 19:43

Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo has requested an urgent meeting with the minister of state security, following revelations by leaked documents from State Security Agency.


Libyan forces hit oil ports with air strikes

2015-03-03 16:08

A warplane belonging to the forces controlling the Libyan capital has bombed the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra, causing only minor damage, according to a security official.

Operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS begins

2015-03-02 12:22

Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shi’ite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from ISIS.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South, US

2015-03-02 07:59

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea and vowed 'merciless' retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

German police warn of potential extremist threat

2015-02-28 14:32

Police in the German city of Bremen are warning of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and say they are stepping up security measures.

No role for Assad in Syria: Britain, France

2015-02-28 08:25

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from ISIS, say Britain and France.

ISIS destruction of Iraqi heritage 'odious crime'

2015-02-27 18:42

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi says the destruction of priceless artefacts by the Islamist State group is an "odious crime" against cultural heritage.

ISIS destroys ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

2015-02-27 14:42

Archaeologists have expressed fears that after ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, ISIS would embark on a systematic destruction of heritage in areas under their control.

25 000 Egyptians return from Libya

2015-02-27 12:00

More than 25 000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the ISIS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry says.

Canadian army forced to withdraw in Boko Haram fight

2015-02-27 10:24

Canadian special forces participating in military training in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, were ordered to withdraw recently to avoid battling with Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.

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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