Shabaab militants shoot government official dead in Mogadishu

2015-05-06 13:40

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have shot dead a government official in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and a spokesperson for the group says.

Texas Muslims on edge amid protests after Dallas attack

2015-05-06 11:15

When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims however have been encouraged to ignore her.

Doubts raised over ISIS claim in Texas attack

2015-05-06 06:19

Counterterrorism experts have expressed their doubts over whether the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad was carried out by ISIS.

Yemen civilian death toll reaches 646 - UN

2015-05-05 14:51

The conflict in Yemen has cost the lives of at least 646 civilians since a Saudi-led coalition began air raids against Houthi rebels who control much of the country, the UN say.

Nigeria's military denies battling civilians

2015-05-05 07:50

Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria, but denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians.

US defends cluster bomb transfers

2015-05-04 08:42

The United States has defended its supplies of cluster munitions, pointing to restrictions on the transfers, after Human Rights Watch says the bombs had been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

They were going to sell us as slaves – Boko Haram hostage

2015-05-04 06:23

A freed Boko Haram hostage says at least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as Nigeria's military moved in to rescue them from the terror group.

Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

2015-05-03 12:36

Afghan officials say a Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands to flee their homes.

Karachi counter-terror cop survives grenade attack

2015-05-02 21:47

Militants have launched an unsuccessful gun and grenade attack on the top counter-terrorism official in the southern port city of Karachi, officials said say, leaving five of the attackers dead.

Burundi's army declares its neutrality as crisis deepens

2015-05-02 21:00

Burundi's defence minister has declared the army's neutrality in the political crisis gripping the central African country, and called for an end to attacks on citizens' rights.


State security aware of incidents of ISIS recruitment

2015-05-06 12:40

There have been other incidents of people trying to leave the country to join ISIS, the state security department says.

US offers $18m reward for ISIS leaders

2015-05-06 07:51

The Obama administration is offering rewards of up to $18m for information leading to the whereabouts of four top leaders of ISIS.

Taliban kill 13 Afghan police despite peace talks

2015-05-05 17:21

Taliban militants killed at least 13 policemen after storming security outposts in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast, officials say, despite peace talks between insurgent representatives and an Afghan delegation.

ISIS claims responsibility for Texas attack, first in US

2015-05-05 11:21

ISIS has claimed its first attack on US soil, a shooting at an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.

Texas gunman’s mom: I had no idea

2015-05-05 05:54

The mother of one of the suspected gunmen involved in a planned attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, US, says she had no idea her son would turn to violence.

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

2015-05-04 08:41

Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.

2 gunmen shot dead at Prophet Muhammad art exhibit

2015-05-04 05:48

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire at an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, that was organised by an anti-Islamic group and featured caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

At least 13 killed in Baghdad bombing

2015-05-03 09:32

Police say at least 13 people have been killed by a car bomb in Baghdad in one of the deadliest attacks in the Iraqi capital this year.

1st group of freed women brought to safety in Nigeria

2015-05-02 21:17

The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram have been brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast.

Pakistani air strikes kill 44 militants - military

2015-05-02 18:27

Pakistani air strikes have killed at least 44 militants in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the military say, part of a massive operation against the Taliban.

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