UK police have mock-attack exercise in London

2015-06-30 20:06

Hundreds of British police have taken part in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms.

Kuwait says bust 'terror cell' after mosque blast

2015-06-30 17:00

Kuwait's interior minister says the Gulf state has bust a "terror cell" responsible for the suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque and is hunting for others.

ISIS beheads 2 women in Syria for witchcraft

2015-06-30 11:10

ISIS has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of 'sorcery,' the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

South Sudan's rival leaders meet as fighting continues

2015-06-29 12:58

South Sudan's warring rival leaders have held face-to-face talks in Kenya but failed to make progress as fighting continues on the ground.

Tunisia to boost security, arm tourist police after attack

2015-06-29 08:36

Tunisia says it would arm tourism police and deploy hundreds of reinforcements as authorities move to boost security after a jihadist gunned down at least 38 people at a seaside resort.

11 dead in suspected Islamist attack on Mali town

2015-06-27 20:00

Suspected Islamist fighters have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania, leaving up to 11 people dead, an army nurse says.

Tourists leave Tunisia after deadly attack

2015-06-27 15:43

Busloads of tourists are heading to nearby Enfidha-Hammamet airport hoping to return to their home countries after a lone gunmen killed at least 39 people at a beach resort in Tunisia.

At least 8 Britons, 1 Belgian, 1 German among Tunisia dead

2015-06-27 14:30

Eight Britons, one Belgian and one German have been identified among those killed by Islamist gunman at a Tunisian beach resort, the health ministry says.

British tour operators send planes to evacuate tourists from Tunisia

2015-06-27 13:00

British tour operators have sent 10 planes to evacuate tourists from Tunisia after 39 people, including at least five Britons were killed in the resort of Sousse in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Kuwaiti mosque hit by suicide attack

2015-06-26 13:13

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a Kuwaiti Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during prayers, wounding at least eight people, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida says on social media.


Turkey tries to quell rumour over Syria invasion

2015-06-30 19:14

Turkey has sought to calm speculation that it is planning to invade Syria, saying it will not act unilaterally but has a right to protect its borders.

Suicide truck bomb kills 2, wounds 40 in Afghanistan

2015-06-30 15:23

A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials say, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

28 dead in attack on Shi'ites in Yemen

2015-06-30 09:17

ISIS has claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa that medics say had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.

Children in conflict zones need $2.3bn to go to school

2015-06-29 11:01

The 34 million children who are out of school in conflict-affected countries need $2.3bn to get them all schooling, ten times the amount education currently receives in aid, Unesco says.

Five killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

2015-06-28 14:04

At least five people have been killed and 10 others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

French police grill suspect after grisly beheading

2015-06-27 18:30

French police are grilling a suspected Islamist about an attack in which the man displayed his boss's severed head, in what appeared to be the second jihadist attack in the country this year.

Tunisia attacker had never travelled abroad - PM

2015-06-27 15:43

Tunisia’s prime minister says an initial investigation shows the gunman who killed at least 39 people at a beach resort was from a village in a poor central region of Tunisia and had never travelled abroad.

Police release 1 of 4 suspects held over France attack

2015-06-27 14:30

A spokesperson for the Paris prosecutor's office says one of the four suspects detained over an explosion and beheading in southeast France has been released, while the suspected assassin isn't speaking to investigators.

French police quiz delivery man suspected in beheading

2015-06-27 11:00

French authorities are questioning a 35-year-old delivery man of North African origin suspected of a macabre Islamist attack involving the beheading of his boss and an attempt to blow up a US-owned chemicals plant in south-eastern France.

Cameron expresses sympathies to France over factory incident

2015-06-26 12:55

Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to President Francois Hollande to convey his sympathies over what a British government source said appeared to be an appalling incident at a gas factory in France.

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