Militant leader killed in Pakistan shoot-out

2015-07-29 08:12

The leader of an anti-Shi’ite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks has been killed in a shoot-out with police.

Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy

2015-07-29 08:01

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry says.

Nato in 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against 'terrorism'

2015-07-28 14:37

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that the military alliance stood firmly by key member Turkey in the face of 'terrible acts of terror' and instability along its southern border.

Mogadishu hotel bomber may have been Somali-German national

2015-07-28 12:33

A suicide truck bomber who killed at least 13 people in Somalia may have been a dual Somali-German national, security sources says.

Australian reality TV stars 'shot at by ISIS' in Syria

2015-07-28 12:01

Australian public broadcaster SBS has defended a reality show where participants were shot at by ISIS in Syria as part of a trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.

Egypt police kills 2 suspected jihadists in Cairo raid

2015-07-28 10:10

Egyptian police have killed two alleged jihadists suspected of involvement in the recent bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo in a raid on an apartment in the capital, security officials say.

Nigeria's Buhari to visit Cameroon for Boko Haram

2015-07-28 07:41

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon for talks with President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say.

Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

2015-07-27 14:13

President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

Blood, pieces of flesh scattered all around Somali hotel site

2015-07-27 10:04

The Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has attacked a Mogadishu hotel, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group says.

India tightens security on Pakistan border after Punjab attack

2015-07-27 07:01

India has tightened security on its border with Pakistan after gunmen stormed a police station in the northern frontier state of Punjab, killing six people and injuring several others.


FBI: Islamic State sympathiser charged in backpack bomb plot

2015-07-29 08:02

A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathiser who hoped to mount attacks on US soil has been charged with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

E-commerce security important

2015-07-28 18:32

A key element of establishing credibility in the e-commerce market is robust security, says an expert.

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

2015-07-28 12:59

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Turkish leader appeals for Nato help

2015-07-28 12:22

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking Nato to be prepared to help his country as it battles ISIS in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

2 policemen killed in Bahrain 'terrorist attack'

2015-07-28 11:01

Two policemen have been killed in Bahrain after they were targeted in a 'terrorist attack', the interior ministry says.

Attack in India's Punjab ends with 10 deaths

2015-07-28 10:01

Indian security forces have overcome an assault on a bus and a police station in Punjab, ending a 12-hour gun battle that left at least 10 people dead, including the attackers.

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

2015-07-27 15:26

US President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia on Monday, offering a blunt appraisal of his host's democratic deficit, but indicating it would not scuttle a close security and political relationship.

Somali president defiant after hotel attack

2015-07-27 12:22

Somalia's president has given a defiant warning to al-Shabaab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack on a hotel that houses several diplomatic missions.

5 day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

2015-07-27 09:48

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials say.

At least 6 dead in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

2015-07-27 06:21

Somalia's Shabaab insurgents have killed at least six people in a huge car bomb attack on a heavily guarded hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses say.

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