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.

Spy leak may have been from one source - experts

2015-02-26 17:12

According to experts the leak of intelligence documents from agencies across the world, including South Africa, may likely come from one source, according to a report.

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by mortar fire - Shabaab

2015-02-26 15:12

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants say they carried out a mortar attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Journalist to appear in Paris court for drone-flying

2015-02-26 14:49

One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week where he is expected to plead guilty, a judicial source says.


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.

Leak of spy cables may have hidden agenda - reports

2015-02-26 17:43

The leak of classified information may have a much more sinister agenda, than just the release of state secrets, according to reports.

2 killed in Kabul suicide attack targeting Nato official

2015-02-26 15:13

One Turkish soldier and one Afghan civilian has killed in a suicide attack that targeted the vehicle of a top Nato official in Kabul, officials say.

China removes 'thoughts' from terror definition

2015-02-26 14:49

Thoughts will not be subject to prosecution under China's new definition of terrorism, state-run media says.

Air strike near kills 17 ISIS militants in Iraq

2015-02-26 14:49

A coalition air strike near the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim killed at least 17 ISIS militants and 9 civilians overnight, a hospital source says.

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