New security measures in Burkina capital after attacks

2017-09-05 12:31

Burkina Faso has put in place new security measures in the capital Ouagadougou following attacks by suspected jihadists last month that killed 19 people, the security minister says.

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

2017-08-17 09:30

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.

Stephen McGown on the 'ups and downs' of clinging to hope

2017-08-10 22:50

After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released.

At least 4 Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack

2017-07-26 12:00

At least four civilians, including a child, have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali, security and official sources said.

Canada to apologise, pay former Gitmo prisoner

2017-07-04 17:22

Canada's government will give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.

Family of SA hostage in Mali wants him out 'as quickly as possible'

2017-07-03 16:24

The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video.

Al-Qaeda in Mali releases video showing six foreign hostages alive: SITE

2017-07-02 11:10

Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott and Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, US-based monitoring group SITE says.

South African held by al-Qaeda in Mali is 'well' - father

2017-06-28 18:36

Stephen McGowan, the South African who has been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, is alive and well, his father says after having received information from a recently released Swedish captive.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

Manchester bomber's brother knew of plans: Libya

2017-06-08 22:00

Hashim, the brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, knew that Salman was planning something, says a Libyan counter-terrorism official.


2 Algerian policemen killed in ISIS-claimed suicide bombing

2017-09-01 13:17

A suicide bomber has killed two Algerian policemen, including one who threw himself on the attacker whose explosives belt then detonated, state media says, in the second such jihadist attack this year in the north African state.

UN: Islamic State is funding attacks, al-Qaeda is resilient

2017-08-11 13:21

UN experts say that despite military pressure and falling revenue, the Islamic State extremist group is still capable of sending funds to supporters and motivating attacks in Europe and elsewhere and al-Qaeda remains resilient.

UN investigating mass graves in northern Mali

2017-08-06 16:01

The United Nations says it is investigating mass graves found in a northern Mali town along with a slew of human rights abuses committed by armed groups vying for control of the area.

Sudan may return to war if US keeps sanctions: minister

2017-07-12 13:30

Sudan could fall back into war if Washington fails to lift decades-old sanctions, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has said, insisting that Khartoum sees the embargo as "unacceptable".

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-07-02 20:00

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Mali to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity.

Macron to meet west African leaders on new anti-terror force

2017-07-01 14:03

France's president Emmanuel Macron is set to meet west African leaders on a new anti-terror force amid concerns about lack of money.

US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

2017-06-22 10:07

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme, an investigation has found.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants staged Mali resort attack

2017-06-20 06:12

An al-Qaida-linked Islamic militant group says it staged Sunday's attack on a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners, killing five people.

Kuwait trying to mediate Gulf crisis

2017-06-06 19:05

Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis after Arab nations cut diplomatic ties, Qatar's foreign minister says.

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