Up to 30 000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria - UN report

2018-08-14 15:00

A UN report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20 000 to 30 000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat.

Mali security forces accused of killing civilians: UN report

2018-08-10 17:26

Mali's security forces are facing allegations of killing civilians, dozens of whom were summarily executed during recent operations against Islamist militias, according to a UN report.

Tunisia arrests two over foiled biological attack in Germany

2018-08-03 17:01

Tunisian authorities have said they had arrested two suspects in connection with a biological bomb plot thwarted by police in Germany in June.

US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018-07-31 16:11

The US military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armoured vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the US Africa Command says.

US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilities

2018-07-30 10:57

The United States Africa Command says the US started arming drones in the Central African nation of Niger earlier this year.

More than 150 dead in ISIS attacks on southern Syria

2018-07-25 17:52

A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 150 people in southern Syria, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Kabul hit by a series of Taliban, ISIS attacks in 2018

2018-07-23 17:34

A powerful blast that killed 23 people in Kabul at the weekend, including an AFP driver, was the latest in a series of bloody attacks in the Afghan capital this year.

One 20-year term, 14 acquittals in Senegal jihadists trial

2018-07-19 19:09

The alleged leader of a jihadist cell has been handed a 20-year term with forced labour in Senegal's largest terror-related trial, which has also seen 14 other suspects acquitted.

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria - monitor

2018-07-14 07:10

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor says.

'Terrorist attack' kills 6 Tunisia security forces

2018-07-08 18:12

Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry has said, the country's deadliest such incident in over two years.


Egypt police arrest six over failed church attack

2018-08-13 12:50

Egyptian authorities have arrested six suspected members of a "terrorist cell" behind a failed suicide attack on a church in the outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry has said.

Kenya, Tanzania mark bombings which introduced Al- Qaeda

2018-08-06 15:30

Kenya and Tanzania will mark 20 years since the devastating US embassy bombings that thrust Al-Qaeda onto the global stage and went on to shape how a generation thinks about personal security.

Attack on convoy kills 4 soldiers in Mali's central region

2018-08-01 19:54

Mali's defence ministry says at least four soldiers have been killed in an attack by armed men in the central Segou region.

Man jailed in Australia over terror plot

2018-07-31 10:06

A man has been sent to jail for 17 years for plotting a terrorist attack in Australia after being prevented from travelling to Syria, with the judge saying he continued to hold extremist views.

Mali votes in presidential election amid insecurity

2018-07-29 14:00

Voters in Mali are heading to the polls to select a president amid increasing attacks by extremist groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group

Official: ISIS-linked group kills 2 policemen in eastern Libya

2018-07-25 10:13

A Libyan official says militants with links to the extremist Islamic State group have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east of Libya.

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, several injured

2018-07-21 12:43

Several people have been injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials say.

Damascus raises flag in Daraa, but tough battles ahead

2018-07-14 10:38

The rapid fall of Daraa city, the cradle of Syria's uprising, is an important victory for President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but the country's devastating war is far from over, analysts say.

Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in jihadist attack

2018-07-10 13:12

Tunisia has paid tribute to six members of its security forces killed along the border with Algeria in the country's bloodiest jihadist attack in more than two years.

Mali's presidential campaigns begin under extremist threat

2018-07-08 06:53

Campaigning for the July 29 presidential election has begun in Mali as the deadly threat from extremists linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group becomes a central issue.

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