Libya forces rout jihadis from Benghazi district

Jan 17, 2017

Libya forces rout jihadis from Benghazi district

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya’s Benghazi from jihadis after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said. “We now control the district of Abu Sneib” in the southwest of the city, said ...

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

Jan 6, 2017

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

A large explosion rocked a Syrian government-held coastal town on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens — an attack that was a stark remainder of the prevailing insecurity in the war-torn country despite a nearly week-old cease-fire brokered by Russia and ...

French-Swiss aid worker abducted in Malian city of Gao

Dec 26, 2016

French-Swiss aid worker abducted in Malian city of Gao

A French-Swiss aid worker has been kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali, and French and Malian authorities are working together to rescue her, the French foreign ministry said on Sunday. Sophie Petronin, who runs a nongovernmental organization that helps children suffering ...

Dec 26, 2016

Tunisia urges 'exceptional measures' to deal with returning jihadis

Tunisia’s security forces called on the government on Sunday to take “exceptional measures” to combat the return of jihadis fighting for extremist groups abroad. Tunisia has seen a wave of jihadi attacks since its 2011 revolution, including on foreign tourists, and the United Nations ...

Dec 24, 2016

Two militants linked to cafe siege killed in Dhaka raid

Two militants linked to the Islamist extremist group behind July’s Dhaka cafe siege that left 22 people dead were killed Saturday after Bangladesh police raided a hideout in the capital, officials said. Security forces, acting on a tip, besieged a flat in Dhaka’s Dakshinkhan ...

Nov 25, 2016

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

An Australian surgeon kidnapped by jihadis nearly two years ago whose whereabouts remain unknown has been declared a citizen of the West African nation, an official decree announced Wednesday. “Arthur Kenneth Elliott, born 11 November 1934 in Perth, in Australia … a surgeon” has ...