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 ...

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 ...