Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel, monitors report

Aug 28, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel, monitors report

Al-Qaida’s Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday. The fighters, who have vowed to “liberate” the area, ...

Jul 31, 2014

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the ...

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

Jul 28, 2014

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. The government said more than 150 people have died ...

Jul 14, 2014

Link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists frightening: Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that intelligence suggesting Islamist bombmakers from Yemen have teamed up in Syria is “more frightening than anything” he had seen before. In an interview with ABC News, Holder called the alleged cooperation between expert bomb-makers in ...

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

May 26, 2014

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

Samir El-Gamal, a 10-year-old Egyptian boy, died in his mother’s arms last year, struck in the back of the head by a stray bullet while they were walking near clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. As Egypt votes this ...

China offers leniency to suspects after Xinjiang bombing

May 25, 2014

China offers leniency to suspects after Xinjiang bombing

Authorities called Sunday for anyone involved in terrorist activities in China’s restive northwest to turn themselves in and promised leniency following a bombing that killed dozens of people. The announcement came on the heels of a security crackdown launched over the weekend in response ...

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

May 23, 2014

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack that killed 31 people in the capital of China’s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was ...

May 11, 2014

Suicide bomber kills six soldiers in latest Yemen violence

A suicide car bomber killed 10 Yemeni army officers, one civilian and wounded many others Sunday after targeting a military police building in the southern coastal city of Mukallah, a local security official said. The blast appeared to be a revenge attack by al-Qaida ...

Islamists must accept transition plan before talks: Egypt minister

Nov 17, 2013

Islamists must accept transition plan before talks: Egypt minister

An Egyptian minister on Sunday ruled out accepting an Islamist offer for dialogue until the Muslim Brotherhood recognizes the government’s transition plan and renounces violence. Social solidarity minister Ahmed al-Borei said the Brotherhood must also accept Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s overthrow was a “revolution.” ...