Aug 12, 2015

Another Nigeria market targeted by bomb; at least 47 die

At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said. The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon ...

Aug 4, 2015

11 Malian soldiers killed when Islamists raid their Timbuktu base

Suspected Islamist militants killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a Malian army base near the desert city of Timbuktu on Monday, the government said. Residents said Islamist fighters carried out the predawn attack on Gourma Rharous base, which followed an ambush on Saturday ...

Jul 28, 2015

Chadian forces in 'violent clashes' with Boko Haram on lake isles

Heavy fighting pitted the Chadian army on Monday against insurgents from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on islands in Lake Chad, security and local sources said. “Violent clashes” were underway near Baga Sola, one of the main Chadian towns in the lake that straddles ...

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Jul 20, 2015

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants who took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said. Invading Islamist fighters considered a local Sufi veneration for the tombs as idolatrous and hacked them to ...

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

Jul 16, 2015

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday, days ahead of a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Barack Obama. The three assaults were carried out simultaneously Tuesday in Borno state, the ...

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Jul 15, 2015

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, nearly two years after it was attacked by Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday. The mall has been extensively refurbished since the devastating four-day siege. The violence erupted on ...

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Jun 19, 2015

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government official said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram ...

Jun 12, 2015

Erdogan rebuked — for now

Last weekend's elections in Turkey dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a stunning setback and herald a period of instability in Turkish politics.