Dec 26, 2014

Al-Shabab militants attack AU Somalia base; at least five dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union’s main base in Mogadishu on Thursday, leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five militants dead, an official with the mission in Somalia said. Somali extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the ...

At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Nov 21, 2014

At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of ...

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Nov 19, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship ...

Sep 24, 2014

Australian counterterror officer shoots suspected terrorist dead

A suspected terrorist was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed Tuesday in a confrontation in Australia’s second-largest city that some experts suspect was inspired by the Islamic State group’s call to supporters to wage terror in their home countries. An Australian Federal ...

Sep 18, 2014

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

At least 13 people were killed and 34 injured on Wednesday as a gunbattle broke out between police and suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, police said. Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said the gunmen, whom he described ...

OSCE observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine

Sep 16, 2014

OSCE observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine

International observers with the OSCE came under fire Sunday in restive eastern Ukraine in what the mission described as an “unacceptable” incident. The six monitors were unharmed despite their vehicles being hit by mortar or artillery fire in the rebel-held Donetsk area as fighting ...