Dec 10, 2014

Kenya probes Al Jazeera over 'death squad' report

Kenya on Tuesday ordered Al Jazeera to be placed under investigation and face possible charges over a report the Qatar-based TV news network aired alleging Kenyan police operate death squads that target radical Islamists. The Kenyan government said the Al Jazeera documentary, aired on ...

Islamic militants attack Chechen capital; 20 dead

Dec 5, 2014

Islamic militants attack Chechen capital; 20 dead

Police waged hours-long gunbattles with Islamic militants who attacked Chechnya’s capital Thursday, leaving at least 20 people dead and underscoring Russia’s vulnerability just as President Vladimir Putin used patriotic and religious imagery in his state-of-the-nation address to defend his standoff with the West. The ...

Bomb blast aboard Egyptian train kills four

Nov 7, 2014

Bomb blast aboard Egyptian train kills four

A bomb blast aboard a train north of Cairo killed four people, including two policemen, and wounded nine, officials said Thursday, the latest attack by suspected Islamic militants battling the government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The blast took place shortly before midnight Wednesday ...

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

Oct 28, 2014

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

Tunisia’s well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring that saw the rise of terrorist groups in this North African nation. Voters sought security and stability with familiar faces from Tunisia’s ...

Lebanon army in control after deadly Tripoli clashes

Oct 28, 2014

Lebanon army in control after deadly Tripoli clashes

Lebanese soldiers were in control Monday of a Tripoli neighborhood once a base for Islamist militants after three days of fierce fighting that killed at least 16 and forced thousands to flee. The fighting was the deadliest bout of Syria-related violence in Lebanon’s second ...

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 ...