Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

Feb 1, 2016

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies ...

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Feb 1, 2016

Police ask Venice carnival-goers to lift masks for security

Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities. Police are also examining backpacks and bags and using metal-detecting wands before revelers are allowed into St. Mark’s Square, the heart ...

Jan 31, 2016

Top Islamic State recruiter in Australia reportedly dead

Australia’s most senior recruiter for the Islamic State group in Syria, who was reportedly linked to an alleged plot to attack ANZAC Day commemorations, has been killed, local media said Sunday. News of Neil Prakash’s death was posted on secure communications app Telegram, Melbourne’s ...

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

Jan 30, 2016

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama has asked key advisers to draw up options for ratcheting up the fight against the Islamic State group, including opening a new front in Libya. Eighteen months after a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria, multiple ...

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Jan 30, 2016

U.N.-hosted Syrian peace talks get off to shaky start

Peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war got off to a shaky and chaotic start Friday, with the main opposition group at first boycotting the session, then later agreeing to meet with U.N. officials — while still insisting it would not negotiate. ...

Jan 29, 2016

Tunnel collapse claims seven Hamas militants in Gaza

Seven Hamas militants were confirmed killed Thursday after a tunnel built for fighting Israel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, highlighting concerns that yet another conflict could eventually erupt in the Palestinian enclave. The Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, said that four militants managed ...

Jan 28, 2016

Australian teen accused of planning a kangaroo bomb against police

A teenage suspect discussed with a British accomplice packing a kangaroo with explosives before setting it loose on Australian police officers, prosecutors alleged on Thursday. Sevdet Ramadan Besim was ordered in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday to stand trial in the Victoria state ...

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

Jan 27, 2016

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, a popular figure among the governing Socialist Party of President ...