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Algerian sent home after 12 years at Guantanamo

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 04:09

An Algerian held for 12 years without charge at Guantanamo Bay has been sent back to his homeland, officials have said, portraying the transfer as a step toward eventual closure of the prison on the US base in Cuba.

Syria says it freed 25 in exchange for nuns

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 20:01

The Syrian government says it freed only 25 prisoners in exchange for 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held by al Qaida-linked rebels and not 150 as was reported earlier.

Osama bin Laden hinted at 9/11 attacks six months before strike: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 20:14

Osama bin Laden had hinted at 9/11 attacks six months before the terror strike while addressing American "recruits" in Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday.

Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 03:57

Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people.

Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants: Egypt military

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 00:14

Egyptian military officials say the number of suspected militants killed by airstrikes in the Sinai Peninsula has risen to 13.

France to up Africa military presence

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 00:44

France will broaden its military presence in Africa`s turbulent Sahel region with specialised new outposts.

US to ship more ammunition and arms to embattled Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 06:11

Pentagon says it will soon deliver to Iraq another installment of small arms and ammunition requested by Baghdad as it battles al-Qaida militants for control of Fallujah and cities in Anbar province.

Al-Qaida asks Iraqis in embattled city for support

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:43

Members of al-Qaida`s branch in Iraq have handed out pamphlets in Fallujah, urging people to take up arms and back them in their weekslong fight against government troops for control of the city.

Syria allows aid into 2 contested areas

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 05:13

The Syrian government allowed supplies to enter two contested front-line areas near the capital, a relief official said today.

Attacks kill 26 in Iraq during UN chief`s visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 02:05

Fresh violence killed 26 people in Iraq, where UN chief was on visit urging leaders to tackle issues driving fighting in western province where the army is in a standoff with al-Qaida-linked fighters.

Jihadists seize Syria town, execute 60: Monitor

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 02:04

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has seized a town in Syria`s Aleppo province, and executed 60 people in other areas, a monitor said on Monday.

Iraq would face huge challenge in Fallujah assault: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 20:03

Iraq would face huge challenge in Fallujah assault: Experts