Boko Haram attacks prompt concern for Nigeria`s northeast

 Boko Haram militants have reportedly seized another town in Nigeria`s far northeast after heavy fighting with government troops, with experts warning the region is on the brink of a "takeover".

Pakistan attacks kill 48 militants, six civilians die in bombing

Air strikes targeting suspected Tailban hideouts in a restive tribal district of northwest Pakistan killed 48 militants on Tuesday, the military said, as six civilians died in a roadside bomb attack.

Naxals may carry out attacks on Independence Day, warns IB

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow, the Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert saying Maoists could carry out strikes on August 15.

Punjab MPs concerned over attacks on Sikhs in US, Pak

Members from Punjab on Tuesday voiced anguish in Rajya Sabha over repeated attacks on Sikhs in United States and Pakistan and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter with them to ensure their safety and security.

Data on attacks on media to be maintained: Govt

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has begun collecting and maintaining specific data relating to attacks on media since January this year, the government said Wednesday.

Italy warns `terrorists` could be crossing in migrant boats

Italy`s armed forces chief warned today that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.

Israel bombs multiple targets in Gaza after rocket attacks

Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab has `regional agenda` beyond Somalia: UN

Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants have the "capability and intent" to spread their attacks beyond their strongholds in Somalia, a UN special representative warned on Saturday, calling for greater regional cooperation to combat the threat.

Nine killed in separate attacks in Yemen

At least nine people were killed and 12 injured Thursday in two attacks in Yemen, media reported.

Sanctions on Russia could be delayed: Officials

Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials.

69 killed,144 injured in Iraq violence

At least 69 people were killed and 144 injured in fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and Sunni militant groups even as 17 more Indians were evacuated from the conflict-ridden country.

Gunmen kill 38 in north Nigeria`s Kaduna state: Officials

Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria`s Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, officials said Tuesday.

Taliban attacks NATO air base in east Afghanistan

Taliban militants fired eight rockets into a NATO air base at one of Afghanistan`s main airports on Saturday evening, provincial authorities said.

Kenya attacks revive spectre of ethnic violence

Six years after Kenya erupted into ferocious ethnic battles and post-election violence, security guard John Mboya is fearful once again, after twin massacres on the coast brought political rivalries to the surface.

Ukraine report new rebel attacks after ceasefire

Ukraine said on Saturday that pro-Russian rebels continued to mount fierce mortar attacks against government forces in the strife-torn separatist east after rejecting the terms of the new pro-Western leader`s unilateral ceasefire.

Kenya urges fans to watch World Cup at home after attacks

The Kenyan government on Friday urged people to watch World Cup matches at home rather than in public places, less than a week after attacks on the coast which left close to 60 dead.

UN chief condemns heavy shelling, aerial attacks in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian government and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.

`ISIL attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes`

Attacks on Iraqi civilians by terrorist and armed groups like ISIL could amount to war crimes and protection of civilians should be the primary focus of any strategy to address the crisis in that country, special advisers to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have said.

France calls for urgent and political response to Iraq crisis

France has called for an urgent but also political response from Iraq to the offensive by jihadist ISIL forces, and said it was "ready" to contribute to reinforcing the democratic opposition in Syria.

`Kenya not to pull out troops from Somalia`

Kenyan government said Wednesday that it will not withdraw its troops from neighbouring Somalia, despite rising terror attacks from the Horn of Africa nation.