France honours heroes for train attack 'courage'

President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train, saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure".

10 killed as extremist bombers hit military camp in Somalia

Islamic extremist suicide bombers killed at least 10 soldiers on Saturday in an explosion at a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, Somali security officials said.

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 51
Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 51

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a posh Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 51 people, officials said on Monday.

25 people dead in Friday's al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia's capital, the Somali government said on Saturday.

Schools yet to fix extremism problem, warns UK watchdog

Islamic extremist influence on the five Birmingham schools, placed into special measures following concerns about a hard-line takeover, remains a concern, a UK watchdog has warned.

Blasts rock north Nigerian city, many feared dead

Two explosions blasted a crowded marketplace in northeastern Maiduguri city Saturday night.

Survivors: Nigerian jet bombs village, 20 killed

A Nigerian military jet targeting Islamic extremist hideouts bombed a northeastern village and killed at least 20 civilians, survivors said Saturday.

Germany sees jump in Islamic extremists

Germany`s Interior Ministry says the number of Salafis rose to 4,500 last year from 3,800 in 2011.

7 French kidnapped in Cameroon, including 4 kids

A group of seven French citizens, including four children, have been kidnapped in Cameroon, an official close to the French president said on Tuesday.