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Nigeria police: 276 abducted girls still missing

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 23:18

The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300.

230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:27

A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers.

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 17:51

Twin blasts on Monday at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria`s capital crammed with morning commuters killed 71 people and injured 124 others, police said.

Blast kills 32 in northeast Nigerian village

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 16:29

Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near hideouts of Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria has killed 32 people.

UN mission: Mali jihadist spokesman Hamaha killed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 02:19

The red-bearded jihadist who once warned that "every French national is a target" after France launched a military operation in northern Mali to oust the Islamic extremists from power has been killed by French forces, UN and Malian officials said today.

Nigeria bears the brunt of Islamic terror again, 90 killed in two attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 23:51

Twin car bombs at a bustling city marketplace blasted buildings to rubble and tore apart bodies the same night an attack on a farming village razed every thatched-roof hut.

Syrian Islamic extremists chop off thief`s hand, post grisly images on Twitter

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:08

Many Twitter users were in for a shock when a group of Islamic extremists live-tweeted images on Friday of a blindfolded man whose hand was being cut off as a punishment for robbery.

Nigerian senator says military bombs his convoy

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 05:18

A Nigerian senator says a military aircraft fired four bombs at his cavalcade as he drove to the scene of an attack by suspected Islamic extremists in the country`s northeast. No one was hurt.

Anti-Muslim hate crimes on the rise in Britain

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 16:30

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, a report said on Friday.

Indonesia warns of Christmas terror attack threat

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 17:12

Indonesian police warned on Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.

Security video shows Kenyan soldiers looting mall

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 17:50

Kenyan security forces walked out of a store in Nairobi`s Westgate Mall, holding plastic bags heavy with unknown items after Islamic extremists staged an attack. Others looked behind counters and lifted items.

Jihadists claim Islamic extremists behind US Navy Yard shooting

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:05

Several online jihadists have claimed Islamic extremists were involved in the deadly shooting incident at the Naval Sea Systems Command office in Washington on Monday that killed a dozen people and left another dozen injured.