14 killed in IS bombings in Egypt`s Sinai

Two bomb attacks claimed by Egyptian jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group killed on Sunday at least 14 people in the restive Sinai Peninsula, including 11 security personnel.

Talks open in Niger on regional Boko Haram fight

A regional summit opened in Niger Tuesday aimed at stopping Boko Haram as the Islamist insurgents step up attacks both inside Nigeria and in neighbouring countries.

Chechnya homes torched after call to punish Islamists: Rights groups

Several houses have been torched in Chechnya after the Russian province`s leader called for relatives of Islamist insurgents to be punished in the wake of a bloody attack in the capital Grozny, rights activists said Tuesday.

Nigerian army, hunters and vigilantes retake towns from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army, aided by local hunters and civilian vigilantes, has recaptured two northeastern towns that had been overrun by Islamist insurgents, a state governor and residents told Reuters on Thursday.

Bomb kills three policemen, including witness against deposed Egypt president Mursi

A bomb blast beside Egypt`s foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Gunmen attack Kenyan coastal town: Army

Gunmen in Kenya attacked a busy coastal town late Sunday, opening fire from two minibuses and setting two hotels on fire, officials said.

Boko Haram attack four villages in northeast Nigeria: Residents

A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in four villages in Nigeria`s restive northeast killed several people, residents said Sunday, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist insurgents.

Nigeria`s parliament approves state of emergency extension

Nigeria`s parliament approved a six-month extension to a state of emergency in three northeast states hit by Islamist militant violence.

US `combing` new Nigerian schoolgirls video for clues

US experts assisting the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are closely examining a new video for clues to their whereabouts, American officials said on Monday.

Over 40 insurgents killed in Nigeria military raid

At least 40 insurgents were killed in an overnight raid in Nigeria`s northeast region, military authorities said Friday.

Kenya police arrest more than 650 after bomb blasts

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents.

`Boko Haram attack` in northeast Nigeria kills 29: Senator

Suspected Islamist insurgents killed 29 people in Nigeria`s embattled
northeast, an area senator said Monday.

`73 insurgents killed in North Caucasus in 2013`

Law enforcement personnel in Russia have killed 73 alleged Islamist insurgents in the North Caucasus region over the first three months of 2013, police said.

Islamist insurgents seize Somali pirate base

Radical Islamist insurgents in Somalia have seized one of the country’s most notorious pirate dens.

At least 17 killed in west Somalia fighting: Reports

Islamist insurgents battled government forces in western Somalia and at least 17 people, mainly combatants, were killed, elders said on Monday, as both sides claimed victory.

Violence in Somalia claims 24 lives: Witnesses

At least 24 people were killed in fighting that pitted Islamist insurgents against government forces and African Union peacekeepers in Somalia`s capital on Friday, witnesses and medical staff said.