Pakistan deploys military to protect huge Chinese investment in Gwadar port

Pakistan deploys military to protect huge Chinese investment in Gwadar port

Heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress.

Boko Haram slaughters 65 people in Nigeria

A Nigerian military spokesman said that Boko Haram militants attacked the community of Dalori, about 5 km east of Maiduguri, on Saturday evening.

At least 19 killed in Somalia restaurant attack

The Lido beach area in Mogadishu is busy with restaurants, including upmarket establishments popular with business people and diaspora Somalis.

China's Xinjiang adopts non-discrimination rules amid ethnic violence

The new rules, introduced on Jan. 1, make promoting ethnic unity a main factor in evaluating officials` performance on the job.

Gunmen open fire on tourist bus at Cairo hotel

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said.

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms and ammunition in joint operations with Syrian troops against Islamist militants.

Bangladesh arrests 5 Islamists with Pakistan links

A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered five Islamist militants, including a Pakistan national, accused of having links to Pakistani intelligence to be remanded in police custody after their arrest here.

Publisher's murder: Protests in Bangladesh against govt apathy

Angry protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh on Sunday blaming the government's inaction for the murders of secular writers and publishers in the country, even as the Home Minister termed the attacks claimed by al Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent as "isolated incidents".

At least 54 people killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least 54 people were killed and 90 wounded in multiple bomb attacks in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Bangladesh`s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murders of two prominent atheist bloggers.

Boko Haram fighters kill 13 villagers in attack in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria`s restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Somali-led Shebab Islamist militants target Kenyan police in IED attack

Suspected militants from the Somali-led Shebab Islamist group carried out a bomb attack against Kenyan police on Monday, but the officers escaped unharmed, a Kenyan official said.

Shebab militants target Kenyan police in IED attack

 Suspected militants from the Somali-led Shebab Islamist group carried out a bomb attack against Kenyan police on Monday, but the officers escaped unharmed, a Kenyan official said.

Five civilians killed in missile attack in Egypt

A woman and her four children were killed on Friday when a missile reportedly fired by Islamist militants fell on their house in Egypt's restive North Sinai province.

Tunisian security forces kill five militants in mountain region

Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters were pursuing more in the area, a security source said on Friday.

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies

Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

Kuwait arrests two police officers in crackdown on militants: Media

 Kuwait has arrested two police officers as part of a security crackdown on Islamist militants launched after last week`s deadly bombing on a mosque claimed by Islamic State, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Islamic State group claims Sinai attacks on Egypt soldiers

The Islamic State group`s branch in Egypt has claimed a wave of attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 15 soldiers on Wednesday.

Bomb attack targets Egypt's state prosecutor in Cairo

Egypt's Prosecutor General on Monday escaped an assassination attempt when militants targeted his convoy in a bomb attack, injuring him and three others.

Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county

A county in the heavily Muslim southern part of China`s unruly region of Xinjiang has held a beer festival in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan, the government said, in what an exiled group called an open provocation.