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Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:09

Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia`s security forces in the capital on Sunday, police and witnesses said on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month when insurgents had warned they would stage attacks.

Republicans blast Barack Obama over failed Iraq policy

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 02:32

The top congressional Republican laid into President Barack Obama on Thursday, accusing him of taking a "nap" on Iraq.

Syrian Christians urge Pope to work for peace, help them go home

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 16:01

Syrian Christians who fled a village near the border with Turkey after it was captured by Islamist rebels say they refuse to leave the country and urged Pope Francis to pray for them and help them return home.

Nigeria `at war` with Boko Haram, presidency says

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 16:44

Nigeria`s presidency on Friday said the country was at war with Boko Haram, apparently backing off previous claims that the Islamist rebels were on the run and desperate.

Islamists seize Free Syrian Army arms depots: Watchdog

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:22

The largest Islamist rebel force in Syria seized arms depots belonging to the mainstream Western-backed Free Syrian Army on Saturday, a watchdog said, highlighting tensions among rebel groups.

Aleppo Islamists reject ‘West-backed’ Syrian opposition

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 14:08

Islamist rebel groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo have rejected the new Western-backed opposition coalition that seeks to oust the country’s President Bashar al Assad.

Islamist rebels seize control of Douentza

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 00:37

The fall of Douentza shows that Islamist forces are gaining territory and moving closer to southern Mali.

Mali rebels agree on new Islamic state based on Sharia

Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 13:19

Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali have reportedly agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state.

Somalia`s Islamist rebels to intensify bombing cam

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 00:47

Police official Mohamed Abdi said security had been tightened in the anarchic city.

Algerian security forces kill 10 militants: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 21:14

Algerian security forces have killed 10 Islamist rebels in an ambush, state radio reported on Sunday.