Syria forces regroup after Islamists seize Idlib city

Syrian troops regrouped on Sunday after a coalition including Al-Qaeda`s local affiliate seized the city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to fall from government control.

Two killed in suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in NE Nigeria

At least two people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents and an election official told AFP.

Islamists enter flashpoint city in northwest Syria: monitor

Islamist rebels entered neighbourhoods in the regime-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria for the first time in four days of fierce clashes with government forces, a monitor reported. 

Five key issues in Nigeria`s elections

Nigeria, Africa`s most populous country and its biggest economy, holds general elections on Saturday. Here are five issues that could shape the results. Which candidate is best suited to end Boko Haram`s six-year uprising that has killed more than 13,000 people and left 1.5 million others homeless?

23 Egyptian Islamists get life in jail for killings

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 23 Islamists to life in prison for killing 4 people during the 2013 violence in the country.

Chad troops return to Nigeria town after Boko Haram kill 11

Chadian troops on Saturday returned to the northeast Nigerian border town of Gamboru, locals said, after Boko Haram took advantage of a lack of military presence to kill 11 people.

Warning over 'victory' claims against Boko Haram

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the military hopes to recapture towns seized by Boko Haram within a month, in what would be a swift victory after six years of bloody conflict.

Police arrest fourth man over Copenhagen shootings

Danish police on Thursday detained a fourth man suspected of aiding the gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen last month.

22 Egypt Islamists get death for attacking police

Twenty-two Islamists in Egypt were sentenced to death on Wednesday for attacking a police station in the violence following the ouster of then president Mohamed Morsi in a coup in 2013.

Chad, Niger troops retake Nigerian town, 200 Islamists killed: Source

A military offensive by troops from Chad and Niger has retaken the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak and left some 200 Islamists dead, a Chadian security source said Monday.

Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza

Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.

Boko Haram fighters mass in Gwoza, several residents killed

Boko Haram militants have been amassing in the northeast Nigeria town of Gwoza, believed to be the group`s headquarters, killing residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses said Thursday.

Anti-Islamist general named Libya army chief

A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named Libyan army chief, an official said today, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven country.

Boko Haram attacks island on Niger side of Lake Chad: Witnesses

Boko Haram gunmen attacked an island on the Niger side of Lake Chad, with locals reporting heavy casualties among those who fled but no official confirmation of the death toll.

Norway arrests radical preacher who praised Charlie Hebdo killers

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month`s deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris, police said Friday.

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer`s family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists.

Custody extended for Danish gunman's suspected helpers

Two men charged with helping the gunman behind the deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen have been detained for another month, police said on Thursday.

Egypt postpones trial of Brotherhood head, 198 Islamists

An Egyptian military court has postponed to March 9 the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood leader and 198 other Islamists over deadly clashes after president Mohamed Morsi`s ouster, an army official said Monday.

'Boko Haram attack in Niger village leaves at least 21 dead'

A Boko Haram attack on a village in southeastern Niger followed by clashes with the army have killed at least 21 people, mostly from the Islamists' ranks, Niger's military said on Saturday.

Copenhagen gunman due to be buried

The gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen nearly a week ago was due to be buried later Friday at a Muslim cemetery despite objections from the Islamic group that owns it.