Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents said on Monday.

800 Islamists preparing for attacks in Europe: Report

 About 800 Islamist extremists recruited by Islamic State or groups affiliated to the al Qaeda are preparing to launch attacks in Europe, according to a media report.

Libya PM Abdullah al-Thani withdraws offer to resign

Libya`s internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thani, has withdrawn an offer to resign, a move which would have added to the chaos in the conflict-strewn country, his spokesman said Monday.

Defence appeals death sentence for Egypt`s Mohamed Morsi

 The defence for ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal against a death sentence and prison term for the Islamist former leader, a lawyer said on Saturday.

ISIS battles Syria rebels for key supply lifeline: Monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group battled rebel forces, including Islamists, on Sunday for a series of key villages in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Boko Haram kills nine fishermen by Lake Chad: Fisherman, survivor

 Boko Haram Islamists shot dead nine fishermen in a village near the shores of Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a survivor said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram abducts scores in deadly Cameroon raid

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria.

Suspected Islamists kill eight in NE Nigeria village: Locals

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed eight people in a raid on a village in northeastern Nigeria`s Borno state, a local resident and a vigilante said Thursday.

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed by cross-border fire from jihadists, in a drastic escalation of tensions between Ankara and the extremist group.

Libyan commander killed as offensive against Islamists stalls

Islamic State militants said they killed a Libyan army commander in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, as a pro-government offensive against the Islamists appeared to stall.

At least 30 dead in triple Islamist attack in NE Nigeria

 At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday.

Suicide attack at checkpoint in Nigeria`s Maiduguri kills four

Four people killed were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian vigilantes told AFP.

At least 11 dead in twin suicide bombing in Cameroon

At least 11 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up near an army camp in troubled northern Cameroon in an attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early Sunday when the Islamists raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources said.

Turkish army says detains almost 800 trying to cross illegally from Syria
Turkish army says detains almost 800 trying to cross illegally from Syria

 Turkey`s army said on Tuesday it had detained almost 800 people trying to cross illegally from Syria, including three suspected Islamic State militants, after bolstering security in border areas near where the radical Islamists hold ground.

Three killed, 14 injured as roadside bomb strikes bus

At least three people were killed and 14 others injured on Monday after a roadside bomb targeted a bus in Egypt's restive North Sinai.

Egypt court ruling in Al-Jazeera retrial on July 30

An Egyptian court said Monday it will deliver its verdict on July 30 in the retrial of two Al-Jazeera journalists who were previously sentenced to up to 10 years in jail.

Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station
Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station

Gunmen from the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed at least eight officers in a raid on a police station near the capital, police and the militants said on Saturday.

Egypt jails 23 for Shiite killings
Egypt jails 23 for Shiite killings

An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 people to 14 years in prison for the killings by an angry mob of four Shiite men outside Cairo two years ago.

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri: Nigeria military

Nigeria`s military on Monday said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to Maiduguri in the northeast, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.