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Crisis-hit Iraq turns to Shiite militias for support

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:09

Iraq`s government once battled entrenched Shiite militiamen but is now making common cause with them against a jihadist-led onslaught that Baghdad`s forces are struggling to contain on their own.

Renegade Libya general wants `presidential council`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 05:25

Khalifa Haftar, the renegade Libyan general who has launched an assault against Islamists in Benghazi, called Wednesday for a civilian "presidential council" to be formed.

Militias loyal to Libya parliament deployed in Tripoli

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 21:07

Militias loyal to the Libyan parliament were deployed in key areas in Libya`s capital Tripoli Tuesday amid rising tensions with General Khalifa Haftar.

Elite Libya unit boosts rogue general`s Islamist hunt

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 07:07

An elite Libyan unit joined a renegade general Monday to battle Islamists in the east as rising lawlessness in the nation`s two largest cities edges it closer to civil war.

Elite Libya unit boosts rogue general`s Islamist hunt

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 02:05

An elite Libyan unit joined a renegade general Monday to battle Islamists in the east as rising lawlessness in the nation`s two largest cities edges it closer to civil war.

Nearly ten die in Central Africa clashes: military source

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:32

Nearly ten people, most of them civilians, died when rival militias clashed earlier this week in the centre of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force said Thursday.

Germany sees `signs` Russia backing militias in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:35

Germany said today there are many signs Russia is backing pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine, including the arms, uniforms and appearance of their members.

Ruthless Christian militias hunt down Muslims in CAR capital

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:44

Rudimentary weapons taken from Christian extremist militias by French troops in the capital of the Central African Republic were piled up on the ground, near the body of a young man whose ears were ripped off.

Gunfire jolts Libya`s Benghazi, on strike over militias

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:28

Libyan forces guarding a hospital came under fire overnight in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, which was today on a general strike to protest against deadly militia violence.

Egypt`s interior minister won`t allow `militias`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 23:25

Egypt`s interior minister on Sunday declared he would not allow vigilantes or militias to take over police duties, while admitting his police force has been strained by daily protests, clashes and criticism.

`Iran building militias in Syria to protect interest`

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 15:07

Iran and its Lebanese-ally Hezbollah, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests if Assad`s regime falls, a media report has said.

Seven volunteers of pro-govt militia killed in Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 17:23

In Kurram tribal region, militants fired indiscriminately at a bus and injured five persons.