Heavy fighting raged inside the key northern Afghan city of Kunduz for a third day on Wednesday as government forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, battled Taliban insurgents who had scored one of their boldest successes in 14 years of war.
A bomb attack targeting Shi`ite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen`s capital on Thursday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, medics said.
Five people were killed and 13 wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded near a heavily-guarded complex housing the offices of Somalia`s president and its prime minister in Mogadishu, a security official said.
A group tracking the Syrian war said on Saturday that Islamist insurgents shot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at an air base captured from the army earlier this month in northwestern Syria.
Days after the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca`s Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia`s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group on Tuesday.
From football matches to international jihad, the 25-year-old Frenchman David Drugeon converted as a teen to Islam and drifted toward ever more radical groups, up until his death in July in a coalition air strike in Syria.
China has urged the US to stop its "groundless accusations" of cyber attacks, adding that cyber security should be an area of cooperation rather than a source of frictions, the media reported on Saturday.
Five militants of an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Bangladesh were today charged with murder for hacking to death an atheist blogger who is among the four secular writers killed in brutal attacks this year.
President Barack Obama`s administration vowed to press ahead with a half-billion-dollar mission to train Syrian opposition fighters Tuesday, despite fears that its initial failures have dented US credibility.