Shooting, blast at college in Nigeria`s Kano: witnesses

Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said.

Clashes as Iraq forces ready attack on militants

Sporadic clashes broke out on Monday near Dhuluiyah as security forces and allied tribesmen prepared for an operation against militants who have repeatedly attacked the Iraqi town, officials said.

Two Manipuri youth attacked in south Delhi

 Two Manipuri youths were yesterday attacked by three people, including two juveniles, after they opposed racist remarks by the trio, police said today.

Journalist among 5 killed as Gaza experts dismantle missile

A foreign journalist was among at least five people killed in northern Gaza on Wednesday as Palestinian experts were dismantling an Israeli missile, medics and officials said.

Attacks kill NATO soldier, three Afghan policemen

A roadside bombing killed three Afghan policemen in the country`s south today while a NATO service member died in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Six killed in attack on Pakistan politician`s house

At least six people, including a local political leader`s brother, were killed Tuesday in an attack by an armed group in northwestern Pakistan, a police official said.

Manish Tewari terms attack on North-East couple unfortunate

Congress leader Manish Tewari described the attack on a couple hailing from the North-East of the country as unfortunate and called for swift action against the guilty.

Five policemen killed in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

At least five Yemeni policemen were killed Friday evening when suspected Al Qaeda gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, an interior ministry official said.

Arab League chief urges Hamas to accept Egypt`s truce plan

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi urged Hamas on Monday to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the fighting between the militants in Gaza and Israel that has killed almost 600 Palestinians.

Israel must take `even greater steps` to protect civilians: White House

Israel must do more to protect civilians caught up in the crossfire of its assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the White House said Monday.

Gaza toll hits 572 on day 14 of Israeli operation

The death toll in Gaza rose to 572 on Monday following the bloodiest day in the Palestinian enclave since 2009 where Israel is pressing a punishing military operation.

Boko Haram Islamists `kill many` in northeast attack

Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said today.

Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace: Official

An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia`s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP.

Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of its suicide bombers had blown himself up near a NATO patrol in the province of Parwan, north of the capital Kabul.

Israel launches air raids on Gaza after Hamas rocket attacks

The Israeli air force launched dozens of raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after massive rocket fire from the enclave pounded southern Israel, leaving 17 people injured, sources said Tuesday.

An Israeli army spokesman confirmed an air operation code-named Protective Edge had been launched, but did not give details.

Five policemen killed in Afghanistan Taliban attack

At least four policemen were killed Monday in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan`s Herat province, an official said.

Ukraine: Rebels attack from both sides of border

Ukrainian troops have cleared more than a dozen towns of pro-Russia separatists but Russia is still moving forces close to Ukraine and rebels have attacked border posts from both sides of the border, a top security official said today.

German minister backs weapons-capable drones

Germany`s defense minister wants to buy weapons-capable drones to protect soldiers from attack, drawing criticism in a country where the US use of drones to kill terror suspects has caused unease.

Grenade attack hurts four at cafe in Lebanon`s Tripoli

A grenade thrown into a cafe hurt four people on Wednesday in Lebanon`s often-restive northern city of Tripoli, security officials said.

4 troops die as attacks on rebels rise in Ukraine

Four Ukrainian troops were killed as forces carried out over 100 attacks on rebel positions and cleared separatists from three villages in the last day, a military official said today.