Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq

A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people on Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.

Pakistan gemstone industry struggles with unrest

For 400 years the craftsmen and traders of Peshawar`s jewellery bazaar have cut, polished, set and haggled over precious gems dug from the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan.

Bomb kills seven Algerian troops: Ministry

A roadside bomb has killed three Algerian soldiers and four auxiliaries in the west of the North African country, the defence ministry said on Sunday.

Egypt group claims palace blasts that killed two

An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for bomb blasts outside the presidential palace in Cairo that killed two senior police officers and wounded 10 other people, taunting authorities that it was able to strike even the most secure locations in a campaign of violence against police and the military.

Bomb hidden in truck kills at least 15 in embattled Nigeria

A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on Tuesday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in a city repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.

Car bomb attack kills 10 people in Iraq

A car bomb explosion on Tuesday evening killed 10 people at an outdoor market in the Iraqi capital, officials said.

Bombs in southern Thailand kill 2, wound 52

Police say at least nine bombs have exploded in Thailand`s restive south, killing two people and wounding dozens. The blasts were in a southern province that is facing an Islamic insurgency.

Twin Nigeria blasts claim 162 lives: Report

As many as 162 people were killed in the twin blasts that hit a market in Nigeria`s central city of Jos, security agencies said.

Bomb blast wounds UN peacekeeper in Mali: UN

A roadside bomb struck a UN vehicle in northern Mali today, wounding a peacekeeper from Guinea during a UN visit of foreign dignitaries, an official said.

Boston marathon kick-starts under tight security one year after twin blasts

Leaving behind the fear of twin bomb blasts, which rocked the marathon stadium last year, thousands of runners reclaim the world`s oldest marathon on Monday.

Thai caretaker PM concerned over frequent bomb blasts

Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday expressed concern over recent bomb explosions in the southernmost province of Yala.

Kenya police arrest more than 650 after bomb blasts

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents.

17 killed in Iraq violence

At least 17 people were killed and 23 wounded in a new wave of attacks Saturday across Iraq, including in the volatile province of Anbar, police said.

Planted bombs in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore: Yasin Bhatkal

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal had planted IEDs at German Bakery in Pune and Bangalore`s Chinnaswamy Stadium and provided explosives for 2008 Delhi serial blasts, he confessed before a magistrate.

Governor survives blasts as Iraq violence kills 32

Provincial governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, a brother of Iraq`s parliament speaker on Monday survived the third attempt on his life this month, as violence killed 32 people, officials said.

Bomb blasts at Zanzibar cathedral and tourist bar: Police

Two homemade bombs exploded on Monday on the popular Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar, but with no casualties, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks.

Baghdad bombs, one near Foreign Ministry, kill 19

Three explosions in Baghdad, including a car bomb opposite the foreign ministry, killed 19 people on Wednesday, the latest in the worst surge of violence in nearly six years.

Pakistan terror casualties up 20%: Report

Militant attacks in Pakistan killed nearly 2,500 people in 2013, up 20 percent from the year before, according to a think-tank which said the government`s "appeasement approach" had let the Taliban make a comeback.

Three killed in blasts in northwest Pakistan

At least three persons, including two school students, were killed in two back-to-back explosions in northwest Pakistan on Sunday.

Militants explode bomb in Manipur’s Ukhrul

Suspected militants exploded a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Ukhrul district of Manipur, police said on Sunday.