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Air strike on Niger village kills up to 30

 As many as 30 mourners at a funeral ceremony were killed when an unidentified plane bombarded a village in Niger near the Nigerian border, local officials said Wednesday.

Iraqis fete curfew end with flags, horns and tyre smoke

Iraqis roared through central Baghdad in dozens of cars flying flags, honking horns and filling the street with smoke from their screeching tyres to celebrate the end of a years-old nightly curfew.

At least 34 killed in three bombings in Baghdad

At least 34 people were killed in three bombings around Baghdad on Saturday, police said, hours before the government was due to lift a long-standing night-time curfew on the capital.

Officials say bombings kill 10 in Iraq's capital

Two bombings ripped through commercial areas in Iraq's capital on Sunday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said.

Officials say 2 bombings kill 7 people in Iraq's capital

Authorities in Iraq say two bombings have killed seven people in the capital, Baghdad.

12 killed in Syria bombings

 At least 12 people were killed Tuesday and several others were wounded in air raids by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern Syrian province of Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq

Iraqi authorities on Friday said that the bombings have killed 11 people in the capital Baghdad.

US bombings around Kobane target own supply drop

US warplanes bombed a bundle of supplies that went astray near the Syrian border town of Kobane after they had air dropped it for besieged Kurdish defenders, the military said Monday.

Baghdad car bombs kill 23

Car bombs exploded in three crowded areas of the Iraqi capital Friday, killing at least 23 people, the latest in a string of deadly blasts in the city, officials said.

Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts: Officials
Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts: Officials

At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

Afghan district police chief among six killed in bombings

A roadside bomb killed a district police chief and a fellow policeman in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, while four civilians died in a similar incident earlier in the day.

Bombings in Shiite areas of Iraq kill 37

Bombings that included a suicide attack on tribal leaders in Baghdad hit Shiite areas of central and southern Iraq today, killing at least 37 people, officials said.

Bombs against Kurds, other attacks in Iraq kill 33

A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide that killed at least 33 people, officials said.

Iraq attacks kill 33 as 2014 toll tops 4,000

Attacks across Iraq killed 33 people on Wednesday, the latest in a months-long surge in violence that has left more than 4,000 people dead this year.

Iraq officials targeted as violence kills 13

Militants shot dead an Iraqi provincial councillor and bombed the education minister`s convoy today, as violence killed 13 people nationwide ahead of next week`s elections.

Iraq: Bombings kill 26 people in Baghdad

A series of bombings targeting commercial areas of Baghdad killed 26 people as residents were heading out on the town on Thursday in a new spasm of violence to strike the Iraqi capital, according to Iraqi officials.

Iraq officials say bombings kill 15 people

A series of bombings targeting commercial streets and security forces in Baghdad and its surroundings killed 15 people on Tuesday, officials said.

Security ramped up for Boston Marathon

A "no-bags" policy is among tightened security measures being introduced for this year`s Boston Marathon, organizers said Wednesday, as the emotional first race since last year`s bombings looms in April.

Five killed as Egypt marks third anniversary of 2011 uprising

Five persons were killed in clashes on Friday as explosions and protests marked the third anniversary of Egypt`s 2011 uprising, with thousands taking to the streets despite fears of terrorist attacks.

Clashes, bombings kill 6 people in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say clashes between militants and government troops as well as two bombings at marketplaces have killed six people.