Palestinian prez Abbas condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack at a synagogue here earlier in the day but at the same time called for an end to what he described as Israeli "provocation" over the Temple Mount, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Imam receives death threat, says IS recruiting in Canada

A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons warned Friday that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat.

French police arrest Islamist militant at a Paris airport

French police arrested a Franco-Moroccan man they described as an Islamist militant at Roissy international airport on suspicion that he was part of a conspiracy to carry out attacks in France.

Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault today on Libya`s main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.

Nigeria`s president requests extension to state of emergency

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan asked the country`s parliament today for a six-month extension to the state of emergency in three northeastern states riven by Islamist militant violence.

Egypt militant blows himself up to evade arrest: Police

Police in Egypt said an Islamist militant blew himself up in his hideout to escape arrest today, wounding an officer in the process.

Ethiopian troops seize key Somali rebel bastion

The loss of Baidoa in central Somalia is a major blow for the al Qaeda-backed al Shabaab rebel group.

Slain Islamist militant leader buried in Indonesia

Slain militant leader Dulmatin was buried in his Indonesian home village today, as a large crowd of mourners chanted "God is Great" and hundreds of police stood guard.