Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death".
Nafada: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen launched a series of attacks in Nigeria`s restive northeast on Tuesday, opening fire on troops in one town before raiding a French-owned factory in another, witnesses said.
A large explosion rocked a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram, witnesses said, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the Islamists.
Lebanon`s army has detained about 450 suspected Islamist militants near its border with Syria, Lebanese security sources said on Thursday, as it steps up efforts to prevent them from using the frontier town of Arsal as a base.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday his country was opposed to Iran`s participation at an international conference in Paris on Monday on Iraq, which is grappling with an offensive by Islamist militants.
Syria said on Monday it would cooperate in any international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the country, after Washington signalled it was considering extending the battle against the group into Syrian territory.
Libya`s Islamist militias said on Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub.
Tripoli: Libya`s Islamist militants` coalition Libya Dawn announced Saturday that they have taken the Tripoli international airport, a crucial stronghold for the Zintan pro-secular militias, a TV report said.