Four Egypt militants killed making bombs: Police

Egyptian police said on Saturday that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

Insurgents release 300 kidnapped Syrian Kurds: Kurdish official

 Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country`s north who were taken captive on Sunday, a Kurdish official said on Monday.

Syrian Islamists exchange 25 women and children prisoners for commander

 Islamist militants and fighters loyal to the Syrian government have made a rare prisoner swap, with insurgents releasing 25 women and children in exchange for one of their commanders, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Seven killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad

Seven civilians were killed in an attack in Chad blamed on Nigerian Boko Haram rebels, officials said Monday.

Garissa terror attack: Kenya declares three days of national mourning

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday declared three days of national mourning during which the country's flag shall fly at half-mast, following Thursday's Garissa terror attack.

Kenyatta says campus attackers "embedded" in Kenya's Muslim community

Kenya`s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university were "deeply embedded" in Kenya, and called on Kenyan Muslims to help prevent radicalisation.

On Good Friday, Pope decries persecution of Christians

Pope Francis presided at two Good Friday services, praying for persecuted Christians a day after Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya, killing at least 147 people.

Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will: Nigeria Prez

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed tough action against Boko Haram and pledged reconciliation and inclusive government, in a speech after his dramatic election win.

Eight suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed in NE Nigeria: Residents

Eight suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed on Sunday during fighting in Gombe and Bauchi states, northeast Nigeria, police, residents and local hunters said.

Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead: Official

Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

Islamist fighters kill 7 in Somali hotel, officials trapped

Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said.

Troops from Chad, Niger retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have retaken a Nigerian town from Boko Haram, another victory in a regional campaign to wrest back control of swaths of northeastern Nigeria from the Islamist militants.

Islamic State militants kill 10 pro-Tripoli fighters in central Libya

Ten fighters loyal to the self-proclaimed government that controls Tripoli were killed by Islamic State militants in central Libya on Wednesday, as the Islamists spread their reach in the divided country.

Six Somali policemen killed in Islamist attack on central city: Police

Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said.

Obama names ambassador to Pakistan

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as ambassador to Pakistan.

German military says worried about Islamists infiltrating to get arms training

The head of Germany`s military intelligence says he fears its armed forces could be infiltrated by Islamist militants to obtain weapons training for use in fighting in Syria and Iraq for insurgent groups like Islamic State.

Four bombs in Nigeria's Maiduguri city kill at least 50

Four bomb blasts killed at least 50 people in Maiduguri in Nigeria`s northeast on Saturday in the worst attacks there since Islamist militants tried to seize the city in two major assaults earlier this year.

Boko Haram may attack West: Nigerian minister

The Boko Haram militant group, which has killed thousands in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad since 2009, may be plotting attacks on the West, including Britain, a Nigerian minister said.

Three bombings blamed on Boko Haram kill 58 in NE Nigeria

Three bombings, including one by a female suicide attacker, killed at least 58 people and wounded 139 others in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram.

Warplanes hit Tripoli airport before UN talks start

Warplanes from Libya`s internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on a Tripoli airport on Thursday just hours before United Nations-backed peace talks were due to start in Morocco.