Shebab Islamists claim responsibility for Kenya's bus attack

Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bus attack in neighbouring Kenya in which gunmen slaughtered 28 non-Muslim passengers.

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war

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".

Egypt jihadist arrested on return from Syria

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a jihadist who returned home from the Syrian conflict to train Islamist militants in the use of explosives.

HuJI leader, sentenced to death, arrested in Bangladesh

A key operative of outlawed Islamist militant outfit HuJI, who was sentenced to death in absentia for a deadly blast here, has been arrested in Bangladesh.

Boko Haram attack town, French-owned factory in NE Nigeria

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.

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq
Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Toronto: Canadian warplanes involved in the US-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region.

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists have said.

Thousands flee during truce in restive north Lebanon

Thousands of civilians fled their homes in a battered district of northern Lebanon's Tripoli, taking advantage of an informal truce in fighting between the army and Islamist militants.

Blast rocks bus station in north Nigeria: Witnesses

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.

British hostage back home after Libya release

A British teacher held hostage by Islamist militants in Libya for over four months has been reunited with his family in the UK after being released.

Lebanon detains 450 suspected militants in Syria border crackdown: Sources

 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.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria`s state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.

US opposed to Iran`s presence at Iraq conference: Kerry

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.

Germany arrests three Shebab suspects returning from Kenya

Three German men were arrested at the weekend when they flew home from Kenya, accused of having joined and fought with Somalia's Shebab Islamist militant group, officials said on Monday.

Somalia offers 45-day amnesty to Islamist militants

 With a major offensive against the radical group Al Shabaab under way, the Somali government on Wednesday offered a 45-day amnesty to Islamist rebel fighters.

Syria ready to work with any state to fight 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 claim control of capital Tripoli

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.

Islamist militants capture Libya`s Tripoli airport

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.

Cairo condemns stadium execution of Egyptian in Libya

Cairo: Egypt on Saturday condemned the public execution in a Libyan football stadium of one of its nationals, reportedly by jihadists, and urged the international community to help restore security there.

Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town: Witnesses

Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group`s increasing territorial ambitions.