Insurgent mortar attack kills five in Afghanistan: Officials

At least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial authorities said Saturday.

Saudis seize bombs, accuse IS of killing police

Saudi Arabia said Friday it has foiled a bomb plot by the Islamic State group and blamed the jihadists for shooting dead two policemen in the capital earlier this month.

Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers

Italian police said Friday they had dismantled a network of Islamist radicals they suspect of having had ties to Osama bin Laden and being behind one of Pakistan`s deadliest bomb attacks.

Kidnapped trio in DR Congo are subcontractors to UN mission: UN

Three men kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo work for a specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, the UN mission in the country said Friday.

Nigerian troops forced to retreat from mined Boko Haram stronghold

Nigerian troops were forced to retreat from Boko Haram`s Sambisa Forest stronghold in the restive northeast after a landmine blast killed one soldier and three vigilantes, security sources said Thursday.

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand demonstrators marched through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of deadly attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.

Shebab bomb attack on UN bus kills seven in Somalia

Somalia`s Shebab Islamists killed seven people including four UN workers on Monday when they set off a huge bomb which ripped through a staff bus in the northeastern town of Garowe.

Failed suicide bomber targets Shiite mosque in NE Nigeria: Residents

A botched suspected Boko Haram suicide attack targeting a group of Shiite Muslims injured three people in northeast Nigeria on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Islamic State claims deadly Afghan suicide attack: President Ghani

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack Saturday that killed 33 people and wounded more than 100 others in eastern Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said, in what appears to be the first major attack by the jihadists in the country.

Two UN drivers killed as convoy attacked in northern Mali

Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.

Somali Shebab kill local lawmaker

Somalia`s Shebab shot dead a lawmaker in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians in the war-torn country.

Turkey`s Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties

Drive-by shooters early Saturday fired on Turkey`s main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim UN suicide attack in Mali: Recording

A jihadist group led by Al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali, in a recording released Friday by Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.

Libya rivals in decisive UN-brokered peace talks

UN envoy Bernardino Leon on Thursday shuttled between delegates of Libya`s rival parliaments in Morocco as he pushed for a unity government to stem growing unrest in their country.

Toll from DR Congo machete attack rises to 19

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a machete attack in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll Thursday.

Jacob Zuma appeals for end of attacks on immigrants in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and the end of attacks on immigrants after a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead.

Somali Shebab university massacre gunmen were Kenyans: Report

All four gunmen from Somalia`s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab who carried out the Kenyan university massacre earlier this month were Kenyans themselves, reports said Thursday.

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers, some beheaded

Taliban fighters killed 18 Afghan soldiers -- including some who were beheaded -- after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast in a major attack before the spring fighting season, officials said Monday.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.