Cameroonian troops shell Boko Haram camp inside Nigeria

Cameroon`s army has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, shelling one of their camps across the border and killing "many" fighters, a security official said on Thursday.

Afghan election result delayed again despite US pressure

Afghanistan will not have a new president in time for a key NATO summit next week, officials said Thursday, as the country`s prolonged election crisis lurched towards another damaging delay.

British Tory MP defects to UKIP in blow for Cameron

An Egyptian jihadist group on Thursday released a video in which it claimed responsibility for beheading four men accused of being "Israeli informants" before showing the victims` decapitated bodies.

Renamo rebels say ceasefire signed with Mozambique government

Maputo: Mozambique`s government and the rebel movement Renamo have signed a ceasefire ending two years of armed conflict, Renamo said on Sunday.

Talks resume to end Pakistan political drama

The party of Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan held talks with the government aimed at ending tense protests on Friday, even as it submitted the resignations of 34 lawmakers from parliament.

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

Iran on Thursday denied linking any future cooperation with the international community against jihadists in Iraq to the lifting of crippling Western sanctions.

Six `Qaeda`, three Yemen troops killed in clashes

Six suspected Al-Qaeda militants and three Yemeni troops died in clashes Sunday in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, scene of frequent attacks on the army, a local official said.

Clashes near Iraq`s Fallujah as conflict toll reaches 366

Clashes erupted between Iraqi troops and anti-government fighters on the outskirts of Fallujah on Saturday, as the militant-held city`s main hospital said 366 people had been killed in the months-long conflict.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

Abdullah leads Ghani in first partial results of Afghan vote: Officials

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan presidential election, the country`s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday.

Abu Sayyaf extremist killed in new Philippines clashes

A Muslim extremist has been killed in fighting between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf rebels in the southern Philippines, a day after 12 people died in a similar shootout, the military said Sunday.

Toll from Venezuela unrest hits 17: Attorney General

The death toll from more than three weeks of political unrest in Venezuela has risen to 17, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday.

Ukraine president, protest leaders agree on truce

Ukraine`s embattled president and leaders of the protests roiling the country agreed on a truce, following a flareup of violence that left at least 26 people dead in the capital.

Red Cross says ordered to suspend Sudan work

Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, the organisation said Saturday, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country.

African nations meet to raise cash for Central Africa force

African countries met to raise cash for peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn Central African Republic amid warnings the violence there could tear the country apart and destabilise the region.

US, EU `stand with Ukraine people` in their fight: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that the United States and European Union "stand with the people of Ukraine" amid the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych.

Egypt air strike kills 7 Sinai militants: Army

The Egyptian army said it killed seven militants in an air strike in the Sinai Peninsula less than a week after jihadists downed a military helicopter in the restive region.

Morsi`s trial adjourned, lawyer says he is still president

Ousted President Mohammed Morsi`s trial on charges of inciting the killing of anti-government protesters in 2012 was on Saturday adjourned till February 4, even as his lawyer claimed he was still Egypt`s official ruler.

Qaeda suspects kill police officer in Yemen: Official

Unidentified gunmen suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda shot dead on Sunday a Yemeni police officer in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a security official said.

Egypt announces early election a day after carnage

Egypt announced early presidential elections likely to anoint the general who overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, as the country reeled after a weekend of violence killed dozens of people.