US alarm over north Myanmar unrest risk to peace talks

The US on Friday said it was "deeply concerned" about escalating conflict in parts of northern Myanmar, raising fears over the fragile peace process as the latest round of ceasefire talks in Yangon ended without a breakthrough.

Suspected Islamists kill eight in NE Nigeria village: Locals

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed eight people in a raid on a village in northeastern Nigeria`s Borno state, a local resident and a vigilante said Thursday.

Four Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

Four Egyptian soldiers where killed by a roadside bomb on Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency, the military said.

Pakistani intelligence sought huge data collection tools: Report

Pakistani intelligence sought to tap worldwide Internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given the country a digital espionage capacity to rival the US, according to a report by Privacy International.

IS told foiled French attack suspect to `hit` France: prosecutor

A 17-year-old suspect in a foiled attack on a French military base was instructed by an Islamic State militant in Syria to "hit" France, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

Three girls staged suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, police said.

Suicide bomber kills guard in southwest Pakistan before Eid: Police

A suicide bomber apparently targeting minority Shiites blew himself up late Friday, killing a security guard who intercepted him at the entrance to a housing complex in restive southwestern Pakistan, police said.

Deadly twin blasts hit market in NE Nigeria: Witnesses

Twin blasts rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, leaving several people dead, witnesses said, in the latest slew of violence likely linked to Boko Haram jihadists.

Car bomb explodes in Riyadh, driver killed: Saudi government

A car bomb exploded Thursday night at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two policemen, the interior ministry said.

Malian troops kill jihadists on Ivory Coast border: Defence source

Malian troops killed several jihadists near the country`s southern border with Ivory Coast and destroyed the insurgents` camp in a forest straddling the frontier, a Malian army officer said Thursday.

Egypt to revise anti-terror media law: MENA

Egypt on Wednesday agreed to revise a controversial article of its touted anti-terror law threatening journalists with jail for reporting anything but the official line on jihadist attacks, state media reported.

Mexico holds 22 prison officials over Guzman escape

Mexican prosecutors investigating the escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman formally placed 22 prison officials in custody on Tuesday over suspicions that the infamous fugitive had inside help.

Suicide attack at checkpoint in Nigeria`s Maiduguri kills four

Four people killed were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian vigilantes told AFP.

At least 11 dead in twin suicide bombing in Cameroon

At least 11 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up near an army camp in troubled northern Cameroon in an attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early Sunday when the Islamists raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources said.

Explosions as gunmen storm Somalia hotel: Police

Gunmen in Somalia`s capital Mogadishu stormed a hotel Friday evening amid heavy explosions and intense gunfire, a policeman said.

Patients die as South Sudan fighting forces medics to flee: Red Cross

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Almost 5,500 Tunisians in jihadist ranks: UN experts

UN experts said Friday that almost 5,500 Tunisians are fighting alongside jihadists abroad, urging Tunis to adopt a "national strategic plan" to curb the flow.

Tibetan monk sets himself alight in China: Reports

A Tibetan monk set himself on fire in protest at China`s rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said Friday, adding it was unclear whether he survived.

Tunisia PM warns of repercussions over British warning

Tunisia`s prime minister said he would telephone British counterpart David Cameron Friday to respond to his government`s advice that the North African nation was unsafe for holidays, threatening unspecified repercussions.