Mar 22, 2013 05:23 EDT
Bangladeshi police on Friday shot dead a protester in fresh clashes with thousands of supporters of the nation's biggest Islamic party angered by the ongoing war crimes trials of their leaders.
Mar 22, 2013 05:03 EDT
In the furnace of the Ifoghas mountains, a purgatory of dust and sharp black rock straddling the Mali-Algeria border, soldiers hunt down a ghost-like enemy, invisible but ever present.
Mar 21, 2013 17:36 EDT
A hardline Islamist group claimed a rocket attack against southern Israel on Thursday, in a statement that condemned a historic visit by US President Barack Obama to the region.
Mar 21, 2013 16:50 EDT
The United States on Thursday placed Mali's Islamist Ansar Dine on its terror blacklist, accusing the group of close links with Al-Qaeda and of torturing and killing opponents in northern Mali.
Mar 21, 2013 16:02 EDT
A Malian soldier died in Timbuktu's first suicide bombing as the city came under assault overnight, triggering clashes in which 10 Islamist fighters died, military officials said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 10:19 EDT
Egyptian villagers lynched a suspected car thief on Thursday, security sources said, in the latest in a spate of such vigilante killings in the face of growing lawlessness.
Mar 21, 2013 10:12 EDT
A video of a French family of seven kidnapped last month which also purports to show the alleged leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram was obtained by AFP on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 10:12 EDT
Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warned on Thursday that it will defend its headquarters, as opposition activists planned a march on the building where they have previously clashed with the Islamists.
Mar 21, 2013 09:15 EDT
France said Thursday around ten Islamist fighters and one Malian soldier had been killed in overnight fighting near Timbuktu airport in northern Mali.
Mar 21, 2013 07:10 EDT
African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia withdraw more soldiers from the region, their commander said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 06:42 EDT
A Nigerian Islamist group warned against the use of force to free a French man and six members of his family kidnapped in Cameroon in a video aired on Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 23:21 EDT
The United States offered bounties of $5 million each for the arrest of two Americans, including a man known as the rapping jihadist, said to have joined Islamic militants in Somalia.
Mar 20, 2013 16:16 EDT
Paris was scrambling Wednesday to verify a claim by Al-Qaeda's north African branch that it has executed a French hostage in retaliation for France's military intervention in Mali.
Mar 20, 2013 14:02 EDT
French troops will begin pulling out of troubled Mali "from the end of April", French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told parliament on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 12:39 EDT
A year after a coup which opened the door to the Islamist invasion of northern Mali, politicians are split over the nation's readiness for elections as it remains entangled in a war with the extremists.
Mar 20, 2013 08:03 EDT
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on Tunisia to "urgently" repeal its criminal defamation law, which can lead to two years in jail and which it said has a "chilling effect" on freedom of speech.
Mar 20, 2013 03:55 EDT
Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said it was behind a wave of attacks that killed 56 people and wounded more than 220, in a statement posted on jihadist Internet forums on Wednesday.
Mar 19, 2013 22:31 EDT
A French hostage has been executed in Mali, a man claiming to be a spokesman for Al-Qaeda in North Africa told Mauritania's ANI news agency.
Mar 19, 2013 13:59 EDT
Mali's media announced on Tuesday they would continue a boycott of government coverage in protest over the detention of a journalist who published a letter criticising the former military junta chief.
Mar 19, 2013 13:18 EDT
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle pledged Tuesday further investment and aid for Tunisia if it stays on track in turning its Arab Spring revolution into a democratic success story.