Algeria army arrests five on suspicion of planning 'attacks'
The Algerian army has arrested five suspects for planning "attacks" against anti-government demonstrations that have swept the North African country since February 22, the defense ministry said on Sunday.
Egypt says four suspected Islamists killed in Sinai
Egyptian security forces killed four suspected jihadists in restive North Sinai allegedly involved in a deadly attack this week on a police checkpoint, the interior ministry said Saturday. It said the suspects were killed in a shootout as security forces raided a building used as a hideout in the town of El-Arish, and three assault…
Sri Lanka bans face covering after attacks
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people. Sirisena said he was using emergency powers to ban any form of face covering in public. The restriction will take effect from Monday, his office said in a…
Al Shabaab strikes again in Kenya killing seven
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex yesterday in Nairobi, killing at least seven persons and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamists al Shabaab.
Boko Haram claims deaths of eight Nigerian soldiers
Islamist group Boko Haram said Saturday it was behind an attack that killed eight soldiers and injured 17 more in northeastern Nigeria. The group said they had attacked army positions near Gamboru in the Lake Chad area near the border with Cameroon, in a statement translated by the SITE monitoring group. The group, which calls…
‘Islamists killed 260 Christians, 100 Muslims in October’
Islamic extremists killed no fewer than 360 defenseless civilians, including 260 Christians and 100 Muslims in the country in the month of October 2018. A report, released yesterday by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, was signed by its board Chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi and Head, Civil Liberties and Rule of Law,…
Five die as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village
At least five people were killed and a village razed in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists in the northern Nigerian Borno state, militia fighting the Islamists told AFP Saturday. Arriving in 10 trucks, the Boko Haram fighters stormed the village of Gasarwa near the garrison town of Monguno late Friday, setting homes on fire.…
Fighting in Syria's Aleppo after siege broken: monitor
Sporadic clashes hit the southern edges of Aleppo on Sunday morning, a monitoring group said, hours after rebels said they had broken a three-week government siege of the Syrian city.