Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in SahelWe take you inside "Operation Barkhane", France's anti-terrorist operation in Africa’s Sahel and Sahara.
Tripoli negotiator quits day before new Libya peace talksA senior negotiator from one of Libya’s two parliaments on Wednesday quit United Nations-sponsored talks on forming a unity government, a day before a new round of negotiations.
Jihad suspects in France deny 'terrorism' labelThe Moroccan man suspected of staging a foiled assault on a Paris-bound train last week has become the latest would-be attacker in France to deny having terrorist links. Analysts…
Libya appeals for help against IS group as Sirte fallsLibya's internationally recognised government appealed to Arab states over the weekend to launch air strikes against militants allied to the Islamic State (IS) group who have…
Shekau claims he is 'still in charge' of Boko HaramThe leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram denied he had been killed or ousted as chief of the jihadist group in an audio recording released Sunday attributed to him by security experts.
Shelling hits Syrian town after ceasefire collapsesA Syrian rebel group said on Saturday a ceasefire was over between insurgents and the Syrian army and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah in a town near the Lebanese border and two…
NIGERIA - CHAD
Boko Haram has new leader, says Chad's presidentBoko Haram has a new leader who is willing to negotiate with Nigeria's government, Chadian President Idriss Deby said Wednesday. Deby added that regional efforts against Boko…
Islamists, regime forces agree 48-hour truce in northern SyriaIslamist groups and pro-regime forces agreed late Tuesday on a 48-hour ceasefire in flashpoint towns in northwest Syria and along the border with Lebanon, a monitoring group said.
Militants launch deadly attack on villagers in northern MaliGunmen killed 10 civilians in an attack on the village of Gaberi in northern Mali, army spokesman Souleymane Maiga said on Sunday, a day after a deadly siege by suspected…
Hostages freed as deadly Mali hotel siege endsMalian special forces, reportedly backed by French soldiers, ended the deadly siege of a hotel in central Mali town of Sevare early Saturday, liberating the hostages.
Dozens dead in Taliban attack on police academyA Taliban suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a police academy on Friday as part of a wave of deadly attacks across Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
Fourth secular Bangladeshi blogger hacked to deathA gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital and calls for action from human rights groups over the…