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July 6, 2015 9:33 am

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts but Jos has been repeatedly attacked by the Boko Haram Islamist group.

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July 6, 2015 5:54 am

Mosque attack exposed growing reach of Islamic State — from Saudi bomber to suicide vest smuggled past border guards

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July 5, 2015 12:30 pm

The capture of Palmyra has raised concern that the Islamic State militants might try to destroy one of the Mideast's most spectacular archaeological sites.

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July 5, 2015 11:34 am

Diplomats said that on one of the thorniest issues - sanctions relief for Iran - a compromise may have been worked out, at least among the experts thrashing out the complex final accord.

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July 5, 2015 11:41 am

Tunisia has faced a post-revolution surge in jihadist violence in which dozens of police and soldiers have been killed.

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July 5, 2015 12:09 pm

This was one of the largest deliberate engagements US has conducted to date in Syria and it will have debilitating effects on Daesh or Islamic State's ability to move.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, left, talks to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 29, 2015. World powers and Iran prepared to move past Tuesday's deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran's negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve. (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)
July 4, 2015 5:38 pm

Amano, of the International Atomic Energy Agency , said Saturday that "more work will be needed" to kick-start the investigation — the same phrase he used Friday.

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July 4, 2015 12:19 pm

The aim is to finalise a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach, in return for lifting a web of biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic.

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July 4, 2015 10:37 am

Civilians were also killed Al-Nusra Front members while worshipping in the mosque.

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July 4, 2015 10:41 am

Israel has accused Hamas, the Islamist group which controls Gaza, of helping Islamic State in Sinai.

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July 3, 2015 10:53 am

About two million pilgrims annually visit the western cities of Mecca and Medina for the Hajj

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July 3, 2015 10:17 am

US said al-Harzi's death will hurt the Islamic State's ability to move foreign fighters in and out of the region.

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July 3, 2015 10:51 am

Boko Haram militants stormed three remote villages, kill residents and set houses ablaze in the bloodiest day of attacks by the group since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

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July 2, 2015 10:29 am

The money will go to the Saudi prince's organization called Alwaleed Philanthropies to work in the fields of "intercultural understanding'' and supporting communities in need.

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July 1, 2015 9:45 pm

The assault came a day after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged to step up the battle against Islamic militants and two days after the chief prosecutor was assassinated in the capital, Cairo.

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July 1, 2015 1:49 pm

Russia and US agree on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and also found opportunity to talk on the Middle East crisis.

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July 1, 2015 10:58 am

The Nigerian army said that Babuji Ya'ari was actively involved in the mass abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok and his arrest led to arrest of some female members of Boko Haram.

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June 30, 2015 8:22 pm

Negotiators struggle to meet Tuesday's deadline as disagreements on level of surveillance that can be done on Iran's nuclear program remain.

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June 30, 2015 5:52 pm

In a sign of mourning, Egyptian authorities cancelled all official celebrations on June 30, the anniversary of the mass protests that led to Morsi's ouster by the army.

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June 30, 2015 8:17 pm

The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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July 1, 2015 7:45 am

In both cases, the women were executed with their husbands, with each pair accused of "witchcraft and sorcery".

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June 30, 2015 12:46 pm

Affiliations to extremist groups, lack of required mindset and other flaws continue to plague the US plan to train and arm thousands of Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State.

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June 30, 2015 12:41 pm

Turkey mulls military intervention to push back IS and block Kurdish attempt to create a state along Turkish border risking conflict with Kurdish separatists.

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June 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Khader Adnan, a senior activist of the Islamic Jihad, will be ending his 55-day hunger strike protesting detention of Palestinians by Israel, without trial or charges.

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June 30, 2015 10:07 am

The car bomb attack was claimed by "Popular Resistance of Giza", a militant group, but Egyptian authorities blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, a claim the group denies.

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June 29, 2015 4:49 pm

Egypt's prosecutor general survived the attack but was wounded along with his two guards and a civilian. There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

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June 29, 2015 4:46 pm

Even as police question the father and three roommates of the attacker, Tunisia's Interior Ministry searches for those who provided Rezgui with arms used in Sousse attack.

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June 29, 2015 7:10 pm

The blasts come weeks after a double suicide bombing in the capital that killed at least 38 people and wounded more than 100 others.

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June 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Witnesses reported police crackdown and gunfire in areas belied to host anti-government protesters on Saturday.

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June 29, 2015 11:02 am

The talks made little headway as US and Iran disagree on the level of monitoring that can be done on Iran's nuclear programme.

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June 29, 2015 9:27 am

The statement consisted largely of Koranic verses and was released on social media channels used by Islamic State.

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June 28, 2015 5:03 pm

The Friday attack on tourists at a beach is expected to hit Tunisia's tourism sector which accounts for 15 percent of the country's GDP.

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June 28, 2015 10:04 pm

"The Embassy regrets to inform about the death of two Indian nationals in the bomb blast at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait on June 26," the Indian mission said in a statement.

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June 28, 2015 8:16 pm

Kuwaiti authorities identified the suicide bomber as a Saudi citizen named Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Gabbaa.

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June 28, 2015 2:59 pm

Islamic State fighters killed more than 200 civilians before being driven out of Kobani by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday.

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June 28, 2015 12:52 pm

Mali army said its military base near Mauritinia border was attacked by Islamic extremists. Three soldiers and nine attackers were killed in the gunfight.