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Mali: 4 prisoners exchanged for French hostage

Lazarevic’s liberation revived debate over whether to negotiate with hostage-takers.


Suspected US strikes hit Syrian al-Qaida-held town

On Tuesday that the strike hit the town of Harem in Syria’s Idlib province overnight.


16 names added to UN’s al-Qaida sanctions list

Tuesday’s additions include people affiliated with the extremist group ISIS.

In this still image from video published on the Internet on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, a captive Frenchman appeals to French President Francois Hollande to help free him. (Source: AP)

France won’t stop fight against Islamic State despite kidnapping: French PM

The 55-year-old man was abducted in Algeria on Monday by a splinter group from al-Qaida’s North African branch.


Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

Two activist groups said Tuesday’s air raids struck the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province.


Militants attack Yemen-Saudi border post, five dead

Two soldiers and three of the gunmen were dead in the attack.


Al-Qaida splinter declares new Islamic caliphate

Muslim extremists have long dreamed of recreating the Islamic state, or caliphate, in various forms over the course of Islam’s 1,400-year history.


Al-Qaida militants kill senior Yemeni army officer

Two men on a motorcycle opened fire at Brigadier-General Abdullah al-Mehdar and fled, said the Defense Ministry.


Iraq PM under pressure from Shiite cleric, US

Al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government has long been accused of discriminating against Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish populations.

Iraqi men flash victory signs as they leave the main recruiting center to join the Iraqi army in Baghdad, Iraq. (Source: AP)

Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

The killings were the first hints of the beginnings of a return to sectarian violence that nearly tore the country apart in 2006 and 2007.


Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Kenya attack, 48 killed

Al- shabab’s attack highlights growing incidents of Islamic extremist violence.

In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, a security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. (AP)

48 reported killed in militant attack on Kenya town: Red Cross

The assault came late Sunday night as town residents were watching World Cup matches on TV.


Iraqis start returning only a few days after Mosul fell

The return underscores the profound sectarianism cleaving Iraq and the anger that Sunnis have for al-Maliki’s government.

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Strong blast in Syrian town near Iraq kills 8

Nearly three million Syrians have fled the country.


US will send fresh help to beleaguered Iraq: Barack Obama

Obama huddled with his national security team Thursday to discuss the deteriorating security situation.