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Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists attack Cameroon and Niger

The town of Diffa was attacked for the third time in recent days.


Pakistan strikes kill 31 militants, drone kills 7 in Khyber region

The strikes destroyed four militant hideouts and a suicide bomber training center.


Kenya: MPs divided over terror law that bolster police but trims freedom

The law would allow police to curtail journalists’ freedoms if they are deemed to be ‘undermining’ investigations.


Pak kills 19 militants, wipes out 5 hideouts in two separate air attacks in Khyber Agency

The air assaults also wiped out five militant hideouts in the area.


Kenya bus attack: Somali Islamist militant group kills 28 in bus hijack

Order non-Muslims to get off, open fire in retaliation for police raids on mosques


Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town – sources

The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama on Monday but came back in greater numbers overnight, the sources said.


US will intervene to prevent ‘massacre of innocent people’: Obama

Obama justifies his decision to carry out targeted airstrikes in Iraq to prevent ‘massacre of innocent people’.


Won’t let Islamic militants create caliphate: Obama

Obama said the US may eventually do more to help Iraq repel the militant group, which seeks to control its own state.


32 killed, several wounded in Xinjiang terror attack

The agency did not provide details or cite any reasons for the delay in reporting the news.

In this image made from video by The AP, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday.  (AP Photo)

Islamist militia attacks rivals at main Libya airport

A health ministry spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least six people were killed and 25 wounded in clashes.


Abducted Indians ‘blew chance to flee’

An alleged middleman involved in sending workers to Iraq has claimed the abducted Indians “had a chance” to return before they were captured.


Iraq: No panic yet but need to be ready, Oil Ministry to PMO

Says little harm if supply hit, asks PSUs to explore options.


Malaysian police arrest three Islamist militants

The militants are linked to rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the Middle East and al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf.

Taking aim at Baghdad

It must reach out to Kurdish forces and prioritise protection of its core interests.


Militants take Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit: Iraqi officials

The officials say the provincial governor based in the city is missing.