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Islamist militants seize four Indonesians in southern Philippines

The al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group, which is known for extortion, kidnappings, beheadings and bombings, has stepped up activities on the remote islands.

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.