Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8
28th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8

    At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said, a day after a new round of peace talks between the … Continued

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks
27th Jan 2015

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported on Monday. The journalists worked for South Sudan TV, Raja Radio … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising
27th Jan 2015

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising

    The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising has risen to 20, most of them Islamist demonstrators, officials said on Monday. Gunfire and sirens could be heard … Continued

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the security forces … Continued

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

  [Photo: Egyptians stage a demonstration in Cairo on January 23, 2015 ahead of the anniversary of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution. Anadolu/Stringer]   A protester was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria … Continued

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

    A young woman was killed in Egypt on Friday as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi protested ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, dictator Hosni Mubarak. The 18-year-old was killed … Continued

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives
23rd Jan 2015

Somalia: Suicide bomb attack at Mogadishu hotel claims 5 lives

AFP, Anadolu, Al-Akhbar: Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing at the gates of a hotel in Mogadishu near the presidential palace, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Continued

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks
20th Jan 2015

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks

    For the first time, the UN Security Council has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks as a whole. The Islamist group poses a threat to the region, the council has warned, urging African nations to act. Ahead of a key … Continued

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously
19th Jan 2015

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 25, injures 46 seriously

  [Photo: Rescue personnel work at the site of bus accident on a major highway near Harare, capital of Zimbabwe (Xinhua/Wan Da)] HARARE, (Xinhua): At least 25 people were killed and 46 others seriously injured in a head-on crash between two public … Continued

Mali declared Ebola-free
19th Jan 2015

Mali declared Ebola-free

  The sixth West African nation to record cases of Ebola has been declared free of the virus. The epidemic, which has killed thousands in the past year, appears to be on the decline. The Malian government along with the … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens
19th Jan 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram fighters abduct dozens

    Suspected fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people during raids in northern Cameroon, officials say. Many of those abducted are said to be children. Some 80 people were abducted on Sunday during … Continued

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger
17th Jan 2015

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

    Protesters apparently outraged by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, published in Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since the Paris attacks, have set fire to the French cultural center and three churches in Zinder, Niger. Four people were killed and … Continued

Nigeria: Satellite images of Boko Haram attacks
15th Jan 2015

Nigeria: Satellite images of Boko Haram attacks

  Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the “devastation” in areas attacked by Islamist group Boko Haram. The human cost has so far proved far more difficult to document, with hundreds believed dead. The satellite images released by human … Continued

Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in checkpoint suicide attack
14th Jan 2015

Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in checkpoint suicide attack

    Three Libyan soldiers were killed and five others wounded Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a road checkpoint west of the embattled city of Benghazi, a military official said. The official said an attacker drove a … Continued

Egypt:  Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence
14th Jan 2015

Egypt: Court overturns Mubarak’s prison sentence

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted president Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial. A lower court had handed down the jail term in May last year after convicting him … Continued

Libya: ISIS claims abduction of 21 Egyptians
13th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS claims abduction of 21 Egyptians

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group’s branch in Libya claimed the abduction of 21 people, a monitor reported Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country. “Urgent. … Continued

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria
10th Jan 2015

Over 7,000 flee to Chad after violence in Nigeria

[Photo: Nigerian refugees arrive on Lake Chad islands in Niger after fleeing attacks in Doron Bagga in Borno state, Nigeria.]     UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): Around 7,300 Nigerian refugees fled attacks in northeastern Nigeria to Chad over the past 10 … Continued

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack
5th Jan 2015

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb attack

[File photo]   MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others. “We are targeting convoy of special forces units Alpha … Continued

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians
5th Jan 2015

Libya militants abduct 20 Egyptians

    Islamist militants abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday, while militants who claimed to belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group killed … Continued

Egypt court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists
1st Jan 2015

Egypt court orders retrial for jailed Al Jazeera journalists

[Photo: Baher Mohamed, Mohammed Fahmy and Peter Greste in court in Cairo in March] An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned there for more than a year. They were … Continued

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