World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 21, 2015
US President Barack Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a "clear agenda" for defeating the militant Islamist group Boko Haram and was working to root out corruption.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 13, 2015
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defence chiefs on Monday, a widely anticipated move as the former general has made crushing Islamist militant group Boko Haram his top priority.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 8, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he had sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet with representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 5, 2015
Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 4, 2015
French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he is ready to organise a new summit of nations fighting Boko Haram, a militant group that has suffered defeats in recent months in its campaign to forge an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 3, 2015
Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years.
World News | Reuters | Saturday June 20, 2015
Nigeria's military said today it was investigating allegations by Amnesty International that more than 8,000 people had died in detention during a crackdown on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, weeks after dismissing the report.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 16, 2015
An Egyptian court on today upheld a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the country's 2011 uprising.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday June 16, 2015
An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to death today in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.
World News | Reuters | Sunday June 14, 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 men to 14 years in jail without parole over the killing of four Shi'ite Muslims in 2013, judicial sources said.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 12, 2015
Nigeria and its neighbours agreed today to set up a joint military force to counter Boko Haram, a sign of President Muhammadu Buhari's intent to crush the Islamist militant group early in his tenure.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday June 10, 2015
Thousands of people crossed from Syria into Turkey today to flee a battle pitting Islamist insurgents against Kurdish and opposition forces for the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 8, 2015
Nigeria's military today said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to Maiduguri in the northeast, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
Syrian war planes today bombed Islamic State fighters trying to advance into the northeastern city of Hasaka in an offensive that is adding to the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad following recent defeats elsewhere.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 5, 2015
The United Nations' top human rights official called on Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate and prosecute "horrifying" allegations of executions, rape and amputations of children by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 2, 2015
An Egyptian court today postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 18, 2015
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday made his first public appearance in the capital Bujumbura since an attempted coup last week failed to oust him, warning of a threat posed by Islamist militants from Somalia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 16, 2015
An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death today over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 28, 2015
Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Monday denounced Boko Haram's claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 21, 2015
An Egyptian court could sentence deposed president Mohamed Morsi to death today in the first verdict against the Islamist nearly two years after the army ousted him.
World News | Agence France Press | Saturday April 11, 2015
Bangladesh authorities are expected to hang a top Islamist leader today for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war, after he refused to seek clemency from the country's president
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 9, 2015
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the closure of all land borders ahead of this weekend's regional elections, after a similar move was made before national polls last month, a statement said Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 25, 2015
Nigeria's federal police chief today ordered restrictions on movement on election day this weekend, as the country goes to the polls to choose a new president and parliament.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 7, 2015
Egypt executed today an Islamist accused of murder during clashes in mid-2013, the first death sentence implemented against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the interior ministry said.