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  • Heavy Fighting Erupts in Libya's Benghazi, Killing Five

    Heavy Fighting Erupts in Libya's Benghazi, Killing Five

    Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists erupted in Libya's eastern Benghazi city on Wednesday, killing at least five people, medical and military sources said.

  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores in Nigeria: Witnesses

    Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores in Nigeria: Witnesses

    Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said on Friday.

  • United Nations Council to Vote Friday on Measure to Weaken Iraq Islamists

    United Nations Council to Vote Friday on Measure to Weaken Iraq Islamists

    The UN Security Council is set to vote on Friday on a resolution aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria by cutting off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.

  • From Jihad to Pop Culture, Islamists Present New Face on Web

    From Jihad to Pop Culture, Islamists Present New Face on Web

    Until recently, Islamist militant websites were on a hidden corner of the Internet; increasingly however, groups are using popular platforms.

  • Nigerian Army Fights to Push Boko Haram out of Two Northeast Towns

    Nigerian Army Fights to Push Boko Haram out of Two Northeast Towns

    Nigeria's military fought gun battles with Boko Haram Islamists in two key northeastern towns today, after the militants killed dozens of people and drove soldiers out of Gwoza town two days ago, security sources and the military said.

  • India Shaken by Case of Muslim Men Missing in Iraq

    India Shaken by Case of Muslim Men Missing in Iraq

    For more than a decade, as alienated young Muslim men from all over the world left home to fight on the side of Islamists in distant conflicts, it has been a truism that they were not coming from India, a country whose participatory politics and preo...

  • Libya Parliament Meets in Tobruk as Rival Ceremony is Delayed

    Libya Parliament Meets in Tobruk as Rival Ceremony is Delayed

    Libya's new parliament, elected on June 25, held its first session in the eastern city of Tobruk, today, amid an ongoing split between Islamists and nationalists, television pictures showed.

  • Lebanese Army Advances in Border Town, Finds 50 Bodies: Official

    Lebanese Army Advances in Border Town, Finds 50 Bodies: Official

    Lebanese soldiers in armoured vehicles advanced into a border town that was attacked by Islamists in an incursion from Syria at the weekend, finding the bodies of 50 militants, a Lebanese security official said.

  • Newly Elected Libyan Lawmakers Meet amid Chaos

    Newly Elected Libyan Lawmakers Meet amid Chaos

    More than three-quarters of Libya's newly elected parliament met for the first time on Saturday in a city chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician, likely signaling a swing against Islamists and extremist militias amid violence unseen since the...

  • Gaza 72-Hour Ceasefire Period Begins

    Gaza 72-Hour Ceasefire Period Begins

    A 72-hour Gaza ceasefire period began on Friday, the most ambitious attempt so far to end more than three weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Hamas Islamist-dominated enclave.

  • Israel, Palestinians Locked in Vicious Circle of Gaza Wars

    Israel, Palestinians Locked in Vicious Circle of Gaza Wars

    When Israel ended its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip by withdrawing settlers in 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon hailed it as a "disengagement" from conflict with Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave.

  • Libya Islamists Seize Key Benghazi Army Base

    Libya Islamists Seize Key Benghazi Army Base

    Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.

  • Tripoli Fire Rages as Libya Warplane Crashes During Benghazi Fighting

    Tripoli Fire Rages as Libya Warplane Crashes During Benghazi Fighting

    A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport on Tuesday, while a paramilitary warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.

  • Libyan Military Plane Crashes in Benghazi

    Libyan Military Plane Crashes in Benghazi

    A Libyan fighter jet engaged in paramilitary attacks on Islamists in the restive eastern city of Benghazi crashed and exploded earlier today after its pilot safely ejected, a military source and a witness said.

  • Egypt Court Says 'Devil Guided' Jailed Jazeera Journalists

    Egypt Court Says 'Devil Guided' Jailed Jazeera Journalists

    An Egyptian court that jailed three Al-Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country.

  • Clashes Between Libya Army, Islamists Kill 16: Sources

    Clashes Between Libya Army, Islamists Kill 16: Sources

    Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP on Tuesday.

  • Nigeria Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Restive Region

    Nigeria Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Restive Region

    A Nigerian helicopter crashed on Monday in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram Islamists, killing two of the three people on board, a statement said, but there was no indication the chopper was shot down by insurgents.

  • Liberals Set to Oust Islamists in Libya Parliament

    Liberals Set to Oust Islamists in Libya Parliament

    Liberal factions appear to be the big winners in Libya's new parliament after the announcement of election results on Monday, analysts said.

  • Nigeria Islamists Kill More Than 40 in Northeast

    Nigeria Islamists Kill More Than 40 in Northeast

    Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.

  • Islamists Mount 'Heaviest' Assault on Libya Airport

    Islamists Mount 'Heaviest' Assault on Libya Airport

    Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport on Sunday two days after a truce with the rival ex-rebels that control it collapsed, a security official said.

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