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Afghan government, Taliban agree to Doha as venue for first peace talksAfghanistan's government and the Islamist Taliban group have agreed that Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in their peace talks, both sides said on Sunday.
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UN ‘appalled’ by twin jihadist attacks in NigeriaIslamist militants have killed dozens in two attacks in the northeast of the country.
Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab says sets up COVID-19 treatment centreSomalia's Islamist group al Shabaab said on Friday they had set up a COVID-19 treatment centre in the country, and said the disease posed a grave threat, citing international health authorities.
Libya plagued by malevolent outside partiesSince Western powers leapt into the fray to remove the long-standing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the oil-rich country, once the wealthiest in Africa, has been embroiled in conflicts. Today..
France says its army killed al Qaeda North Africa chief DroukdelFrance said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an..
Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast CongoSuspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near..
Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants: AmnestyThe Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on..
Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern CongoSuspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on Monday, a local civil society leader and a monitoring organisation said, the latest..
Afghanistan: Taliban prisoner release amid Eid al-Fitr ceasefireThe government says up to 2,000 prisoners will be freed, after the Islamist group proposed a truce.
Afghan Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire from SundayThe Taliban declared a three-day Eid ceasefire starting on Sunday, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist group wrote in a tweet on Saturday, a move that comes as fighting has intensified between the..
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Suicide bombing in Somalia kills governor, three others in Puntland: policeThe governor of Mudug, a region in Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland, was killed with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing on Sunday that was claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab,..
Italy magistrates open probe after freed aid worker bombarded by hate mailAn Italian aid worker, freed at the weekend after being held hostage for 18 months by Islamist militants in Africa, has been deluged with hate mail because she converted to Islam, judicial sources said..
Mozambique: Is Cabo Delgado the latest Islamic State outpost?Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the north, raising fears of greater instability.
Daniel Pearl: Parents of murdered journalist launch appeal in PakistanThe US journalist was murdered in 2002 while investigating Islamist militants in Karachi.
Hezbollah: Germany bans and raids Islamist groupAll activity is to be halted by the Shia group's political wing, and police carry out raids.
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Turkish ruling party, lawyers clash over cleric comments on homosexualityA suggestion by Turkey's leading Muslim cleric that homosexuality causes illness has prompted a clash between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Islamist-rooted AK Party and the country's lawyer..
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Islamist insurgents kill 52 villagers in Mozambique, police sayAbout 52 villagers in Mozambique's troubled northernmost province were killed by Islamist insurgents on April 7 after they refused to be recruited to their ranks, police said on Tuesday.
Rights group accuses Burkina security forces of killing 31 unarmed detaineesInternational advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
Burkina security forces accused of killing 31 unarmed civilians: rights groupInternational advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
Boko Haram suspects 'die of poison' in Chad jailThe 44 men were taken into custody around Lake Chad during an offensive against Islamist militants.
Taliban to release 20 Afghan government prisoners on Sunday: spokesmanThe Taliban will release 20 Afghan government prisoners it was holding, a spokesman of the Islamist militant group said on Sunday, the first handover since the beginning of a peace process.
U.S. offers $10 million for information on Hezbollah commander in IraqThe United States on Friday offered up to $10 million for information on Sheikh Mohammad al-Kawtharani, a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the..
Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace processThe Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange..
Taliban recalls negotiators after suspending prisoner exchange talksThe Taliban on Tuesday recalled the group's negotiators from Kabul hours after they suspended talks on a prisoner exchange process with the Afghan government, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist..
Afghanistan prepares to swap 100 Taliban prisoners for 20 security forcesKABUL: Afghanistan began on Thursday the process of releasing from jail 100 Taliban Islamist militants in a prisoner swap for 20 of its security forces, a senior security official and a Taliban..
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Somalis allege U.S. air strike killed six civilians; Africa Command investigatingA U.S. air strike aimed at Somali Islamist militants killed six civilians instead, a lawmaker and relative of one victim said on Wednesday, raising further questions about the extent of civilian..
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Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women's Day marchers in PakistanIslamists pelted campaigners with stones, shoes and sticks as they marched through Pakistan's capital on Sunday to mark International Women's Day.
Senior figure in Somalia's al Shabaab killed in air strike: state mediaA senior commander in Somalia's al Shabaab group with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month, according to Somalia state media, a blow to the militants'..
U.S. Defense linguist charged with transmitting classified intelligenceThe U.S. government said on Wednesday it had charged a Defense Department linguist with transmitting classified intelligence to a foreign national linked to the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah,..
Trump says he had a very good conversation with Taliban leaderU.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with a leader of the Afghan Islamist group Taliban on Tuesday and they had a very good talk.