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Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

Kano - Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP.

Hundreds pay tribute to Brussels Jewish Museum dead

Brussels - The mayor of Brussels led tributes Sunday to the four people murdered at the Jewish Museum a year ago as he sought to reassure Jews about their future in the Belgian capital.

Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

Morsi, secular camp in dock for 'insulting' Egypt judiciary

Cairo - Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Saturday alongside several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising, underlining a crackdown on all forms of dissent.

European Jews fear for safety a year after museum attack

Brussels - A year after a gunman murdered four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Jews across Europe increasingly fear for their safety and warn they are on the frontline of an Islamist war against democracy itself.

Austrian teen to be tried on 'terror' charges May 26

Vienna - A 15-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to launch a bomb attack in Vienna last year will be tried on May 26, officials said Monday.Mertkan G.

Only the brave and desperate return to town freed from Boko Haram

Kuda - Spent bullets crunch underfoot, a raided bank lies in ruins and burned out cars and motorbikes dot the streets.

Escaped Chibok students offer help to freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Deborah knows just what to say to the 275 women and children who were held hostage by Boko Haram and rescued recently by the Nigerian military.

Gunman opens fire outside Nigerian school injuring 12

Kano - A gunman opened fire on Friday outside a school in northeast Nigeria's city of Potiskum, seriously wounding 12 students in an area repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram, a police officer and witnesses said.

Trial of Syria jihadist network opens in Belgium

Brussels - The trial opened on Thursday of 32 people accused of running or taking part in one of Belgium's largest networks to send jihadists to Syria.But Belgian media said about half the defendants are still in Syria or dead.

Bosnia, Kosovo tighten noose on radical Islamists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of plotting "terrorist acts", a week after a deadly Islamist attack on a police station, officials said Thursday.

Mental horror lingers for freed Boko Haram hostages

Yola - Fleeing Boko Haram fighters left the hundreds of women and children they captured to their fate in the bush as Nigerian soldiers closed in last week. Many survived but others weren't so lucky.

Danish intelligence chief steps down after criticism

Copenhage - The head of Denmark's intelligence agency on Wednesday stepped down as an investigation criticised parts of the police response to February's deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen.

Bosnian police launch operation to root out radical Islamists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police on Wednesday launched an operation to root out radical Islamists, arresting several people, a week after a suspected "terrorist attack" in which a police officer was killed.

Nigerian military rescues more women, girls from Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Thursday vowed to free more hostages from Boko Haram after nearly 500 were released from atrocious conditions this week in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold.

Nigeria working to identify nearly 300 rescued women, girls

Abuja - Nigeria was on Wednesday seeking to identify nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they may include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year.

Nigeria claims rescue of nearly 300 women, girls from Boko Haram stronghold

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Tuesday claimed the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, but said there was no confirmation the hostages were those kidnapped from Chibok a year ago.

'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Maiduguri - Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

Marte - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said.

Boko Haram regroups en masse in stronghold area: Vigilante

Kano - Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, as a military offensive tries to flush them out, a civilian vigilante told AFP on Thursday.

Copenhagen gunman 'shared jail cell with IS supporter'

Copenhage - The gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen in February had once shared a prison cell with an inmate who openly backed the Islamic State group, Danish media reported on Tuesday.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

Lagos - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria girls who fled Boko Haram look to brighter future

Lagos - A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood head, 13 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others over Islamist protest violence, while the jailing of a US-Egyptian citizen for life was slammed by the White House.

Egypt court confirms death sentence for Brotherhood chief, 11 others

Cairo - A Cairo court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants on Saturday, and jailed a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence.

After Boko Haram raid, fear and ashes in Chadian village

- Almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged her village in Chad, mother of seven Zara Isenik still lives in constant terror.At the slightest strange noise, she says, she "runs to hide in the bush".

Pope hails Iran accord, urges end to 'absurd violence' in Easter message

- Pope Francis appealed Sunday for an end to what he called "absurd violence" around the world and called on the international community to stop the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in Syria and Iraq.

Pope condemns indifference to jihadist atrocities against Christians

- Pope Francis condemned indifference and "complicit silence" to jihadist attacks on Christians as he presided over Easter ceremonies in the wake of a massacre of nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university by Shebab Islamists.The leader of the world's 1.

Romania to expel seven for recruiting for Al-Qaeda, IS

Bucharest - Romania will expel seven foreign nationals accused of recruiting members for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda and propagating their ideas in the eastern European country, officials said Saturday.
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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
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Islamists supported by Turkey execute Armenian Christians near Kessab, Syria in April, 2014, echoing the Armenian Genocide
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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Students of Cairo University  who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian Presi...
Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military during a demonstration in front of the university in Cairo
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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