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Rohingya militants say they have 'no links' with global terror

Rohingya militants, whose raids in western Myanmar provoked an army crackdown that spurred a humanitarian crisis, denied any links to global terror groups on Thursday, days after Al-Qaeda urged Muslims to rally to their cause.

Rohingya rebels call one-month Myanmar ceasefire as exodus grows

Cox's Bazar - Rohingya militants in Myanmar, whose raids sparked an army crackdown that has seen nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire but the government said it would not negotiate with "terrorists".

Rohingya militants declare one-month ceasefire: Twitter statement

Rohingya militants, whose August 25 raids in Myanmar's Rakhine State sparked an army crackdown that has seen nearly 300,000 of the Muslim minority flee to Bangladesh, on Sunday declared an immediate unilateral one-month ceasefire.

Turkey terror: The militant groups behind attacks

Istanbul - Turkey has been hit by a wave of attacks over the past year that have claimed the lives of more than 260 people, mainly in the capital Ankara and the country's biggest city Istanbul.

Benin sends 800 troops to fight Boko Haram

Cotonou - Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi announced he will send 800 troops to join a new multinational force tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants after meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari Saturday.

Ancient ruins in western Syria at risk with Islamic State capture

Palmyra - Thursday's apparent capture of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State militants imperils one of the world's oldest and greatest examples of Roman architecture.

Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US

Washington - The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said.

Islamic State militants now world's richest

Washington - The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said Thursday."We have no silver bullet, no secret weapon to empty ISIL’s coffers overnight.

Op-Ed: Google Glass can warn against incoming Gazan rockets

Tel Aviv - An app for Google Glass provides real-time updates on missile attacks against Israel. Does this mean Israelis really are safe under that Iron Dome?

Two confirmed dead in Saudi government building suicide bombing

A suicide bombing inside a southern Saudi Arabian government building has left at least two confirmed dead, both of whom are believed to Al Qaeda linked militants.

Putin calls for dialogue to settle Ukraine crisis

Donetsk - What a difference a couple of months makes! Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin is calling for negotiations to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian militants who took over several eastern cities.

Militants seize more Iraq towns as U.S. warns on spillover

Baghdad - Sunni militants have advanced in western Iraq and killed 21 people after security forces withdrew from several towns, as U.S. President Barack Obama warned the offensive could spill over into other regional nations.

Sunni militant infighting kills 17 in Iraq's Kirkuk

Kirkuk - Sunni militants who fought together to capture swathes of Iraqi territory have turned their weapons on each other during clashes in Kirkuk province that cost 17 lives, sources said Saturday.

Militants battle Iraq forces as U.S. weighs drone strikes

Baghdad - Militants battled Iraqi security forces for control of a strategic northern town on Monday, prompting half the area's population to flee, as Washington weighed drone strikes against jihadist fighters leading the charge.

Iraqi militants overrun Tikrit after seizing Mosul

Tikrit - Anti-government militants seized most of the northern city of Tikrit, birthplace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, on Wednesday, one day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.

Report: Militants kidnap eight more girls in Nigeria

Abuja - Militants kidnapped eight girls Tuesday from a village in northeastern Nigeria, less than a month after the mass abduction of more than 200 girls from school in a crime that has shocked Africa's most-prosperous nation.

Iraq army, Sunni tribes join forces against al Qaeda militants

In an alliance defying recent cultural tensions, Sunni and Shi'ite forces joined together in opposition to al-Qaeda insurgents, fighting over control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Egyptian militant group claims responsibility for rocket attack

An Egyptian militant group has taken responsibility for a rocket-propelled grenade attack on an Egyptian state satellite television network.

Militant attacks leave 9 dead in Egypt

A string of attacks in Egypt killed nine people, with the deadliest attack taking place in the the city of Ismailia, killing six soldiers.

Egypt launches strikes in the Sinai as thousands protest

The Egyptian army continued with its offensive in the Sinai, launching air strikes and seizing material belonging to insurgents in the area.

Female author from India gunned down by militants in Afghanistan

Sushmita Banerjee, an author from India whose memoir about life in Afghanistan became a Bollywood movie, has been shot to death by suspected Taliban militants.

Graphic Video: Syrian militants behead two Christians in Idlib

Idlib - A shocking video uploaded recently to LiveLeak, shows Syrian militants of the al-Nusra front, beheading two Christians in the Idlib countryside in front of a public gathering.

Saudi Arabia: Al-Qaeda linked terrorists should be armed

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister stated that the al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in Syria must be armed, but weapon shipments to al-Assad's regime must be halted.

U.S. to strengthen focus on al-Qaeda militants in North Africa

On Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would pursue AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in North Africa, in an effort to ensure that the international terror network has no place to hide.

Op-Ed: Revered diplomat's prophetic words before being killed in Libya Special

Benghazi - Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed during the U.S. consulate attack in Libya on Wednesday. He was a ten-year veteran of the US State Department.

Nigeria's former Niger Delta warlords now govt made millionaires

Abuja - It is being alleged that the message of the Nigerian state to would-be militants is that militancy pays. Recent reports say Nigeria is paying out millions of dollars to former Niger Delta "war lords" in the effort to sustain the "peace" in the region.

Op-Ed: Arms trafficking operations grow in Syria

Iranian weapons are being smuggled to the Assad regime by passenger planes, while Israel considers military interception options. Opposition forces cannot overthrow the Assad regime.

Afghanistan militants attack site of Kandahar killings

Kandahar - An Afghan soldier was killed in Balandi village after militants opened fire on a government delegation at the scene where a US soldier had killed 16 civilians. Anti-US student protest in Jalalabad today.

Six days with the Taliban: A view of the militants from inside

Ishtiaq Mashud, an AP reporter, recently spent six days with Taliban militants from Pakistan close to the Afghan border. He gives a fascinating account of his travel with the group in South Waziristan, an area the Pakistani military claims it controls.

Unauthorized U.S. drones kill 23, injure several in N. Pakistan

Wazirabad - At least 23 were killed and several others were wounded in an attack carried out by United States drones in a Pakistani tribal region of northern Pakistan. The five drones launched four missiles and killed 16 militants.
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An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli town of Yahud
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A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family leaving for Russia on July 16  2014 in Donetsk
A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family leaving for Russia on July 16, 2014 in Donetsk
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