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18 dead in 'terror attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

18 dead in 'terror attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

Security forces in Burkina Faso's capital ended an assault on Monday against suspected jihadists who opened fire on a restaurant in a "terrorist attack" that left at least 18 people dead, the government said.

Al-Qaeda ousted from oil-rich Yemen province: army

Al-Qaeda ousted from oil-rich Yemen province: army

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), seen by the United States as the global network's most dangerous franchise, has exploited Yemen's war to expand its presence in the country's south.

Hezbollah advances against militants near Syrian border

Hezbollah advances against militants near Syrian border

Fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah movement on Saturday made further progress against militants on the second day of a military operation near the border with war-torn Syria, Lebanon's official National News Agency reported.

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Five suspected members of Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch were killed on Sunday in what local authorities said was a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa.

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A presumed US drone strike in south Yemen on Sunday killed five suspected members of Al-Qaeda and three civilians, a security official said.

Bangladesh to hang Islamists after president rejects pleas

Bangladesh to hang Islamists after president rejects pleas

A top Islamist extremist under sentence of death has lost his last hope of avoiding the gallows after Bangladesh's president rejected a mercy plea, an official said on Sunday.

'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Syrian warplanes hammered opposition-held neighbourhoods of Damascus on Monday after regime forces pushed back a surprise assault that saw rebels try to fight their way into the city centre.

Ex-Qaeda affiliate in Syria claims Damascus bombings

Ex-Qaeda affiliate in Syria claims Damascus bombings

Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shia pilgrims in the centre of Damascus that killed 74 people.

Qaeda confirms coalition strike killed top leader in Syria

Qaeda confirms coalition strike killed top leader in Syria

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that top leader Abu Khayr al-Masri, believed to be the organisation's number two, was killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition in Syria.

CIA director gives medal to Saudi Arabian minister

CIA director gives medal to Saudi Arabian minister

The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his counter-terrorism work.

Air strikes on Syrian ex-Qaeda branch kill 26

Air strikes on Syrian ex-Qaeda branch kill 26

Air strikes on Al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria on Tuesday killed 26 people in the country's northwest, most of them civilians, a monitoring group said.

Al-Qaeda takes three Yemen towns days after US raid

Al-Qaeda takes three Yemen towns days after US raid

Al-Qaeda in Yemen has taken over three southern towns just days after a deadly US special operations raid targeting its commanders, a security official and tribal sources said on Friday.