- Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack Updated: May-24-15 8:10 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the country's east, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack" that runs against Islamic and human values.
- Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers Updated: May-23-15 6:12 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in Saturday of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death.
- Somalia: Militants kill lawmaker in capital, attack 2 towns Updated: May-23-15 1:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Somali lawmaker was shot and killed by gunmen in the capital Saturday, as dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia, clashing with government troops in fighting that killed 18 militants and soldiers, Somali security officials said.
- Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid Updated: May-22-15 2:55 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.
- Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa Updated: May-22-15 9:34 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry.
- Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military Updated: May-21-15 5:05 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session.
- Turkey: Leftist militant suspected in Kurdish party attacks Updated: May-21-15 9:52 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has claimed that a person linked to a leftist extremist group is behind two attacks this week against Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, which injured six people.
- British man charged with trying to join al-Shabab in Somalia Updated: May-21-15 9:34 am
LONDON - A British man has been charged with making plans to travel to Somalia to link up with Islamic extremists there.
- Militias, Islamic State extremists clash in central Libya Updated: May-20-15 1:40 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan militia spokesman says fierce clashes are underway in the central city of Sirte, which is under control of Islamic State extremists.
- Algerian army kills more militants, total of 25 in 2 days Updated: May-20-15 11:59 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian forces killed three militants just east of Algiers in a counter-insurgency sweep, raising the total slain over the past two days to 25, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.
- Shiite militias helping Iraq repel extremists' advance Updated: May-19-15 11:43 am
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for Iranian-allied Shiite militiamen to help drive Islamic State extremists from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's vast Sunni-dominated Anbar province.
- Pakistani officials say US drone strike kills 3 militants Updated: May-19-15 7:56 am
DERA ISLAMIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a compound in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.
- Q&A: The IS group captures Iraq's Ramadi Updated: May-18-15 2:25 pm
Nearly a year after sweeping across northern and western Iraq, the Islamic State group this weekend seized Ramadi, capital of the western Anbar province, routing Iraqi forces despite heavy U.S.-led airstrikes.
- Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress Updated: May-18-15 10:55 am
WASHINGTON - A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration's 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.
- IS group enters Syrian town of Palmyra, nears ancient ruins Updated: May-16-15 2:36 pm
BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have pushed into the Syrian town of Palmyra, home to famed 2,000-year-old ruins, and are clashing with government troops in residential areas.
- Kosovo police raid houses of suspected militants Updated: May-15-15 9:55 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo police raided several households across the country Friday, including the families of ethnic Albanians involved in last week's deadly clashes with police in neighboring Macedonia.
- 4 killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf Updated: May-15-15 5:40 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine troops overran a bomb factory of Abu Sayyaf militants after a firefight that killed three insurgents and a soldier in the country's restive south, the military said Friday.
- Somali militants detain foreigners on fishing vessel Updated: May-13-15 12:36 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic extremists have detained foreign sailors, who may be Iranian, and seized their fishing vessel that washed up on the Somali shore, according to residents of a central Somali coastal town.
- ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya Updated: May-12-15 9:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya.
- 3 al-Shabab recruits plead guilty to US terror charges Updated: May-12-15 2:31 pm
NEW YORK - Three Somalia-born men pleaded guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges they were members of the al-Qaida offshoot that has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in East Africa, including those on an upscale shopping mall and college in Kenya.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to fight terrorism together Updated: May-12-15 10:25 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif renewed their nations' vows on Tuesday to jointly combat the mutual threat of militant groups operating along the two countries' shared border.
- Macedonia charges 30 over weekend battle with militants Updated: May-11-15 3:10 pm
KUMANOVO, Macedonia - Macedonian authorities on Monday jailed 30 people captured in a weekend gun battle in a northern town that left 22 police and suspected ethnic Albanian militants dead, at a time of heightened political tension in the small Balkan country
- Hezbollah leads fight in strategic Syrian mountain range Updated: May-10-15 10:34 am
- Video: Taliban downed Pakistan helicopter carrying diplomats Updated: May-10-15 3:10 am
ISLAMABAD - A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down a Pakistani helicopter carrying diplomats.
- Turkish coup leader, former president, Evren dies at 97 Updated: May-10-15 12:41 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the general who led Turkey's 1980 military coup that ended years of street-clashes between rival left- and right-wing militias and but also unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings died on Saturday. He was 97.