- Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport Updated: Dec-06-13 5:41 pm
- Syrian nuns taken by rebels appear in video Updated: Dec-06-13 4:12 pm
- Security increased for foreigners in eastern Libya Updated: Dec-06-13 3:41 pm
- Yemen: Saudis among Defense Ministry attackers Updated: Dec-06-13 2:44 pm
- Iraq police storm mall, kill gunmen after standoff Updated: Dec-05-13 6:28 am
- Freed Jordanian names Filipino extremist kidnapper Updated: Dec-05-13 6:11 am
- Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon Updated: Dec-04-13 11:53 am
- Sharp rise in Europeans fighting in Syria Updated: Dec-03-13 11:36 am
- Egypt: Morsi's links to jihadists probed Updated: Dec-03-13 2:36 am
- Islamic militants attack Nigerian air force base Updated: Dec-02-13 2:07 pm
- Militants kill 3 security troops in NW Pakistan Updated: Dec-01-13 1:17 am
- Correction: Somalia-Security story Updated: Nov-29-13 1:37 pm
- Pakistani activists accuse outed US spy of murder Updated: Nov-27-13 5:42 pm
- France to send 1,000 troops to C. African Republic Updated: Nov-26-13 4:02 pm
- Lebanon pushed to edge - but, somehow, not over it Updated: Nov-21-13 1:00 pm
- N.Ireland bus driver told to deliver bomb, refuses Updated: Nov-21-13 6:47 am
- 19 said killed after militant attack in Somalia Updated: Nov-19-13 9:41 am
- Turkey: No tolerance for militants headed to Syria Updated: Nov-18-13 6:45 pm
- Nigerian military kills 9 insurgents in shootout Updated: Nov-15-13 12:46 pm
- Driving out jihadis, Syrian Kurds carve out zone Updated: Nov-14-13 12:06 pm
- France says Nigerian militants trained in Mali Updated: Nov-14-13 11:37 am
- 2 Nigerian networks designated as terrorist groups Updated: Nov-13-13 5:39 pm
- A year after Gaza operation, little joy in Israel Updated: Nov-13-13 1:58 pm
- Somalia: New militant defectors aid spy service Updated: Nov-13-13 11:33 am
- UN: 21 nations take up polio 'emergency' Updated: Nov-13-13 9:28 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
BEIRUT - A group of Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns reportedly seized by rebels from a convent near Damascus denied in a video broadcast Friday that they had been kidnapped and said they were being held in a safe place.
TRIPOLI, Libya - Security for foreign instructors was increased after an American teacher was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, amid fears that the death was not an isolated attack but rather one of an increasing number of targeted killings by Islamic militants or other gunmen with a strong presence in the volatile eastern Libyan city.
ADEN, Yemen - Yemeni military investigators say 12 militants, mostly Saudi nationals, were responsible for a brazen attack on the Defense Ministry's complex in the capital.
KIRKUK, Iraq - Iraqi police stormed a mall in a northern city that al-Qaida gunmen used to launch an attack on a nearby police station, killing three militants and ending an hourslong standoff as attacks elsewhere left seven dead Thursday, authorities said.
MANILA, Philippines - A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.
BEIRUT - Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A new wave of Europeans is heading to Syria, their ranks soaring in the past six months as tales of easy living and glorious martyrdom draw them to the rebellion against Bashar Assad.
CAIRO - During his year as president, Egypt's Mohammed Morsi cultivated ties with Islamic radicals, making them a key support for his rule by pardoning dozens of jailed militants, restraining the military from an all-out offensive against jihadis in Sinai and giving their hard-line sheiks a platform to spread their rhetoric.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Hundreds of Islamic militants in trucks and a stolen armored personnel carrier attacked an air force base and international airport on the outskirts of a Nigerian city before dawn Monday, officials and witnesses said, possibly leaving scores of people dead in one of the insurgent group's most daring attacks.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Intelligence officials say gunmen attacked a security convoy near a checkpoint in a tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing three soldiers and injuring two others.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - In a story Nov. 28 about Somalia's security efforts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the police used an armored Casper truck. The correct spelling of the word is Casspir. A corrected version of the story is below:
ISLAMABAD - Rising anger over deadly drone attacks spurred a Pakistani political party Wednesday to reveal the secret identity of what it said was the top U.S. spy in the country. It demanded he be tried for murder, another blow to already jagged relations between the two nations.
DAKAR, Senegal - France promised Tuesday to send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic amid warnings about the potential for genocide in the near-anarchic former French colony.
BEIRUT - By nearly all measures, Lebanon should have long ago buckled under the weight of Syria's civil war.
DUBLIN - A Northern Ireland bus driver was commanded by suspected IRA militants to deliver a bomb to a police station, but instead she parked her vehicle and called police, authorities who praised the driver's bravery said Thursday.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated a car bomb at the entrance to a police station Tuesday near the Somalia-Ethiopia border, then opened fire with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, an attack that left at least 19 people dead, officials said.
WASHINGTON - Turkey's top diplomat pushed back on Monday against allegations that his nation has not cracked down hard enough on extremists crossing its border to fight in Syria's civil war.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's military says it has killed nine Boko Haram militants about 55 miles (85 kilometers) south of Maiduguri, the original home of the 4-year-old Islamic insurgency.
BEIRUT - Syria's Kurds have dramatically strengthened their hold on the far northeast reaches of the country, carving out territory as they drive out Islamic militant fighters allied to the rebellion and declaring their own civil administration in areas under their control this week amid the chaos of the civil war.
RABAT, Morocco - Boko Haram, the Nigerian group recently labeled by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, trained with al-Qaida's North African branch in northern Mali, France's foreign minister said Thursday, citing documentary evidence.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers who had long pushed for U.S. action against Nigerian Islamic extremists welcomed the State Department's decision on Wednesday to designate two militant groups as foreign terrorist organizations blamed for the deaths of thousands of people in Africa's most populous nation.
JERUSALEM - A year after a bruising Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, southern Israel has sprung back to life, and the frequent rocket fire that once plagued the region has nearly stopped. But it's Hamas, not the Israelis who are celebrating.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Abdi Ali is awakened by a text message alert asking for urgent help: Five militants on a civilian bus are on the way to Mogadishu.
GENEVA - Some 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions have jointly made the eradication of polio an emergency priority and recognized that Pakistan is a key part of the problem, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.