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Jihadists kill pastor, 4 others in Burkina church attack

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:38 PM

It is the first attack on a church since jihadist violence erupted in Burkina Faso in 2015

52,000 displaced by 'horrific violence' in west Niger – U.N.

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:34 AM

In addition to the number of local residents fleeing, 53,000 other refugees from Mali continue to suffer from violence in the area

BLOCKED.African migrants from Niger prepare to board buses as they are repatriated to their country by Algerian authorities at a transit center for migrants in Tamanrasset in southern Algeria. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

Threat 'acute' as jihadist attacks double in 2017 – Europol

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:37 PM

In its annual report, Europol, says last year, a total 33 terror attacks were reported on the continent and Britain – 10 of which were successful, killing 62 people, while the rest were foiled or failed

EUROPOL. File photo shows an Italian Guardia di Finanza officer (center) walks with a Guardia Civil officer (left) beside a Europol member as they take part in a search at a Restaurant in Barcelona during an international police operation against Italian Mafia. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Driver tries to ram soldiers as France mourns terror victims

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The incident comes with France on edge after a jihadist rampage in the towns of Carcassonne and Trebes last week killed 4 people

A French judicial police officer stands at the entrance to the 7th CBA de Reynies mountain infantry military barracks in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset on March 29, 2018, after a man tried to ram his car into soldiers jogging nearby. A hunt was underway on March 29 for a man who tried to ram his car into soldiers jogging near their barracks in southeast France, without causing any injuries, the army said. The incident comes with France on edge after a jihadist rampage in the southwest last week, where a 25-year-old radicalised gunman killed four people, including a policeman who took the place of a hostage in a supermarket siege. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT

Pope slams jihadist attacks as 'homicidal madness'

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:14 PM

We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God s name in order to disseminate death in a play for domination and power Pope Francis says

Pope Francis arrives to pose with the Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See in the Sistine Chapel at the end of an audience for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings on January 9, 2017 in Vatican. Photo by Alberto Pizzolo/ AFP

National mourning in Burkina after hotel attack leaves 29 dead

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: For the first time in its history our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks

TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse

Over 30 dead in multiple jihadist attacks in Iraq

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:42 PM

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attacks saying it was targeting Shiites

6 Russians killed in Mali hotel attack – foreign ministry

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED Five of the slain Russians are believed to have come from the central Ulyanovsk region

TROOPS. Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20. Photo by Habibou Kouyate/AFP

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:40 PM

2nd UPDATE The assault is claimed by the Al Qaeda affiliate Al Murabitoun group led by notorious one eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

MALI HOTEL SEIGE. Members of special forces stand guard in front of the entrance of the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20 after the assault of security forces. Photo by Habibou Kouyate/AFP

Tunisia seeks to save tourist season after museum massacre

Apr 19, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The country s Tourism Minister announces a raft of measures aim to prevent another deadly incident