Thursday, June 26, 2014
Nigerian authorities have arrested one suspect, and killed another, after a bomb claimed 21 lives in a shopping centre in the capital Abuja, a city gripped by fear of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.
Five makeshift bombs exploded at four Cairo metro stations on Wednesday morning, wounding at least five people, while another detonated near a courthouse in the capital, officials said.
Syrian government warplanes on Wednesday struck an eastern city that is a stronghold of an Islamic militant group, killing at least 12 people, opposition activists said.
An overnight suicide blast in Beirut's southern suburbs, Hezbollah's main bastion, killed a security officer who had tried to stop the bomber, a Lebanese security source said Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A Sudanese Christian woman was arrested Tuesday at Khartoum airport a day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison, a source familiar with the incident said.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Two statues from among thousands of works of art looted by British soldiers in the 19th century have been returned to Nigeria, prompting calls for other “stolen” treasures to be repatriated.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Thousands of Nigerian fishermen have rejected an offer of US$50 million from Royal Dutch Shell for “some of the largest oil spills in history,” their British lawyers said Friday after winning a landmark court ruling.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Boko Haram militants were on Wednesday suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack against soccer fans watching the World Cup in northern Nigeria, in the latest violence targeting the game.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
At least 21 people were killed when an explosion ripped through a viewing centre showing World Cup football in Damaturu, northern Nigeria, a medical source told AFP on Wednesday.