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Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...


African press review 24 March 2014

An appeal for calm, amid growing violence in Kenya and fears that some of South Africa's platinum mines could close as a result of strikes - all in today's papers..

French soldiers in Mali.
25/01/2014 - France - Mali

Militants killed in Mali anti-terror operation

A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.
06/01/2014 - World news explained

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.

Heavy artillery fire and air strikes have continued in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, as the military battles to retake parts of the city from al-Qaeda linked fighters.

Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast
20/11/2013 - World news explained

Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast

A double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday has killed at least 23 people. The attack was claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

07/11/2013 - France - Mali

Malian police name tuareg vehicle owner in RFI journalist killings

The owner of the vehicle used to transport the two RFI journalists who were shot dead on Saturday has been formally identified as Bayes Ag Bakabo, a Tuareg, according to Malian security ...

Former French hostage Daniel Larribe (2ndR) is welcomed by relatives as French President Francois Hollande (R) and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) look on upon their arrival in France
30/10/2013 - Niger - France - Mali

Millions paid to free French Aqim hostages, report

As four French hostages arrive in France after three years in the hands of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), French media report that a ransom of over 20 million euros was paid to to free them.

The compound where Al-Qaida leader Osama Ben Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan
12/10/2013 - France - Pakistan - Afghanistan

France charges alleged Al-Qaida member deported from Pakistan

An alleged longstanding member of Al-Qaeda, who was thrown out of Pakistan on Tuesday, has been charged with plotting terrorism and kept behind bars in France.

OCPW members in Damascus
11/10/2013 - France - Syria

French citizen in suicide attack on Syrian troops

A French Muslim has carried out a suicide attack on a Syrian army position near Aleppo, according to an opposition monitoring group.

Afghan woman MP speaks
09/10/2013 - World news explained

Afghan woman MP speaks

A security deal to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda was at risk of collapse yesterday after President Hamid Karzai said he was prepared to walk away from ...