At least 15 civilians, including 10 children, were killed on Tuesday in Russian-led raids on north-western Syria, the last major hostile stronghold in Damascus, where the violence has raised fears of a worsening humanitarian crisis. The death toll comes on top of dozens of civilians killed since the Idleb region and its surroundings were hit…

Nine civilians died in Western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in an area targeted in the past by the Boko Haram armed group, officials said on Monday. Chad is one of the countries struggling with attacks that have spilled over from Nigeria’s decades-long islamist violence. “A suicide bomber blew herself up yesterday…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to conduct energy drilling and exploration operations in its seas. “We had a proposal from Somalia. They said that Somalia had oil in its seas. [They said] as in Libya, [we] could do the same [drilling operations] in [Somalia],” Erdogan told journalists…

One of the founders and main ideologues of the jihadist group Daesh has been identified by several intelligence services as the successor of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the head of the organization, the British daily newspaper The Guardian said on Monday. Shortly after Baghdadi’s death in an American operation in late October in Syria, Daesh…

Three rockets have landed near the US embassy in Baghdad located in the heavily fortified Green Zone of the Iraqi capital, according to security sources. Sirens could be heard across the zone immediately after the rockets made impact. Since the end of October, dozens of rockets have targeted US soldiers and diplomats in Iraq, particularly…

Security forces on Monday arrested seven men believed to be planning a terror attack in France and preparing to travel to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, sources close to the case told AFP. Thy were detained by France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency in the western coastal city of Brest and the surrounding Finistere region….

According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, clashes between Russian and American military have become more frequent in north-eastern Syria. Each side is trying to take control of the strategic road linking al-Hasakeh to Aleppo. There are reinforced American patrols on the highway, forcing the Russians to use the road only for joint patrols with…

At least seven civilians, including five children, were killed Monday in air strikes on northwest Syria by regime ally Russia despite a truce declared by Moscow, a war monitor said. The raids hit several villages held by jihadists and rebels in the western countryside of Aleppo province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Three…

Three men, including an American, were arrested on Sunday 19 January, in addition to two women suspected of carrying out a surveillance operation with the aim of launching a “terrorist” attack in the North Nairobi district, AFP said, quoting a security source. Kenyan police had been aware since Friday 17 January that “terrorist suspects were…

Five villagers were killed on Saturday night by Boko Haram in the far north of Cameroon, the governor of the region said on Sunday. “Five villagers were killed Saturday night in the locality of Gancé, Mayo-Sava department in an attack by fighters from Boko Haram,” Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the Far North, told Anadolu on…