A civilian was killed Monday in Syria in a car bomb explosion in Damascus, reported the official Sana agency, several such explosions having shaken the capital in recent months. The official agency published photos of the charred white car, of which only the metal skeleton remained after the explosion in the Qadam district of southern…

At least six Shia demonstrators from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and a Deputy Commissioner of police were killed in clashes that broke out in Abuja on Monday, reported witnesses to the scene as well as an AFP journalist present on the scene. “We were walking without violence, and when we reached the level…

At least eight civilians, including children, were killed and six wounded in an air strike that destroyed two houses in a neighbouring province of Kabul, a senior official reported on Monday. “The air strike affected two houses in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province, some 70 kilometres southeast of the Afghan capital,” District Governor…

A powerful explosion occurred in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to the local publication Garowe Online. A car full of explosives exploded near a checkpoint on the highway leading to Mogadishu International Airport, killing 17 people and injuring 28 others. “The bodies of 17 people who were killed in the explosion were admitted to the…

A Russian air strike on a market in northwest Syria killed 27 civilians on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country’s last major opposition bastion. At least 45 other people were wounded in the raid that hit “a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret Al-Numan,” the Syrian Observatory…

Daniel D. is the only Swiss national sought by Interpol worldwide. In April 2014 he went to Syria and joined the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) under the name “Abdullah Funsu al-Swissri”. Born in Geneva, he was previously known as a terrorist in Switzerland. He had traveled to Turkey with a fake ID and been arrested…

A train carrying phosphate was targeted on Sunday in central Syria by a “terrorist” attack that shut it down, said the Ministry of Transport in Damascus. On its Facebook page, the department reported that the attack caused the “derailment of the train (…) and two phosphate tanks” and caused a fire. He reported injuries among…