On Monday, June 17, the Egyptian media reported that the fifth Egyptian president, Muhammad Morsi, had suddenly died during his trial. He was 67 years old. The death of the former president was reported by the Extra-News website. The Egyptian state television station said that Morsi had died of a “heart attack”. According to this…

At least seven civilians were wounded on Monday in a suicide attack near a Kurdish security forces base in Qamishli in northeastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). “A suicide bomber in a truck bomb blew himself up in central Qamishli, injuring seven civilians, including three women and a child,” SOHR…

Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in the town of Arinba in southern Idlib and in the town of Kafr Zita in northern Hama, the country’s state-run news agency SANA reported on June 17. According to SANA’s reporter, the SAA detected and targeted a military…

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a…

At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had been pursuing suspected extremists who had kidnapped police reservists, the officials said. Police on…

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday. The revenge attack on Friday just outside Galkayo – one of the most developed cities in the centre of the country – targeted the Rahanweyn clan, several of whose…

Somalia: At least eight people killed in two car bomb explosions in different parts of Mogadishu A pair of car bombings exploded on Saturday in Mogadishu, breaking the relative calm that had prevailed in the Somali capital for several weeks. The attack began with the explosion of a powerful car bomb blast against a security…