Five UAE officials killed in Kandahar attack

Five UAE officials killed in Kandahar attack

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday said five officials were killed in a bombing in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar the previous day in one of several deadly attacks across Afghanistan. Flags will fly at half-mast in honour of the slain officials, said a statement released by UAE authorities Wednesday. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed […]

Foreign nationals counted among Istanbul attack victims

Foreign nationals counted among Istanbul attack victims

Foreigners, including many nationals of Arab countries, were among the dead in the New Year shooting rampage at an Istanbul nightclub, officials said on Sunday. A total of 39 people were killed in the assault at the exclusive Reina club on the shores of the Bosphorus and 65 injured, officials said. Here is a breakdown […]

Berlin truck attack suspect killed in shootout in Milan

Berlin truck attack suspect killed in shootout in Milan

The suspect behind Monday’s Christmas market attack in Berlin has been killed in a shootout in Milan, Italy’s interior minister said Friday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all the latest developments. The suspect in the Berlin truck attack was killed in a shootout in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on […]

Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack

Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday by an off-duty policeman who shouted “don’t forget Aleppo” as he pulled the trigger. The attack happened at the Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi, a major art exhibition hall in the Cankaya district of Ankara where most […]

Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

Egypt accuses Muslim Brotherhood over church attack

Egypt’s interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people. The ministry said investigations revealed the group was led by a suspect who received financial and logistical support and instructions to carry out […]

France arrests 11 people in Bastille Day truck attack in Nice

France arrests 11 people in Bastille Day truck attack in Nice

French police on Monday arrested 11 people suspected of helping to arm the Tunisian who killed 86 people by driving his truck into a crowd in Nice, sources close to the investigation said. Ten suspects, including one or more Albanians, were arrested in various parts of Nice and another was detained in the western city […]

US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

The United States on Tuesday added three senior Islamic State (IS) group figures on its terror watch list, including a French national believed to have planned bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels. The US State Department named Abdelilah Himich, known under the nom de guerre Abu Suleiman Al-Faransi, as the founder of a 300-strong “European […]

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels including jihadists began a counter-attack against the army and its allies on Friday in an attempt to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city’s western edge by rebels based outside Aleppo. It included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, […]

Dozens killed in attack on police academy in Pakistan’s Quetta

Dozens killed in attack on police academy in Pakistan’s Quetta

At least 59 people were killed and 117 critically wounded when gunman stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, government officials said on Tuesday. Some 200 trainees were stationed at the facility when the attack occurred late on Monday, officials said, and some were taken hostage during the attack which […]

UN peacekeeper killed, others wounded in Mali attack

UN peacekeeper killed, others wounded in Mali attack

A UN peacekeeper was killed and eight others injured on Monday in an attack on their camp in northeastern Mali near the Algerian border, the United Nations said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the four coordinated assaults targeting the UN mission known as MINUSMA and said that attacks on peacekeepers are war crimes. A peacekeeper […]

UN opens probe into Syria aid convoy attack

UN opens probe into Syria aid convoy attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced he is setting up a board of inquiry to investigate the bombing of an aid convoy in Syria last week that killed 18 people. US officials have said that Russian planes carried out the air strikes on September 19 that hit the 31-truck convoy bringing aid to a […]

US probes possible IS group chemical attack near Iraq base

US probes possible IS group chemical attack near Iraq base

The U.S. military is testing to see if a chemical agent may have been used in a rocket attack in Iraq by Islamic State that came within hundreds of yards (meters) of U.S. forces but injured no one, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. The rocket fell on Tuesday in an unpopulated area near […]

US says Russia ‘responsible’ for attack on Syria aid convoy

US says Russia ‘responsible’ for attack on Syria aid convoy

The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but Russia denied involvement. The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on […]

New York attack suspect Rahami charged over bombings

New York attack suspect Rahami charged over bombings

  The United States on Tuesday charged an Afghan-born US suspect on multiple terror counts in connection with bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey and other planted devices.   in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and along the route of a US Marine Corps run in New Jersey, which aborted the race. The 13-page indictment […]

More than a dozen Indian soldiers killed in rebel attack in Kashmir

More than a dozen Indian soldiers killed in rebel attack in Kashmir

Militants attacked an Indian army brigade headquarters near the de factor borde with Pakistan on Sunday, killing 17 soldiers in one of the most deadly attacks in the northern region of Kashmir in a quarter-century-old insurgency. Four “fidayeen” – or commando-style gunmen willing to fight to the death – were confirmed killed after penetrating the […]

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

French police arrested three women on Thursday in connection to a car containing suspicious gas cylinders that was abandoned in central Paris over the weekend. One of the women was wounded seriously during the operation. The arrests took place near a train station in the Parisian suburb of Boussy-Saint-Antoine, a day after two more suspects […]

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened up a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday as Turkish tanks crossed the frontier from Kilis province, making a western thrust in an operation to sweep militants from its border. The incursion from Kilis – an area repeatedly targeted by Islamic State rocket fire over the […]

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium’s national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence. Five people were arrested nearby and are being questioned, but there is no confirmed link to terrorism so far. No one […]

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. The attack began at around 6:30 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) on Wednesday with a large […]

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

  A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an “extremist” attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who […]

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

  The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a car bomb attack targeting police in eastern Turkey that killed five people and injured over 200. “Our comrade… carried out a suicide attack on police headquarters in Elazig,” the PKK said in a statement, quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency. Thursday’s bombing in […]

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse

Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis and the party of […]

Syrian rescuers say toxic gas dropped on town in Idlib province

Syrian rescuers say toxic gas dropped on town in Idlib province

A Syrian rescue service in rebel-held territory said Tuesday that toxic gas was used overnight on a town in Idlib province. The US State Department said it was looking into the reports, adding that such a development would be “extremely serious”. The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) accused President Bashar al-Assad of being behind the […]

Suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 in Libya’s Benghazi

Suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 in Libya’s Benghazi

“There were 15 martyrs and more than 30 wounded in the suicide bombing at Al-Guwarsha” in western Benghazi, the military official said. The blast occurred in a residential area of the Guwarsha district, the scene of recent fighting between security forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government and an alliance of Islamists and others. The alliance, […]

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