US says senior al Qaeda leader killed in Syria strike

US says senior al Qaeda leader killed in Syria strike

The US military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven Al-Qaeda operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide-bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the Qaeda veteran, was one of those killed in the precision airstrikes near Idlib carried out on February 3-4. Al-Masri was an early official […]

US soldier killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen

US soldier killed in raid on al Qaeda in Yemen

The U.S. military said Sunday that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting its local al-Qaida branch. It is the first-known combat death of a member of the U.S. military under President Donald Trump’s new administration. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that a fourth service […]

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 […]

Dozens killed in New Year’s Eve attack on Istanbul nightclub

Dozens killed in New Year’s Eve attack on Istanbul nightclub

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others, said Turkey’s interior minister. At least one gunman shot his way into an Istanbul nightclub packed with hundreds of New […]

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Brazilian police suspect Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was killed in a “crime of passion,” a source close to the investigation said Friday, as detectives interrogated his wife and a policeman who was reportedly her lover. Amiridis went missing while vacationing with his family in Rio de Janeiro, a picturesque but crime-plagued city where he served […]

Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 34 civilians over the weekend, the army and local activists said, and the violence stoked concerns over political instability. Attacks have surged across the country in the past week alongside violent protests over President Joseph Kabila’s failure to step down at the end of his […]

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 […]

Dozens killed in massive blast at Mexican firework market

Dozens killed in massive blast at Mexican firework market

A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market Tuesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70, authorities said. The conflagration, in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec, set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts and a sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital city. The market had been packed with […]

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 […]

Malian soldiers killed in election-related violence

Malian soldiers killed in election-related violence

Alleged jihadists killed five Malian soldiers transporting ballot boxes while a civilian also died in separate attacks aimed at sabotaging Mali’s municipal elections, security sources told AFP on Monday. Mali voted Sunday in its first elections since 2013, with turnout low as security jitters remained elevated despite an international military intervention. “After the voting on […]

Two FARC rebels killed in Colombia days after peace deal

Two FARC rebels killed in Colombia days after peace deal

Two suspected FARC fighters were killed in combat in northern Colombia on Wednesday, four days after the government announced a revised peace accord with the rebel group. “Fighting took place in the south of the Bolivar department, and guerrillas who claimed to belong to theFARC were killed,” the government’s chief peace negotiator Humberto de la […]

Senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

Senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

The US military confirmed Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda’s emir for northeastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the assault that killed Farouq al-Qahtani as a “precision strike” and said it took […]

US military service members killed in shooting at Jordan base

US military service members killed in shooting at Jordan base

Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jordanian military source said. The incident occurred at the Prince Faisal air base in the south of Jordan, which is a close […]

Children killed in air strike on Syria school

Children killed in air strike on Syria school

  Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The raids hit a residential area and a school in Haas village, the Syrian Civil Defence rescue workers’ network said on […]

Four killed in CAR protest against UN peacekeepers

Four killed in CAR protest against UN peacekeepers

Four civilians were killed and 14 other people injured in Central African Republic on Monday when UN peacekeepers exchanged fire with armed men during a protest against the UN military presence, the United Nations said. The clashes occurred as hundreds of protesters gathered to call for troops from the UN mission (MINUSCA) to leave the […]

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 […]

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

  Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on Friday while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city […]

Several killed in Central African Republic as militia attacks refugees

Several killed in Central African Republic as militia attacks refugees

Fighters from Central African Republic’s largely Muslim Seleka militia attacked refugees in the country’s remote north on Wednesday, stabbing or hacking to death 13 people before U.N. peacekeepers repelled them, killing at least 10, officials said. Several people were also wounded in the attack targeting Kaga Bandoro, a town of dirt roads and thatched mud […]

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 82 people and turning the site into a “lake of blood,” according to a senior Health Ministry official. Nasser al-Argaly, the Health Ministry’s undersecretary, told a news conference that the strike also left […]

Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Cairo gun battle with security forces

Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Cairo gun battle with security forces

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said early on Tuesday that it killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader it said was responsible for the group’s “armed wing” and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday Mohamed Kamal, 61, a member of the group’s top leadership, and Yasser Shehata, another leader, were killed. The ministry said […]

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 […]

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

More than 44 people were killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters against a delayed presidential election, a Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday, and several opposition party buildings were burned. Thousands took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which […]

Civilians and police killed in DR Congo opposition rally

Civilians and police killed in DR Congo opposition rally

Congolese police on Monday clashed with protesters marching against what they claim is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his mandate, killing at least 17 people and prompting a threat of further sanctions from the United States. The protest, attended by thousands, came at a time of growing local and international pressure on […]

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 […]

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