Africa

Lawyer for Al-jazeera Journalist Blasts Canadian Government

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy prepares to talk to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 12, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)
Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy prepares to talk to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 12, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

TORONTO—The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist is blasting the Canadian government for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. Journalist Mohamed Fahmy...

Africa

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 at Bus Station in Northeast Nigeria

POTISKUM, Nigeria— A witness and hospital records say a man forced his way onto a bus at a crowded bus station and detonated explosives, killing 12 people and injuring 20 in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum. There was no …... Read More




  • Egypt Denies Civilian Deaths in Airstrikes on Libya

    CAIRO— Egypt has rejected a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Libya in... Read more

  • NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT In this photo taken Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, people help those injured by a bomb at a local hospital in Potiskum in northeastern Nigeria. A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people, a witness and hospital records show. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

    Pre-Teen Female Suicide Bomber Kills Self, Four Others in Nigeria Market

    POTISKUM, Nigeria—A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears... Read more

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 19, 2015. (Hassan Ammar/AP Photo)

    Egypt Postpones Retrial of 2 Al-jazeera English Journalists

    CAIRO—The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been... Read more

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, displaced South Sudanese women queue for water at the United Nations base where they have sought shelter in Malakal, South Sudan. South Sudanese who have sought safety at a United Nations base in an area that has suffered some of the country’s worst violence since mid-December feel it is too dangerous to return to their homes, despite a truce between the warring factions, highlighting the danger of renewed violence as both sides trade blame for sporadic violations of a ceasefire agreement signed last week in neighboring Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ilya Gridneff)

    Mediator Cites Distress Over South Sudan Truce Violation

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— The Ethiopian mediator of the South Sudan peace talks says he is distressed by the violation of a truce signed earlier this... Read more

  • In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. Egypt court orders release on bail of Al-Jazeera English journalists. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File)

    Egypt Postpones Retrial of 2 Al-jazeera English Journalists

    CAIRO— The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has... Read more

  • Girl Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Northeastern Nigeria Market

    POTISKUM, Nigeria— A witness and hospital records say a girl suicide bomber blew herself up, killing four others and seriously wounding 46 at a busy... Read more

  • A Feb. 22, 2015 photo shows the exterior of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (Star Tribune, Jerry Holt/AP Photo)

    Somalia Extremists Urge Attacks on US Shopping Malls

    JOHANNESBURG—A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western... Read more

  • In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with cabinet officials and military officers after militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Egypt President El-Sissi Sees Need Growing for Joint Arab Force

    CAIRO—Egypt’s president says the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region is faced with the threat of Islamic... Read more

  • Egypt Prosecutor Refers 215 to Trial for Forming Armed Group

    CAIRO— Egypt’s top prosecutor has referred 215 alleged Islamists to trial in a criminal court on charges of forming armed groups responsible for killing half... Read more

  • In this file photo taken on Jan. 27, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers, left, pass by on the back of a armed truck as they patrol at a local market after recent violence in surrounding areas at Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

    Boko Haram Kills 34 in Villages in Northeastern Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria— Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least 34 and injured several others in attacks on villages near Chibok and Konduga in Nigeria’s northeastern... Read more

  • In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)

    Libya Reports at Least 45 Killed in Suicide Bombings

    TRIPOLI, Libya—Libyan officials say the death toll from suicide bombings in an eastern town has reached at least 45. The deaths came in three suicide... Read more

  • A Somali traffic policeman stands near the wreckage of a suicide car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a city hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials, killing three Somalis and shattering windows. The suicide bomb attack comes one day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was due to arrive in the Somali capital. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Coordinated Suicide Bombings Kill, Wound Many at Somalia Hotel

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—One person rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of a hotel in Somalia’s capital, and another went through the gates and blew himself... Read more

  • Somali Official Says Legislator, Deputy Mayor Among Dead

    MOGADISHU, Somalia— A Somali lawmaker says a legislator and a deputy mayor have been killed in the suicide bombings on a hotel in Mogadishu. Mohamed... Read more

  • Two men wait with their hands behind their backs and their eyes covered with their shirts after being detained during an operation by Somali security forces against suspected members of the militant group al-Shabab in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Earlier this month al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a drive-by shooting of a Somali lawmaker, the latest in a string of violence targeting the country's legislators for assassination. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Explosions at Hotel in Somali Capital, Heavy Gunfire

    MOGADISHU, Somalia— Two strong explosions were heard on Friday at a hotel near Somalia’s presidential palace, and smoke could be seen rising from the building... Read more

  • Spokesman: Car Bomb in Eastern Libya Kills at Least 30

    CAIRO— A Libyan army spokesman says a massive car bombing has struck a town in the country’s east, killing at least 30 people, according to... Read more

  • Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians murdered by ISIL militants in Libya sit outside a church after hearing the news on February 16, 2015 in the village of al-Awar in Egypt's southern province of Minya. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Morocco Arrests 3 Seeking to Join ISIL in Libya

    RABAT, Morocco—Morocco has announced the arrest of three men suspected of seeking to join the extremist Islamic State group’s Libyan branch. The statement Thursday by... Read more


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