APRNEWS - Nigeria Army Monday said troops of 22 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole, in collaboration with local vigilantes, have rescued 29 women and 25 children from the hostage of Boko Haram insurgency group in Borno State.
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APRNEWS - Libya’s self-proclaimed National Army says offensive will not stop until terrorists are cleared from Libya.
Its spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari claims that the current unrest in the country is interference from the outside world.
APRNEWS - Venezuelans reacted with despair and resourcefulness on Tuesday as nationwide power cuts closed schools and businesses, paralyzing a nation that was only starting to recover from its worst blackouts earlier this month.
APRNEWS - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Monday it has arrested three "terrorists" involved in last week's deadly suicide bomb attack on security forces in southeastern Iran.
"Safe houses in (the cities of) Saravan and Khash were identified and eliminated, and the terrorists based in them were arrested," the force said on its official Sepah news agency.
APRNEWS - At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said.
"The blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall and it has caused death and destruction. Nine civilians were confirmed dead and several others are wounded," police officer Ahmed Moalin Ali said.
APRNEWS - Kenyan security forces have neutralised all four terrorists involved in the attack on a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday.
Kenyatta said about 700 people had been safely evacuated, vowed to avenge the 14 “innocent” lives lost.
APRNEWS - Soldiers have fought off attempts by Boko Haram fighters to overrun two army bases in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Friday, in the latest attacks to hit the region.
APRNEWS - Egyptian security forces have killed “terrorists” in a shootout in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, where the Islamic State group is active, an interior ministry source said Sunday.
The Egyptian army has since February been conducting a major operation focused on Sinai to wipe out jihadists from IS.
APRNEWS - The foreign ministry in Damascus condemned on Monday the evacuation of hundreds of trapped White Helmets rescue workers and their relatives from Syria's south through its arch-foe and neighbour, Israel.
REUTERS - Government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Deraa on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, a rebel and a war monitor said, extending an assault in southwest Syria.