10 Tunisian consulate staff kidnapped in Tripoli

An armed group has stormed the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli and abducted 10 people from the staff, according to the Tunisian foreign ministry. The attack is the fourth against a diplomatic mission in the Libyan capital this year. Earlier in April, suspected radicals of the Islamic State (Isis) detonated a[…]

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Nigeria army rescues nearly 300 females from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said. Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, said on Wednesday that the Nigerian military was planning to release photos and more information of the women and girls[…]

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Gunmen kidnap French woman in Yemen capital

Gunmen have kidnapped a French woman and her Yemeni driver in the centre of the capital, Sanaa, while she was heading to work, security sources and France’s foreign ministry have said. The unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle on 45th Street and led the women, who works for an international organisation,[…]

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IS kidnaps dozens of Christians in Syria

Islamic State radicals have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday. The Sunni rebels, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing[…]

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Korkie moved ahead of al-Qaeda raid: Report

Al-Qaeda rebels holding an American journalist in Yemen moved him and two other foreign hostages just days before a raid to free him, a Yemeni defence ministry website said. The journalist as well as a British national and a South African are among several hostages held by Al-Qaeda in the[…]

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