The siege of a popular hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, is over after security forces stormed the hotel which was under siege since Friday evening, the country’s interior minister has said. At Least 126 people have been freed and three “jihadists” killed in the operation backed by the French[…]
Heavy gunfire was heard from inside an Indian airbase near the Pakistani border, as a siege on the base spilled into its third day. Indian officials vowed on Monday to kill any remaining attackers inside the base in Pathankot, with at least one gunman thought to still be holed up[…]
As Israel imposed a siege on East Jerusalem, sealing off entire neighbourhoods, Issawiya emerged on Wednesday morning from another violent night of clashes and arrests – broken and battered, but unbowed, according to residents. During the night, Israeli security forces violently clamped down on Palestinians protesting after at least seven[…]
A South African rescue worker killed in the weekend’s Mali hostage siege messaged his family on WhatsApp for hours about the “warzone” outside the hotel bathroom where he was hiding. Father-of-four, Roelof “Jaco” Janse van Rensburg, 39, was one of the 13 killed in Mali during the Hotel Byblos siege[…]
The South African embassy in Mali is assisting with the repatriation arrangements for a South African man who was killed during the siege of a hotel in the country, the department of international relations said on Sunday. “The embassy is liaising with the authorities and the embassy will provide consular[…]
Activists have organised a flotilla to Gaza in an ongoing bid to break the siege on the Strip, which will enter its ninth year next month. The Freedom Flotilla III, which will be made up of at least three ships, has planned its course to be in the Mediterranean waters[…]
As the body of Sydney gunman remains in the morgue awaiting autopsy, leaders of the Australian Muslim community have abstained from claiming the dead body to offer it a funeral, with the city’s officials said that a “destitute funeral” will be the only solution left. “We don’t care about him,[…]
The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. An Iranian-born gunman burst in, took 17 people hostage, and forced some to hold a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith above the[…]
Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe earlier held up a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident[…]
More than 40 Australian Muslim groups on Monday jointly condemned a siege at a Sydney cafe in which hostages were taken by an armed man and an Islamic flag displayed. “We reject any attempt to take the innocent life of any human being or to instil fear and terror[…]
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