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January 23, 2018 9:57 AM Exclusive: Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks. The military said Humam Abdul Najib escaped from Marawi City, which the militants 83

January 20, 2018 2:35 PM 2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captors

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors. Indonesia's foreign ministry says the two fishermen from the Wakatobi islands in Southeast Sulawesi province were freed Friday in the southern Philippines province of Sulu. They were kidnapped 75

January 19, 2018 6:31 PM US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said special 55

January 13, 2018 3:50 PM Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10

BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others. Police and hospital officials say the Saturday blast struck a northern Baghdad neighborhood targeting a police checkpoint on a busy street, and that a number of policemen were among the wounded. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations 50

January 6, 2018 2:41 PM Egypt tightens security ahead of Coptic Christmas

CAIRO – Tens of thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed across Egypt to protect minority Christians and their churches on the eve of Orthodox Christmas. The overwhelming majority of Egypt's Christians are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7. The Coptic pontiff, Pope Tawadros II, will lead Christmas 69

December 27, 2017 6:15 PM Multiple people injured in explosion at St. Petersburg supermarket

A policeman stands guard near a supermarket after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia. MOSCOW — Russian news reports say at least four people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg. Russian news agencies quoted St. Petersburg's branch of the Emergencies Ministry as saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives 78

December 27, 2017 2:23 PM Uganda says its forces have killed over 100 rebels in Congo

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda's military says its forces have killed over 100 rebels in eastern Congo accused of carrying out the attack that left 15 U.N. peacekeepers dead earlier this month. The military said in a statement Wednesday that several other Allied Democratic Forces rebels were wounded in air and artillery raids. The military says the operation 52

October 21, 2017 12:15 PM Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Cairo shootout

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began targeting government forces after the 2013 military ouster of Islamist 78

October 15, 2017 1:01 PM At Least 189 Killed After Twin Bomb Attacks in Somalia

“I call on our citizens to come out, extend help, donate blood and comfort the bereaved,” said the president, who himself donated blood on Sunday. Photos published by the local news media showed that scenes of carnage and devastation. Some of the victims had died in their cars and in public transport vehicles. Families were scrambling to find missing 96

October 14, 2017 3:15 PM Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed at least 20 people in Mogadishu, the police said on Saturday, and shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they have heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in the Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security 87