A suicide bomber detonated in a market in Maiduguri in Nigeria this morning (Friday).
Suicide bombers in Nigeria and Cameroon over the weekend killed 34 and wounded many others.
A new general has been named by Nigeria to head the multinational effort to fight Boko Haram.
Political divisions are hampering agreements regarding that multinational effort.
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has won the third term that sparked so much protest and election violence.
Amnesty International reports that Muslims returning to their homes in the Central African Republic are being forced to abandon their religious beliefs by Christian militias.
Chadian MPs have voted to reinstate the death penalty for terror offenses.
Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law.
Ancient mausoleums in Timbuktu have been restored and reconstructed after their destruction by Al Qaeda-linked militants three years ago.
A Libyan court sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, to death for war crimes committed during the 2011 revolution.
27 aid workers have died since the conflict began in South Sudan.
A large Al-Shabaab truck bomb detonated at a hotel in Mogadishu, killing 15.
The UN continued its contracts with Russian aviation company UTair after one of the company’s helicopter crews raped a teenage girl in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. The contracts amount to half a billion dollars.
Several US-backed Syrian fighters and their leader have been abducted by the Nusra Front in northern Syria.
The US and Turkey have outlined a “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border, a demarcated area from which they plan to oust the Islamic State in an escalation of the war. Some analysis says this plan is really less about fighting the terror group and more about Turkey preventing Kurdish regional power.
The Turkish air force hit Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq over the weekend andcontinued to this week. The country is now in a two-front war against the Kurds and against the Islamic State –– unraveling the peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The Turkish military says three of its soldiers have been killed in a convoy attack by the PKK.
The Syrian Jaysh al-Fateh coalition is launching a new anti-Assad offensive based in Idlib and pushing south.
Syrian children in Lebanon live a life of hard work, skipping their educations and entering into often abusive farm and warehouse labor.
A suspected arson attack carried out by Jewish extremists in the West Bank left an 18-month-old dead and the rest of his family harmed.
Israel gave approval this week to plans to expand a West Bank settlement by 300 homes.
Israeli legislators also approved the force-feeding of hunger strikers.
Jonathan Pollard, serving a sentence for spying for Israel, has been grantedparole and will be released in November after 30 years in prison.
Saudi Arabia’s coalition has gained significant advantage in Yemen, planning an expansion of ground operations.
A bombing outside a girls’ school in Sitra, Bahrain killed two policemen. Several arrests have been made.
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar seems to really be dead this time. Reports from Afghan intelligence say that he died in a hospital in Karachi in spring of 2013. US intelligence suspected back in 2011 that Omar was being treated in a Pakistani hospital.
Der Spiegelinterviews Dutch journalist Bette Dam, who is currently working on a biography of Omar.