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  • Sep 16, 2014
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‘Massive’ troop deployment in Nigeria’s restive northeast

Nigeria’s military on Wednesday announced the “massive”deployment of troops to its restive northeast, after the president declared a state of emergency in areas where Islamist insurgents have seized territory.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 12:06am

Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against Western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:33am

Tunisia's PM Ali Laareydh unveils Islamist-led coalition government

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Laareydh unveiled a new Islamist-led coalition government yesterday that he said would serve only until an election is held before the end of the year.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:56am

Bangladeshi police shot dead two in riots

The clashes came a day after the Muslim-majority nation was hit by deadly violence between police and Islamists demanding the execution of bloggers they accuse of blasphemy, which left four people dead and about 200 injured.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:58am

France bombs Islamist targets in Mali after Hollande visit

France said it carried out major air strikes on Sunday near Kidal, the last bastion of armed extremists chased from Mali’s desert north after a whirlwind visit by President Francois Hollande.

4 Feb 2013 - 2:15am

Loyalists the big winners in Jordan election

Tribal leaders, pro-regime loyalists and independent businessmen swept Jordan's parliamentary election that was shunned by Islamists, according to preliminary results released yesterday.

Analysts say the new parliament will now be dominated by loyalists who will resist pressure for real political reform.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Tuareg separatists offer military help to defeat Mali's Islamists

Fearful of being caught in the middle of the conflict engulfing Mali, the country's Tuaregs have offered to put their renowned fighting prowess at the disposal of a French-led campaign to drive Islamic radicals out of the country.

16 Jan 2013 - 4:30am

Mali war escalates with French intervention

With Islamist militants controlling more than half of the northwest African nation of Mali and threatening the rest of government-held territory, France launched airstrikes in a dramatic escalation of the conflict that some observers have called the next Afghanistan.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:08pm

Foreign troops join in attack on Mali rebels

Malian government forces yesterday launched an offensive against Islamists controlling the north of the country with backing from the French and other foreign military, military and political sources said.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:57am

UN approves military action against Islamists in Mali

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help wrench northern Mali from Islamist militants.

A Security Council resolution on Thursday gave the force a one-year mandate to use "all necessary measures" to help Mali's government take back territory from "terrorist, extremist and armed groups".

22 Dec 2012 - 6:12am