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Boko Haram suicide bombings kill 17 in Borno

A triple suicide bombing by Boko Haram jihadists killed 17 people in the northeastern Nigerian town of Konduga, emergency services said Monday.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 10 years

British Airways on Monday resumed flight operations to Pakistan, more than ten years after halting the service in the wake of a suicide bombing attack that had killed more than 50 people at Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel.
Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.
Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran ready to improve ties with gulf rivals

Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.
Leah Sharibu

CAN demands urgent release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls

Days after the terror group, Boko Haram, released a video showing the killing of an aide worker, and threatening to harm the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, the Christian Association of Nigeria has demanded her immediate release.

Suicide bomb attack kills two in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people on Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said.
Pakistani security officials gather at the site of a suicide bombing at an election rally in Peshawar on July 10, 2018 - Getty Images

Suicide bomber kills 20 people at anti-Taliban rally in Pakistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday.

Taliban bans fighters from public gatherings during Afghan ceasefire

The Taliban have banned their fighters from attending public gatherings, going into cities and meeting with the Afghan public, as well as officials and security forces, during the three-day ceasefire, according to a statement by the militants.

Suicide bombers attack churches, kill nine, injure many

A wave of blasts, including a suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest attack in years to strike the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.

Police confirm 3 suicide bombers, 1 other person killed in Maiduguri attack

The police in Borno on Saturday confirmed one person killed and 13 others wounded in the Friday night suicide bomb attack in Muna area of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram: Police takes explosive training school to Borno

The Nigeria Police would set up an Explosive Ordinance (EOD) training school in Borno to check indiscriminate Improvised Explosive Device attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram attacks, last kicks of a dying horse – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that Boko Haram’s wicked methods of using innocent children for suicide bomb attacks on soft targets are “the last kicks of a dying horse’’.

Yemen hostage crisis claimed by IS ends with 35 dead

Yemeni forces ended a hostage crisis Monday with 29 police and six civilians dead, a day after the attack claimed by the Islamic State group began with suicide bombings, official sources said.

Dozen feared killed in Borno bombing

About a dozen of people may have been killed in suicide bombing in a remote community in Borno State.

Pakistan court jails police officers for 2007 Benazir Bhutto murder

An anti-terror court in Pakistan on Thursday handed down 17-year jail term to two police officers for negligence in the 2007 murder of former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, a government prosecutor said.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force expecting more supply of aircraft – official

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Sadique Abubakar, has said that the Nigerian Air Force is expecting the supply of more aircraft purchased by the federal government to boost the fight against insurgents in the North-east.

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