05 Nov 2021

Sixty-nine killed in attack in southwest Niger, says government

A wave of violence against citizens of Niger now includes an attack in a remote area of southwest Niger where gunmen killed 69 people, including a mayor. A delegation held by the mayor of Banibangou was attacked on Tuesday near the border with Mali. The area is teeming with militants

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24 Sep 2021

Islamic State Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan Challenge Taliban Rule

The Islamic State’s regional affiliate is challenging the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan as a group of attacks killed at least five people in the Nangarhar province on Wednesday. The attacks included at least two bombings and a gun attack in Jalalabad. At least two Taliban fighters and a civilian were

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14 May 2021

Heavy artillery fire on Gaza escalates violence as clashes between Arabs and Jews rock Israeli cities

On Friday morning, Gaza experienced heavy artillery fire amid reports that the Israeli army had launched a ground invasion of the strip. However, those reports have since been conclusively denied. Yesterday, the combination of an army tweet and the gunfire led many news organizations to report that a ground war

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06 May 2021

Gunmen shoot dead former news anchor in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

On Tuesday, provincial officials from Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar reported that gunmen shot dead a finance ministry employee and a former news anchor in the latest event in a series of attacks. Journalists, civil society activists, government officials, and judges have been targeted by terrorist attacks over the past

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30 Apr 2021

UN: Nearly 30,000 fled attacks in Mozambique’s Palma since March

The United Nations has said that tens of thousands of people have fled the town of Palma in Mozambique following attacks last month. Approximately 30,000 people fled Palama since the fighters linked to ISIS raided the town on March 24. The raids marked an intensification in the violence that has

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07 Apr 2021

Nigeria Prison Attack Frees 1,800 Inmates

In Nigeria, more than 1,800 prison inmates escaped from a southeast prison after it was attacked by gunmen on Monday. The incident has raised new fears that an armed insurrection is building in the region, which is a majority Christian part of the country. In the north, the Muslim-dominated region

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12 Mar 2021

As Biden pushes for peace, Yemeni rebels ramp up strikes on Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebels have increased attacks on targets inside Saudi Arabia in the past month. Since mid-February, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for dozens of armed drones and missiles into Saudi Arabia. The rebels are backed by Iran and have claimed responsibility for attacks on at least 13 days. Saudi

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14 Dec 2020

Afghan Forces Kill Dozens of Taliban Fighters Following Break in Peace Talks

According to the Afghan government, security forces have killed at least 51 Taliban fighters in the province of Kandahar, marking the latest development in the violence between the two entities. Both sides are currently pursuing peace talks in Qatar while fighting over territory back in Afghanistan. The strikes allegedly occurred

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20 May 2020

U.S. Nears Settlement With Sudan Over 1998 Terror Bombings

After extensive negotiations, the Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal with Sudan to resolve claims over the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa perpetrated by terrorist group al Qaeda. These negotiations will help to clear the way to remove Khartoum’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, a

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13 May 2020

Afghan President orders resumption of offensive operations against the Taliban in blow to Trump’s deal

On Tuesday, the Afghan government announced that it plans to resume offensive operations against the Taliban after a series of deadly terrorist attacks within the region. This deals a significant blow to the Trump administration’s peace deal, which was signed in late February. After several attacks, including one that killed

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