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Niger says arrested more than 600 people for Boko Haram links since February. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said in a statement that at least three militants were killed while nine were captured in the operations in northeastern Borno State.
A photo of the slain professor. (AFP/Abdullah Iqbal)
April 24, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Daesh claimed the murder of a Bangladeshi professor who "promoted atheism."
Anti-refugee, anti-immigration movement demonstrates against refugees coming to Germany which has, to date, been the most welcoming of EU states to asylum seekers. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 14:27 GMT
In an interview with state broadcaster NDR, the chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, said that for "the first time since Hitler's Germany there is a party that again seeks to discredit an entire religious community and threatens its existence."
Jordanians check the main entrance of the Muslim Brotherhood's office in Amman. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2016 - 10:20 GMT
The closure of the offices came in implementation of judicial rulings to transfer properties of the "unlicensed" MB to the rival splinter group that officially registered last year, an official told The Jordan Times on Thursday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Ankara on April 12, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
April 14, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The summit, which is held under the theme "Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace", is chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Fully veiled Saudi women browse the annual International Book Exhibition in the capital Riyadh on March 2016. (AFP/File)
April 13, 2016 - 14:54 GMT
Under changes approved by the Saudi cabinet, religious officers will no longer be allowed to detain people and instead must report violators to police or drug squad officers, the official Saudi Press Agency said, reporting the changes late Tuesday.
Rohingya migrants sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. The boat was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)
April 12, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Rights group calls on Suu Kyi-led government to break ‘decades-long cycle of politically motivated arrests,’ and free duo jailed under influence of Buddhist nationalists.
The comments were made by the French Minister of women's rights. (Twitter)
March 31, 2016 - 11:48 GMT
The comments were described as "stigmatising" thousands of women and "set out to help the recruiters of Daesh".
Bangladeshi Islamic leaders wait outside a court as a hearing on the issue of state religion was taking place in Bangladesh High Court on March 28, 2016. (AFP/Munir Uz Zaman)
March 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
A group of secular activists had challenged Islam as the state religion, despite the fact that 90-percent of citizens are Muslim.
Pakistani Christians mourn the death of a blast victim of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.(AFP/Arif Ali)
March 28, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Authorities are hunting down suspects linked to the Taliban splinter group who bombed a park in Lahore on Easter Sunday.
Pakistani rescuers use a stretcher to shift a body from a bomb blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016. (AFP/Arif Ali)
March 27, 2016 - 16:56 GMT
A man detonated a suicide bomb in the busy Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore on Sunday.
An Afghan soldier looks out from a helicopter over part of Paktika province. (AFP/Shah Marai)
March 26, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
American officials denied that any civilians were killed during the air raid in the southern Hemland province
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom for the reading of his verdict at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, on March 24, 2016. (AFP/Robin van Lonkhuijsen)
March 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
An international criminal court has found Radovan Karadzic guilty of ethnically cleansing Muslim Bosniaks in 1995.
The photo shows a bus that was carrying Palestinian pilgrims after a crash en route to Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Maan, Jordan, on March 17, 2016. (Twitter)
March 20, 2016 - 07:07 GMT
A bus carrying Egyptian pilgrims on Umrah overturned on the Medinah-Makkah highway, killing nineteen people.
Estimated 715,000 people in Pakistan are every year affected by the floods. (AFP/File)
March 19, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
Heavy rainfall continues to pound northern and northwestern Pakistan.
Residents look at the aftermath of another suicide bombing in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AFP/File)
March 16, 2016 - 11:21 GMT
A suicide bombing at a mosque in Nigeria killed and wounded dozens.