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Ethiopia says detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Iraq bus bombing that killed 12

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a bus bombing that killed 12 people near the Iraqi city of Kerbala, the Amaq news agency reported on Saturday.

Bus bombing kills eight people near Iraqi city of Kerbala

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bus bombing killed at least eight people and wounded another six on Friday near Iraq's holy city of Kerbala, south of Baghdad, local police said.

Afghanistan hospital attack deaths rise to 39, with 140 wounded

KABUL (Reuters) - The death toll in a Taliban truck bombing that destroyed a hospital in southern Afghanistan has risen to 39, nearly double the previous figure, with 140 wounded, a spokesman for the provincial governor said on Friday.

Philippines to vaccinate millions as polio virus resurfaces

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said on Friday.

Australian court finds second man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court has found a man guilty of planning to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi nearly two years ago with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder, a spokeswoman for the New South Wales Supreme Court said on Friday.

Factbox: Civilian deaths from air strikes in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, Afghan officials said on Thursday.

Nigerian army says NGO aided terrorists, forces it to close office

ABUJA (Reuters) - The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.