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World 15 Feb 2017 | 7:39 PM

Afghanistan gunmen kidnap 52 farmers, regional officials say

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Afghanistan kidnapped 52 farmers on Wednesday, most of them members of the minority Uzbek community in the remote northern province of Jowzjan, regional officials said, but the motive for the abductions was not immediately clear.

World 15 Feb 2017 | 1:42 AM

Bangladesh police shoot dead militant linked to cafe attack

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police on Tuesday shot dead a suspected militant commander and a close aide of the mastermind of the cafe attack last year that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, a police official said.

World 10 Feb 2017 | 11:26 PM

Kremlin says Turkey provided intel for 'friendly fire' strikes

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Kremlin and the Turkish military gave conflicting accounts on Friday of who was responsible for the accidental death of three Turkish soldiers in Russian air strikes in Syria.

World 09 Feb 2017 | 10:50 PM

German police raid properties, detain two Salafists

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 450 German special commandos made 12 co-ordinated raids on Thursday and arrested two men suspected of planning an imminent Islamist attack, police said.

World 07 Feb 2017 | 10:31 AM

Trump: militant attacks 'all over Europe,' some not reported

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday accused the news media of ignoring attacks by Islamist militants in Europe.

World 03 Feb 2017 | 9:44 AM

Critics decry Trump plan to limit counter-extremism programme

SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Trump administration effort to exclude violent white supremacists from a government anti-terrorism program and focus efforts solely on Islamist extremism drew a sharp backlash Thursday, with New York state's top prosecutor denouncing the move and civil liberties advocates suggesting it is illegal.

World 21 Jan 2017 | 9:24 PM

Blast causes deaths in Syrian camp near Jordan border - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb on Saturday killed at least four people and critically injured a number of others at the Rakban refugee camp in Syria near the border with Jordan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring organisation.

World 21 Jan 2017 | 5:33 AM

U.S. air strike in Syria kills more than 100 al Qaeda members - defence official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike on Thursday targeting an al Qaeda training camp in Syria's Idlib province killed more than 100 militants, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

World 10 Jan 2017 | 10:33 PM

Turkish police kill would-be suicide bomber in southeast - security official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police killed a would-be attacker who tried to enter the main police station in the southeastern city of Gaziantep on Tuesday and were searching for a second assailant, in what one security official told Reuters was an attempted suicide bombing.

World 09 Jan 2017 | 8:08 PM

Five policemen killed in attack in north Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, and five of the attackers were also killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.