UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

Major terror attack in West ‘expected’ over Syria inaction, Kurdish general warns

Another Islamic State (IS) terrorist attack in a Western city is “expected” because of the West’s inaction and indifference in the region, the top Kurdish commander in Syria has warned. General Mazloum Kobane, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Read More …

Three Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in North Waziristan blast

Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one injured in a roadside blast in North Waziristan district on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported. According to the military’s media wing, the soldiers were patrolling the area when an improvised explosive Read More …

Rocket Attack Hits Near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraqi security officials say at least two rockets have been fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone, landing around one kilometer (a half-mile) from the U.S. Embassy. Residents heard the explosions followed by alert sirens that sounded briefly Monday night. Read More …

Militants cut electricity supply to Kabul, several other provinces by destroying power pylons

The Taliban militants destroyed three power pylons in Baghlan province, cutting electricity supply to several provinces including Kabul. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the State-run power company said in a statement that the militants destroyed the power pylons in in Balak Read More …

Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes

Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia which is vital to global energy supplies. The attacks on the processor and a major oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, on early Saturday Read More …

Suicide attack close to Special Forces compound in Kabul city

An explosion went off close to a compound of the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the security officials confirmed. Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the explosion took place in Reshkhor area of Kabul. Rahimi Read More …

‘Explosion caused by a rocket’ near US embassy in Kabul

A large explosion has been heard near the United States embassy in Kabul shortly after midnight  Wednesday. The Associated Press reported that a US embassy employee reached by phone confirmed the blast but had no details. A plume of smoke was seen Read More …