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Three Palestinians killed an Israeli in W. Bank stabbing

An Israeli woman was stabbed to death and three Palestinians were killed in a series of incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Sunday, police said, as an eight-week-old wave of bloodshed showed no signs of dying down. A surge in street violence since Oct. 1 has challenged Israel’s security system and alarmed its main ally the United States, whose Secretary ...

Terror in Mali: Seven things you need to know

A hostage siege at a hotel in Bamako, Mali’s capital, has again drawn international attention to the West African nation, nearly three years after France launched a military campaign against Islamic extremists in the country’s north. The campaign, Operation Serval, was widely considered a success in driving jihadists from Mali’s northern towns. What has happened since then to have led ...

Salah Abdeslam: The mystery of France’s most-wanted man

Salah Abdeslam — the only one of the suspected Paris attackers known to have survived — is still at large and still very much at the center of a mystery. Nine days after the terror attacks that killed 130 people, a clearer picture is emerging of his movements — and it seems Abdeslam fled the city late on the night ...

Boko Haram overtakes ISIS as world’s deadliest terror group, report says

With its reign of terror in the Middle East, its claim to have brought down a Russian passenger jet and now, the atrocities in Paris, ISIS has commanded global headlines as the world’s most dangerous terror group. But another militant Islamist organization overtook ISIS to become the world’s deadliest terrorist group last year,according to a new report. Boko Haram, the ...

Police: Bombers, one of them 11 year- old girl, target Nigeria market

Two bomb attacks in 24 hours — one of them involving an 11-year-old female bomber — killed dozens of people and wounded more than 120 others in the Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast Tuesday evening in the northeastern city of Yola, Aliyu Maikano, ...

Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages

Beijing has vowed to bring ISIS to justice after the group said it had executed two hostages, a Chinese and a Norwegian. ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Chinese national Fan Jinghui and Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad in its English-language online magazine Dabiq.President Xi Jinping “strongly condemned” ISIS for the killing of Fan, the first ...

Mali hotel attack: Gunmen barged in, shot at ‘anything that moved’

Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel shouted “Allahu akbar” as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said. The attackers did not say a word to anyone as they opened fire Friday morning, employee Tamba Couye said. They shot at “anything that moved” as terrified patrons dashed for cover all over the hotel, ...

French police raid home of suspected female suicide bomber

French police investigating the Paris attacks Thursday raided the home of the mother of a woman believed to have blown herself up during a massive police assault this week. The siege on a building in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday left two people dead, ISIS member Abdelhamid Abaaoud and a woman who detonated an explosive vest during ...

Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks killed in raid, says France

The suspected ISIS mastermind of the Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid north of the capital, France confirmed Thursday, bringing an end to the hunt for Europe’s most wanted man. Authorities said they had identified the corpse of Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud from fingerprints in the aftermath of Wednesday’s raid, in which at least two people ...

Five dead in Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank: Israel

A Palestinian fatally stabbed two people in a Tel Aviv office building and three other people were killed in an attack in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Israeli police and the army said. In the latest attack near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank, a police commander said a Palestinian drove along the shoulder of the ...