Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said.
Two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed when police stormed their hideout on Friday while their hostage was freed, a police official said.
However, a police source sa
Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the country's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012.
Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of t
Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 59 have already died.
Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the Al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a p
Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.
Oil dipped on Thursday as investors turned their attention to upcoming US employment reports, following gains of almost 3 percent a day earlier after positive manufacturing data lifted spirits across markets.
US crude for October delivery
The bodies of five hostages were found on Friday after Indian security forces attacked gunmen at a Jewish religious centre in Mumbai, an Israeli diplomat told Israeli television by telephone from the scene.
"The incident has not ended," Ha
The 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians taken hostage more than a week ago in a remote border area of Egypt have been freed and half of their kidnappers killed, state-run media said.
Government officials said the freed hostages were o