Islamic militants emboldened by months of turmoil in Yemen launched a surprise dawn attack Wednesday on a southern city, seizing entire neighborhoods for nearly 12 hours before withdrawing to farmlands on the outskirts, security officials said.
Somalia's al Qaeda-linked militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an explosion that killed the country's interior minister, and said they did so because the minister was "an obstacle" to its endeavor to topple the struggling government.
The al Qaeda operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania has been killed, a Somali official said Saturday.
The central Johannesburg building where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo had a historic law office was on the verge of collapse.
After Mohamed Ibrahim Suley joined Somalia's al Qaeda-linked insurgency, foreign fighters taught him how to plant bombs and plan assassinations. He fought alongside an Indian, an Eritrean and an American.