Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The district has been under siege for months Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city. Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had driven local Islamist militias out of the Ganfouda district of Benghazi. […]

Somali hotel bomb attack ‘kills 28’, say ambulance staff

Media captionCar bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have told the BBC they have counted 28 dead bodies at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel – although there have been […]

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The district has been under siege for months Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city. Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had driven local Islamist militias out of the Ganfouda district of Benghazi. […]

Somali hotel bomb attack ‘kills 28’, say ambulance staff

Media captionCar bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have told the BBC they have counted 28 dead bodies at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel – although there have been […]

Anis Ben-Hatira: Darmstadt release player over Islamic charity link

Anis Ben-Hatira: Darmstadt release player over Islamic charity link

Ben-Hatira has made 11 appearances and scored once since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt in August Bundesliga club Darmstadt have released Tunisian midfielder Anis Ben-Hatira by mutual consent following criticism of his ties with an Islamic charity. Ansaar International has been criticised in Germany with media reports alleging it was linked to the controversial Islamic Salafist […]

Somali hotel bomb attack ‘kills 28’, say ambulance staff

Media captionCar bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have told the BBC they have counted 28 dead bodies at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel – although there have been […]

Gunmen launch fatal Somali hotel attack

Media captionCar bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu Ten people have died and more than 50 wounded after a car bomb and gun attack at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a senior minister has said. The attack took place at the Dayah hotel, where some members of parliament were thought to be staying, […]

Donald Trump: ‘We will build Mexico border wall’

Donald Trump: ‘We will build Mexico border wall’

Image copyright AFP Donald Trump has said a “big day” is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days. They are likely to […]

South African police seize 5,000 donkey skins in Benoni farm raid

South African police seize 5,000 donkey skins in Benoni farm raid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donkey hides are prized in China for supposed medicinal properties South African police say they are investigating the illegal donkey skin trade after seizing 5,000 hides in a recent raid east of Johannesburg. Police suspect the skins found at a farm in Benoni last week came from illegally slaughtered […]

Nigeria air strike dead ‘rises to 236’ in Rann

Nigeria air strike dead ‘rises to 236’ in Rann

Image copyright EPA Image caption The attack left wreckage where people had been taking shelter The number of people mistakenly killed last week in an air attack on a camp for those who have fled conflict in north-east Nigeria has risen to 236, an emergency official has told the BBC. Camp residents and aid workers […]