Turkey’s main opposition CHP voted against the motion, arguing the government failed to explain why it is needed.
As violence increases across the country, a survivor of an attack in Solhan gives a harrowing account of the bloodshed.
Nigeria’s national security adviser says Malam Bako, leader of the Isalmic State in West Africa Province, ‘taken out’.
Negotiations would have marked the first time the government formalised dialogue with such groups.
Malian officials have previously endorsed the idea of talks and have backed local peace deals as security deteriorates.
The attack took place in Nigeria’s Sokoto’s state, where bandits have been relocating to avoid security operations.
Armed groups control large swaths of CAR, and about a quarter of nearly 5 million population has been displaced.
Issue of mercenaries, foreign fighters has long been an obstacle ahead of Libya’s landmark general elections.
Paris is accused of abandoning Bamako in its fight against armed groups in the Sahel region.
PM Maiga says French troops created an enclave in Kidal, north Mali, and gave control to ‘terrorist group’ Ansar al-Din.
At least 16 soldiers killed and 10 more wounded near the village of Bodio, Mopti region, according to officials.
Experts say rise in attacks likely after top commander of leftist ELN armed group died after Colombia military bombing.
According to the UN Joint Human Rights Office, 293 civilians were killed in August, including 63 women and 24 children.
Security forces arrested ’11 foreign terrorists from different nationalities’ in raid, intelligence services says.