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Africa

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb explodes near the gate of a military base in Afgoye before of president's visit to the town.

Soldiers killed in al-Shabab military base attack near Mogadishu

Inside Story

Is there any way to stop the 3D-printing of guns?

A judge blocked the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed guns, but despite the order the problem is not going away.

Afghanistan

Casualties as gunmen attack midwife training school

Officials say gun battle between attackers and security forces ends inside midwife training facility in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Jalalabad medical building

Middle East

US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

Effort to forge the Middle East Strategic Alliance with Sunni Muslim allies will likely raise tensions with Shia Iran.

US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

China

Blast outside US embassy in Beijing injures one

Beijing police say a 26-year-old man from China's Inner Mongolia region is suspected of triggering the blast.

China: Blast outside US embassy in Beijing triggers panic

Middle East

Deadly standoff at Erbil governorate building ends

Two gunmen dead and third wounded attacker taken into custody after security forces confront the assailants.

Iraq: Deadly standoff in Erbil governorate building ends

Chad

Boko Haram kills 18, abducts 10 in Chad

Authorities in Chad ordered a precautionary evacuation of a village near Niger after Boko Haram's deadly attack.

Boko Haram kills 18, abducts 10 in Chad

Asia

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghan city of Jalalabad

At least four others have been injured in the suicide attack at a checkpoint in the capital city of Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in Jalalabad suicide attack

Iran

Iran hangs eight ISIL members over 2017 attack on Tehran

Tehran says those executed were directly involved in the June 7 assault that killed at least 18 people in the city.

Iran hangs eight ISIL members over 2017 attack on Tehran

Pakistan

Bombs, blood and bravery: Defusing IEDs in Pakistan

Braving booby traps and attacks, what drives KPK's explosives experts to do one of the most dangerous jobs in Pakistan?

Nigeria

Boko Haram frees abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Children were abducted from school by about 50 armed men in the northern town of Dapchi last month.

Witness

Armed with Faith: Pakistan's Bomb Disposal Unit

The men of a Pakistani bomb disposal unit risk their lives in KPK province, armed with little more than courage.

Afghanistan

Blast in Afghan capital's Shia area kills seven

Officials say seven others wounded after suicide bomber blew himself up near a gathering of Afghanistan's Shia minority.

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul's Shia area kills at least seven

Afghanistan

Son of Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike

Son of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah killed along with 19 others in drone strike in Afghanistan.

Pakistan Taliban chief's son among 20 killed in 'US drone strike'

Mexico

Families of Mexico army abuse victims fear security law

Rights groups and families worry new law that regulates and expands military's policing powers 'will make things worse'.

Families of Mexico military abuse victims fear new security law