- Cameroon says fights off Boko Haram attacks, kills 41 militants
(Reuters) – Cameroon’s army killed at least 41 Islamist militants as it fought off a wave of attacks along its border with Nigeria over the weekend in an escalation in the conflict, the government said.
- Bomber kills 11 Shi’ite pilgrims north of Baghdad: police
(Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi’ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said.
- Yemeni intelligence officer killed, general escapes in ambushes
Dec 29 (Reuters) – A senior Yemeni intelligence officer was shot dead on Monday by militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda, while an army general escaped a separate ambush in eastern Yemen, security sources said.
- Critics ask how AirAsia jetliner went missing in age of GPS
NEW YORK: Air travel advocates are demanding global aviation authorities explain how an AirAsia jetliner with 162 people aboard got lost at a time when satellites and webcams monitor society’s every move.
- Bahrain sentences two men to death for killing policeman
MANAMA (Reuters) – A court in Bahrain sentenced two Shi’ite Muslim men to death and handed a third a life sentence on Monday after they were convicted of killing a policeman.
- U.S. launches air strike in Somalia targeting al Shabaab senior leader
(Reuters) – The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Monday targeting a senior leader of the al Qaeda-aligned al Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said.
- Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — With no sign of the missing AirAsia jetliner, dozens of ships and planes on Tuesday joined a widening international effort now covering huge swaths of Indonesian sea and land.
- Second suspected arson attack on mosque in Sweden
A mosque in Sweden has been the target of a suspected arsonist, the second such case in four days.
- Iraqi security forces recapture large sections of Dhuluiya town
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias took control of large parts of the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad on Monday from Islamic State fighters, police and army sources said.
- 13 burnt to death in Lahore market fire
At least 13 people, including one woman and a child, were killed when a fire broke out in a building in New Anarkali’s Khalid Market, reportedly due to a short circuit. Rescue teams reached the site immediately to put out the fire and recovered 10 survivors as well as the victims.
- How family prevented ex-UK PM Churchill from converting to Islam
After he wrote to his to-be sister-in-law professing the desire to become a Muslim, she begged him not to