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From TheJournal.ie Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed Nigeria

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sharia police' who patrolled the streets in Germany did not break the law Islamists

'Sharia police' who patrolled the streets in Germany did not break the law

The incidents sparked outrage in 2014 but a court has ruled there weren’t illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan Bangladesh

Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan

It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Charlie Hebdo suspects dead and four hostages killed in Jewish store Standoff

As it happened: Charlie Hebdo suspects dead and four hostages killed in Jewish store

The shocking events in France, as they unfolded today.

From TheJournal.ie Nobody knows what will happen if Boko Haram does release kidnapped schoolgirls Confusion

Nobody knows what will happen if Boko Haram does release kidnapped schoolgirls

There are still 219 girls missing from their hometown of Chibok.

From TheJournal.ie Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes Get Out

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

From TheJournal.ie US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings Boko Haram

US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

John Kerry made a phone call today to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, just hours after it was revealed that eight more girls had been taken.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71 Boko Haram

Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71

President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: More than 60 killed in violent clashes on Egypt's 'Friday of anger' Protests

Photos: More than 60 killed in violent clashes on Egypt's 'Friday of anger'

Islamists held protest marches after hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi were killed in a crackdown on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged with Boston bombing cover-up Boston

Three charged with Boston bombing cover-up

The three teenagers – two Kazakhs and an American – appear to have been hastily trying to keep him out of trouble rather than taking part in an organised conspiracy.

From TheJournal.ie Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists Islamists

Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles Nigeria

'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles

Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.

From TheJournal.ie France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali Mali

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists Mali

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists

France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.

From TheJournal.ie French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu Airport

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.

From TheJournal.ie Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive Mali

Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive

The surprise move comes on the 16th day of a military operation led by France to stop Islamist groups pushing south towards the capital Bamako.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way Mali

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France Mali

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France

The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt braces for rival protests Egypt

Egypt braces for rival protests

The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’ Opinion

Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’

While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest Egypt

Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

Giant crowds of protesters took to the streets, shouting: “No to tyranny!”

From TheJournal.ie Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers Egypt

Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers

A recent decision by the country’s president to grant himself near-absolute power has sparked public protests and been condemned by the country’s judiciary.

From TheJournal.ie Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia Somalia

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia

Kismayu has been a vital lifeline for the Shebab in their five year revolt against African Union and Somali government troops.

From TheJournal.ie US ambassador to Libya killed in attack Benghazi

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack

An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film Islamists

Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film

Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses Egypt

Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses

The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.

From TheJournal.ie Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death Stoning

Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death

Makli’s interim president is calling for decisive action to to be taken against the extremists that are dividing the country.

From TheJournal.ie Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections Libya

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

From TheJournal.ie 4 men admit al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up London Stock Exchange Terrorism

4 men admit al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up London Stock Exchange

Prosecutors say the men had discussed a “Mumbai-style” atrocity and had planned to send mail bombs to various targets.

From TheJournal.ie Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections Democracy

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections

Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.

From TheJournal.ie Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists Somalia

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

From TheJournal.ie Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims Drought

Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims

The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.

From TheJournal.ie Moroccan blast shows signs of Al Qaeda attack as tourism trade set to suffer Morocco

Moroccan blast shows signs of Al Qaeda attack as tourism trade set to suffer

The country’s interior minister has said the bomb bares the hallmarks of Al Qaeda as the country’s tourism industry is set to be affected by an attack which killed mostly foreigners.

From TheJournal.ie Russian forces kill 17 rebels in North Caucasus North Caucasus

Russian forces kill 17 rebels in North Caucasus

Russian forces claim to have killed 17 rebels and captured two people involved in last January’s metro attack’s in Moscow.