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Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

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Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

The defence ministry said the cash was an "instalment of the ransom" paid out in a controversial October agreement.

Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by ...

20-year-old Tunisian shepherd beheaded in 'probable terror attack'

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20-year-old Tunisian shepherd beheaded in 'probable terror attack'

A young man was found beheaded in Tunisia's central Kasserine region, authorities said, in what was described as a probable "terrorist" attack.

The New Arab Staff

Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

The New Arab Staff

Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

The New Arab Staff

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, ...

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of ...

Tunisia says Al-Qaeda leader killed in anti-terror raid

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Tunisia says Al-Qaeda leader killed in anti-terror raid

An Al-Qaeda leader was killed and another wounded during an anti-terror raid in Tunisia on Sunday, according to the country's defence ministry.

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Mauritania 'to execute' extremist killers of American priest

The New Arab

Mauritania 'to execute' extremist killers of American priest

Three Salafis have been sentenced to death penalty for murdering an American priest in 2009.

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan forces say Al-Qaeda commander killed in security operation

The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they killed on Friday three jihadists, including a senior al-Qaeda member in the south of the country.

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Former IS leader killed in US airstrike in Libya

The US military said it carried out an airstrike in Libya, killing an Islamic State member described by a source as a former local leader of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in attack

Tunisia paid tribute to six members of its security forces killed in a militant attack as the country hoped for a surge in tourism.

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

US confirms airstrike kills top al-Qaeda leader in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

US confirms airstrike kills top al-Qaeda leader in Libya

A US airstrike last weekend in southwestern Libya killed two al-Qaeda militants, including a top recruiter, the military's Africa Command said.

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Three US commandos killed in Niger ambush

An ambush suspected to have been carried out by al-Qaeda has left three US commandos dead and two wounded near the Niger-Mali border.

Malian militants likely behind Burkina Faso restaurant attack

The New Arab & agencies

Malian militants likely behind Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Malian militants were most likely responsible for an attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, which left at least 18 people dead.

At least 17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

The New Arab & agencies

At least 17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

At least 17 people have been killed and eight injured after gunmen opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, ...

Tunisia receives first batch of US anti-terror helicopters

Robert Cusack

Tunisia receives first batch of US anti-terror helicopters

The US State Department sold the helicopters to help fight Islamist insurgency and improve the country's beleaguered security situation.

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