US intelligence chiefs give warnings on ISIS and Al-Qaeda

US intelligence chiefs give warnings on the threats posed by ISIS, North Korea and China at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

Syria: reactions after deal sees jihadists take over Idlib

Residents of Syria’s northern Idlib province react with unease after the announcement that a jihadist group dominated by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate sealed its grip on the region, the last major rebel bastion, in a deal ending days of fighting with rival factions.

Son of Mali hostage Sophie Pétronin expects more from France

A week ago, Frenchman Sébastien Chadaud-Pétronin headed to the Sahel region in West Africa with the hope of obtaining his mother’s release. She was running a charity helping orphans when she was kidnapped by armed men in Gao, northern Mali, in December 2016. No group claimed responsibility for kidnapping until July 2017, when Al-Qaeda’s Mali branch released a video showing her. In a interview with AFPTV, he says the French state “isn’t doing enough.”

20 years ago, US embassies in East Africa attacked

On August 7, 1998 huge back-to-back bomb blasts rocked the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, killing 224 people, injuring 5,000 and thrusting Al-Qaeda onto the world stage.