Hajj Disasters: Stampedes, infernos and a bloody siege

It is Islam’s holiest pilgrimage, but the hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia has in recent decades been plagued by deadly disasters, from stampedes to militant attacks. Yet the last time…

Pastor, 4 Others Feared Killed By Gunmen In Plateau

No fewer than five persons, including a church pastor and four others have been reportedly killed by gunmen in Kimakpa Village of Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. 

Death Toll Rises To 50 In Wase Bandits Attack

Death toll as a result of bandits attack in Zurak and Bankalala villages in Bashar District of Wase local government area of Plateau State has risen to fifty. 

Russia detains another suspect over concert hall attack

A Russian court on Friday ordered another suspect charged with “terrorism” over the deadly attack on a Moscow concert hall to be held in pre-trial detention. Russia has detained 12…

Putin vows retribution for ‘barbaric’ Moscow attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called an attack on a concert hall that killed more than 100 a “barbaric terrorist act” and vowed harsh retribution to all those involved.…

Timeline of attacks in Moscow since 1999

Russia is reeling from a mass shooting and blaze at a Moscow rock concert, which the government has labelled a “terrorist attack”. Here AFP looks back at previous attacks on…

Gun attack at Moscow concert leaves at least 40 dead

Gunmen opened fire at a rock concert in a Moscow suburb Friday killing at least 40 people, wounding 100 and setting off an inferno in the theatre, authorities said. Attackers…

Four police officers among six dead in Ebonyi attack

Armed men accused of belonging to a separatist group killed six people, including four police officers, in southeastern Nigeria’s Ebonyi state, police said on Saturday. The attack occurred early on…

11 Iran police killed in jihadist-claimed attack

At least 11 Iranian police officers were killed in a jihadist-claimed attack overnight on a police station in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, an official told state television on Friday.…

FIFA condemns ‘totally unacceptable’ Turkish referee attack

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Tuesday called the attack on a Turkish football referee by the president of top-flight club Ankaragucu “totally unacceptable”. The Turkish football federation suspended all leagues…