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Two Indonesian hostages escape from Abu Sayyaf captors in Philippines

Two Indonesian sailors believed to have been abducted by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines escaped Wednesday after almost two months in captivity, the military said.

German Islamic terror group leader released early from jail

The ringleader of a German-based radical Islamist group, thought to be planning a series of terrorist attacks on discos, airports and US installations in the country, has been released from jail...

Bangladesh says attackers home-grown, denies Islamic State link

Bangladeshi militants were behind the hostage crisis in Dhaka that left 20 civilians dead, a top police official said, denying any link with the Islamic State extremist group.

Most "Chibok girls" still held by Boko Haram, says rescued teenager

More than 200 young women abducted two years ago by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram are still being held in Nigeria's north-eastern Sambisa forest, the first teenager to be rescued said,...

Two years after abduction: First "Chibok girl" found in Nigeria

The first of more than 200 young women abducted two years ago by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from north-eastern Nigeria's Chibok village has been found in Borno State.

Al-Shabaab claims to seize armed US drone in Somalia

Islamist group al-Shabaab said Monday it had seized an armed US drone after it crashed in a mountainous region of southern Somalia.