Nigerian pro-government militia frees hundreds of children
A regional militia in Nigeria has freed 900 children involved in the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the UN says. UNICEF says children have been among the worst-hit by the decade-long conflict.
Sri Lanka says militant leader killed in Easter bombings
Sri Lankan Islamist leader Zahran Hashim was apparently killed in one of the suicide attacks on Easter, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Police are now hunting for some 140 people with suspected "Islamic State" ties.
At least 15 confirmed dead in Kenya attack
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
Islamists push religion to fore in Pakistan poll
A bumper crop of ultra-Islamist groups are contesting this week's Pakistan election, with the potential to reshape the political landscape of the nuclear-armed Muslim country of 208 million people.
Somalia: Famine fears in a failed state
Almost seven million Somalis, half the population, are dependent on food aid. But delivering this aid is difficult. Almost all state structures are missing, some regions are controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab militia and corruption is pervasive throughout the state.
Philippine soldiers battle militants in southern city
Philippines security forces battle Islamist gunmen in a southern Philippine city, as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbs to several dozen.