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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Nigeria
Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed
110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.
# Islamists
'Sharia police' who patrolled the streets in Germany did not break the law
The incidents sparked outrage in 2014 but a court has ruled there weren’t illegal.
# Bangladesh
Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan
It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.
Charlie Hebdo suspects dead and four hostages killed in Jewish store
The shocking events in France, as they unfolded today.
# Confusion
Nobody knows what will happen if Boko Haram does release kidnapped schoolgirls
There are still 219 girls missing from their hometown of Chibok.
# Get Out
Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes
Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit
# Boko Haram
US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings
John Kerry made a phone call today to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, just hours after it was revealed that eight more girls had been taken.
# Boko Haram
Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71
President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.
# Protests
Photos: More than 60 killed in violent clashes on Egypt's 'Friday of anger'
Islamists held protest marches after hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi were killed in a crackdown on Wednesday.
# Boston
Three charged with Boston bombing cover-up
The three teenagers – two Kazakhs and an American – appear to have been hastily trying to keep him out of trouble rather than taking part in an organised conspiracy.
# Islamists
Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.
# Nigeria
'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles
Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.
# Mali
France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali
The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.
# Mali
More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists
France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.
# Airport
French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu
The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.
# Mali
Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive
The surprise move comes on the 16th day of a military operation led by France to stop Islamist groups pushing south towards the capital Bamako.
# Mali
United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way
Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.
# Mali
Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France
The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.
# Egypt
Egypt braces for rival protests
The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.
Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’
While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.
# Egypt
Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest
Giant crowds of protesters took to the streets, shouting: “No to tyranny!”
# Egypt
Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers
A recent decision by the country’s president to grant himself near-absolute power has sparked public protests and been condemned by the country’s judiciary.
# Somalia
Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia
Kismayu has been a vital lifeline for the Shebab in their five year revolt against African Union and Somali government troops.
# benghazi
US ambassador to Libya killed in attack
An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.
# Islamists
Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film
Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.
# Egypt
Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses
The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.
# Stoning
Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death
Makli’s interim president is calling for decisive action to to be taken against the extremists that are dividing the country.
# Libya
Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.
# Terrorism
4 men admit al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up London Stock Exchange
Prosecutors say the men had discussed a “Mumbai-style” atrocity and had planned to send mail bombs to various targets.
# Democracy
Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections
Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.
# Somalia
Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists
The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.
# Drought
Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims
The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.
# Morocco
Moroccan blast shows signs of Al Qaeda attack as tourism trade set to suffer
The country’s interior minister has said the bomb bares the hallmarks of Al Qaeda as the country’s tourism industry is set to be affected by an attack which killed mostly foreigners.
# North Caucasus
Russian forces kill 17 rebels in North Caucasus
Russian forces claim to have killed 17 rebels and captured two people involved in last January’s metro attack’s in Moscow.