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Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus NAIROBI: Somalia Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.The Kenyan Red Cross said five civilians and two police officers died late on Friday when armed men opened fire first on a bus, then on a car and a police vehicle, near the town of Witu, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Lamu island.Local authorities said four of the seven dead were police officers.On Saturday police announced a month-long night curfew in the region, where repeat attacks have left dozens dead and driven tourists from what was once a renowned island paradise.A Shebab spokesman told AFP by telephone the group was "ready to act or attack anywhere necessary within Kenya." "The attacks are a clear response to the government of Kenya's false claim that they beefed up security in the area," said Shebab military spokesman Abdulaziz ...

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN KHARTOUM: Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said."They appear to be unharmed and in good condition," the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said in a statement.Mustafa Abdalla Adarge, of the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, was freed along with two staff from the Irish aid group GOAL, Mohamed Abu Elgassem and Ahmed Elsayed, in North Darfur state's Kutum ...
Shebab militants claim attack on Kenya bus that killed seven NAIROBI: Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle in Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.The group told AFP by telephone it was "ready to act or attack anywhere necessary within Kenya" after Friday's shooting, which left at least seven dead, including four police officers.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Egyptian police officer shot dead in Sinai CAIRO: One Egyptian police officer was shot dead by unknown armed assailants in the North Sinai city of El-Arish, security sources told Reuters.The lieutenant was shot several times as he made his way home, they said.Egypt has been hit by a wave of violence, mainly by militants based in the Sinai peninsula against security forces, since the army ousted president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
At least two dead in attack on Kenyan coast: police NAIROBI: At least two people were killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus and police vehicle in the latest attack on Kenya's restive southeastern coast, police said.The Kenyan Red Cross said there had been "six casualties" in the shooting, without specifying if the victims were injured or killed.A local police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said armed men opened fire on a bus travelling to the tourist island of Lamu. They then targeted ...
Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism' ADDIS ABABA: A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in April, prompting an outcry from rights groups who said the case was an assault on press freedom.The group is accused of planning attacks in Ethiopia and working ...
Morsi's fugitive son arrested at Egypt train station CAIRO: A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, was arrested early Friday at a train station south of Cairo, security officials said.Abdullah Morsi, 19, who security officials said was on the run, was arrested while boarding a train heading to Upper Egypt. His arrest was also reported by the official MENA news agency.An Egyptian court on July 2 had sentenced ...


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