Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar "killed in Mali" as Chadian armed forces destroy terrorist base

Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali' as Chadian armed forces destroy terrorist base Belmokhtar is believed to be among several rebels killed when Chadian armed forces 'completely destroyed' a terrorist base in northern Mali One-eyed terror chief said to be behind the Algeria hostage crisis in JanuaryA total of 37 workers were killed at an oil facility – including six Britons for acts of terrorism. It is believed Belmokhtar first became interested in jihad as a schoolboy before travelling to Afghanistan to support the mujahadeen fighting in the Civil War. He later joined the Islamist GIA fighting in the Algerian Civil War where he lost his left eye while mishandling explosives

French hostage killed by Somali militants during botched rescue mission

Two French commandos killed and hostage murdered by captors after daring helicopter raid on Somali militants ends in disaster Militant group al-Shabab had held French soldier Denis Allex since 2009French spies stormed house after arriving in five helicoptersThree civilians and 17 Islamists also killed during fire fight Operation came hours after pilot died during French attacks on Malian militants , looking gaunt, he sent a video message to new President Francois Hollande, telling how his hopes of a rescue were fading by the day. He calls on France to drop its 'oppressive attitude' towards Muslims and says Mr Hollande represented his last hope of rescue. Poignantly, he adds: 'I am alive.

Tanks on the streets of Cairo after seven people die in violent clashes over Morsis bid for absolute power

Tanks on the streets of Cairo after seven people die in violent clashes over Morsi’s bid for absolute power Seven killed and hundreds injured as rival supporters clash outside palaceMilitary move in but vow not to oppress demonstrators Bloodiest battle since last year's uprising that brought down Hosni MubarakOpponents of President Morsi say his rule is 'no different' | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 6 December 2012 The Egyptian army was today patrolling the streets of Cairo after deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi. Seven people have been killed and almost 500 injured as the tension which has building since the President assumed near total powers over the country threatens to erupt. Supporters of Mr Morsi attacked his opponents who had gathered to protest outside the presidential palace overnight.

Egypts courts in crisis as judges strike over psychological assassination and Morsis supporters block officials from entering courthouse

Egypt’s courts in crisis as judges strike over ‘psychological assassination’ and Morsi’s supporters block officials from entering courthouseProtests in Egypt over President Morsi's new degrees which extend immunity from courts to panel drafting new constitution 'It is the Egyptian judiciary’s blackest day on record,' courts said By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 Egypt’s top court said it was suspending its work indefinitely to protest against the ‘psychological assassination’ of its judges. The declaration came after supporters of the country’s Islamist president prevented the judges from entering the courthouse yesterday. The strike is the latest turn in a crisis pitting President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist allies against the mostly secular opposition