NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least 18 soldiers and four suspected Islamists were killed in a fierce gunbattle following a dawn car bomb attack at a barracks in the northern Niger town of Agadez, military sources and a local official said.
LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday the brutal murder of a soldier by two suspected Islamists on a London street was an attack on Britain and a betrayal of Islam.
PARIS (AFP) - At least 10 people were killed on Thursday in twin car bombings that hit a military base and a French-owned uranium processing plant in Niger, officials said.
POITIERS (France) (AFP) - A 38-year-old Briton charged with organised fraud has committed suicide in jail in France, a judicial source said on Thursday.
TEHERAN (AFP) - Teheran on Thursday denied a Bahraini claim that it had found an Iranian drone in the sea near Saudi Arabia, and urged Manama to refrain from making "baseless accusations", the ISNA news agency reported.