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  • At least 27 dead after Islamists seize luxury hotel in Mali’s capital

    November 20, 2015 | 8:55 am

    At least 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako with at least 170 people inside, many of them foreigners, that had been seized by Islamist gunmen.

    The former French colony has been battling Islamist rebels for...

  • Hostage taking under way at the Paris Bataclan concert

    November 13, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    People are being held hostage at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris after several shots were fired, French news channel BFM TV reported on Friday, and a BBC editor tweeted that about 60 people were inside.

    Shooting at the Bataclan began one hour into the concert of a California rock group called Eagles of Death Metal, BFM TV said, adding that one or two people came in and began shooting in the air. (Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

    More information about the shooting attacks can be found here.

  • Hostages held in Sydney cafe, Islamic flag seen in window

    December 14, 2014 | 5:02 pm

    Hostages were being held inside a central Sydney cafe where a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, local television showed on Monday, raising fears of an attack linked to Islamic militants.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was convening a meeting of...

  • Must-see TV

    September 6, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    It’s September at last, when summer reruns and C-level realty shows cede their timeslots to returning favorites and new contenders. This fall’s offerings include Jewish connections galore, on and off camera; prolific producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are...