There appears to be no stopping what is now the world's best-armed and fastest-growing terror group as it imposes its rule.
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane discusses her first term as international relations minister, terror in Africa, conflict in Nigeria, and patriotism in SA.
Muslims and Christians in the volatile Nigerian city have closed ranks in the wake of deadly attacks intended to inflame religious tensions.
An attempt to target illegal immigrants and criminals in Kenya has left many Somali residents there feeling harassed.
Kenya's crackdown on Muslim militants may only worsen the problem, with the use of alleged extra-judicial measures only fueling the fire.
A Sanral employee has been arrested for acts of terrorism relating to the white powder scare at its offices, says the Hawks.
A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a Nato military convoy in Kabul, say officials.
Britain's Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has told Parliament that less than 1% of information leaked by Edward Snowden has been published.
A Kenyan police squad, funded and trained by the UK and the US, stands accused of rights abuses.
An SA man from Cape Town has been killed in the al-Shabab shooting in Kenya, confirmed the department of international relations and co-operation.
As Nina Davuluri took the title of Miss America, Haji Mohamed Dawjee looks at the harsh reception the first Indian-American winner received.
An anti-terrorism unit is investigating the stabbing of a French soldier that police think was inspired by the killing of a British soldier in London.
Barack Obama will renew his failed vow to close Guantanamo Bay and argue his drone war is legal and just.
South Africans injured in Boston bombings were spectators, not runners, says Dirco, as Barack Obama admits attack was an 'act of terror'.
All-round Cricketer Shahid Afridi has made an emotional appeal to the cricketing world to end Pakistan's four-year isolation over terror attacks.
Two Swedish journalists on trial in Ethiopia have admitted contact with an outlawed rebel group but reject accusations they received weapons training.
An "al-Qaeda sympathiser" has been arrested in New York for allegedly planning bomb attacks targeting soldiers, police cars and post offices.
UK police have arrested four men in Birmingham on terrorism-related charges as part of a major counter-terror operation.