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14 killed in militant attack in Burkina Faso

14 killed in militant attack in Burkina Faso

Armed men described as jihadists raided a village in Burkina Faso's restive north, killing 14 people, plundering and burning shops and motorbikes, local and security sources said Saturday.

Farewell ceremony for ambassadors

Farewell ceremony for ambassadors

HE the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, on Wednesday held a farewell ceremony in honour of the outgoing ambassadors

Deputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia

Deputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office the outgoing ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso and Australia, Li Chen, Adama Compaore and Dr Axel Wabenhorst, respectively, in Doha on Tuesday.

Amir sends condolences to China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria

Amir sends condolences to China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria

Amir sends condolences to the President of China, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso, two commandos killed

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso, two commandos killed

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France's military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation.

QFFD lays foundation stone for cancer centre in Burkina Faso

QFFD lays foundation stone for cancer centre in Burkina Faso

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has laid the foundation stone during an official ceremony for a cancer treatment centre project under the patronage of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

Burkina forces kill nearly 30 'terrorists' in operation

Burkina forces kill nearly 30 'terrorists' in operation

Burkina Faso's armed forces killed around 30 suspected militants last week in a land and air operation against jihadist groups operating in the east of the country, the military said on Sunday.

Death toll from Burkina militant attack rises to 46 civilians

Death toll from Burkina militant attack rises to 46 civilians

The death toll from Monday's militant attack on a central Burkina Faso village has risen to 46 civilians, up from a previous toll of six, a government spokesman said on Friday.

13 dead in Burkina Faso after suspected terrorist attack

13 dead in Burkina Faso after suspected terrorist attack

Thirteen people died when suspected jihadists attacked a village in central-northern Burkina Faso, triggering a deadly bout of ethnic violence, local sources and a security official said on Wednesday.

Burkina Faso declares emergency in violence-hit provinces

Burkina Faso declares emergency in violence-hit provinces

Burkina Faso is declaring a state of emergency in provinces grappling with jihadist violence, Communications Minister Remis Fulgance Dandjinou said on Monday.

General strike in Burkina Faso over fuel prices hike

General strike in Burkina Faso over fuel prices hike

Several thousand people took the streets of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Thursday as workers downed tools in a nationwide strike over higher fuel prices.

Six police die in Burkina Faso blast

Six police die in Burkina Faso blast

Six police officers were killed in an ambush with an improvised explosive device in the northern Burkina Faso town of Solle near the border with Mali, security sources told AFP Saturday.