• Mullah Akhtar Mansour

    Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

    Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman says in a statement, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a US drone strike.

  • Islamic State

    Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out

    Islamic State (IS) is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as 90 percent from a high of 2,000 a month in the past year.

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    DMP announces bounty for 6 Ansarullah men

    DMP announces Tk 5 lakh bounty on each of two Ansarullah organisers while Tk 2 lakh for each of four members of the banned militant outfit for their alleged link with recent militant attacks in the country.

  • US, Bangladesh to work together to combat militancy: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the US has agreed to work with Bangladesh to combat terrorism and militancy in the country.

  • AL-led alliance’s anti-militant rallies May 15, 24

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance will hold mass rally this month across the country in protest against the prevailing killings and militant activities.

  • Pir hacked to death in Rajshahi

    A Pir (spiritual leader) has been hacked to death in Rajshahi’s Tanor upazila in a fashion that bears the hallmark of previous murders of bloggers and secular activists. This killing is the latest in the spate of grisly murders that has been haunting the north since last year.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No room for militancy, reiterates PM

    Reiterating her firm vow not to give any room to terrorism and militancy on the soil of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no one would be allowed to play with the fate of the country in the name of militancy as long as she is alive.

  • Rahman Mizanur

    How Islamic State in Bangladesh began

    Radicalised worker Rahman Mizanur recruited countrymen in Singapore with help of material linked to terror groups.

  • Govt moves to form media monitoring centre

    The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.

  • 5 ‘militants’ deported from Singapore remanded

    A Dhaka court has placed five alleged militants, who were deported from Singapore, on seven-day remand each in connection with a case filed under the anti-terrorism act.

  • Rahman Mizanur

    Terror cell 'unfazed' by earlier arrests

    Around the time that Singapore announced in January the arrest and deportation of 27 radicalised Bangladeshis under the Internal Security Act (ISA), S-Pass holder Rahman Mizanur, 31, came up with plans for an extremist group and began recruiting his countrymen.

  • “IS-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers”

    A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

  • Claim of IS baseless: minister

    Reiterating that there is no presence of Islamic State in the country, Bangladesh home minister terms IS claim of today’s murder of a Hindu tailor in Tangail as baseless.

  • Tailor killed in Tangail, ‘IS claims responsibility’

    Bike-riding assailants stab dead a middle-aged Hindu tailor in Tangail. Hours later, US-based SITE Intelligence Group tweet that international militant outfit Islamic State have claimed credit for the murder saying that he blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

  • BNP says ready to cooperate with govt

    BNP says it is ready to cooperate the government with its experience in combating militancy in the country.

  • Bangladesh govt moves to boost harmony

    The government is to launch a new initiative to get leaders of all religions together and speak against militancy and try to boost religious harmony, said police sources.

  • Enemy of none, lover of sitar

    He was a sitar player. All his life, he was devoted to music, culture and peace. His family members and colleagues don't believe he had enmity with anyone. He never said or wrote anything against any religion or hurt anybody's religious sentiment.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Homegrown militants under control: Kamal

    Admitting that there is existence of homegrown militants in the country, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal claims that they are under control.

  • No IS in Bangladesh: Home minister

    There is no existence of Islamic State in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan reaffirms.

  • Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

    Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing a Haram festival? How could one organisation openly declare this and walk away without any protest from any quarters or action from the government?

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    Grenades, arms, ammo found at Bogra blast site

    A bomb disposal team recovers at least twenty grenades, firearms and ammunition from a building in Sherpur upazila of Bogra where two people were killed in a bomb explosion yesterday.

  • No room for terrorism in Islam: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought cooperation from the country's Islamic scholars in spreading the message among people that there is no place for militancy and terrorism in Islam as it is a religion of peace.

  • Islam has no room for militancy: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks cooperation from the country's Islamic scholars in spreading out a message among people that there is no place for militancy and terrorism in Islam.

  • Funding militancy: Stay on accused lawyer’s bail extended

    Apex court extends the stay on bail for Supreme Court lawyer Shakila Farjana, accused of funding militancy, until March 20.

  • ‘Bangladeshi’ college shooter held in India

    A man of alleged Bangladeshi origin has been held from Uttar Pradesh over the shooting outside Kolkata's Loreto College.

  • Twin car bombs kill 46 in Syria

    Double car bomb attacks kill at least 46 people in Syria's central city of Homs on Sunday as international efforts to bring about a ceasefire in the war-torn country have floundered.

  • Syria rebels pledge to keep fighting

    Rebel groups in Syria have told the BBC they will not stop fighting because they do not believe that Russia will end its bombing campaign in support of the government.

  • Hasina very strong leader in fight against terrorism: US envoy

    The United States has highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s strong leadership role in fighting terrorism, and hoped that Bangladesh will continue to demonstrate its ‘strong commitment’.

  • Attack on Nigeria village 'kills 50'

    At least 50 people are reported killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.

  • French minister resigns amid terror row

    French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira steps down from her job, shortly before MPs are due to debate plans to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship.