• 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.

  • US to continue support to counter terrorism in Bangladesh

    In light of the recent spate of killings of bloggers, intellectuals, and religious minorities in the country, the United States assures that they will continue to stand with Bangladesh in its efforts to counter terrorist activities prevailing in the country.

  • A ‘productive’ Bangladesh trip: Nisha Biswal

    US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal says that she has had a “productive” Bangladesh trip taking forward bilateral cooperation on countering terrorism and extremism.

  • 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.

  • Govt displeased with anti-religion bloggers, their killers: Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today says the government is not pleased with “bloggers who demean religion” and the people who are killing them.

  • Rahman Mizanur

    How Islamic State in Bangladesh began

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

  • 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.

  • Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis

    Months after deporting 26 “radicalised” Bangladeshi workers, Singapore arrested another eight Bangladeshis who the authorities said were members of a group called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB).

  • Bangladesh, US should fight terrorism together, say officials

    In the wake of recent wave of killings, Bangladesh home minister and US ambassador stress the need to fight against terrorism together.

  • PM renews call for greater unity of Muslim Ummah

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renews her call for greater unity of the Muslim Ummah and its pursuit of the great Islamic values of fraternity, justice and inclusion. The premier also reiterates her "zero tolerance" policy to terrorism and violent extremism.

  • Terror in the East and West: Beyond Ankara, Lahore, Paris, and Brussels

    Although Islamist or separatist terror groups bomb and kill hundreds of people in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Turkey, or Afghanistan on a regular basis...

  • Delhi denies arrest of 'Indian spy' in Pakistan

    India rejects Pakistan's claims that it has arrested an "Indian spy" in the restive Balochistan province.

  • Dhaka-US renews pledge to fight extremism

    The US say it will remain beside Bangladesh in the ongoing fight against violent extremism and terrorism, which threaten societies that cherish basic human freedom.

  • 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.

  • The Teacher and the Preacher: Lessons of History

    Those who are involved in these jihad-inspired terrorist activities are no different from the Pakistani collaborators during the Liberation War in 1971. They wish to turn us again into a subjugated people who will not be able to think for themselves but do the bidding of others.

  • Siege in Sydney ends with gunman found dead

    A gunman who killed one person and injured two others are found dead Monday after a lengthy police siege of an industrial estate in the Australian city of Sydney.

  • Islamic State, SITE Intelligence Group, Panchagarh

    IS claims Panchagarh priest murder: SITE

    Terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for murdering a Hindu priest in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh, US-based SITE Intelligence Group says.

  • Terrorism thrives on smuggling: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith says terrorism is thriving on smuggling as there is a strong connection between the two offences.

  • Thomas Shannon and Shahriar Alam

    US recognises Bangladesh’s commitment to democracy: Embassy

    Bangladesh maintained its broad commitment to democracy which is one of the core values of US government, its Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has said.

  • 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’.

  • twitter

    Twitter suspends 125,000 'terrorism' accounts

    Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts".

  • 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.

  • The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

    For Bangladesh, countering radicalisation is a multi-faceted effort that goes beyond the state. It has an active civil society and media which have come together with the government to address issues that are fuelling terrorism via self-radicalisation within the society.

  • The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

    The high-profile arrests and deportation of 27 Bangladeshi workers from Singapore for planning violent attacks overseas may have caused some Singaporeans to wonder about Bangladesh and its people. The truth is that the country is a secular, moderate nation with a Muslim-majority population.

  • Facebook to respond in 48 hrs: Tarana

    Facebook authorities will response to any complaint by the Bangladesh government within 48 hours, says State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim.

  • IS destroys ancient monastery in Iraq

    Satellite images confirm the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been destroyed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

  • 21 killed in Pakistan university attack

    21 people die in a Taliban assault on a university in Pakistan Wednesday, where witnesses report two large explosions as security forces move in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed.

  • Syed Ashraful Islam

    Ashraf questions joining Saudi alliance

    Minister for Public Administration and General Secretary of Awami League Syed Ashraful Islam questions Bangladesh’s decision to join the Saudi-led alliance during today's cabinet meeting.