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  • The ouster of ISIL from Mosul

    It is the considered opinion of scholars and observers of terrorism and extremism that the ISIL capture of Mosul was the most significant...

  • The long battle against militancy

    The actual and potential damage caused by religious militancy or the so-called 'Islamist violence' can no longer be brushed aside in our parlance. Owing to factors both internal and external, this writer believes that even the pragmatic objective of marginalising religious militancy would actually be an awesome task, not to speak of eliminating religiously motivated violence. The reasons for such a view are grounded in reality.

  • What is meant to divide should unite

    The Finsbury Park Mosque attack was another manifestation of Islamophobia that has gripped Britain and many other western countries including the US in recent times. Reportedly, there has been a fivefold increase in hate crimes against Muslims in London after the London Bridge attack. There has been a similar spike in incidence of hate crimes against Muslims in the US, particularly after January 20, 2017.

  • The Gulf crisis: Grappling for a face-saving solution

    A two-week old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against political violence and govern diplomatic relations: the absence of an agreed definition of terrorism that allows autocrats to abuse efforts to counter extremism by repressing non-violent critics and the ability of small states to chart their own course and punch above their weight.

  • 'Suicide bombers kill 26 at Iraq wedding celebration'

    At least 26 people are killed and 25 are injured as two suicide bombers attack a celebration being held the night before a wedding north of Baghdad, a police officer and a doctor say.

  • England's tour to Bangladesh is set to go ahead

    England's tour to Bangladesh looks increasingly likely to go ahead despite serious reservations held by ‘several’ young players and one-day captain Eoin Morgan after Moeen Ali became the first to publicly state he will go.

  • Loye says terror fears saw him quit BD role

    Former England batsman Mal Loye expects the current team's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns even though he quit a coaching position in the country because of terrorism fears.

  • Cops to write to home ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam

    Law enforcers are to write to the home ministry to take necessary steps to ban militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, an alleged Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent.

  • 4 female JMB members on 4-day fresh remand

    A Dhaka court places four female members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a four-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • ‘No national unity with BNP’

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance leaders turn down any possibility of forging a national unity with BNP-led alliance for stamping out militancy from the country.

  • Transnational terrorism and the IS brand

    Islamic State unleashes terror in regions beyond the Middle Eastern sphere.

  • Marzan was a Chhatra Shibir activist at CU

    Terrorists in Bangladesh

    The poor, marginalised, and uninformed madrasa students in Bangladesh are too weak and disorganised to spearhead any violent or revolutionary movement. This explains why urban, rich, and secular-educated – not rural, poor, and madrasa-educated – youths appear so far to be the main foot soldiers of Islamist terror.

  • 5 ‘militants’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains five alleged members of newly formed militant outfit Al Ansar (Huji), including its chief coordinator, from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area.

  • Dhaka raid militant Abdullah’s aide held in Dinajpur

    Detectives arrest an allegedly close aide of Abdullah, one of the militants killed in Dhaka raid, from Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur.

  • Comments

    Terrorism is a global phenomenon and it doesn't belong to any religion. So pointing finger to a particular religion won't do any good.

  • Cost of terrorism on the economy

    Life can change at any moment. On July 1, 2016, life changed for us Bangladeshis. Security has become an even higher priority for the country.

  • One dead in Texas shooting, gunman still at large

    One person is killed and four others are wounded in a shooting in Austin, Texas. Police warn that the shooter is still at large.

  • Man held in Singapore for promoting violence, radicalism, and IS

    A Singaporean who actively spread radical ideology online and helped radicalise at least two other citizens is detained under the Internal Security Act in Singapore.

  • No negative message from foreign businessmen, companies: Tofail

    The recent killing incidents of foreigners will not have any bad impacts on business in Bangladesh as the foreign businessmen have no plan to leave the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

  • Dhaka raid: Cops identify 7 militants

    Police disclose the identities of seven among the nine militants who were killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area yesterday.

  • Dhaka militants changed dress after Fazr prayers when they saw end coming

    The militants who were killed in gunfight with the law enforcers early morning Tuesday change their dress after the Fazr prayers and wore black punjabis, says a neighbour who observed the militants time to time from around midnight till dawn from an adjacent building.

  • Dhaka raid militant Rouf missing ‘NSU student’

    One of the militants killed in gun battle during Dhaka raid in Kalyanpur has been identified as a "missing student of privately-run North-South University". However, confusion has arisen over identity of another militant as two families are claiming the same body.

  • Cops release stunning pictures of Dhaka terrorists’ den

    Police release stunning and chilling pictures of what was found inside the terrorists’ den at Kalyanpur in Dhaka that give a glimpse of the militants’ life.

  • Dhaka raid: Injured Hasan remained missing for a year

    Rakibul Hasan alias Rigan is an alleged militant activist who sustained bullet injuries during a joint drive in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area on July 26, 2016 and has been missing for a year.

  • 'IS behind' deadly Iraq car bombing

    So-called Islamic State says it carried out a car bombing that killed at least 17 people in the central Iraqi town of Khalis.

  • Defeated forces of 1971 behind ‘militant attacks’: Kamal

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan holds the defeated forces in the Liberation War of 1971 solely responsible for the recent militant attacks across the country.

  • Get the bearing right

    I believe that the police had taken measures that they deemed necessary after getting the wind of something impending, but the point illustrated by the course of events of July 1 is that no contingency plan is ever adequate enough or completely foolproof unless put to test.

  • Verdict on Gazipur bomb attack appeal on July 28

    The High Court fixes July 28 for delivering verdict on the death reference and appeals in a case filed over a suicide bomb attack inside the Gazipur Bar Association office in 2005 that killed nine people and injured scores of others.

  • Indonesia 'kills most wanted militant'

    Indonesian police say they believe they have killed Santoso, the country's most wanted militant, in a jungle gun battle in Central Sulawesi.

  • IS claims first Germany attack with train axe assault

    The Islamic State group claims responsibility for its first attack in Germany, an axe and knife assault on a train carried out by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee.

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