al-Qaeda

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Al-Qaeda releases video of kidnapped Bangladeshi UN worker in Yemen

Underlining Yemen's parlous security, on Saturday AQAP released a video showing a United Nations worker who was abducted more than six months ago, the SITE Intelligence Group reported.

September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018

Hard power and the war on terror in South Asia

Hard power or the coercive use of force has emerged as the most preferred tool in combatting terrorism in the post-9/11 era.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

Rohingya insurgents say no link with global terror

Rohingya insurgents, whose raids in western Myanmar provoked an army crackdown that spurred a humanitarian crisis, have denied any links to global terror groups, days after Al-Qaeda urged Muslims to rally to their cause.

July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016

OPINION: Why IS chooses to bomb during Ramadan

To the radical mind, if additional prayer and alms giving is encouraged in Ramadan - then why not more bloodshed too? View it that way and you understand precisely the line of reasoning that has given rise to such a grisly and gruesome death toll this year.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Militants grow in silence

While the government was taking pride in containing militancy by cracking down on Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) over the last several years, two new radical Islamist groups have built up an extensive network that remained relatively unnoticed until late last year.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

How Islamic State in Bangladesh began

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

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Ansar Al Islam claims Kalabagan twin murders

Bangladesh unit of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, Ansar Al Islam, has claimed responsibility of murdering a LGBT magazine editor and his friend in Kalabagan.

April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016

‘Israel cooperating with IS, al-Qaeda in Golan Heights’

Chief government negotiator of Syria claims that Israel is cooperating with Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda in the Golan Heights.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Western Europe has seen a string of attacks in recent years

Deadly attacks Tuesday at the Brussels airport and a metro station in the city are the latest in a string of attacks in Europe in recent years.