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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...

  • Turkey: IS has lost all territory along Syria-Turkey border

    Islamic State group is expelled from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels.

  • 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.

  • Sheltering café attackers: 3 sent to jail after remand

    A Dhaka court sends three people, who were arrested for renting out a flat to suspected Gulshan café attackers, to jail after completion of their eight-day remand each.

  • 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.

  • Kishoreganj Sholakia attack

    Madrasa teacher held for ‘renting house to Sholakia attacker’

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains a madrasa teacher in Gaibandha for renting out his house to a suspected militant, who was arrested during Sholakia attack on the Eid day.

  • Arrest of Gulshan, Sholakia attackers a matter of time: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells parliament that arrest of all perpetrators involved in the recent militant attacks at Dhaka’s Gulshan and Sholakia in Kishorganj is “just a matter of time”.

  • Dhaka attack: 4 new ‘suspects’ detected

    Four new individuals have been detected by the law enforcers, suspected to have been involved in the gruesome Gulshan restaurant attack of July 1.

  • ‘I was misquoted’: Home Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says he was misquoted about his earlier comment on the recent militant attacks.

  • Gulshan attack a stain on country's image: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the Gulshan terror attack and subsequent incidents were carried out by a quarter with vested interest aimed at maligning the bright image of Bangladesh as 'a role model of development' which the country has earned over the years through persistent endevour of her government.

  • NSU professor, Mirpur landlord remanded

    North South University Professor Gias Uddin Ahsan, a Mirpur landlord, and two others are placed on eight-day remand each for allegedly sheltering Dhaka attackers and withholding the mandatory tenant information from police.

  • ISIS launches first Malay language newspaper in South-east Asia: Report

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launches its first Malay language newspaper for its supporters in South-east Asia, as the terrorist group seeks to expand its reach in the region.

  • Court orders DNA test of Dhaka attack militants

    A Dhaka court orders for DNA testing of the militants found involved in the gruesome Dhaka cafe attack of July 1.

  • Muhith stresses need to fortify parental bond

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith underscores the need to strengthen the bond between parents and children in view of the recent attacks held in Bangladesh.

  • Hasanul Haq Inu

    Dhaka, Sholakia attacks to topple govt: Minister

    Attacks in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone and Sholakia Eidgah were aimed at toppling the government, says Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu.

  • Kishoreganj Sholakia attack

    Cops sue 2 detained over Sholakia attack

    Police sue the two detainees and some anonymous others over the Eid-day attack on Sholakia Eidgah in a case filed under anti-terrorism act.

  • Gulshan attack, Gulshan restaurant hostage crisis, Holey Artisan Bakery, Bangladesh, militant attack in Gulshan restaurant, Dhaka, Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL, Dhaka attack

    Be cautious in granting bail to ‘militants’: Minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq urges the judges to become more cautious and rigid in granting bail to the accused detained in connection with militancy-related cases.

  • The bombing in Karrada, Baghdad, on Sunday was one of the deadliest attacks by IS.

    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.

  • Faraaz, Abinta and Ishrat buried

    Slain Bangladeshi victims of the Dhaka café attack, Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, Abinta Kabir and Ishrat Akhond are buried this evening.

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy

    Now, main job is to resist brainwashing of youths: Joy

    Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, says resisting brainwashing of youths through false interpretation of religion is important than any other tasks now in the country.

  • Iraqi men mourn over bodies after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada

    Anger over security as Iraqis mourn 200 dead in Baghdad bombing

    Iraqis mourn more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.

  • Tribute paid for the Dhaka cafe attack victims

    Relatives and friends of the victims of Holey Artisan attack, along with people from all walks of life, pay their tribute to the departed souls with flowers at the entrance of Road 79 in Gulshan diplomatic zone of Dhaka.

  • Hostage crisis an outcome of gov’t misdeeds: Khaleda

    Terming the Gulshan hostage crisis an outcome of government’s misdeeds, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia again calls upon the government to reach a national unity in a bid to eliminate extremism from the country.

  • Get united to resist terrorists: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces a two-day national mourning for the victims of Holey Artisan Bakery attack at Gulshan diplomatic zone in Dhaka and urges all, including anti-terrorism committees, community police and general people, to get united to resist a handful of derailed terrorists.

  • Confusion over death of Bangladeshi citizens

    In the backdrop of confusion over whether there is any Bangladeshi citizen among the dead victims at Holey Artisan cafe, a top military officer insists that not all of the 20 killed by the militants were foreigners.

  • Youth picked up from near Holey Artisan

    Law enforcers pick up a youth from near the Holey Artisan Bakery where gunmen have held a number of people including foreign nationals and children hostage.

  • US State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Photo: AP

    IS link not confirmed yet: US

    The US State Department says it “cannot yet confirm” the link of Middle-east-based terror group Islamic State (IS) with the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital Dhaka though the group reportedly claimed credit for the attack.

  • Anxious wait for families of Holey Artisan hostages

    Panic can be clearly seen in all of their faces as the family members wait for the rescue of their dear ones held hostage inside the hitherto quiet dining place in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.

  • LIVE: Gulshan hostage crisis

    Stay tuned with The Daily Star for live updates of the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Gulshan, Dhaka.

  • Terror Strikes Dhaka

    In an unprecedented turn of events last night, gunmen held hostage dozens of people inside a popular hangout for foreigners in the capital's diplomatic zone of Gulshan, and fired shots and hurled bombs at law enforcers, killing at least two cops and injuring around 40. According to some accounts, 20 foreigners and a few children were among the hostages.

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