ISIS

No good news in the Middle East

The Islamic State (IS) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (an al-Qaeda affiliate, known earlier as the Nusra Front) have effectively been ejected from Lebanese territory by the army there. The latest twist...

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Shedding our prejudices

If you are in a drawing room and any other gathering of your friends or acquaintances, naturally the talk of the day would lurk around what is going on around the world.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

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”.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

An appeal to those 'jihadists' who seek 'shahadat'

As the nation grieves for the slain hostages in the July 1 Gulshan attack, somehow I find myself also thinking about the young attackers as well.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

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.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

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.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

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.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

Nice attack premeditated, assailant attracted to radical Islam- prosecutor

The man who killed 84 people in Nice had planned his attack in the days prior to Bastille Day and had recently developed an interest in radical Islam, the Paris prosecutor says.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

French PM booed at Nice commemoration

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is booed as he attends a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

‘I was misquoted’: Home Minister

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

July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016

Nice lorry attacker 'researched route'

The Tunisian man who carried out the lorry attack in the French city of Nice researched his route in the days beforehand, French media reports say.