Islamist militancy

Paradoxes of terrorism in Bangladesh

'The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh' contains insightful and critical analyses.

Russia says kills 180 jihadists, mercenaries in Syria

Some 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow says.

Don’t appear for any ‘militants’, Anisul to lawyers

Law Minister Anisul Huq urges the lawyers not to appear before any court on behalf of the militants in any case filed against them.

Singaporean Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff, 44, detained under ISA for promoting violence and ISIS, radicalising others

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.

Iraq car bomb kills 17 in Khalis, in attack claimed by IS

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

Germany fears more 'lone wolf' attacks after train rampage

Germany is likely to face more Islamist attacks, its interior minister says.

Santoso: Indonesia police 'kill 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 group 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.

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.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Nigeria village

At least 50 people are reported killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Iraq's oldest Christian monastery destroyed by Islamic State

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

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

IS abducts over 400 in east Syria after deadly assault

Jihadists from the Islamic State group abduct more than 400 Syrian civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the city of Deir Ezzor.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Blogger Hasan Shahriar gets death threat

Blogger and writer Hasan Shahriar, who is a friend of slain blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, receives death threat from unknown mobile phone numbers.

December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015

‘Fatwa required to combat militancy’

A group of the country's Olamas (Islamic clerics) at a view-exchange meeting say fatwa (religious edict) is needed to curb militant activities in the country.

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