Islamist militant

The War on Abstract Notions

Wars on abstract concepts (e.g. terror, freethinking) are dangerous because they can be aimed at virtually anyone and can be invoked to launch every missile and curtail every freedom.

Nigeria's Boko Haram reveals rocket-making factory

Islamist militant group Boko Haram releases photos apparently showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria.

ISIS in Bangladesh: Contradictory messages deepen anxiety

Siegfried O. Wolf, a professor of political science at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg, said that foreign intelligence agencies did withhold sensitive information from Bangladesh, fearing that it could be misused. The country is in the grip of extreme political polarization, he said, and there is factionalism and rivalry among security agencies.

Doubts mount over Australia's tour

Australia's tour of Bangladesh appears increasingly in danger of being cancelled, with Cricket Australia's security team on their way home to brief players and the board following a series of meetings in Bangladesh over the past two days.

Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.

IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'

Islamic State militants in Libya claims to have seized the airport in the coastal city of Sirte

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

The War on Abstract Notions

Wars on abstract concepts (e.g. terror, freethinking) are dangerous because they can be aimed at virtually anyone and can be invoked to launch every missile and curtail every freedom.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Nigeria's Boko Haram reveals rocket-making factory

Islamist militant group Boko Haram releases photos apparently showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

ISIS in Bangladesh: Contradictory messages deepen anxiety

Siegfried O. Wolf, a professor of political science at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg, said that foreign intelligence agencies did withhold sensitive information from Bangladesh, fearing that it could be misused. The country is in the grip of extreme political polarization, he said, and there is factionalism and rivalry among security agencies.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Doubts mount over Australia's tour

Australia's tour of Bangladesh appears increasingly in danger of being cancelled, with Cricket Australia's security team on their way home to brief players and the board following a series of meetings in Bangladesh over the past two days.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'

Islamic State militants in Libya claims to have seized the airport in the coastal city of Sirte