Islamist militants

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Taliban announce spring offensive

The Taliban yesterday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate a peace settlement with the Islamist militants.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Boko Haram links to IS alarm UN

The UN Security Council has said it is alarmed by ties between Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and the Islamic State (IS) group.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Xulhaz ‘killers’ as seen in CCTV footage

Law enforcers find a CCTV footage that shows some suspected killers of LGBT rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Tonoy Fahim running away after committing the murder in Kalabagan area of Dhaka.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Philippines clash kills 18 soldiers

The Philippines military says 18 soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist militants in the south of the country.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

Bangladesh in 34-state Islamic military alliance

Bangladesh has joined a Saudi Arabia-based 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

4 IS suspects indicted

A Dhaka court frames charges against four ‘IS’ suspects for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the democratic government through subversive activities and establish a Khilafat state.

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 14, 2015
November 14, 2015

'Paris concert gunman was French, known to have Islamist ties'

One of the gunmen who died after attacking a Paris concert hall has French nationality and is known to have ties with Islamist militants, a source close to the inquiry into a series of deadly attacks in Paris says.

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.

July 6, 2015
July 6, 2015

Nigeria's twin blasts kill 44

Two bomb attacks on the central Nigerian city of Jos leave at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.