Over 2 million pilgrims, including about 1.5 lakh Indians, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain today for the high point of Haj as Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti voiced Islam's unequivocal position against extremism and terrorism.
Syria's foreign minister on Monday blasted the United States' "dual policy" of striking at some militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others, calling it a recipe for more violence and terrorism.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter.
Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youth in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated.
Teachers across Britain who expose students to extremist speakers may be struck off without a right to appeal, the UK government on Tuesday warned after a report found a "disturbing" effort by Islamic hardliners to gain control of some school.
Calling on Asian countries to build a new "sustainable" and "durable" security cooperation structure, Chinese President Xi Jinping today pledged "zero tolerance" for terrorism, separatism and extremism in the region.