Islamist extremists

Australia planning for first Bangladesh tour in more than a decade: Report

Australia planning for first Bangladesh tour in more than a decade: Report

Australia were scheduled to play two Tests in Dhaka and Chittagong in October 2015 but the tour was cancelled amid security fears after a spate of attacks by Islamist extremists in the Muslim-majority nation.

Apr 18, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
Bangladesh commandos kill two Islamist extremists

Bangladesh commandos kill two Islamist extremists

"Our commandos could effectively engage two of them. We can confirm the two were killed," Brigadier General Fakhrul Ahsan told reporters in the city of Sylhet.

Mar 26, 2017, 20:06 PM IST

UK report recommends special prison units for Islamist extremists

The British government recommends establishing special units for Islamist extremists within prisons in England and Wales to prevent them from radicalising other prisoners, a report said on Monday.

Aug 22, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: Report

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya suspected of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday, as police challenged them to provide evidence to an independent body.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Bangladesh arrests 14 workers deported from Singapore

Tensions are high in Bangladesh after five more secular bloggers and a publisher were brutally killed last year.

Jan 21, 2016, 13:14 PM IST

US air raid in Syria killed two children: Military

US air strikes last year against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake, officials said Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties in the war.

May 22, 2015, 02:09 AM IST
`Jihadi John`: quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

`Jihadi John`: quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually developed a taste for war. 

Feb 27, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Spain arrests four suspected jihadists

Spanish police on Saturday arrested four suspected Islamist extremists who were prepared to launch attacks in Spain, the government said.

Jan 25, 2015, 03:34 AM IST

More than 700,000 rally in France after Islamist attacks

More than 700,000 people on Saturday took to streets across France in tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of violence by Islamist extremists, the interior minister said.

Jan 11, 2015, 01:07 AM IST

Calls grow to lift Youtube ban in Pakistan

As the ban on video-sharing website Youtube in Pakistan entered its third year, calls to lift the controversial ban have begun to grow even as the government appears reluctant to take any chances, fearing backlash from Islamist extremists.

Oct 01, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

EU HQ among possible Belgium jihadist targets: Reports

European Commission was among possible targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, reports said Saturday, as the Belgian authorities cracked down in an effort to thwart extremist attacks.

Sep 21, 2014, 04:09 AM IST

Concept of jihad being misused by extremists: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist extremists.

Sep 20, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

Islamist extremists crack down on street parties in UK

In an attempt to enforce an ISIS-style interpretation of Islamic law, a group of extremists are allegedly cracking down on street parties in Britain by equating it to devil worship.

Aug 10, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

US lawmakers warn of `next 9/11` threat in Iraq

US President Barack Obama came under fire today from Republican lawmakers, who warned that a debacle in Iraq will give Islamist extremists a staging area for "the next 9/11."

Jun 16, 2014, 00:37 AM IST

Islamist extremists attack ‘kissing protesters` in Turkey

Islamist extremists attacked a group of kissing protestors at a metro station who were protesting against a morality campaign by Ankara.

May 27, 2013, 12:56 PM IST

Fresh clashes between Malian troops and Islamist extremists

Severe ongoing clashes were reported between Malian troops and suspected Islamists extremists.

Feb 11, 2013, 09:28 AM IST

Algeria hostage crisis over; 25 bodies found in gas field

The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militants in Tiguentourine.

Jan 20, 2013, 09:45 AM IST

At least 11 killed during Mali military operation

A presidential spokesman says at least 11 Malians were killed and over 60 injured after the country launched a military intervention to fight al Qaeda-linked rebels advancing on a crucial town.

Jan 13, 2013, 16:34 PM IST

Hollande orders tight security in France after action in Mali

President Francois Hollande has ordered to beef up security in public places and transport in France.

Jan 13, 2013, 09:37 AM IST

Militants kill 12 soldiers in Somalia: Officials

Islamist extremists attacked an army post in northeastern Somalia, killing 12 soldiers.

Dec 06, 2012, 00:33 AM IST