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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Fresh clashes between Malian troops and Islamist extremists

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

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.

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.

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.

Militants kill 12 soldiers in Somalia: Officials

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

Mali: 6 young people get 100 lashes in Timbuktu

Aboubacrine Yattara told a news agency over the phone that the young people were arrested last week by the Islamists controlling the city and were convicted yesterday of comingling.

`Next few weeks key to US-Pakistan ties`

Two US senators said that the coming weeks will show whether Pakistan can be a reliable ally against Islamist extremists.

Pakistan arrests 2 suspected French militants

Two suspected Islamist extremists were arrested at a bus stop in Lahore.