DNA: Somalia's Al-Shabab, another name of terror!

Al Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that seeks to create an Islamic state in Somalia, formed in 2004 as the militant wing of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), a network of Islamist militant tribes that controlled southern and central Somalia.

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Hamas Twitter campaign backfires with torrent of abuse

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched a campaign on Twitter on Friday aimed at improving its image, but was immediately hit by a barrage of sarcastic and mocking messages.

"I want to join IS", missing Korean teen tweeted

 A missing South Korean teenager suspected of joining the Islamic State group had a twitter account, "Sunni Mujahideen", on which he tweeted his desire to enrol with the militant group, police said Wednesday.

Nigerians face killings, hunger in Boko Haram's 'state'

 Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state that will revive the glory days of northern Nigeria`s medieval Muslim empires, but for those in its territory life is a litany of killings, kidnappings, hunger and economic collapse.

Thousands see off Chadian troops to fight Boko Haram

Tens of thousands of people joined a march in N`Djamena on Saturday in support of Chadian troops heading to Nigeria and Cameroon to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram.

US urges Nigeria not to delay elections despite unrest

The United States on Tuesday urged Nigeria to go forward with planned February 14 presidential and legislative elections, despite being hit with "horrific" attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.

Leader of Syrian Islamist group found dead

Abdel Aziz al-Qatari, the founder of the Jund al-Aqsa (Soldiers of al-Aqsa) Islamist rebel group, has been found dead in the northern Syrian province of Idleb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Monday.

Nigeria military clears and releases 125 `Boko Haram detainees`

Nigeria`s military on Saturday released 125 people it said were arrested in an operation against Boko Haram but were later found to not be part of the Islamist group. 

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls'' release

Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed. 

Suspected Islamist militants charged in Ugandan court

 Ten suspected members of Somalia`s Islamist group al Shabaab were charged in a Ugandan court with terrorism-related crimes after authorities said they had thwarted an attack by the group, police said on Thursday.

Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria`s Kano

At least five people were killed and eight were injured today in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria`s north, police said.

Hamas says Israeli air strikes in Gaza kill 6 of its men

Israeli air strikes killed six Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the Islamist group said, in the deadliest attacks in a surge of violence exacerbated by the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli youths and a Palestinian teen.

Pakistani Islamist group condemns `terror` label

The leader of a Pakistani Islamist organisation that was labelled a terror group and slapped with economic sanctions by the United States denied having any links to militancy on Thursday and vowed to hold protests.

Egypt brands new extremist group as terrorist

An Egyptian court ruled Thursday that a newly-established extremist Islamist group, which claimed responsibility for several recent bomb attacks, is "a terrorist group," state media reported.

Malaysian police arrest al-Shahab suspect

Malaysian police today arrested an east African man on suspicion of involvement with the al-Shahab Islamist militant group.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

An Egyptian security official has said that the authorities have arrested the spokesman for the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, who spent the past ten months on the run evading government crackdown on the Islamist group.

UAE backs Saudis with Muslim Brotherhood blacklist

The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind neighbouring Saudi Arabia`s decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, increasing Gulf Arab pressure on the Islamist group.

Islamist group calls for prayers for earthquake in Sochi

A militant Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels".

Attacks kill 4 militants: Yemen tribal officials

The attacks followed an ambush yesterday that killed eight soldiers, including a senior officer.

Egypt: Islamist group names cleric for president

The Islamic Group said it has selected Safwat Hegazy, a prominent imam who took part in last year`s protests that
toppled President Hosni Mubarak.