Bangladesh charges 5 militants over blogger murder

Five militants of an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Bangladesh were today charged with murder for hacking to death an atheist blogger who is among the four secular writers killed in brutal attacks this year.

Bangladesh arrest two suspected Islamists over blogger murder

The Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist blogger, an official said.

16 Niger villagers killed in Boko Haram attack: Official

Boko Haram jihadists killed 16 civilians in an attack this week on a southeast Niger village, near the Nigerian border, a local official said on Saturday.

Two blasts rock central Nigerian city of Jos: Police

Two blasts rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, the police said, in the latest unrest to hit the region.

Israel issues its own Gaza war report, pre-empting UN inquiry

Israel issued a report on Sunday arguing its 2014 Gaza offensive was lawful, a move aimed at pre-empting the release of findings of a UN war crimes investigation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scorned as a waste of time.

US-led raids hit IS battling rebels, Qaeda in Syria

US-led aircraft bombed Islamic State group fighters as they battled rival Syrian rebels, including al Qaeda loyalists, for the first time overnight, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Bangladesh bans Islamist group after blogger killings

Bangladesh on Monday banned an Islamist militant group suspected of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers that sparked protests in Dhaka and outrage around the world, an official said.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians: Sources

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday.

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.