US `deeply concerned` by Morsi death sentence in Egypt

 The United States expressed "deep concern" Sunday after an Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 others to death for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

Iranian official criticises Saudi, stresses support for Assad

A senior Iranian official branded Saudi Arabia`s King Salman a traitor to Islam on Thursday and equated the Gulf state`s military assault on Iranian-allied fighters in Yemen with Israeli actions against Palestinians.

Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled
Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday.

UK-based Islamist group may have Syria terror links

A radical Islamist group, which has an active recruiting presence at many British universities, may have links with an al-Qaeda backed terror outfit in Syria, media here reported on Saturday.

Bangladesh Islamist leader on death row faces final plea

A Bangladesh Islamist leader has a final chance Thursday to avoid the gallows by appealing to the president for clemency against his death sentence for war crimes, an official said.

Bangladesh Islamist loses final appeal against hanging

 A Bangladeshi Islamist leader lost his final appeal Monday against a death sentence for overseeing a massacre during the 1971 independence war, sparking protests by his supporters that left one dead.

US to decide on Egypt military aid 'very soon': John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that Washington will decide "very soon" on freeing military aid to Egypt frozen since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Egyptian court declares Hamas as terrorist group

An Egyptian court on Saturday listed Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, a month after the group's armed wing was proscribed declaring it a terror outfit.

Egyptian court puts ousted president Morsi on trial over Qatar link

An Egyptian court put ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on trial on Sunday on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Syria activists accuse Islamists of `kidnapping` colleagues

 Syrian activists on Tuesday accused Jaysh al-Islam, a powerful Islamist group near Damascus, of detaining a group of their colleagues, in what they said was the latest in a string of abuses.

Tunisia lawmakers approve landmark government

Tunisia's parliament on Thursday approved a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including its Islamist rivals, following landmark elections in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Egypt policeman kills hospitalised Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said.

`Islamist` protester killed in clash with Egypt police: Officials

An "Islamist" protester was killed in clashes with police in Egypt`s second city Alexandria on Sunday, officials said, as the country marked the fraught anniversary of its 2011 popular uprising.

New Tunisia premier forms cabinet without any Islamists

New Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid formed a cabinet Friday, handing many ministries to Nidaa Tounes, the leading bloc in parliament, but none to the Islamist party Ennahda, which led the previous government.

Nigeria Boko Haram ''leader'' claims Baga attack in new video

A man purporting to be Islamist Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday claimed an attack on the northeastern town of Baga in which scores of civilians were killed when the insurgents seized a multinational military base.

Australia raises terror threat level against police to 'high'

Australia raised the terrorism threat level against its police officers to "high" on Tuesday, federal police said, citing intelligence and discussions with its international partners.

Charlie Hebdo defends religious freedom: Editor

The chief editor of Charlie Hebdo has defended the satirical magazine`s controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, saying the cartoons safeguard freedom of religion.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya turmoil

The UN Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire announced by an Islamist-backed militia in Libya and threatened to impose sanctions on those who obstruct peace efforts. 

Belgium deploys troops as Greece arrests four over `terror` plot

Belgium on Saturday deployed troops to patrol its streets after smashing an Islamist "terrorist" cell that allegedly planned to kill police officers, as Greece arrested four people in connection with the foiled plot.

Turkey bans reports, Internet posts of `Islamist arms delivery`

 Turkey on Wednesday imposed an all-out media blackout, including on Facebook and Twitter, prohibiting publication of reports claiming Turkish intelligence services delivered arms to Syrian Islamist rebels last year.