`Islamist` shot dead after stabbing German policewoman

 An Iraqi man who spent time in jail for membership in an Islamist terrorist group was shot dead by German police Thursday after he stabbed and seriously wounded a policewoman.

Explosives stolen from army base in France

Explosives, 180 detonators and around 40 grenades were stolen from an army base in the southern French town of Miramas, near Marseille, a source close to investigation said on Tuesday.

Militants fire rocket from Sinai into Israel: Military source

Militants in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that appeared linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces, an Israeli military source said.

`Boko Haram` kills 48 in more raids in Nigeria: Witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram militants gunned down 48 Muslim worshippers in two northeastern Nigerian villages, witnesses and a lawmaker said Thursday, shortly after some 100 people in the same region died in a similar attack.

French police investigate beheading suspect''s ''selfie'': Source

The suspected militant Islamist accused of decapitating his boss and attempting to blow up a gas plant in southeastern France had taken a macabre "selfie" with the severed head before his arrest, a source close to the investigation said on Saturday.

Morocco students jailed for killing Islamist fellow in brawl

A Moroccan court has jailed nine leftist university students for killing an Islamist student in a brawl at the University of Fez last year, an official said Saturday.

Libya says veteran 'uncatchable' militant killed in US strike

A veteran Islamist militant, blamed for masterminding an Algerian gas field attack and running smuggling routes across North Africa, has been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Libya, Libya`s recognised government said on Sunday.

Boko Haram kills 43 in NE Nigeria raids: Residents

Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 43 people and burnt down three villages in northeast Nigeria, residents told AFP Thursday, the latest in an upsurge of attacks by the Islamist militants.

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.