Bangladesh village doctor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in western Bangladesh on Friday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation.

LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Two people were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said, with a local television channel identifying one of them as a leading gay rights activist.

Bangladesh prof killing: Taslima Nasreen says Islamists killing secular people as atheist bloggers already left country

Bangladesh prof killing: Taslima Nasreen says Islamists killing secular people as atheist bloggers already left country

Addressing a rationalist conference in the Estonian capital of Tallin, the author called for pressurising the Bangladesh government to protect the rights and lives of atheist bloggers.

Quran is unscientific, ideas that can't survive criticism, ridicule must be weak: Taslima Nasreen

Quran is unscientific, ideas that can't survive criticism, ridicule must be weak: Taslima Nasreen

The Bangladeshi author claimed that religion is incompatible with human rights and particularly women's rights. “People say Islam is a religion of peace, but my life experience is the opposite,”she said.  

Gurudwara attack: It's an act of terrorism, German police have arrested one person, says India

Gurudwara attack: It's an act of terrorism, German police have arrested one person, says India

The attack, believed to be carried out by Islamists, took place in Germany's Essen city. Authorities said it's an "entirely new" strike targeting the Sikhs.

Islamic State in retreat around east Libyan city - military

Islamic State fighters retreated from long-held positions around the port city of Derna on Wednesday, military forces in eastern Libya said, as troops loyal to the government in the region pressed on with an offensive in Benghazi.

Secular student activist hacked and shot to death in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi law student, who posted comments against radical Islamists on Facebook, was hacked by machete-wielding militants before being shot dead from close range here, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on secular bloggers and activists in the Muslim majority country.

Qadri supporters continue siege of Islamabad

Hundreds of Islamists on Monday continued the siege of the heart of the Pakistani capital to denounce the hanging of the commando who assassinated the Punjab governor for alleged blasphemy.

Most Muslims justify terror attacks by Islamic terrorists: Taslima Nasreen

Most Muslims justify terror attacks by Islamic terrorists: Taslima Nasreen

Showing anguish over recent terrorist attack in Belgium, noted author and activist Taslima Nasreen on Wednesday made a strong remark, stating Islamists would kill everyone who is not Islamist.  

3 Islamists sent to police custody over Hindu priest's murder in Bangladesh

With the arrest of the three members of the outlawed Jamaat'ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), police claimed to have completely solved the murder case.

Suspects give vital info on Hindu priest murder: Bangladesh police

Three suspected Islamists arrested over the brutal murder of a top Hindu priest in Bangladesh near the Indian border gave out "important information" about the first attack against the minority community, authorities said on Wednesday.

Crazy Islamists want no Hindus in Bangladesh, says Taslima Nasreen

Crazy Islamists want no Hindus in Bangladesh, says Taslima Nasreen

The Hindus comprise about 10% of the Muslim-majority Bangladesh's 160 million population.

Saudi executes two Yemeni drug traffickers

Saudi executes two Yemeni drug traffickers

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday executed two Yemenis convicted of trying to smuggle hashish, bringing to 62 the number of people it has put to death this year.

Egypt court cancels death penalty to 149 Brotherhood activists

Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked on Wednesday by Egypt's highest court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.

Egypt court overturns death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists

An Egyptian appeals court overturned on Wednesday death sentences for 149 pro-Islamists accused of killing policemen in a mob attack on their station, a judicial source said.

Boko Haram launches fresh deadly attacks in Nigeria, Chad

Dozens of people were feared killed when Boko Haram Islamists armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Sunday.

Muslim cleric vows to behead anyone who speaks against Islam - Watch

Muslim cleric vows to behead anyone who speaks against Islam - Watch

A Muslim cleric stirred a controversy recently when he announced on live TV that he would behead any person who speaks against Islam.

Egypt sentences seven to death for killing policemen

 An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven Islamists to death for killing 25 policemen in the country's Sinai peninsula in 2013.

Publisher of atheist Bangladesh blogger's books hacked to death

Publisher of atheist Bangladesh blogger's books hacked to death

Bangladeshi publisher, Faisal Arefin Dipan, who worked with slain atheist writer and blogger Avijit Roy, was on Saturday hacked to death in his third-floor office in central Dhaka locality of Shabagh.

Saudi-led coalition airdrops arms for Yemen loyalists

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has dropped arms and ammunition to pro-government fighters in Taez, the central city besieged by Shiite Huthi rebels, military sources said today.