More than 500 Indonesians have joined the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria while the authorities have not taken any precautionary measures, according to the country`s largest Muslim body, media reported on Friday.
Belgium was on high alert Friday after two suspected jihadists were killed in a police raid, while German and French police made fresh arrests to put Europe on edge a week after the Islamist attacks in Paris.
French anti-terror police Monday dismantled a recruiting network for Syria jihad and arrested 10 people on allegations of sending nationals to fight alongside Islamist insurgents in the Arab-torn country, interior ministry said.
Iraqi forces held off a jihadist assault on the government headquarters in the capital of Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against the Islamic State group, officers said on Thursday.
As many as nine persons having links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been arrested in Assam in the past one month, a top state police officer said on Thursday while admitting that militant outfits are recruiting "jihadis" in the state.
For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.
Woman should never undertake combat roles and can contribute to jihad through "feminine manual labour" such as cooking for and nursing fighters, according to guidelines issued by the dreaded IS militant group on how to be "ultimate wives of jihad".
A Pakistani province is rewriting school books to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said on Thursday.