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.

Militants attack Tunisian customs officers near Algerian border, one killed: Report

Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, a security source said on Monday. 

Drone strike kills five Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Official

 A suspected US drone strike has killed five presumed members of Al-Qaeda in the jihadist network`s southeastern Yemeni stronghold, a local official said Wednesday.

Abu Sayyaf hostage found beheaded in the Philippines

A Filipino village chief held hostage by Islamic militants has been found beheaded on a highway on the remote southern island of Jolo, police officials said today.

US to push ahead with vexed Syria training mission

President Barack Obama`s administration vowed to press ahead with a half-billion-dollar mission to train Syrian opposition fighters Tuesday, despite fears that its initial failures have dented US credibility.

8 dead as Syria rebels bombard Shiite towns: Monitor

Syrian rebels fired around 1,000 rockets, mortar rounds and home-made projectiles at two besieged Shiite towns in Idlib province, killing eight civilians, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Syria rebels threaten key position near regime bastion: Monitor

Syrian rebel groups allied with al Qaeda fought on Wednesday to advance on a key military headquarters near President Bashar al-Assad`s coastal heartland, a monitor said.

Loyalists retake Yemen`s biggest airbase: Defence ministry

Advancing loyalist forces recaptured Yemen`s biggest airbase from Iran-backed rebels on Tuesday after a 24-hour assault using heavy armour supplied by a Saudi-led coalition, the defence ministry said.

Syria Qaeda posts video of `capture` of US-trained rebels

Al-Qaeda`s Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters.

Osama bin Laden's family members reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain
Osama bin Laden's family members reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain`s Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Syria air strikes hit Nusra after attack on Western-backed rebels: Monitor

Warplanes believed to be part of a US-led alliance struck Nusra Front positions in northern Syria on Friday following an attack by the al Qaeda-linked group on Western-backed rebels in the area, a group tracking the war said.

Shebab gunmen kill Somali lawmaker and his guards

 Somalia`s Shebab insurgents assassinated a lawmaker and his guards, the president said late Saturday, hours after US President Barack Obama said the Al-Qaeda affiliated militants had been "weakened".

US expected to provide $337 mn to Pakistan under CSF

The US is expected to provide USD 337 million to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) soon, following the success of country's military operations against al Qaeda-linked militants in North Waziristan tribal region.

ISIS bigger threat to US than al Qaeda: FBI chief
ISIS bigger threat to US than al Qaeda: FBI chief

The FBI chief has warned that the Islamic State has become a bigger threat to the US than al Qaeda as the dreaded group has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media and instructed them to carry out attacks in their own country.

Algeria vows 'relentless' hunt for killers of ambushed troops

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has pledged a "relentless" hunt for the killers of at least nine soldiers caught in an ambush claimed by al-Qaeda's North Africa branch.

Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital
Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

Kenya`s Westgate shopping mall reopened for business on Saturday, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.

Over 550 Chinese extremists held for travelling to war zones

 China has arrested 553 extremists who tried to cross the border in Yunnan province to travel to war zones overseas, mostly to Syria to join Islamic State militants, since 2014, officials said today.

Norwegian jihadist who fought in Syria gets 8-year jail term

A 24-year-old Norwegian man accused of fighting for Islamist groups in Syria was given an eight-year jail term on Monday on charges of abetting a terrorist organisation, local media reported.

Three leaders of Tunisian Qaeda-linked group killed: Minister

Three leaders of an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group that has been blamed for a spate of violence in Tunisia were killed in a raid by security forces last week, the country`s interior minister said on Sunday.

French special forces kill top al Qaeda militant in Mali: Army

French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman`s freedom, the army said Tuesday.