Tunisians march against extremism after museum massacre

Thousands of Tunisians, led by their president and joined by several foreign dignitaries, are to march in the capital Sunday to denounce terrorism after the museum massacre of 22 tourists.

India condemns violence, persecution in name of religion

India has strongly condemned the violence perpetrated by extremist groups in the name of religion and ethnicity, emphasising that the need for world community to collectively demonstrate zero-tolerance towards the "strikes at our common humanity" has never been greater.

Iran open to regional cooperation 'against extremism'

Iran is ready to cooperate with other regional powers in the battle against extremism and terrorism, its foreign minister said on Saturday during a meeting with his visiting Jordanian counterpart.

Suspected Jewish extremists torch Palestinian cars

Suspected Jewish extremists torched two cars and scrawled graffiti on a nearby wall in a West Bank village before dawn on Thursday, Palestinian residents said, the latest in a series of vandalism attacks.

Bangladesh to tackle BNP's extremism with ''resilience''

 Bangladesh on Wednesday told the UN Human Rights Council that it will handle the BNP-sponsored "violent extremism" with its "characteristic resilience and determination".

Bangladesh pays tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack

Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation.

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, on Sunday called on for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism.

US, Pakistan discuss methods to mutually support regional stability

Top officials from US and Pakistan have discussed methods to work together as partners and mutually support regional stability in the near term in order to fight against terrorism, the White House has said.

Countering violent extremism difficult, not insurmountable: US

Asserting that countering violent extremism is a difficult challenge but not an insurmountable one, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice has called for a renewed commitment to building a world unmarred by terrorism and ideologies of violence.

Barack Obama calls for unity against violent extremism

US President Barack Obama on Thursday echoed his Wednesday`s call for Muslim communities around the world to resist the notion that the West was at war with Islam in his final speech at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.

UN chief to gather faith leaders in fight against extremism

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will invite faith leaders from all over the world to the United Nations in the coming months as a first step in a UN action plan to prevent violent extremism.

Banned sect members arrested in Tajikistan

Eleven adherents of the Salafi religious movement - an outlawed extremist sect - have been arrested in Khujand, the capital of Sughd province in northwestern Tajikistan, the Sughd interior ministry`s office said Monday.

Muslims first victims of `terrorism`: French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

Court OKs stripping binational jihadist of French nationality

France's top legal body ruled on Friday that stripping a binational convicted jihadist of his French nationality was lawful, just as the country ups its fight against extremism.

France's Hollande urges big business to help in anti-terror fight

French President Francois Hollande urged business leaders gathered in Davos Friday to take action in the fight against extremism, saying the financial sector could help by cutting off funding sources.

15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

A record 15,000 people marched Monday in eastern Germany against "asylum cheats" and the country`s "Islamisation" in the latest show of strength of a growing far-right populist movement.

Over 2 mn Muslims throng Mount Arafat as Haj reaches climax

Over 2 million pilgrims, including about 1.5 lakh Indians, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain today for the high point of Haj as Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti voiced Islam's unequivocal position against extremism and terrorism.

US dual policy is recipe for more violence: Syria

Syria's foreign minister on Monday blasted the United States' "dual policy" of striking at some militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others, calling it a recipe for more violence and terrorism.

Bangladesh won't allow soil for extremism: Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter.

'People need to come together to end drug menace in Punjab'

Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youth in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated.