Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: Report

The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said on Saturday.

Eradicating poverty will defeat extremists: John Kerry

Top US diplomat John Kerry Friday made a passionate plea to wipe out poverty and improve health and education as the most powerful antidote to the "toxic" beliefs of extremists.

US lawmakers to debate tailored Syria action bill Tuesday

Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on President Barack Obama`s use-of-force powers.

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

Govt willing to talk to Naxals if they give up arms: Rajnath

 Asking Maoists to shun the path of violence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Government was willing to talk to Naxals provided they give up arms and come to the negotiating table.

British PM unveils tougher anti-terror measures

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced tougher anti-terror measures against British-born extremists planning to fight in Iraq and Syria, and prohibit them from returning to the UK to launch attacks on home soil.

Extremists no `Islamic State`: Islamic authority

The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, has launched a campaign against an extremist group in Syria and Iraq, saying it is not an "Islamic State."

UK plans new anti-terror law to tackle Islamist extremism

The UK is planning a tougher law to tackle the threat of Islamist terrorism in the country in the wake of the recent beheading of a US journalist by a suspected British Islamic State (IS) militant in Iraq.

Paul Greengrass to helm a film on an extremist

Director Paul Greengrass will reportedly helm a movie based on the non-fiction novel `Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA`.

Dozens killed in a major terrorist attack in Xinjiang

Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in a major terror attack by knife-weilding extremists in China`s restive Xinjiang province, police said today.

Four Egyptian soldiers killed in ambush

Four Egyptian recruits were killed Saturday in an ambush set by anti-government extremists in the country`s North Sinai governorate, a security source said.

Extremists kill 12 in Nigerian Christian villages

Witnesses say suspected Islamic militants killed 12 civilians in weekend attacks on two Christian villages in Muslim-dominated northeast Nigeria.

Prominent British Muslims warned over `Shebab` video

Several prominent British Muslims said that police have warned they may be in danger, after they were named as enemies of Islam in a video purportedly made by extremists linked to Somalia`s Shebab militants.

Life in jail for 4 bombers: Nigeria court

A Nigerian court on Tuesday sentenced four alleged Islamic extremists to life in prison for two bombings that killed 19 people last year, the official news agency of Nigeria reported.

UK PM set to drive out al Qaeda extremists from Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he intends to see `dangerous` al Qaeda extremists driven out of Syria and warned that if Britain fails to aid the opposition rebels, Syria will not be able to free itself.

New Pak leadership will pose greater threat to drone program: US

The major candidates to become Pakistan`s next prime minister oppose American drone strikes on extremists in their country.

Nine extremists surrender in Jharkhand

Nine extremists surrendered with arms in Khunti district.

Philippine extremists refuse to free hostages

Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the Philippines have refused to free foreign hostages after two weeks of negotiations.

‘US and India have been targets of extremists’

Top American diplomat in Singapore noted India`s significant investments in Afghan reconstruction and its long-term partnership agreement with Afghanistan.

`Tolerance of extremists detrimental to Pakistan`

The Pak Taliban killing of a journalist will have repercussions for the safety of newspersons, said a leading daily.