Father of French train gunman says cannot believe son is a terrorist

The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday as saying he could not believe his son was a terrorist.

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant if the identity he has given is correct, France`s interior minister said on Saturday.

Blast, gunfire heard in centre of Somali capital: Witness

A large blast was heard in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu followed by gunfire, a Reuters witness reported.

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.

Day of terror: Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia leave over 60 dead
Day of terror: Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia leave over 60 dead

Three continents on Friday were rocked with terror attacks which left over 60 people dead in France, Kuwait and Tunisia.

Ten militants, three soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes

At least 10 militants and three Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the border with Algeria, the military said on Friday.

Nigerian warplanes bomb Boko Haram forest training camps: Military

Nigerian warplanes bombarded training camps and caches of weapons and vehicles belonging to the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeasterly Samibisa forest on Thursday, the military said.

Shooting at Copenhagen Islam debate leaves one dead, 3 cops injured
Shooting at Copenhagen Islam debate leaves one dead, 3 cops injured

 Unidentified gunmen killed atleast one person in the Danish capital on Saturday near a building where a debate on Islam and freedom of speech was being attended by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks.

Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia
Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

Lauded as hero in Paris attack, Malian man made French citizen

The Malian grocery worker hailed as a hero for saving hostages` lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris this month was made a French citizen on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops repel Islamist militant attack on town of Biu

Nigerian security forces repelled an attack by Islamist rebels on the northeastern town of Biu on Wednesday, killing several of the insurgents, witnesses and the military said.

Palestinian prez Abbas condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack at a synagogue here earlier in the day but at the same time called for an end to what he described as Israeli "provocation" over the Temple Mount, which houses the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Imam receives death threat, says IS recruiting in Canada

A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons warned Friday that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat.

French police arrest Islamist militant at a Paris airport

French police arrested a Franco-Moroccan man they described as an Islamist militant at Roissy international airport on suspicion that he was part of a conspiracy to carry out attacks in France.

Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault today on Libya`s main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.

Nigeria`s president requests extension to state of emergency

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan asked the country`s parliament today for a six-month extension to the state of emergency in three northeastern states riven by Islamist militant violence.

Egypt militant blows himself up to evade arrest: Police

Police in Egypt said an Islamist militant blew himself up in his hideout to escape arrest today, wounding an officer in the process.

Ethiopian troops seize key Somali rebel bastion

The loss of Baidoa in central Somalia is a major blow for the al Qaeda-backed al Shabaab rebel group.

Slain Islamist militant leader buried in Indonesia

Slain militant leader Dulmatin was buried in his Indonesian home village today, as a large crowd of mourners chanted "God is Great" and hundreds of police stood guard.