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Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in US blogger murder

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in US blogger murder

Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 while returning home with his wife from a Dhaka book fair. 

Nov 25, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte rides high after 'rough' first year

Rodrigo Duterte ends his first year as Philippine president on Friday as a hugely popular leader, after taking Filipinos on a promised "rough ride" of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns.

Jun 30, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Egypt kills 12 militants in North Sinai air strike

The air strikes "resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous . leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis", the military said in a statement. 

Jun 20, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

Amid the turmoil of militant attacks, political crisis and a deadly fire disaster, Queen Elizabeth said Britain was in a deeply sombre mood but that its people were resolute in the face of adversity.

Jun 17, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Bangladesh jails high-profile Islamist leader

A special court handed down a seven-year sentence against Maolana Saidur Rahman, described by police as the ringleader of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), amid heavy security in the capital Dhaka.

May 25, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

German police arrest three suspected of helping plan violence: Report

German police have arrested three people on suspicion of supporting a suspected Islamist militant and helping to prepare a serious act of violent subversion against the state.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:37 PM IST

Car blast kills government worker in Somali capital

A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia`s capital on Monday.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Bangladeshi Islamist militant killed in shootout

An Islamist militant of the banned JMB outfit was killed today in a shootout when his associates tried to set him free during a raid in Bangladesh.

Mar 02, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

Egypt executes top Islamist militant Adel Habara

A prominent Islamist militant, who had been convicted of murdering dozens of Egypt's security personnel, was executed on Thursday, state-run Ahram Online website reported.

Dec 15, 2016, 18:26 PM IST
Bangladesh arrests killer of secular blogger, publisher

Bangladesh arrests killer of secular blogger, publisher

An Islamist militant leader who "directly took part" in the brutal murders of a secular blogger and a publisher in Bangladesh has been arrested here, police said on Saturday as they identified an ex-army officer as the mastermind of fatal attacks on secular writers in the country.

Nov 12, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Bangladesh: Islamist militant leader arrested for brutal murder of secular blogger, publisher

An Islamist militant leader, the prime suspect in the brutal murders of a secular blogger and a publisher in Bangladesh, has been arrested from the national capital, police said today.

Nov 12, 2016, 18:02 PM IST

Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines

Mahdi was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Aug 23, 2016, 00:56 AM IST
Days after Dhaka cafe attack, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina appeals to parents to keep close watch on children

Days after Dhaka cafe attack, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina appeals to parents to keep close watch on children

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked parents and authorities to remain vigilant about the movement of children to prevent them from getting radicalised.

Jul 12, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

Teenage `Islamist` killed in Bangladesh after Hindu attack

A teenage suspected Islamist militant being held in custody in Bangladesh was shot dead Saturday in a gunfight, police said, days after he allegedly hacked and critically wounded a Hindu lecturer.

Jun 18, 2016, 13:59 PM IST

Fourth Islamist militant shot dead in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police shot dead an Islamist militant Wednesday, the fourth killed since a crackdown was launched against suspected jihadists blamed for a wave of gruesome killings, an officer said.

Jun 08, 2016, 11:39 AM IST

Kenya says arrests key member of militant group plotting attacks

Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday.

May 03, 2016, 23:37 PM IST
Yemeni army advances against al Qaeda in southern city

Yemeni army advances against al Qaeda in southern city

The Yemeni army backed by local fighters seized control of parts of Aden held by al Qaeda on Wednesday as part of a push to clear the hardline group from its stronghold in the southern port city, a security official said.

Mar 30, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

Pakistan to launch paramilitary crackdown in Punjab after bomb kills 70

Pakistan will launch a special paramilitary crackdown in Punjab, the country`s richest and most-populous province, after an Easter Day bombing in the eastern city of Lahore killed 70 people, government and military sources told Reuters on Monday.

Mar 28, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

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.

Aug 23, 2015, 00:12 AM IST