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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.