Bangladesh`s top blogger gets death threat

Bangladesh`s best-known blogger said Monday he has become the latest secular activist threatened with murder, a warning which he suspected was linked to his recent scathing criticism of the government.

Islamist militants seize four Indonesians in southern Philippines

Islamist militants seize four Indonesians in southern Philippines

Islamist militants seized four Indonesian crew of a tugboat in the southern Philippines on Friday night, the third attack on slow moving vessels in about a month, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as troops battled Muslim rebels on a nearby island.

Turkish military accuses media of damaging morale, launches legal action

The Turkish military said on Thursday it had launched legal action against unspecified media outlets over reports it said were damaging morale, as Turkey faces an almost unprecedented combination of national security threats.

Italy arrests Algerian suspected of forging papers for Brussels attackers - reports

Italian police have arrested an Algerian suspected of having produced false documents for Islamist militants connected to the recent deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris, Italian media reported on Saturday.

On Good Friday, pope says Islamist militants profane God's name

Pope Francis condemned "unprecedented violence" by Islamist militants, saying at a Good Friday service that followers of religions who carried out acts of fundamentalism or terrorism were profaning God`s name.

Three more arrested in Brussels police operation over attacks

Three more arrested in Brussels police operation over attacks

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Brussels on Friday to offer US assistance in security.

Philippine Army kills 42 Islamist militants in battles in south

Philippine security forces killed as many as 42 Muslim rebels claiming links with Islamic State and captured their stronghold.

Suspected Islamist militants attack Mali UN base, several dead

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. peacekeepers` base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Friday, killing several people and wounding others, a spokesman for the separatist Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) told Reuters.

Pakistan deploys military to protect huge Chinese investment in Gwadar port

Pakistan deploys military to protect huge Chinese investment in Gwadar port

Heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress.

Boko Haram slaughters 65 people in Nigeria

A Nigerian military spokesman said that Boko Haram militants attacked the community of Dalori, about 5 km east of Maiduguri, on Saturday evening.

At least 19 killed in Somalia restaurant attack

The Lido beach area in Mogadishu is busy with restaurants, including upmarket establishments popular with business people and diaspora Somalis.

China's Xinjiang adopts non-discrimination rules amid ethnic violence

The new rules, introduced on Jan. 1, make promoting ethnic unity a main factor in evaluating officials` performance on the job.

Gunmen open fire on tourist bus at Cairo hotel

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said.

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms and ammunition in joint operations with Syrian troops against Islamist militants.

Bangladesh arrests 5 Islamists with Pakistan links

A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered five Islamist militants, including a Pakistan national, accused of having links to Pakistani intelligence to be remanded in police custody after their arrest here.

Publisher's murder: Protests in Bangladesh against govt apathy

Angry protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh on Sunday blaming the government's inaction for the murders of secular writers and publishers in the country, even as the Home Minister termed the attacks claimed by al Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent as "isolated incidents".

At least 54 people killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least 54 people were killed and 90 wounded in multiple bomb attacks in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Bangladesh`s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murders of two prominent atheist bloggers.

Boko Haram fighters kill 13 villagers in attack in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria`s restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Somali-led Shebab Islamist militants target Kenyan police in IED attack

Suspected militants from the Somali-led Shebab Islamist group carried out a bomb attack against Kenyan police on Monday, but the officers escaped unharmed, a Kenyan official said.