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.

Shebab 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.

Five civilians killed in missile attack in Egypt

A woman and her four children were killed on Friday when a missile reportedly fired by Islamist militants fell on their house in Egypt's restive North Sinai province.

Tunisian security forces kill five militants in mountain region

Tunisian security forces have killed five Islamist militants in clashes in the mountains near the central town of Gafsa, and military helicopters were pursuing more in the area, a security source said on Friday.

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies

Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

Kuwait arrests two police officers in crackdown on militants: Media

 Kuwait has arrested two police officers as part of a security crackdown on Islamist militants launched after last week`s deadly bombing on a mosque claimed by Islamic State, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Islamic State group claims Sinai attacks on Egypt soldiers

The Islamic State group`s branch in Egypt has claimed a wave of attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 15 soldiers on Wednesday.

Bomb attack targets Egypt's state prosecutor in Cairo

Egypt's Prosecutor General on Monday escaped an assassination attempt when militants targeted his convoy in a bomb attack, injuring him and three others.

Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county

A county in the heavily Muslim southern part of China`s unruly region of Xinjiang has held a beer festival in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan, the government said, in what an exiled group called an open provocation.

Chad bombs Boko Haram bases in Nigeria after suicide attacks

Chad`s military has carried out a series of air strikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria in retaliation for twin suicide bombings this week in the Chadian capital N`Djamena that killed at least 34 people, it said in a statement late on Wednesday.

Egyptian court cancels death sentences of 7 Islamists

 An Egyptian court today cancelled death sentences of seven Islamist militants and ordered their retrial in a case related to the killing of 25 policemen in the country's troubled North Sinai region.

Belgium raids suspected Islamists, fails to confirm attack plot

Belgian police raided suspected Islamist militants, mostly of Chechen origin, on Monday but found no evidence to confirm suspicions that they were planning an attack, prosecutors said.

Burundi president appears in capital, warns of al Shabaab threat

 Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday made his first public appearance in the capital Bujumbura since an attempted coup last week failed to oust him, warning of a threat posed by Islamist militants from Somalia.

Somalia`s Al-Shabab captures boat, crew, says Iran

Somalia`s Al-Shabab Islamist militants have captured an Iranian fishing boat and its crew after it was forced to put into port due to mechanical failure, Iran`s Fisheries Organisation said Thursday.

Four Egypt militants killed making bombs: Police

Egyptian police said on Saturday that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

Insurgents release 300 kidnapped Syrian Kurds: Kurdish official

 Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country`s north who were taken captive on Sunday, a Kurdish official said on Monday.