Islamist militants - updates

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Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:20 PM

As part of its fight against radicalization Bangladesh tells school authorities to provide info on students who go missing for 10 days or more

epa05412149 Security officials stand guard as Muslims offer prayers in the National Eid Prayer Ground at the High-Court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 07 July 2016. Millions of Muslims across the country celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival amid security after the the terrorist attack at a popular restaurant in Dhaka on 01 July left 20 hostages dead and several injured. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Hindu temple volunteer hacked to death in Bangladesh

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:15 PM

50 year old Shyamananda Das is the latest member of a religious minority to be killed

Bangladesh arrests Islamist militant over publisher attack

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Police say the arrest of 20 year old Suman Hossain Patowari alleged member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team ABT is an important breakthrough

Bangladesh police escort Islamist militant Suman Hossain Patowari (C), 20, after his arrest in connection with an attack on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul in Dhaka on June 16, 2016.    An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said June 16, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks. Suman Hossain Patowari, 20, was arrested in Dhaka late June 15 over a brutal attack that wounded publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and two others at his office in the capital in October.  / AFP PHOTO / STR

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

Jun 14, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The fatwa or religious edict says killings of non Muslims minorities and secular activists are forbidden in Islam

epa05007525 Cultural activists, writers and members of the Ganajagaran Mancha shout slogans as they attend a torch light procession protesting the killing and attacks on the publisher and bloggers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 02 November 2015. Ganajagaran Mancha has called for a half-day country-wide strike on 03 November demanding the arrest of the assailants of publishers. The publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was stabbed to death in Dhaka on 31 October, hours after unidentified assailants knifed another publisher and two secular bloggers elsewhere in the city. Four secularist bloggers have been killed by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh this year. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Christian hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED The Islamic State claims responsibility for the murder of 65 year old Sunil Gomes

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Jan 07, 2016 - 10:25 PM

According to authorities the man was wearing what appeared to be an explosives vest – but it later turned out to be a fake

Indian air base attack 'heinous terrorist act': US

Jan 03, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Three security officers were killed in the attack by suspected Islamist militants on Pathankot base in northern Punjab state earlier Saturday

ON GUARD. Punjab police men are silhouetted against the setting sun as a chopper flies overhead, following an encounter with militants at Air Force base in Pathankot, India, 02 January 2016. EPA/SANJAY BAID

Gunmen kill 4 Egypt policemen south of Cairo

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in an area between the famed Giza pyramids west of Cairo and the Saqarra pyramids to the south government says

UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Military experts is set to discuss the force on February 5 7 in Cameroon

APPROVED. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the establishment of an MJTF (Multinational Joint Task Force) against Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants. Photo from EPA

Suspected militants hack to death Bangladesh professor – police

Nov 16, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Bangladesh police claim suspected militants are behind the death of a university professor

No change to Iraq policy after Philippines hostage threat: Germany

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Threats are not an appropriate way to influence our policy in Syria and Iraq says a spokeswoman from the German foreign ministry

Nine wounded in Egypt's Sinai bomb attack

May 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM

On the day of the attack an anti terror court slaps life terms on 54 more supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for taking part in violent protests


#BringBackOurGirls: World cries for help for young Nigerians

May 07, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Netizens – as do US President Obama and actress Angelina Jolie – declare solidarity with hundreds of school girls kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria

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