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  • Egyptian soldiers

    Egypt executes 15 militants over 2013 Sinai attack

    Egypt's Prisons Authority says 15 Islamic militants convicted of staging a deadly attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula four years ago have been executed.

  • Emajuddin made personal comment on Jamaat: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir terms Prof Emajuddin Ahmed’s comment on severing ties with Jamaat as his personal one.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    ‘Inform prosecution lapse in militant trials’

    Law Minister Anisul Huq asks the deputy commissioners to inform the monitoring cell under the ministry if the prosecutions do not properly assist courts during trial of militants.

  • Libyan port ‘re-taken from IS’

    Libyan forces say they have re-taken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting against militants from so-called Islamic State.

  • IS threatens 'attacks in India'

    In a rare appeal to India's Muslim minority, Islamic State says "it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat and elsewhere".

  • Abu Sayyaf releases Canadian hostage beheading video

    Abu Sayyaf of the Philippines has releases a video of Canadian hostage John Ridsdell being beheaded by their militants. The harrowing 52-second video shows four militants and Ridsdell in jungle surroundings.

  • Tailor killed in Tangail, ‘IS claims responsibility’

    Bike-riding assailants stab dead a middle-aged Hindu tailor in Tangail. Hours later, US-based SITE Intelligence Group tweet that international militant outfit Islamic State have claimed credit for the murder saying that he blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

  • 9 killed in Somalia hotel attack

    Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

  • Al-Shabab killed '180 Kenyan troops'

    At least 180 Kenyan troops are killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia's president says.

  • Blogger Rajib murder verdict Thursday

    A tribunal in Dhaka sets Thursday to deliver verdict in the blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case. The chief of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team and seven former students of a private university are the accused in the case.

  • Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

    A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.

  • HR groups call on US to grant asylum to Bangladesh bloggers

    A coalition of human rights groups calls on the USA to grant temporary visas to secular writers from Bangladesh after a series of bloody attacks by Islamist militants.

  • ‘JMB man’ held in Mymensingh

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detain an alleged member of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh.

  • Paris attacks: Police in deadly swoop on apartment in northern suburb

    Armed police have raided a flat in the north Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation linked to Friday's attacks.

  • King of Jordan warns of 'world war' against humanity

    Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a "third world war against humanity", describing the Islamic State group as "savage outlaws of religion" in the wake of the Paris attacks.

  • ‘IS is plotting deadly cyber-attacks’

    Islamic State militants are trying to develop the ability to launch deadly cyber-attacks on UK targets such as air traffic control or hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne says.

  • IS threatens to attack Washington, other countries

    Islamic State in a video threatens to attack Washington warning that the countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer same fate as France.

  • Rescued women

    Hundreds raped by Boko Haram militants

    Boko Haram militants rape hundreds of women and girls in Nigeria as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants.

  • Nigerian army rescues 300 women

    The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active.

  • Militants manage to circumvent the system

    THE arrest of Ariful Islam, caught after he, along with his accomplices, hacked to death Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, has by default, brought to light some significant inefficiencies in law enforcement.

  • Islamic State recruits 400 children since January: Syria monitor

    A monitoring group says, since last three months, the Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria and trained them as so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" and hard line indoctrination.

  • Boko Haram crisis: 70 bodies found in Nigeria

    At least 70 bodies are found dumped outside the town of Damasak in north-eastern Nigeria, after it was recaptured from Boko Haram militants

  • When will it all end?

    ANY direction you cast your gaze you encounter violence in myriad forms; situated in racial, religious, ethnic, or class conflict zones.

  • Bangladeshi workers taken hostage

    ANOWAR Hossain and Helal Uddin are two Bangladeshis among other foreign nationals who have been taken hostage by the Islamic State or some other militia group in Libya.

  • 5 killed in Mali nightclub attack

    Five people are killed in a machine-gun and grenade attack on a nightclub in Mali's capital, Bamako

  • Life inside Islamic State for young female recruits

    Melanie Smith monitors around 90 women daily who are believed to be living with Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and depicts an idea into what life really is like inside IS

  • Another militant den busted

    THE regularity with which the law enforcing agencies have been discovering dens of the extremist groups along with large quantity of weapons, incendiary and explosive materials is worrying. But one must give plaudits to the police for their successes in this regard.

  • NZ to send non-combat troops to Iraq

    New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key announces plans to send 143 non-combat troops to Iraq to help the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants