ISLAMISTS

  • Kenya says government official's son was among gunmen in Garissa attack April 6, 2015

    Garissa: The son of a Kenyan government official was one of the masked gunmen who killed nearly 150 people at a university last week, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as Kenyan churches hired armed guards to protect their Easter congregations. Pope Francis decried Thursday's attack in his Easter Sunday service,...
  • More than 25,000 foreign fighters joining Islamists: UN April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Record numbers of foreign fighters from more than half of the world's countries are joining Islamist and al-Qaeda groups, mostly in Syria, Iraq and increasingly in Libya, according to a UN report. More than 25,000 foreign fighters are involved in armed conflicts from over 100 countries, the report by...
  • Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya varsity massacre April 3, 2015

    Garissa (Kenya): At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. Hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles, the masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town...
  • 147 people killed in Kenya's Garissa University attack, over 70 injured April 3, 2015

    At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. ...
  • 306 more Indians evacuated from Yemen, several still stranded April 3, 2015

    A total of 358 Indians arrived from the strife-torn country in two airplanes early on Thursday. Two C-17 Globemaster transport planes arrived early morning -- one landed in Mumbai with 190 people, while another with 168 Indians went to Kochi in Kerala. ...
  • Iraq's interior minister says most of Tikrit is liberated, fight goes on April 1, 2015

    Tikrit: Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State on Wednesday in northern Tikrit, which officials described as the Sunni Muslim militant group's last stronghold in the city. With officials touting victory in a month-long battle, state television said Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi was visiting the city, which the...
  • Kolkata: Columnist attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a newspaper columnist and the headmaster of a madrassa was attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners. The attack took place on March 26. Masum Akhtar said that the provocation for the attack seems to be a class he addressed on Islam earlier this month....
  • Watch: Lebanese TV Host Rima Karaki shows us exactly how to deal with idiots who don't respect you March 9, 2015

    An Al-Jadeed TV interview rapidly deteriorated when London-based Islamist Hani Al-Seba'i, who went off on a historical tangent, refused to heed TV host Rima Karaki's request to stick to the topic of discussion.Karaki, on several instances, tried to get the topic back on track, but ultimately lost her temper when...
  • All have a role in the 'fight against Islamist extremist terror': David Cameron February 22, 2015

    "It is deeply concerning and obviously our authorities will do everything we can to help these girls but it does make a broader point which is the fight against Islamist terror is not just one that we can wage by the police and border control. It needs every school, every...
  • Death toll from attack on Somali hotel rises to 25 February 21, 2015

    Mogadishu: The death toll in Friday's bombing of a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 25, including two lawmakers and workers from the prime minister's office, the government said on Saturday. Police previously said at least 10 people had been killed in the attack on Central Hotel, near the...
  • France mobilises 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings January 13, 2015

    Paris: France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week, officials said. Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever recorded, in honour of...
  • France 'faced down' attacks but still under threat: Francois Hollande January 10, 2015

    Paris: France "faced down" Islamists who were behind the deaths of 17 people in three days of attacks but still remains threatened, the country's president and prime minister said on Friday. Speaking in a televised address shortly after commandos killed the three gunmen responsible for the wave of terror, Hollande...
  • News 360: Full coverage of Paris terror attacks January 8, 2015

    Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily-armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they do not strike again. ...
  • Tens of thousands join France rallies for attack victims January 8, 2015

    Paris: Tens of thousands of people joined rallies in Paris and other French cities to pay tribute to the victims of a massacre by Islamist gunmen at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. In Paris, crowds of people swarmed into the Place de la Republique that lies barely a kilometre (half a...
  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past December 16, 2014

    Sydney: The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harboured deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city's large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply...
  • Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack November 24, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenya has said its troops had killed dozens of Shebab Islamists in raids inside Somalia after the execution of 28 non-Muslim people on a Kenyan bus. There was no independent confirmation of the strikes in response to Saturday's attack by the al-Qaeda-linked group near Mandera, a northeastern town near the...
  • Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters: Defence ministry October 26, 2014

    Yaounde: Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defense ministry said. Friday's fighting in the far north of Cameroon near Nigeria also claimed four civilian lives, the ministry said in a statement. Boko Haram rebels,...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Libyas Islamistbacked government sworn in September 6, 2014

    Tripoli: Libya's Islamistbacked cabinet was sworn in on Saturday. The new cabinet is headed by Omar alHasi. It comprises 19 ministries and three supreme councils, Xinhua reported. According to Libya's transitional plan, the House of Representatives elected in the June polls has already replaced the former interim General National Congress government. The GNC...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya September 1, 2014

    Tripoli: An Islamistallied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by smallarms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 July 24, 2014

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamasdominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 78 as Israelis hint at invasion July 11, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces,...
  • More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria July 7, 2014

    Maiduguri: More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources have said. Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had "received an alert from my colleagues ... That about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made...
  • Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks June 29, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki's divisive rule. Politicians in Baghdad and world powers warn that unless security forces recover cities...
  • Baghdad lives in fear as ISIS militants push east June 23, 2014

    Baghdad: Allah, please make our army victorious," rang out the despairing voice of a worshipper making his way through a crowd to reach the ornate enclosure of the Baghdad tomb of a revered Shiite imam. Others in the crystal and marble mosque somberly read from the Quran or tearfully recited...
  • Iraqi PM extends overtures to rivals June 19, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation's largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki went on a diplomatic offensive, reaching out in a televised address to try to regain support from the nation's disaffected Sunnis and Kurds. Meanwhile, the government asserted that...
  • Iraq unrest: Islamist militants advance to a new target, Baquba city June 18, 2014

    Islamist militants continue their murderous advance across Iraq with a new target: the city of Baquba, less than 40 miles north of Baghdad. ...
  • Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq June 18, 2014

    Baghdad: Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq. The...
  • Suspected Islamists kill 22 in northeast Nigeria police June 17, 2014

    Gunmen killed at least 22 people at a village market in remote northeast Nigeria, a security official said on Monday, in what was likely the latest attack by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out a hardline Islamist state in Nigeria's restive north, has stepped...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials May 18, 2014

    Cairo: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country's latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta city of Kafr elSheikh...