World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 12, 2015
Bangladesh tightened security nationwide today after a senior Islamist was hanged for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict, a move that triggered anger among his opposition supporters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 12, 2015
An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 11 other defendants today, and jailed a US-Egyptian citizen for life over Islamist protest violence
World News | Agence France Press | Saturday April 11, 2015
Bangladesh authorities are expected to hang a top Islamist leader today for overseeing a massacre during the nation's 1971 independence war, after he refused to seek clemency from the country's president
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 18, 2015
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed to disrupt Nigeria's general election in a new video released Tuesday, after two suicide attacks in the northeast blamed on the Islamists killed 38 people.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 11, 2015
A group of Islamist fighters in Yemen renounced their loyalty to Al Qaeda's leader and pledged allegiance to the head of the Islamic State, according to a Twitter message retrieved by US-based monitoring group SITE.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday January 21, 2015
A man purporting to be Islamist Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday claimed an attack on the northeastern town of Baga in which scores of civilians were killed when the insurgents seized a multinational military base.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday December 31, 2014
A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death today after convicting him of atrocities committed during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
Nigeria's main opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the mainly Muslim north.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 9, 2014
Attempts to access the Twitter page of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed resulted in a message saying the account had been suspended.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 3, 2014
Bangladesh's highest court on Monday upheld the death sentence against a leader of the largest Islamist party after he was convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 2, 2014
A media tycoon who is a key figure in Bangladesh's largest Islamist party was sentenced to death on Sunday for war crimes, just days after its leader was ordered hanged for similar offences.
World News | Reuters | Thursday October 30, 2014
A former Libyan Islamist commander won the legal right to sue Britain for damages over the years of torture he says he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and U.S. spies.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 24, 2014
A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said.
World News | Associated Press | Friday October 24, 2014
A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 5, 2014
Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed feared for his life after receiving a death threat from extremists while visiting Britain, his office said Sunday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 25, 2014
More than 130 Boko Haram Islamist fighters have surrendered to Nigerian forces, and a man posing as the group's leader in numerous videos had been killed in clashes, the military said on Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 17, 2014
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment a death sentence handed to a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes during the country's war of liberation in 1971, the prosecution said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 12, 2014
The exiled leader of Hamas denied Friday that the Islamist movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 10, 2014
An explosion killed at least 28 leading members of the Islamist insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham in Syria on Tuesday and seriously wounded its leader, Hassan Aboud, according to a group that monitors the war.
World News | Reuters | Sunday September 7, 2014
The Somali Islamist militant group Al Shabaab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a U.S. air strike this week and named a new leader, promising "great distress" to its enemies
World News | Reuters | Saturday September 6, 2014
The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated militants.
World News | Reuters | Friday September 5, 2014
The Somali prime minister said on Friday that Ahmed Godane, head of the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab, was killed in a US strike this week,
India News | Amitabh Pashupati Revi (With AFP inputs) | Thursday September 4, 2014
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri declared Wednesday in a video message that the global Islamist extremist movement has launched a new off-shoot in the Indian-sub-continent.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Pakistani protest leader Imran Khan said on Tuesday he would hold talks with a conservative Islamist politician who has been trying to mediate between Khan's political party and the government since the beginning of a political crisis.