World | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday August 23, 2014
A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.
World | Reuters | Saturday August 16, 2014
The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview printed on Friday.
World | Reuters | Monday July 14, 2014
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would "soon" return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him.
World | Reuters | Sunday July 13, 2014
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for two explosions on June 25 at a fuel depot in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, in a video seen by Reuters on Sunday, which if true would be the militants' first recorded attack on the ci...
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 5, 2014
Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life, including the spiritual leader of the Islamist group.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 5, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday, Egypt's ON TV said, for inciting the violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year.