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 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 | Tuesday April 7, 2015
Islamist fighters on Monday kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria, holding them several hours before setting them free, Kurdish officials and a monitor said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 6, 2015
Islamist fighters today kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria, Kurdish officials and a local journalist told AFP.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 18, 2015
The Palestinians slammed Israelis today for voting for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party, saying they had chosen "occupation and settlement building" over peace talks.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 12, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday that he was "not consulted" on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras used the deadly Islamist attack on France's Charlie Hebdo magazine in an election campaign speech Wednesday to slam the opposition Syriza party's proposals on immigration.
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 21, 2014
Tunisians go to the polls today to freely elect their president for the first time in the country's history, rounding off an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship.
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 | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 29, 2014
Bangladesh's largest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called for a country-wide shut-down after its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was handed down the death sentence for wartime atrocities allegedly committed during the country's 1971 Liberati...
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 | Friday September 19, 2014
Yemeni Shiite rebels were said to be close to agreeing Friday to sign a deal to end deadly fighting north of the capital with Sunni fighters of the Islamist Al-Islah party.
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 | 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.
Offbeat | Agence Presse-France | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Violent scuffles erupted today in the Turkish parliament between opposition and ruling party lawmakers over the formation of a commission into the radical Islamist threat in neighbouring Iraq.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 27, 2014
Gunmen wearing army uniforms who seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home on Friday night have released him, an official said late on Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Bangladesh's war crimes court delayed a verdict on the leader of the largest Islamist party at the last minute Tuesday after doctors said he could not be moved from jail due to ill health.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday against the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 3, 2014
Almost three decades after peaceful Muslim activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha was hanged for apostasy, his daughter plans to revive his Republican Party and spread his notion of "true Islam".
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 30, 2014
The head of the main Bangladeshi Islamist opposition party was among 14 people sentenced to death on Thursday on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India.