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Top jihadist leader killed in the Sahel: France

French forces killed a top leader of a powerful African jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda in Mali last month, France's defence minister told AFP Tuesday.

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

Berlin - German police commandos arrested Wednesday a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country.Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C.

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

Berlin - German police commandos arrested Wednesday a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country.Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C.

Hamburg Islamist knife attacker gets life in prison

Hamburg - A Palestinian jihadist who killed one man and wounded six other people in a German supermarket knife rampage last year was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison.

'Bored' German intelligence agent played at being Islamist

Berlin - A German intelligence agent on Tuesday said he pretended to be a jihadist planning an attack in online chatrooms because he was bored, as he went on trial for attempted treason.The 52-year-old suspect, named as Roque M.

Berlin truck attacker should have been behind bars: minister

Berlin - The man blamed for Berlin's deadly Christmas market jihadist attack last December should have been arrested months earlier as a drug dealer, the city-state's interior minister charged Wednesday.

Boko Haram ambushes, kills troops in NE Nigeria

Kano - Nigeria's military on Friday said seven of its soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a Boko Haram ambush, in the latest incident against troops and the security services in the country's northeast.

Berlin plays down security gaps after 'Islamist' agent arrest

Berlin - The German government Wednesday denied security flaws at its domestic spy service after an agent was unmasked as a suspected Islamist and media labelled him a former gay porn actor.

German police in raids across 10 states against Islamist group

Berlin - German police on Tuesday carried out sweeping raids across 10 states in a probe against an Islamist group suspected of propagating hate and inciting 140 youths to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 in Cameroon

Yaound - A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed 11 people in northern Cameroon, a provincial governor said Thursday, warning civilians not to breach special security measures aimed at preventing such attacks.

With help, Africa targets coordinated fight against Boko Haram

Ndjame - With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.

Nigeria, France step up joint fight against Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.

Leader of Ansaru jihadist group arrested in Nigeria

Kano - The leader of Nigeria's Ansaru jihadist group, a Boko Haram splinter group ideologically aligned to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has been arrested, an army spokesman said on Sunday.

Brussels, Europe's jihadist breeding ground, now itself under attack

Brussels - Brussels has become infamous as a hotbed of Islamic extremism because of links to a series of recent attacks in Europe, and now the Belgian capital itself has suffered the worst ever terror attack in its history.

Four charged with terror offences over Copenhagen synagogue attack

Copenhagen - Four men, held in connection with twin gun attacks in Copenhagen last year, were on Wednesday charged with a terror offence, the justice ministry said.

Norway disarms police after finding 'no grounds' for being armed

Oslo - Norway has once again announced that police officers in the country will be disarmed because it has deemed that doing so is no longer necessary.

Attacks in France since Charlie Hebdo slayings

Paris - Thursday's failed attack on a Paris police station is the latest incident in France inspired by radical Islam since the massacre at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo exactly a year ago:- January 7-9, 2015: Two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles storm the P...

German Islamist held on charge of backing Syrian jihadists

Berlin - German police Tuesday arrested one of the country's most prominent Islamist preachers on charges of supporting a "terrorist group" fighting in Syria.

Father, brother of one of Paris suicide attackers placed in custody: Sources

Paris - Police took into custody Saturday the father and brother of a French gunman linked to a string of deadly Paris attacks and were searching their homes, a source close to the probe told AFP.

Malian Islamist faces war crimes judge over Timbuktu destruction

Den Haag - An alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant accused of ordering the destruction of treasured monuments in Mali's fabled city of Timbuktu will appear before judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.

Killed Islamist knifeman likely 'acted alone': German prosecutors

Berlin - An Iraqi man with a jihadist background who stabbed a German policewoman before officers shot him dead in Berlin was presumed to have "acted alone", prosecutors said Friday.

'Islamist' shot dead after stabbing German policewoman

Berlin - An Iraqi man who spent time in jail for membership in an Islamist terrorist group was shot dead by German police Thursday after he stabbed and seriously wounded a policewoman.

Spain detains man for selling Islamic State clothing line

Madrid - Spanish police have detained a man suspected of selling clothes bearing Islamic State slogans and T-shirts showing a British aid worker just before his execution, the government said Wednesday.

Germany detains suspected jihadist who fled Spain

Berlin - German police have detained a suspected Islamic State jihadist who fled Spain last month, German and Spanish authorities said Wednesday.

Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry

Cairo - At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Austria convicts 14-year-old on 'terror' charges

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted Tuesday of planning to bomb a Vienna train station in the name of the Islamic State group and sentenced to eight months behind bars.

Austria tries 14-year-old 'terror' suspect

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison.The defendant, named only as Mertkan G.

Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Madrid - Spanish police arrested 10 people in the Catalonia region on Wednesday suspected of links to the Islamic State group, authorities said, the latest such raids as European nations seek to stop jihadist recruitment.

Islamist group claims deadly Bamako nightclub attack

Nouakchott - A jihadist group run by a leading Algerian militant claimed responsibility Saturday for the deaths of five people in an attack on a nightclub popular with foreigners in the Malian capital Bamako.

Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it

The non-Muslim world, approximately 6 billion of us, is facing a challenge from fatalistic voices and actions born of Apocalyptic Islam — and we need to take action against this challenge.
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Somalia: Army of African Union soldiers.
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A young Muslim girl in the Indian state of Kerala has been receiving death threats for not wearing t...
A young Muslim girl in the Indian state of Kerala has been receiving death threats for not wearing the burqa, and instead often opting for jeans. She is an aeronautical engineer by qualification striving to get into the country's civil services.
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