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Islamist Militants

Bangladesh Homeopathic Doctor Hacked To Death In Suspected Islamist Attack

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.21.2016 | World

DHAKA (Reuters) - Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh on Friday, in what polic...

The Number Of Britons Killed In Tunisia's Terror Attack Rises

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

SOUSSE, Tunisia, June 29 (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested a group of suspects associated with the gunman who killed 39 people, mainly Br...

450 Suspected Militants Detained In Syria Border Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds casualties) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The Lebanese army said one person was killed and two wounded during a search for suspect...

Sophia Jones

Yazidi Refugees Recount Desperate Struggle To Flee Islamist Militants In Iraq | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

SILOPI, Turkey -- The Omers' journey to safety was the stuff of nightmares: gun-wielding militants firing on cars of screaming children, tens of thous...

My Conversation Examining the Tragedy of Nigeria's Stolen Girls

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS I have a conversation with Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of, and Amber Khan, senior communications director of Women for Women International, which advocates on behalf of women and girls around the globe.

New York Times: Al Qaeda-Linked Islamist Threat Grows In Nigeria

The New York Times | Adam Nossiter | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- A shadowy Islamist insurgency that has haunted northern Nigeria -- surviving repeated, bloody efforts to eliminate it -- appears...

Al Qaeda, Learning From Pirates, Could Seize Tankers For 9/11-Style Attack: PM

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Somali pirates and Islamists are learning from each other and al Qaeda could hijack oil tankers to be used in September 11-...

Sufi Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Spirituality

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

The rapturous quality of Sufi poetry continues to fascinate me, but the idea of loving and seeking God while listening to radical mullahs is deeply troubling. Prostration to God devoid of spirituality is no different from doing sit-ups.

US Sends Weapons To Somalia: State Department

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US has confirmed that it has sent weapons to Somalia's UN-backed transitional government....

Arrested Moroccan Islamists Planned To Attack Jews

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of alleged Islamists recently arrested in Morocco planned to attack Jewish interests in the country, a court source said Thursday, citing the ...

Somali Militants Capture Strategic Town, Setback To Unstable Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hardline Islamist militants have captured a strategically important town north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses say....

Pakistan Soon To Be Islamist State: US Experts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan f...

Pakistan: US Drone Attacks Weaken Government's Hold

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 15 (IPS) - The U.S. programme of drone aircraft strikes against higher-ranking officials of al Qaeda and allied militant organisations...

Karzai, Zardari Meet In Turkey To Discuss Combating Islamist Extremism

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has met his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, to discuss ways to combat Islamist extremists in both countries....

Mullah Omar Calls For A Taliban Surge

New York Times | Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In spirit, the attack on the Pashtun poet's shrine in Pakistan seems to echo one of the Afghan Taliban's most infamous acts of cultural cleansing: the...

Dr Fadl, Al Qaeda Founder, Launches Ideological Revolt Against Bin Laden

The Telegraph | David Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, who goes by the nom de guerre Dr Fadl, helped bin Laden create al-Qaeda and then led an Islamist insurgency in Egypt in the 199...

Somalia: Most Dangerous Country In The World

Foreign Policy | Jeffrey Gettleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In more than a dozen trips to Somalia over the past two and a half years, I've come to rewrite my own definition of chaos. I've felt the incandescent ...

Holbrooke Visits Wary U.S. Ally In Pakistan

New York Times | Jane Perlez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the envoy Richard C. Holbrooke arrives here Monday looking for ways to stop a runaway Islamist insurgency that is destabilizing Pakistan, he will...

Obama Should Quit War on Terror, Talk to Hamas and Taliban

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Dealing with Hamas or the Taliban doesn't mean that if Obama talks to them they will roll over. It means that the use of force alone cannot work and that ignoring them won't make them go away

A Conflict We Need Not Fight Again: How A Little Attention Can Go A Long Way In Consolidating Past Successes In Bosnia

Richard Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Bennet

Perhaps as a result of a decrease in the amount of aid given to Bosnia, ethnic tension is on the rise and many have even forecasted the possibility of renewed violence.

Report: Abbas' Palestinian Forces Torturing Suspected Militants

The Globe and Mail | ADAM ENTOUS and ALASTAIR MACDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HEBRON, West Bank -- Forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Western-backed Palestinian president, are rounding up suspected Islamist activists and allegat...

Militants Visited Mumbai Before The Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Several of the Islamist militants who attacked Mumbai this week visited the city a few months ago and lived there for a ...