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Five arrested over Paris police headquarters’ attack

Among detainees is an imam identified as a potential security risk.

Indonesian police in hot pursuit of suspects after IS-linked attack

Authorities target extremist network behind assassination attempt on ex-army chief.

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed

A police spokesman says the suspect appeared to have been acting alone.

India’s Kashmir clampdown pushes some in Pakistan to discuss rejoining militants

India's constitutional withdrawal of special rights for Jammu and Kashmir state angers many within the disputed region.

UAE jails Filipino for 10 years for joining Islamic State

UAE newspapers The National and Gulf News both report that the man was a domestic worker.

Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources...

The abduction comes 9 months after Islamic State's West Africa branch executed a Red Cross aid worker in March 2018.

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

The latest deaths bring the tally of US service member deaths in Afghanistan to at least six in 2019 and a total of at least 65 US military deaths since January 2015.

IS teen ‘shocked’ after UK revokes her citizenship

Shamima Begum says the order is upsetting, frustrating and unjust to her and her son.

Apex court turns down militant’s appeal for lower jail term

He had asked the court to give him a chance to correct his mistake.

IGP to Perlis mufti: Stay out of police business

He responds to personal request by mufti to exclude terror expert Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay from any probe related to terrorism in Perlis.

Pentagon moves to scrap US$300 million in aid to Pakistan

US officials accuse Pakistani officials of ignoring or even collaborating with groups that launch operations into Afghanistan from safe havens along the countries' border.

Philippine army arrests wife of top Islamist militant

Nafisa Pundog's husband Human Abdul Najib, alias Abu Dar, is the new leader of the pro-Islamic State Maute group, which seized the lakeside town of Marawi for five months last year, he added.

Mali election organisers extend strike indefinitely weeks before vote

The July 29 election has been marred by repeated attacks by Islamist militant groups and interracial violence groups in the northern and central areas of Mali.

Militants kill one in attack on interior ministry in Kabul

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State.

Invest in poor rural areas to curb exclusion, quash extremism, UNDP...

The UNDP will now focus on development policies regarding rural areas to curb extremism.

Anti-Castro exile accused of 1976 plane explosion dies at 90

Luis Posada Carriles was known for his militant opposition to Fidel Castro's government.

Pakistani army kills senior militant, seven suicide bombers

The militant, Salman Badeni, was a member of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Somalia must speed overhaul of fragile army to face militants, say...

Somalia's army has been referred to as a “fragile force with extremely weak command and control”.

Suspected jihadists kill at least 16 Tuaregs in northern Mali

The attacks on people of Tuareg descent occurred in the village of Tindibawen.

US military discloses firefight in Niger in December

US and Nigerien troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in the firefight.

US may lift travel ban on ‘important partner’ Chad, Tillerson says

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considers Chad to be an important ally in its crusade against Islamic terrorism.

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina Faso attacks

The leaders of Burkina Faso, Togo, and Niger in a show of solidarity with each other in the wake of the recent attacks in Burkina Faso.

Malaysian-brokered Southern Thailand peace talks agree on safety zone

Bangkok’s peace negotiation head says pilot project with separatist militants’ representative MARA Patani will hopefully pave way for lasting peace in southern provinces.

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Two armed militant groups are active in the area where the incident occurred.