ISIS

No good news in the Middle East

The Islamic State (IS) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (an al-Qaeda affiliate, known earlier as the Nusra Front) have effectively been ejected from Lebanese territory by the army there. The latest twist...

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016

Fighting an ideological battle

The Gulshan attack of July 1 was meant to strike terror in the hearts of foreigners and women who, according to the terrorists do not conform to their ideals.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

Sheltering café attackers: 3 sent to jail after remand

A Dhaka court sends three people, who were arrested for renting out a flat to suspected Gulshan café attackers, to jail after completion of their eight-day remand each.

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

Defeated forces of 1971 behind ‘militant attacks’: Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan holds the defeated forces in the Liberation War of 1971 solely responsible for the recent militant attacks across the country.

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

Madrasa teacher held for ‘renting house to Sholakia attacker’

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains a madrasa teacher in Gaibandha for renting out his house to a suspected militant, who was arrested during Sholakia attack on the Eid day.

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Shedding our prejudices

If you are in a drawing room and any other gathering of your friends or acquaintances, naturally the talk of the day would lurk around what is going on around the world.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

Arrest of Gulshan, Sholakia attackers a matter of time: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells parliament that arrest of all perpetrators involved in the recent militant attacks at Dhaka’s Gulshan and Sholakia in Kishorganj is “just a matter of time”.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

An appeal to those 'jihadists' who seek 'shahadat'

As the nation grieves for the slain hostages in the July 1 Gulshan attack, somehow I find myself also thinking about the young attackers as well.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

Indonesia 'kills most wanted militant'

Indonesian police say they believe they have killed Santoso, the country's most wanted militant, in a jungle gun battle in Central Sulawesi.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

IS claims first Germany attack with train axe assault

The Islamic State group claims responsibility for its first attack in Germany, an axe and knife assault on a train carried out by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

Dhaka attack: 4 new ‘suspects’ detected

Four new individuals have been detected by the law enforcers, suspected to have been involved in the gruesome Gulshan restaurant attack of July 1.