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Tunisian Islamists concede polls defeat to secular party

TUNIS - Tunisia’s Ennahda party, the first Islamist movement to secure power after the 2011 “Arab Spring” revolts, conceded defeat on Monday in elections that are set to make its main secular rival the strongest force in parliament.Official results from Sunday’s elections - ...

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October 19, 2014, 10:19 pm

India aspires to target Islamists in Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

LAHORE- India aspires to hit Islamists in Pakistan through surgical strikes supported by the United States, but it has forgotten that Pakistan was a nuclear power and any such strikes would result in appropriate response. This was stated by Jaamat-ud-Dawah (JD) Amir ...

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August 22, 2014

B’desh charges 13 Islamists over deadly 2001 attack

DHAKA : A Bangladesh court on Thursday charged 13 Islamists with murder over a 2001 bomb blast at a political rally in Dhaka that left five people dead.A judge ruled the head of the Harkat ul Jihad al Islami (HuJI) outfit, and four other members of the banned group should stand trial for the ...

Russia detains alleged banned Islamists in Petersburg

SAINT PETERSBURG : Russian security officials in the country’s second city of Saint Petersburg have detained alleged members of banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, Russia’s FSB security agency said Tuesday. Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) seeks to re-establish a caliphate - a ...

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March 23, 2014

Egypt mass trial of Islamists opens, adjourns

CAIRO - A court in Egypt adjourned the mass trial of more than 1,200 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after a brief hearing on Saturday, state media reported.The country’s biggest trial since the army removed Morsi last July after a turbulent single year in office was ...

Six troops killed in Cairo attack blamed on Islamists

CAIRO : Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a brazen morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.The attack came two days after gunmen killed a soldier in Cairo, as militants once based in the Sinai Peninsula ...

Three Islamists shot dead in B’desh security crackdown

DHAKA : Three activists from Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party were shot dead in clashes with security forces on Sunday, officers said, amid allegations forces are targeting opposition supporters for execution. Police said the three were killed during two separate gunbattles between ...

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December 27, 2013

Cairo bomb hurts 5 as action against Islamists widened

CAIRO : A bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo Thursday injuring five people, a day after the government widened a crackdown on Islamists by declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.The windows of the red and black public transport bus were shattered in the explosion at a busy intersection ...

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November 29, 2013

NSA snooped on Islamists’ porn habits

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency planned to discredit Islamist “radicals” by spying on their online pornography habits, The Huffington Post reported the other day, citing a document leaked by ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.The eavesdropping agency focused on how ...

Egyptian Islamists call for protests over Morsi trial

CAIRO - Supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi have called on Egyptians to hold mass protests on November 4, the day he goes on trial for inciting murder, raising the prospect of more bloodshed as the country’s political crisis drags on.The trial could further inflame tensions ...

tunisia ruling islamists accept plan step
September 29, 2013

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists accept plan to step down

TUNIS : Tunisia’s Islamist-led government on Saturday agreed to resign after negotiations that could start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker administration and prepare for new elections.The talks aim to end weeks of crisis involving the Islamist-led coalition government and ...

nigerian army claims raid killed islamists
September 19, 2013

Nigerian army claims raid killed 150 Islamists

LAGOS : A military strike on a Boko Haram camp in Nigeria’s restive northeast last week left about 150 Islamists and 16 soldiers dead, the army said Wednesday, amid reports of dozens of troops killed. The army’s claim of a major offensive against the Islamist insurgents on September 12 ...

One dead as Bangladesh Islamists protest death penalty

DHAKA - One person was killed in Bangladesh on Wednesday as violent protests erupted across the country after a court sentenced a senior Islamist leader to death for mass murder, police said.A rickshaw driver died after being hit with stones during a protest in southern Bangladesh by supporters of ...

Tunisia opposition rejects ruling Islamists’ concession

TUNIS : Tunisia’s opposition coalition on Friday rejected proposals by the ruling Islamists for ending a month-long political crisis, saying their offer to enter talks on a government of technocrats was insufficient.“All negotiations without the (immediate) dissolution of the government ...

Militant attack kills 25 Egyptian police

CAIRO/ BRUSSELS/JEDDAH - Militants killed 25 Egypt policemen Monday in the deadliest attack of its kind in years as the country struggles to deal with a crisis sparked by the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.Sources said militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at two buses carrying police in the Sinai ...

General Sisi vows to face down violent protests

CAIRO - Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi cancelled some Cairo marches Sunday for ‘security reasons’, as the country’s military chief vowed to crush violent protests following Egypt’s bloodiest week in decades.The latest developments come as senior European Union ...

One dead as Bangladesh police clash with Islamists

DHAKA - One man died as police and supporters of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party clashed Wednesday in the capital during a strike called by the group.The violence erupted in Dhaka as security forces sought to break up dozens of supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, who were smashing cars, police ...

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August 08, 2013

Tunisia’s Islamists accept assembly move

TUNIS - The Islamist party heading Tunisia’s coalition said Wednesday it accepted a decision to suspend the work of the National Constituent Assembly, and urged talks to form a national unity government.Ennahda party chief Rached Ghannouchi said in a statement he hoped the ACN’s ...

Efforts to resolve Egypt crisis intensify

CAIRO - Intense efforts were under way on Sunday to try to resolve Egypt's political crisis pitting supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi against the army-backed interim leaders. Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Islamist leaders overnight to try to mediate a solution with Morsi ...

Dozens dead in Nigerian assault on Islamists

KANO  Nigeria’s military on Friday attacked Boko Haram Islamist strongholds across the northeast, launching air strikes on insurgent camps, with dozens of militants killed in the fighting, the military said. Several thousand soldiers have spread across three northeastern states where ...

Strike over ‘mass killing’ of Islamists inBangladesh

DHAKA: Schools and businesses were closed on Wednesday as a nationwide strike called byBangladesh’s opposition over the killings of Islamists in a police crackdown brought large parts of the country to a halt. Security was tight in the capitalDhakawith thousands of policemen on ...

37 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand Blasphemy Law

DHAKA - Bangladeshi police broke up a protest by tens of thousands of religious hardliners and shut down an Islamist television station on Monday after 37 people died in some of the fiercest street violence for decades.Hundreds more people were reported injured in running battles as riot police ...

Islamists protest in Tunis to bolster ruling party

TUNIS (AFP) - Thousands of members of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party Ennahda on Saturday protested to support their movement’s legitimacy and denounce plans for a government of technocrats aimed at resolving a major crisis.Protesters, many waving party flags and some holding black ...

Islamists destroying Timbuktu mausoleums

BAMAKO (AFP) - Armed groups occupying Timbuktu in northern Mali used pickaxes on Sunday to smash up any remaining mausoleums in the ancient city, an Islamist leader said.The rebels' ruthless implementation of their version of Islamic law comes after the United Nations approved a military force to ...

Islamists claim initial victory in Egypt referendum

CAIRO  - Islamists backing a new constitution for Egypt claimed victory Sunday in an initial phase of a referendum, but the opposition alleged polling violations and said it will await the results from the final round in a week's time.The two sides' positions drew out the deep uncertainty and ...

Islamists reject Syria Opp bloc as clashes rage

BEIRUT  - The main Islamist rebel groups in Aleppo, a key front line in Syria’s civil war, on Monday rejected the newly formed opposition bloc, saying they want an Islamic state, as clashes raged countrywide.“We, the fighting squads of Aleppo city and province, unanimously reject ...

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March 26, 2012

Islamists plot against Gulf: Dubai

KUWAIT CITY - The Muslim Brotherhood is plotting to take over Gulf states, Dubai’s police chief said in remarks reported on Sunday. Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan said he had his reasons to claim that the “Brotherhood was plotting to change the regimes in the Gulf,” in an interview published ...

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February 03, 2012

Islamists favourites as Kuwaitis vote

KUWAIT CITY  - Kuwaitis were casting ballots Thursday in a snap vote to elect the fourth parliament in less than six years, with pollsters predicting a solid victory for the Islamist-led opposition.The vote in the wealthy Gulf state, which follows an especially tense campaign and some ...

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January 05, 2012

Egypt’s Islamists eye majority

CAIRO  - The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood looks set for a dominant role in Egypt’s first free parliament in decades and is promising rivals a role in writing a new constitution as military generals face growing pressure to hand power to civilians. Egyptians voted for a second day on ...

Egypt Islamists claim lead in first-phase vote count

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday claimed the lead in phase one of the country's first parliamentary elections since veteran president Hosni Mubarak's fall. The movement's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said initial results showed its coalition ahead, followed by ...

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