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Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabab ‘wants religious war’

BBC News: The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is a bid to start a religious war, a senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the…

Cologne was just the beginning. Neo-Nazis and football hooligans have teamed up to go after Islamist Salafists

Source: Spiegel Hours after their coup, the rabble rousers were still reveling in their unexpected success. One hooligan going by the nom de guerre “Bo Ne,” happily posted: “We made…

Islamic State Recruiters Unsettle Muslims in The Hague

THE HAGUE—This city is wrestling with a new generation of homegrown Muslim radicals, 10 years after a member of a local terrorist cell brutally killed Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘abducts more women and girls’

Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say. The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities,…

Australian jihadist Abdullah Elmir vows Isis will fight ‘until black flag is on the top of Buckingham Palace’

independent.co.uk: A 17-year-old Australian boy has appeared in an Isis propaganda video, where he warns the UK and US that militants will keep fighting until “the black flag” is flying…

Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting

Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to have entered the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane and are engaged in street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders. IS fighters entered eastern…

Islamic State crisis: ‘More than 3,000′ Europeans join IS

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU’s anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned…

Uganda police seize ‘explosives from al-Shabab cell’

Police in Uganda say they have seized large amounts of explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants. Authorities said the terrorist cell was planning to carry out imminent attacks in…

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

BBC News: Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference…

Islamic State: John Kerry in Egypt for coalition talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Kerry will meet Arab League…

Rand Paul: ‘Civilized Islam Will Have To Step Up’ To Take On ISIS

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on “civilized Islam” to help take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. President Barack Obama laid out…

Boko Haram continues its ascent as the world looks away

The Guardian: For a while it took centre stage in the world’s gaze but five months on the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Islamist militants Boko Haram is not even top…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram puts Maiduguri under ‘siege’

BBC News: Nigeria’s militant Islamists have “completely surrounded” Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned. The military needed to “fortify” the city, which had a…

Islamic State crisis: Obama threatens action in Syria

US President Barack Obama has said he will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria as well as Iraq. In a nationally televised speech outlining…

Somalia on alert after al-Shabab leader Godane killed

Somalia is on alert for retaliatory attacks by the Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, after the group’s leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, 37, was killed in a US air strike. National…

Sotloff beheading: Murdered reporter’s family speaks

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff have spoken publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by militants. They said that the reporter gave…

Somalia offers al-Shabab members amnesty

Somalia’s government has offered an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike. The militants would be reintegrated into society…

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were…

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