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Joy as parents reunited with kidnapped Nigerian students

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Ninety children abducted from a school in Nigeria were reunited on Friday with their parents after being held captive for nearly three months, part...

More than a dozen people killed by Islamist militants in northeast...

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More than a dozen people, including seven soldiers, were killed by Islamist militants in an attack in northeast Nigeria, four sources told Reuters. The militants...

Mozambique city overwhelmed by people fleeing Islamist violence

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Peter N’Guila used to have no trouble supporting his family of three on his consultant’s salary. But since Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked a northern...

Death toll from attack on Niger villages soars to 137

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Armed attackers killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in southwestern Niger on Sunday, the government said, making it one of the deadliest...

Suspected Islamists kill at least a dozen villagers in eastern Congo

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Attackers killed at least a dozen villagers in an overnight raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and two...

Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl to go free,...

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his...

Residents flee Islamist insurgent attack on town in northeast Nigeria

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Government troops and several hundred residents have been forced to flee after Islamist insurgents overran a town in northeast Nigeria in an attack claimed...

At least 70 killed in suspected militant attacks in Niger –...

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At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali,...

Islamist violence escalates in Burkina Faso, making widespread hunger worse

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Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. She was pregnant with twins, due any day. Soon after...

Seven Burkinabe soldiers killed in ambush ahead of presidential election

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Fourteen soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants, the government said, close to a week before...

Thousands of refugees flee to Sudan from Ethiopia conflict

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Thousands of Ethiopian refugees were fleeing into neighbouring Sudan on Wednesday as federal troops continued to battle local forces in the closed-off northern Tigray...

Kenya court convicts two for aiding Islamist assault on shopping mall

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A Kenyan court convicted two men on Wednesday for helping al Qaeda-linked gunmen storm Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people in...

Mali transition must be quick, French military action to continue, French...

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France’s foreign minister said on Thursday that the transition in Mali needs to be quick, but that the coup d’etat in the country would...

Combating an imported extremism

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The risk of Islamist extremism frequently focuses on Somalia and al-Shabaab. Yet adherents to extremist versions of Islam can now be found...

Suspected Islamist recruiter kills four at Kenyan police station

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A suspected recruiter for Somalia's al Shabaab militant group being held in a west Kenyan police station shot dead at least four...

Kenyan sentenced to death for killing Muslim cleric

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A Kenyan man was sentenced to death on Friday for killing a Muslim cleric who had campaigned against radical interpretations of Islam. Sudi...

Egypt’s top Muslim cleric says terrorism uses religion as front

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Egypt's top Muslim cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong...

Activists criticise Kenya for putting Muslim groups on Shabaab supporters’ list

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Rights groups criticised Kenya's government on Tuesday for including two prominent Muslim groups on a list of possible supporters of al Shabaab,...

After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle to win over Muslims

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Days after Islamists killed 148 people at Garissa university, Kenya's president held out an olive branch to Muslims and urged them to...

Radical Islam a growing threat to sub-Saharan Christians: report

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Radical Islamists were the main persecutors of Christians around the world last year, not only in the Middle East but increasingly in...

ISS: Think again – portrait of a Kenyan radical

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Given the extent to which it dominates global news and politics, it is remarkable how little we know about the men –...

Growing concern in Muslim world about Islamist militancy – survey

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Large majorities in Muslim countries are increasingly worried about Islamist militancy and oppose its best-known groups, such as the global al Qaeda...

Senegal failing on pledge to halt abuse in Koranic schools

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A year after a fire killed eight children when it ripped through a Koranic school in Senegal, the government has failed to...

Egypt is worst Arab state for women, Comoros best

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Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence and Islamist feeling after the Arab Spring uprisings have...

Sunni-Shi’ite tension biggest threat to world security, Iran says

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Tension between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims is the biggest threat to world security, Iran's foreign minister said in comments published on Monday,...

Kenya crackdown on militants troubles Muslims

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A Kenyan police crackdown on Islamists is fuelling Muslim resentment and moderate preachers say it undermines their efforts to counter recruiting by...

Youths burn church, riot in Kenya’s Mombasa after imam killed

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Young Muslims set fire to a church, burned tires and clashed with police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa on Friday,...

Battlelines drawn for fight over Libyan Islam

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When night falls on the street outside Tripoli's Abdullah Eshaab mosque, theological discussions often break out. Lately, they have taken place at...

Libyan Islamist demands role for “moderate” Islam

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A prominent and influential Libyan Islamist cleric, returning to his native land after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, has demanded a role...

Sudan’s Bashir accused of blemishing Islam

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Sudan's last elected leader accused President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's party yesterday of blemishing Islam, and warned there was a risk of violence...

Somali hardline rebels threaten Kenya

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Somalia's hardline al Shabaab rebels threatened to attack neighbouring Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in the capital Nairobi, according to a...