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#Islamists

# islamists - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.

# islamists - Monday 21 November, 2016

'Sharia police' who patrolled the streets in Germany did not break the law

The incidents sparked outrage in 2014 but a court has ruled there weren’t illegal.

# islamists - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan

It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.

# islamists - Friday 9 January, 2015

As it happened: Charlie Hebdo suspects dead and four hostages killed in Jewish store

The shocking events in France, as they unfolded today.

# islamists - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Nobody knows what will happen if Boko Haram does release kidnapped schoolgirls

There are still 219 girls missing from their hometown of Chibok.

# islamists - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

# islamists - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

US offers help as UNICEF condemns Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

John Kerry made a phone call today to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, just hours after it was revealed that eight more girls had been taken.

# islamists - Monday 14 April, 2014

Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71

President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.

# islamists - Friday 16 August, 2013

Photos: More than 60 killed in violent clashes on Egypt's 'Friday of anger'

Islamists held protest marches after hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi were killed in a crackdown on Wednesday.

# islamists - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Three charged with Boston bombing cover-up

The three teenagers – two Kazakhs and an American – appear to have been hastily trying to keep him out of trouble rather than taking part in an organised conspiracy.

# islamists - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.

# islamists - Monday 22 April, 2013

'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles

Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.

# islamists - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

# islamists - Friday 22 February, 2013

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists

France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.

# islamists - Monday 28 January, 2013

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.

# islamists - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Mali conflict: Islamists offer hostage talks amid French offensive

The surprise move comes on the 16th day of a military operation led by France to stop Islamist groups pushing south towards the capital Bamako.

# islamists - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

# islamists - Monday 14 January, 2013

Mali conflict: Islamists vow to strike 'at heart' of France

The French government believes that its intervetion in the west African country will be over in a matter of weeks but officials have said that Islamist militants are better trained and armed than expected.

# islamists - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Egypt braces for rival protests

The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.

# islamists - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’

While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.

# islamists - Friday 30 November, 2012

Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

Giant crowds of protesters took to the streets, shouting: “No to tyranny!”

# islamists - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers

A recent decision by the country’s president to grant himself near-absolute power has sparked public protests and been condemned by the country’s judiciary.

# islamists - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia

Kismayu has been a vital lifeline for the Shebab in their five year revolt against African Union and Somali government troops.

# islamists - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack

An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.

Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film

Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

# islamists - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses

The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.

# islamists - Monday 30 July, 2012

Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death

Makli’s interim president is calling for decisive action to to be taken against the extremists that are dividing the country.

# islamists - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

# islamists - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

4 men admit al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up London Stock Exchange

Prosecutors say the men had discussed a “Mumbai-style” atrocity and had planned to send mail bombs to various targets.

# islamists - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Enthusiasm builds for Tunisia's first free elections

Tunisians go to the polls tomorrow in the country’s first free elections since it gained independence from France in 1956.

# islamists - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

# islamists - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims

The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.

# islamists - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Moroccan blast shows signs of Al Qaeda attack as tourism trade set to suffer

The country’s interior minister has said the bomb bares the hallmarks of Al Qaeda as the country’s tourism industry is set to be affected by an attack which killed mostly foreigners.

# islamists - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Russian forces kill 17 rebels in North Caucasus

Russian forces claim to have killed 17 rebels and captured two people involved in last January’s metro attack’s in Moscow.