Singapore’s security authorities have warned that the threat of a terror attack is now higher than before as radical Islamists are becoming increasingly active in neighbouring Indonesia.
Violence in a Muslim-majority region of Myanmar is stopping aid agencies from delivering food and medicines, a United Nations official said on October 18, as security forces respond to deadly raids that the government says were inspired by Islamists.
Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on July 26, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.
Islamic State's far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead on June 8 with major advances on multiple fronts that have put some of the greatest pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists since they declared their caliphate two years ago.
At least nine people were killed when fighters from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab set off a car bomb at the gate of a popular park and near a hotel in the capital, sending a plume of smoke above the coastal city.
The Indonesian police have arrested 41 suspected Islamic rebels on Java island as authorities are tightening anti-terrorism regulations after the deadly Jakarta attack in January.
Egypt's top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on June 29, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president two years ago.