Islamism is a concept whose meaning has been debated in both public and academic contexts. The term can refer to diverse forms of social and political activism advocating that public and political life should be guided by Islamic principles or more specifically to movements which call for full implementation of sharia. It is commonly used interchangeably with the terms political Islam or Islamic fundamentalism. In academic usage, the term Islamism does not specify what vision of "Islamic order" or sharia are being advocated, or how their advocates intend to bring them about. In Western mass media it tends to refer to groups whose aim is to establish a sharia-based Islamic state, often with implication of violent tactics and human rights violations, and has acquired connotations of political extremism. In the Muslim world, the term has positive connotations among its proponents.
A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group Norwegian.. Reuters - Published
Indonesia's anti-graft agency on Saturday named a prominent Islamist politician backing President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign as a suspect in a bribery case, an investigator said. Reuters - Published
A high-resolution satellite image reviewed by Reuters shows that a religious school run by Jaish-e-Mohammad in northeastern Pakistan appears to be still standing days after India claimed its warplanes..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed..
A suicide-bomb attack on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 29 people, and injured more than 80. Security forces are still trying to dislodge the Al Shabaab militants from a nearby building. Lucy..
According to Business Insider, on Tuesday India launched airstrikes across its border with Pakistan in a military escalation following decades of bitter rivalry and a terror attack in Kashmir that left..
A week's delay, then hours of waiting until election officials arrived; Nigeria's vote got off to a frustrating start. But the election in Africa's biggest economic powerhouse passed mostly peacefully...
India's government says it has "incontrovertible evidence" that a suicide bombing that killed 44 security forces in Kashmir -- the worst attack in decades -- involved rival Pakistan. Michelle Hennessy..
A suicide bomber rams a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the disputed region, raising tensions..
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dismissing a petition filed by Islamists who have called..
The Philippine military believes it may have "neutralized" the remnants of an alliance of pro-Islamic State extremists, after the suspected death of the group's de facto leader during clashes last.. Reuters - Published
The Gaza Strip's dominant Hamas Islamists denied responsibility on Thursday for rockets fired into Israel, saying the attack took place as it held truce talks with Egyptian mediators. Reuters - Published
Bosnian prosecutors will investigate media allegations that Croatian intelligence and diplomats have attempted to arm followers of Islamists in Bosnia, the office of Bosnia's chief prosecutor said on.. Reuters - Published
The Taliban political chief, who headed the Islamist militants' delegation during the most recent round of peace talks with the United States, said on Thursday that he was optimistic and assured.. Reuters - Published
The wife and son of a suspected militant Islamist blew themselves up in their home on the Indonesian island of Sumatra early on Wednesday after hours of tense negotiations with counter-terrorism.. Reuters - Published