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World 29 May 2019 | 3:36 AM

Don't take our troops for granted, France warns West African states

PARIS (Reuters) - West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take France's military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.

World 28 May 2019 | 8:39 PM

Freed Sri Lanka Buddhist monk vows to expose Islamist militancy

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A hardline Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday he planned to denounce Islamist militants after he was freed from prison last week by presidential pardon.

AseanPlus News 04 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Asia fertile ground for IS ideology’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic State (IS) group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” may have collapsed in the Middle East but Asia provides fertile territory for a resurrection, analysts say, as last month’s bloody Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka have shown.

World 03 May 2019 | 10:46 AM

Monstrous rumours stoke hostility to Pakistan's anti-polio drive

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - His bearded face was half-covered by a shawl, but Hameedullah Khan's fear and ignorance was on full display as he delivered a chilling message for anyone who tries to vaccinate his children against polio.

World 29 Apr 2019 | 3:57 PM

Bangladesh kills two suspects linked to 2016 Dhaka cafe attack

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces on Monday killed at least two people suspected of belonging to an Islamist militant group behind a deadly cafe attack in Dhaka in 2016, police said after a raid at a tin-shed hideout in the capital.

World 29 Apr 2019 | 3:10 PM

Police break up clashes in east India, Mumbai votes in fourth phase of massive poll

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police broke up clashes between rival groups of voters in a key eastern state on Monday as some of India's richest families and Bollywood stars also cast their ballots in Mumbai during the fourth phase of a massive, staggered general election.

World 27 Apr 2019 | 3:23 PM

Khan's interior minister pick raises questions about 'new' Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's new interior minister, appointed in a major cabinet reshuffle this month by Prime Minister Imran Khan, is a former spy chief and close ally of the country's last military ruler who has long been accused of deep ties to militant groups.

TECH 26 Apr 2019 | 1:30 AM

Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure”, but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.

World 25 Apr 2019 | 7:50 PM

Sri Lanka's crisis of leadership opens space for nationalist Rajapaksas

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, then the defence secretary, crushed Tamil Tiger separatists with such ferocity ten years ago that Western powers sought war crime trials against them and greeted their defeat in elections later with barely concealed glee.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 11:15 PM

Factbox - After 'caliphate' defeat, Islamic State is down but not out

(Reuters) - Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out.