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World 27 Oct 2019 | 6:10 PM Premium

Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria.

World 05 Jul 2019 | 3:42 PM Premium

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.

World 17 Jun 2019 | 1:29 PM Premium

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

HAIZER, Algeria (Reuters) - While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

Nation 31 May 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Trio of multinational IS militants nabbed

KUALA LUMPUR: Three Islamic State (IS) militants, including two who swore allegiance to an IS leader, have been detained after anti-terror raids in three states, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.