Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader

Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, who was convicted of murder, rape and… Read More Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader

ISIS finance chief, two senior leaders killed in US-led airstrikes

The finance chief of so-called Islamic State has been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition, a US military spokesman has said. Muwaffaq Mustafa Mohammed al-Karmoush, aka Abu Salah, and two other senior leaders were killed in the strikes which took place in “recent weeks”. No further details were given. The coalition has been… Read More ISIS finance chief, two senior leaders killed in US-led airstrikes

ISIS leader’s convoy hit by airstrike, Iraq claims

Iraq’s military claims its air force struck a convoy in western Anbar province that included ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The fate of al-Baghdadi is unknown, the military statement said. “The Iraqi airforce carried out a heroic operation by striking al-Baghdadi’s convoy while he on his way to attend a meeting with senior ISIS leaders… Read More ISIS leader’s convoy hit by airstrike, Iraq claims

Al-Qaeda leader denounces recognition of ISIS Caliphate, belittles its leader

In a blistering new message, the leader of al Qaeda denounces the leader of ISIS as the illegitimate leader of a phony caliphate. Exposing a glaring hostility between the two jihadi groups, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda, openly attacks ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for usurping the jihadi movement. “We do not acknowledge… Read More Al-Qaeda leader denounces recognition of ISIS Caliphate, belittles its leader