Hosne Ara Karim, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant that was attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Seven militants who killed 20 people at a restaurant in Dhaka were local Bangladeshis and authorities had tried before to arrest five of them, police(...)

A relative consoles  the children of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, the wife of a police superintendent who had been cracking down on militant attacks, after she was stabbed and shot to death by militants while taking her son to school   in Chittagong, Bangladesh, last Sunday. Photograph:  EPA/STR

The young man, inching past a crowded checkpoint near a truck stand in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, caught the attention of an alert police officer. H(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan for his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend. Photograph: AP

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest in a string of m(...)

Mullah Krekar went to Norway as a refugee in 1991 and had earlier been deemed a threat to national security.  Norwegian authorities did not expel him to Iraq because authorities there could not guarantee he would not be executed. Italy said it would now seek to extradite him. File photograph: Olav Nesvold/NTB scanpix

Police in six European countries arrested at least 15 suspected members of an Islamist militant group that was planning attacks in Norway and the Midd(...)