The Mozambican military has proven to be inept at stopping atrocities by extremist insurgents in the Cabo Delgado province.
Should South Africa's military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
Sri Lankan security personal stand guard outside St Anthony’s Church in Colombo after it was hit by an explosion on Sunday.
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By inciting religious hatred, the recent attacks in Sri Lanka appear to have more in common with Al-Qaeda than past ethno-religious violence, which has sought specific political change.
The Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, provides fertile ground for extremism.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
Muslim protesters in India marching against the Islamic State after the 2015 terror attacks in Paris.
Sensationalist media coverage serves the Islamic State's objective by pitting Muslims and non-Muslims against one another.
Parts of Mozambique are under attack from an Islamist militia that wants to uphold sharia law.
A guerrilla movement in Mozambique could upend the government's plans for stability and prosperity.
A cemetery where victims of the November 24 mosque attack were laid to rest.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
Don’t jump to conclusions: protesters in Kashmir with a mocked-up IS flag.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
A sign in Raqqa reads ‘Attention, Islamic State barrier’.
EPA/Youssef Rabih Youssef
What lies ahead for IS after Mosul, Raqqa and tens of thousands of casualties?
The aftermath of the attack in Manhattan, October 31 2017.
With several terror attacks committed by Uzbeks abroad in 2017, one of the world's harshest regimes is coming under scrutiny.
The crackdown is contributing to a culture of unchecked violence, which is increasingly accepted as a necessary measure.
David Petraeus was interviewed at a Liberal Party dinner in Sydney on Friday.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
Anjem Choudray, one of the leaders of the group, who is now in prison.
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One of the London Bridge attackers was linked to the extremist group.
The skyline of Doha, Qatar.
Gregory Hawken Kramer
Qatar has used its wealth to adopt policies sometimes rivaling Saudi Arabia’s. Think, for example, of the popular Al-Jazeera. Now the Saudis seem determined to limit Qatari influence as much as possible.
When it comes to Islamist extremism and terrorism, change is a constant.
From the Islamic State to North Caucasian rebels and far-right nationalists, Russia is facing overlapping extremist threats.
The aftermath of a bomb strike at a refugee camp in Rann, Nigeria.
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
Special units: not a good idea.
Anthony Devlin / PA Wire
Prisoners become more dangerous when grouped together.
President Buhari meets with a woman rescued from Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.