Verdict expected at the end of the day in Nemmouche’s trial

Police officers and journalists remain at Brussels’ courthouse as the verdict of the Nemmouche trial is expected by the end of the day. Mehdi Nemmouche stands accused of carrying out Europe’s first attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria. IMAGES inside the courthouse

French prison guards protest after knife attack on colleague

Prison guards gather outside the Condé-sur-Sarthe prison in Normandy to protest, a day after a “radicalised” Islamist prisoner seriously wounds two of their fellow employees with a knife. The assailant is later wounded during a police assault in which his wife was killed. IMAGES

Taliban confront ‘fake’ news and social media in propaganda war

Fighting “fake” news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army — the Taliban’s sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the group vows to enforce Islamist controls on journalists if it returns to power.

Cameroon: thousands of Nigerian refugees flee Boko Haram attacks

Thousands of Nigerian citizens have been forced to flee their homes as radical Islamist group Boko Haram wreak havoc in the northeast of Nigeria. Many have crossed the border, into Cameroon. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election on Saturday 16th February. He came to power in 2015 on a promise to defeat Boko Haram.

At least 18 killed in twin bomb attack on Philippine church

At least 18 people are killed when two bombs hit a Catholic church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, days after voters backed Muslim self-rule in the region. IMAGES of aftermath outside church

More protests against Asia Bibi’s acquittal in Pakistan

Pakistan’s hardline Islamist groups continue to hold rallies against Asia Bibi’s acquittal for blasphemy in Lahore. IMAGESREFILE WITH CORRECT SLUG

Protesters call for Asia Bibi’s execution in Karachi

Thousands of supporters of Islamist parties take to the streets of Karachi to protest Asia Bibi’s acquittal and call for her beheading. Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was freed from jail but is still in Pakistan, according to officials, amid appeals for her to be offered asylum.

Blasphemy protests persist over Asia Bibi’s acquittal

Enraged Islamist hardliners continue protesting in the streets of Islamabad over the acquittal of a Christian woman for blasphemy, as thousands join mass protests. The protests are being largely led by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party, which is known for its hardline stance on blasphemy issues.