Islamic fundamentalist nationalist movement in Afghanistan which has its roots in neighboring Pakistan.
The Taliban (which translates as “students”) were in power in Afghanistan from 1996-2001 and enforced their strict interpretation of the Sharia law. Since the US-led invasion in 2001 and the toppling of the Taliban regime, the insurgents are again on the rise.
The US is aiming to impose aid restrictions on Pakistan. In an interview with DW, analyst Michael Kugelman says if there's one US administration likely to take a hard line against Pakistan, it's the Trump administration.
On July 1, 2016, an IS-claimed attack on a Dhaka cafe killed 29 people, including 18 foreigners. Expert Siegfried O. Wolf tells DW that Bangladeshi authorities continue to downplay the severity of the jihadist threat.
Hundreds of Muslims have spoken out against terrorism in a Cologne demonstration. DW's Shamil Shams believes while it is a good step, Muslims living in the West need to do a lot more to cast off the "extremist image."