ISIS: News

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a terrorist organisation formed on 8th April 2013, and works on the ideology of extremist Islamism. It is expected to have around 30,000 fighters with a budget of more than US$1 billion. The group is headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is claimed to have been killed by Russia in an airstrike by its military.

05 Apr 2024

Pinarayi Vijayan

Explained: Row over 'The Kerala Story' broadcast on Doordarshan

Doordarshan's decision to telecast the controversial "The Kerala Story" movie on Friday has triggered a political storm in Kerala.

24 Mar 2024


ISIS shares visuals of Moscow attack, Putin pledges retribution

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to "justly and inevitably punish" those implicated in the attack that took place at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, where armed assailants clad in camouflage unleashed gunfire.

23 Mar 2024


Moscow attack: Death toll rises to 115, 11 suspects arrested

The death toll in the Russia concert hall attack has climbed to 115.

23 Mar 2024


Moscow terror attack: Over 60 killed, ISIS claims responsibility

In a horrifying development, at least 60 people were reportedly killed and over 100 others sustained injuries as unidentified assailants unleashed gunfire at a concert hall in Russia.

23 Feb 2024

United Kingdom

Shamima Begum, who left UK for ISIS, loses citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum—who left the United Kingdom (UK) at 15 to join the Islamic State (ISIS)—has lost her appeal against the scrapping of her British citizenship.

26 Dec 2023

Joe Biden

Iraq: After drone attack, US strikes Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah's facilities

The United States (US) military struck on three sites used by Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq on Monday (local time), Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

ISIS conspiracy case: NIA arrests 13 people from Maharashtra, Karnataka

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched fresh raids across several cities in the country in the Islamic State or ISIS terror conspiracy case.

25 Oct 2023

Joe Biden

'Israelis can make own decisions': Biden on Gaza ground invasions

United States (US) President Joe Biden reportedly said on Tuesday that Israel had the autonomy to make its own choices and reiterated unwavering support from the US.

10 Oct 2023


Netanyahu's stern warning: Israel will finish war that Hamas started

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a powerful message to the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Tuesday, saying though Israel didn't start the war, it would be the one to end it.

02 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

Wanted ISIS terror suspect arrested by Delhi Police: Report

In a major development, the Delhi Police's Special Cell has reportedly arrested one of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)'s most wanted terrorists, Shahnawaz alias Shafi Uzzama.

NIA launches manhunt for 3 ISIS terror suspects in Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reportedly launched a manhunt for three men believed to be part of the "Pune ISIS module" and sleeper cell in Delhi, NDTV reported

04 Aug 2023


ISIS chief killed in clashes in Syria, successor announced

Terror group ISIS has confirmed that its leader, Abu Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi—who headed the extremist organization since November last year—has been killed in direct clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in rebel-held northwestern Syria's Idlib province.

31 Jul 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Who is behind suicide bombing that killed 44

A suicide bomber attacked a political rally of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) in Bajaur district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, killing at least 44 people and injuring 200 others.

Karnataka ISIS conspiracy case: NIA files supplementary chargesheet against 9 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet naming nine accused for allegedly involvement in a conspiracy with the global terror group Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

27 May 2023


MP: NIA busts ISIS-linked terror module, arrests 3 in Jabalpur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted a terror module allegedly linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in an intelligence-led joint operation with the Anti Terror Squad (ATS) of police in Madhya Pradesh, reported ANI.

05 May 2023

Movie Review

'The Kerala Story' review: Poor filmmaking bogs down important tale

Riding high on controversies, Sudipto Sen's directorial The Kerala Story (TKS) was released in the theaters on Friday. The makers have claimed that 32,000 Kerala women were converted to Islam and made to join ISIS. His bold attempt at narrating the details of the barbaric crime in a two-hour movie unfortunately falls flat due to various factors including weak acting, dialogue, and music.

28 Apr 2023


'The Kerala Story': Congress requests Kerala government against its release

Vipul Amrutlal Shah's upcoming film The Kerala Story has been in the midst of controversies since its teaser was released last year. Earlier this week, the makers dropped the trailer of the film leading to fresh controversies as demands against its release are being made by many.

26 Apr 2023


'The Kerala Story' trailer: Story of how Shalini became Fatima

The trailer of The Kerala Story was released on Wednesday morning, featuring actor Adah Sharma in the lead. The film is based on the horrific real-life incidents of how young Kerala women were converted to Islam for their recruitment by ISIS.

26 Apr 2023


Taliban killed ISIS mastermind of 2021 Kabul airport bombing: US

The Taliban administration killed the alleged mastermind behind the suicide bombing at Kabul airport in August 2021, according to United States (US) officials.

Kerala train fire: NIA, ATS begin investigating alleged terror angle

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids in Noida and Ghaziabad to nab the accused in the Kerala train fire incident.

Crackdown on ISIS: Multiple raids linked to Mangaluru, Coimbatore blasts  

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided the residences and other properties of several people linked to the terrorist organization ISIS in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

Uttar Pradesh: Death penalty to Gorakhnath Temple attacker

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday awarded a death sentence to Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, convicted of attacking security personnel at Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, last year.

15 Jan 2023


Delhi: 2 terror-accused behead man, send video to Pakistani handler

Two men were arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell for reportedly having links to a terror organization, as per The Indian Express.

Islamic State announces leader's death, appoints Abu al-Hussein as successor

The armed jihadist group Islamic State (IS) announced via an audio message on Wednesday that their leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi died "in combat with enemies of God".

23 Nov 2022


Kerala 'common link' in Mangaluru and Coimbatore terror blasts

The last week's autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru and the Coimbatore car explosion on October 23 reportedly share a common link, India Today reported, quoting police sources.

21 Nov 2022


Mangaluru autorickshaw blast: Accused Shareeq 'inspired by ISIS terror outfit'

The Karnataka Police on Monday claimed a major breakthrough in the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case, saying that the accused—Shareeq—was "inspired" by the ISIS terror outfit and used the dark web to contact his handlers, said reports.

04 Nov 2022


Mere possession of jihadi literature not an offense: Delhi court

A Delhi court while hearing an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case registered by National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that mere possession of "jihadi literature" does not amount to offense unless the philosophy is used to commit "terrorist acts."

23 Aug 2022

Nupur Sharma

ISIS bomber detained in Russia wanted to kill Nupur Sharma?

The Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber detained in Russia on Monday had been allegedly hired to kill former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

ISIS bomber, planning attacks on Indian leader, detained in Russia

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday said that its officers had detained a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIS terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India's leadership elite, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.

07 Aug 2022


NIA arrested IS suspect from Batla House, family denies charges

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested an engineering student from New Delhi's Batla House on suspicion of being an active member of the Islamic State (IS), as per The Indian Express.

30 Apr 2022


Gorakhnath temple attack case: Police find link between accused, ISIS

The Gorakhnath temple attack case has taken an unexpected turn.

03 Feb 2022


ISIS chief killed in counterterror operation in Syria, says Biden

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday said that American forces targeted the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) during a counter-terrorism operation in northwest Syria.

24 Nov 2021


BJP MP Gautam Gambhir alleges death threat from 'ISIS Kashmir'

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir has alleged that he and his family received a death threat from "ISIS Kashmir."

09 Oct 2021


ISIS-K claims killing 300 Shia worshippers in Afghan mosque attack

The Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing inside a crowded mosque in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

22 Sep 2021


Attackers strike Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, five killed

Attackers struck Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group's takeover of the country in mid-August.

18 Sep 2021


'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed when it launched a drone strike against suspected ISIS terrorists in Kabul last month.

28 Aug 2021


US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

The United States military said on Friday it has carried out a drone strike against a "planner" of the Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the group which has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Afghan capital Kabul.

27 Aug 2021


Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

Two explosions struck the heart of Kabul on Thursday, killing dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 US service members.

16 May 2021


Prank show features fake ISIS attacks on celebrities, sparks outrage

An Iraqi prank TV show that strapped suicide vests on celebrities and even featured their fake ISIS kidnappings has been pulled off air after massive outrage.

04 Jan 2021


Attacks on two Niger villages kill at least 100

Islamic extremists attacked two villages in Niger near its border with Mali, killing at least 100 people.

22 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

The Delhi Police confirmed on Saturday that a suspected ISIS operative was arrested from the Dhaula Kuan region after an exchange of fire.

17 Aug 2020


How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

In the past few months, we have seen a number of instances of fraudsters using COVID-19 to con unsuspecting people.

27 Jul 2020


It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.

05 Nov 2019

Donald Trump

Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

Days after ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by the United States, Turkey has claimed that it captured the terrorist's elder sister.

29 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.

28 Oct 2019


US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

ISIS, the terror outfit which excelled in inflicting fear across the globe with brutal beheading videos and innumerable attacks, lost its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this weekend.

27 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Trump says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'died like a dog'

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant group ISIS, was killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria.

27 Oct 2019

Osama Bin Laden

Who is Baghdadi, the ISIS chief reportedly killed by US?

If reports are to be believed, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died.

27 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

The United States launched a covert operation late on Saturday night in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of terror outfit ISIS, is believed to have died.

19 Jul 2019

Donald Trump

Trump doesn't know why Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received Nobel

If you are a stranger to Iraqi human rights activist and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's works, you will find company in United States President Donald Trump.

30 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.

29 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

29 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Man, who survived Sri Lanka bombing, witnessed Mumbai attacks too

Dubai-based Abhinav Chari has stepped out of UAE only twice, and both the times he cheated death.

28 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle

Sri Lankan police succeeded in eliminating the kin of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of Sunday Easter attacks, reports claimed on Sunday.

28 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

The Islamic State has claimed the three terrorists who blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a media report said today.

27 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: 15, including 6 kids, dead during ISIS' raids

A raid at an ISIS hideout near Kalmunai in Sri Lanka ended in deaths of 15 people, including six children, the country's police said on Saturday. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police added.

25 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

Locals of Dematagoda, a quiet suburb in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, had no clue that a wealthy family in the neighborhood was planning something sinister behind closed doors.

24 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Well-educated, privileged: What we know about Sri Lanka attacks' terrorists

On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a dastardly terror attack wherein eight bombs went off in various areas in and around the capital Colombo. The death toll has surged to 359 and over 500 are injured.

23 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terror outfit on Tuesday has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people.

23 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Two countries, two women: Can ISIS brides return home?

In more ways than one, the lives of British citizen Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana, who hails from the United States have come to the same crossroads.

17 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to Europe

US President Donald Trump has demanded the European nations take back more than 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial, warning that the US otherwise will be forced to free the jihadists after it pulls out from the war-torn country.

23 Jan 2019


Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 for alleged links with ISIS

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people from Thane and Aurangabad for their alleged links with banned terror outfit ISIS.

21 Jan 2019

Donald Trump

Trump, Erdogan discuss ways to defeat terrorism in northeast Syria

US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan yesterday agreed to continue to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria, the White House said today following a telephonic conversation between the two leaders.

14 Jan 2019


Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

Ghaziabad: One held under NIA's probe against an ISIS-inspired group

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said today it has made a fresh arrest from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired group.

10 arrested in ISIS case sent to 12-day NIA custody

A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 10 people belonging to an ISIS-linked cell, the arrested was produced before a Delhi court, on Thursday, amid tight security.

Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

After carrying out multiple simultaneous raids across Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday, managed to foil a major terror attack that was being planned by a new ISIS-linked group.

16 places raided in Delhi, UP; new ISIS-linked group found

On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches in 16 locations across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe on a new ISIS-linked group in India.

07 Dec 2018

al Qaeda

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.

27 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

3 terrorists, 1 soldier killed in separate encounters in J&K

Three terrorists, including one from an ISIS offshoot, and a soldier were killed while two jawans suffered injuries in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam and Pulwama districts today, police said.

10 Nov 2018


This year, Facebook removed 14 million terrorist-related posts: Details here

In 2018, Facebook flagged and removed as many as 14 million terror-related posts from its platform.

04 Nov 2018


14 civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes in eastern Syria

At least 14 civilians were killed yesterday in US-led coalition air strikes on the Islamic State group's last holdout in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said.

27 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds

A report titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)' has concluded that Pakistan poses three times the threat to humanity than Syria, as it continues to be a breeding ground for terrorist pads.

22 Sep 2018


Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed

Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz today, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.