Articles about ISIS

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.

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

30 Apr 2022

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

The Gorakhnath temple attack case has taken an unexpected turn.

Afghanistan: Three bomb blasts at Kabul boys' school; 6 killed

19 Apr 2022

World
Afghanistan: Three bomb blasts at Kabul boys' school; 6 killed

Three bomb blasts at a boys' school in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, on Tuesday killed six people, including students, and injured many.

ISIS chief killed in counterterror operation in Syria, says Biden

03 Feb 2022

World
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.

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

24 Nov 2021

Politics
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."

Dozens killed in blast at Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

15 Oct 2021

World
Dozens killed in blast at Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Multiple blasts rocked a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, reports said, marking yet another incidence of violence in the Taliban-ruled country.

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

09 Oct 2021

World
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.

Attackers strike Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, five killed

22 Sep 2021

World
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.

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

18 Sep 2021

World
'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.

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

28 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

27 Aug 2021

World
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.

Prank show features fake ISIS attacks on celebrities, sparks outrage

16 May 2021

Entertainment
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.

Attacks on two Niger villages kill at least 100

04 Jan 2021

World
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.

During debate with Pence, Harris berates Trump's handling of coronavirus

08 Oct 2020

World
During debate with Pence, Harris berates Trump's handling of coronavirus

US Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, sitting 12 feet apart, participated in the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2020 elections, and unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic dominated the interaction.

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

22 Aug 2020

India
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.

How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

17 Aug 2020

Technology
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.

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

27 Jul 2020

India
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.

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

25 Mar 2020

World
Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

India
As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

US-India joint statement: Will protect citizens from radical Islamic terrorism

25 Feb 2020

India
US-India joint statement: Will protect citizens from radical Islamic terrorism

For the second time in 24 hours, United States President Donald Trump asked Pakistan to act against terrorists flourishing on its soil and added his nation was committed to ending radical Islamic terrorism.

Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

05 Nov 2019

World
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.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

29 Oct 2019

World
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.

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

28 Oct 2019

World
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.

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

27 Oct 2019

World
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.

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

27 Oct 2019

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

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

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

27 Oct 2019

World
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.

Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan

17 Oct 2019

World
Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump warned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told him "not to be a fool" and threatened to destroy the country's economy in a striking letter sent on the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

World
Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

03 Aug 2019

India
#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

Jammu and Kashmir is on the edge. Indian Army said Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are looking to infiltrate the valley and disrupt peace. Soon, the state government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik asked tourists to head home.

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead, say US officials

01 Aug 2019

World
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead, say US officials

Deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, seen widely as the heir of al Qaeda, is dead, US media said on Wednesday.

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

19 Jul 2019

World
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.

Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

04 Jul 2019

World
Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

If you are a privacy freak (like me), visiting China shouldn't be on your travel bucket list.

Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

12 May 2019

World
Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

A political adviser and former journalist named Mena Mangal was shot dead in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, days after she wrote on social media that her life was under threat.

ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

30 Apr 2019

World
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.

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

29 Apr 2019

World
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.

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

29 Apr 2019

World
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.

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

28 Apr 2019

World
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.

ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

28 Apr 2019

World
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.

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

27 Apr 2019

World
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.

Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

26 Apr 2019

World
Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government knew that Sri Lankan nationals who joined the Islamic State had returned, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organization is not against the law in the island nation.

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

25 Apr 2019

World
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.

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