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11 May 2017


Iraqi army says ISIS-held Mosul will be recaptured within days

Iraq's army chief said his troops are only days away from completely recapturing Mosul from ISIS.

05 May 2017


San Bernardino victims' families sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

The families of the victims of the San Bernardino shootings have filed lawsuits against Facebook, Google and Twitter accusing them of allowing ISIS to flourish on social media.

26 Mar 2017


Airstrikes in Mosul: Reports of over 200 civilian deaths

In March, the UN raised concerns after reports that over 200 people were killed in airstrikes in Iraq's Islamic State-held Mosul.

14 Mar 2017


ISIS trapped as Iraqi forces move into Mosul

In March, Iraqi troops reportedly managed to take over one-third of western Mosul, trapping ISIS militants in the region, after cutting off all roads out of the city.

04 Mar 2017


Maldives: Yameen government to sell atoll to Saudi Arabia

The government of Abdulla Yameen has decided to sell the Faafu atoll to Saudi Arabia. The move will give the entire territorial control of the land to the Saudis.

03 Mar 2017


Russian, Syrian forces retake formerly IS-held Palmyra

Allies Russia and Syria have completely retaken the Islamic State-held Palmyra, ending the second occupation of the city by the IS, officials said.

01 Mar 2017

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Trump promises "renewal of the American spirit" in Congress speech

US President Donald Trump has promised a "renewal of the American spirit" during his first Joint address to Congress.

24 Feb 2017


Iraq security forces close in on ISIS

In February, the US-backed Iraqi security forces reportedly stormed Mosul's airport and a nearby military base to close in on the ISIS-held western part of Mosul.

23 Feb 2017

Pakistan News

Another blast kills 2 in Lahore

An explosion went off in the defence area in Lahore, killing 2 people and injuring at least 10 others. Authorities are suspecting that the blast was caused by a faulty generator, but they have yet to ascertain the cause of the blast.

22 Feb 2017

Pakistan News

Sehwan Attack: Pakistan Air Force kills 'many' terrorists

Sources said Pakistan killed five terrorists and destroyed three militant hideouts of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam and ISIS in Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan.

21 Feb 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Three bombers killed in twin blasts in Charsadda

Twin blasts occurred on Tuesday outside a local sessions court in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

18 Feb 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistani security forces kill 100 terrorists following major terror attack

Pakistani security forces said they had neutralized 100 terrorists across the country, a day after an IS bomber killed 80 at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine.

17 Feb 2017

Pakistan News

Pak: 72 killed in ISIS linked suicide attack

At least 72 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at one of Pakistan's oldest and most revered Sufi shrines, during Thursday evening prayers.

Iraq air force hits ISIS; al-Baghdadi's fate unknown

The Joint Operations Command, coordinating fights against Jihadists in Iraq, sent a statement which said that a meeting of commanders from the Islamic State group (ISIS) including ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted by the Iraqi air force.

10 Feb 2017

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Eiffel Tower to be protected by a glass wall

According to officials, Paris's Eiffel Tower is set to have a 2.5m (8 ft.) wall of reinforced glass built around it for protection against potential terror attacks.

09 Feb 2017

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9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

Self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad wrote to former President Barack Obama telling him that 9/11 was a direct result of the American foreign policy.

06 Feb 2017

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Louvre Museum attack suspect refuses to talk during interrogation

The suspected attacker shot in the stomach at the Louvre Museum refused to talk to the French police during two rounds of questioning on Sunday.

06 Feb 2017


Turkey performs nationwide raids; hundreds of IS suspects detained

On Sunday, little over a month after Turkey's nightclub was attacked, Turkish police carried out nationwide raids, detaining over 400 suspected to be members of the Islamic State.

04 Feb 2017

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The Louvre attacker an Egyptian on tourist visa

French detectives said that the man who thrust a machete assault outside the Louvre in Paris is a 29-year-old Egyptian.

03 Feb 2017

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Louvre evacuated as soldier shoots possible assailant

French security forces have evacuated an area around the Louvre museum in Paris, after a French soldier shot a possible assailant trying to enter the museum.

Syrians take train in Aleppo after 4 years

Syrian citizens took trains across eastern Aleppo for the first time in four years after government forces retook the city from rebels and ISIS militia.

Syrian rebels: Peace unlikely at Astana talks

Syrian rebel delegation spokesman Yahya al-Aridi said that the group had no intention of signing a joint communique demarcating an agreement to ceasefire, at talks being held in Kazakhstan.

20 Jan 2017


IS destroys part of ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

Syrian officials said IS militants have destroyed part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Palmyra.

19 Jan 2017


Istanbul club chosen at random says attacker

Abdulgadir Masharipov, suspected to have killed 39 people in the Reina night club in Istanbul stated that the club was chosen at random.

18 Jan 2017


Iraq forces take back 'Jonah's tomb' in Mosul

In January, Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul retook an area where the jihadist's had levelled one of the city's most well-known shrines in 2014.

17 Jan 2017


Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker who massacred 38 arrested

Turkish police have arrested Abdulkadir Masharipov, the man suspected of mounting the attack on Istanbul's Reina club on New Year's Eve which left 38 people dead.

12 Jan 2017

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Highlights of President-elect Donald Trump's press conference

US President-elect Donald Trump faced a wide array of questions during his first press conference since July 2016.

Assad ready to negotiate everything at Kazakh talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready to discuss "everything" at peace talks proposed to be held in Kazakhstan; however, there is no official representation for the opposition yet.

08 Jan 2017

Russia News

Syrian rebel group says no ceasefire reached

Head of a Syrian rebel group denied a report of a ceasefire between rebels and government forces in the Wadi Barada area near Damascus.

07 Jan 2017


Extremism on the rise in Maldives

Experts have warned that Maldives may well have become the latest hub of Islamist extremism in South Asia.

04 Jan 2017


Two foreigners nabbed for Turkey's nightclub attack

On Tuesday, 2 foreign nationals were detained by Turkish authorities at Istanbul's main airport in connection with the nightclub attack claimed by ISIS.

02 Jan 2017


ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul's nightclub attack

The gun attack in the Reina nightclub of Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city was claimed by the Islamic State.

02 Jan 2017


2 Indians among victims, shooter still at large

2 Indians including a Mumbai-based builder and a fashion designer were among the victims of the Istanbul terror attack.

02 Jan 2017

Russia News

Rebels threaten to nullify ceasefire in Syria

Accusing government forces of violating the ceasefire in the country, Syrian rebel forces have threatened to nullify the ceasefire and resume fighting.

01 Jan 2017


New Year tragedy in Istanbul: 35 killed in terrorist attack

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens were injured in an Istanbul nightclub after midnight on New Year's Day in the European side of the city.

31 Dec 2016

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Boko Haram says the group is still strong

Refuting rumors that Boko Haram has been decimated by security forces, Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video saying "We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere."

30 Dec 2016

Russia News

Russian President Putin announces ceasefire in Syrian War

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between the Syrian Government and opposition groups starting at midnight on 29 Dec'16.

29 Dec 2016


Looking back at 2016

The year 2016 has witnessed several political upheavals both domestically as well as internationally.

Aid being organized for Aleppo

Several international donors have begun collecting aid for civilians displaced from Aleppo; Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered a relief campaign to be started and allocated $27 million to the drive.

Rebels begin shelling Aleppo

Syrian rebels began shelling Aleppo, days after the Syrian government recaptured the city from rebel control; human rights organizations said that so far, at least 6 people have been killed.

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