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.
25 Mar 2020
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.
29 Feb 2020
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.
25 Feb 2020
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.
05 Nov 2019
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
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
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
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
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.
17 Oct 2019
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.
08 Sep 2019
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.
03 Aug 2019
#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.
01 Aug 2019
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.
19 Jul 2019
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.
04 Jul 2019
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.
12 May 2019
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.
30 Apr 2019
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'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
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 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
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: 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.
26 Apr 2019
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.
25 Apr 2019
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
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
#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.
01 Mar 2019
US offers $1mn reward to find Osama bin Laden's son
On Thursday, the United States announced a $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
23 Feb 2019
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
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
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.
12 Jan 2019
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.
27 Dec 2018
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.
27 Dec 2018
America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump
America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.
27 Dec 2018
'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump
US President Donald Trump, who's visiting Iraq, says he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the country.
26 Dec 2018
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.
26 Dec 2018
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
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
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.