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.

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Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President
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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
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#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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.

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