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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Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

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.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

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.

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

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.

Turkish forces capture sister of dead ISIS chief Baghdadi

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.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

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.

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

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.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

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.

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

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.

Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

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.

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

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.

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

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.

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

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.

US offers $1mn reward to find Osama bin Laden's son

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 for alleged links with ISIS

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.

Trump, Erdogan discuss ways to defeat terrorism in northeast Syria

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.

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

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

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.

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

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.

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

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.

'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump

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.

Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

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.

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

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.

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

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.

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

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.