Islamic State

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Day after US-forces targeted, two rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone

09 Jan 2020

Day after US-forces targeted, two rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone

Merely a day after Iraqi bases housing forces from the United States were targeted by Iran, two rockets landed at the Green Zone in Baghdad.

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

06 Jan 2020

Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy

On Sunday, three rockets fell in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, injuring six people, multiple reports said. Of them, two hit near the heavily fortified US Embassy, while one landed in the nearby Jadriya area.

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

03 Jan 2020

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

Earlier on Friday, the United States confirmed to have killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Iraq's Baghdad Airport.

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

02 Jan 2020

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sought to ban the organization, the Popular Front of India (PFI), suspecting its complicity in the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state, which have claimed 19 lives.

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.

Here's how much Mia Khalifa earned from her porn stint

20 Aug 2019

Here's how much Mia Khalifa earned from her porn stint

Former pornstar Mia Khalifa is a global cultural sensation today. The 26-year-old took the adult film industry by storm since her appearance in scenes wearing a hijab.

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.

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

29 Jun 2019

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

Act against terrorism or face consequences: FATF warns Pakistan

22 Jun 2019

Act against terrorism or face consequences: FATF warns Pakistan

It seems the global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has had enough of Pakistan's incompetence.

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.

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.

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 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

27 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up during a shootout with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, police said.

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.

US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than insurgents do: UN

24 Apr 2019

US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than insurgents do: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by the US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released today revealed.

#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.

Iraq ferry sinks, almost 100 dead on spring holiday trip

22 Mar 2019

Iraq ferry sinks, almost 100 dead on spring holiday trip

Almost 100 people, mostly women, and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul.

Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of citizenship

02 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of citizenship

Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.

AK-47 maker Kalashnikov has made a cheap, 'suicide' drone

24 Feb 2019

AK-47 maker Kalashnikov has made a cheap, 'suicide' drone

The Russian company that made the iconic AK-47 rifle, Kalashnikov, has unveiled a new 'suicide' drone that has the potential to revolutionize drone warfare.

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.

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.

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.

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

24 Dec 2018

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump said he discussed Syria and "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

21 Dec 2018

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

14 Dec 2018

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

14 civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes in eastern Syria

04 Nov 2018

14 civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes in eastern Syria

At least 14 civilians were killed yesterday in US-led coalition air strikes on the Islamic State group's last holdout in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize

05 Oct 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, and Nadia Murad, the face of the women forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State.

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

27 Sep 2018

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.

Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed

22 Sep 2018

Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed

Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz today, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in Afghanistan

11 Sep 2018

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in Afghanistan

At least five people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up among protesters in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, in the latest violence to hit the country.

Russia accuses US of using white phosphorous bombs in Syria

10 Sep 2018

Russia accuses US of using white phosphorous bombs in Syria

Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.

Two suspected terrorists of ISIS-linked outfit arrested near Red Fort

07 Sep 2018

Two suspected terrorists of ISIS-linked outfit arrested near Red Fort

The Delhi police arrested two suspected terrorists belonging to a group having allegiance to the ISIS, on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, it has been reported.

Afghanistan: Insurgents kill 19 security personnel in separate assaults

06 Sep 2018

Afghanistan: Insurgents kill 19 security personnel in separate assaults

Insurgents killed 19 security personnel in separate assaults in Afghanistan, officials said today.

Afghan Taliban announces the death of Haqqani network leader

04 Sep 2018

Afghan Taliban announces the death of Haqqani network leader

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates, the Afghan Taliban announced on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: US strike kills IS commander Orakzai in Nangarhar province

27 Aug 2018

Afghanistan: US strike kills IS commander Orakzai in Nangarhar province

A US strike over the weekend killed a senior Islamic State commander in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and US officials said today.

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

23 Aug 2018

ISIS releases audio message of its leader Baghdadi presumed dead

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group has asked his followers to "patiently persevere" despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria.

One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris

23 Aug 2018

One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris

A man armed with a knife killed one person and seriously injured two others today morning in a town about 30km southwest of Paris, a police source said.