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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.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

13 Apr 2019

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

30 Mar 2019

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

08 Mar 2019

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.

'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.

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

25 Dec 2018

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: Health Ministry

An hour-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said today, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghanistan capital this year.

Pakistan minister vows to protect UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed

18 Dec 2018

Pakistan minister vows to protect UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed

In an incident that is bound to cause a furore, a Pakistan minister was seen pledging government support to 26/11 mastermind and UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

09 Oct 2018

Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

It seems like Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is all set for a change of leadership.

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.

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

14 Aug 2018

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.

J&K: 100 terrorists, 43 security personnel killed in 6 months

18 Jul 2018

J&K: 100 terrorists, 43 security personnel killed in 6 months

A total of 100 militants and 43 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today.

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

13 Feb 2018

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

A week after Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed dared the government to arrest him, Pakistan has declared him a terrorist.

Indian-origin ISIS terrorist designated 'global terrorist' by US

24 Jan 2018

Indian-origin ISIS terrorist designated 'global terrorist' by US

Indian-origin Islamic State terrorist Siddhartha Dhar aka Abu Rumaysah has been designated a global terrorist by the US, along with Belgian-Moroccan citizen Abdelatif Gaini.

All about Indian Mujahideen co-founder, Quershi's life

22 Jan 2018

All about Indian Mujahideen co-founder, Quershi's life

Earlier today, Delhi police had arrested Abdul Subhan Qureshi, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen.

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Abdul Qureshi, India's 'bin Laden,' nabbed

22 Jan 2018

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Abdul Qureshi, India's 'bin Laden,' nabbed

Abdul Subhan Qureshi, co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and one of India's most wanted terrorists, was arrested by Delhi Police after a brief exchange of gunfire.

FBI releases age-progressed photos of Neerja Bhanot's 1986 flight hijackers

12 Jan 2018

FBI releases age-progressed photos of Neerja Bhanot's 1986 flight hijackers

The FBI has released age-progressed photos of the four attackers involved in the 1986 hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 that killed 20, including Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot.

Award-winning AMU PhD scholar joins Hizbul Mujahideen

08 Jan 2018

Award-winning AMU PhD scholar joins Hizbul Mujahideen

Mannan Bashir Wani, an award-winning PhD scholar at the Aligarh Muslim University, has reportedly joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit; he went missing last week.

Reports: Osama bin Laden's grandson killed in airstrike

02 Jan 2018

Reports: Osama bin Laden's grandson killed in airstrike

According to some reports, al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's 12-year old grandson Osama bin Hamza bin Laden was reportedly killed in an airstrike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border around June-July 2017.

Pakistani-American woman arrested for using bitcoin to fund ISIS

16 Dec 2017

Pakistani-American woman arrested for using bitcoin to fund ISIS

27-year-old Zoobia Shahnaz of New York has been arrested for allegedly laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to transfer the money to aid ISIS.

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

10 Dec 2017

Iraq declares war with ISIS is concluded

After re-taking the very last ISIS strongholds from fighters recently, Iraq has announced that the war against the group is concluded.

26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan General Elections next year

03 Dec 2017

26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan General Elections next year

Provide evidence against Saeed, his son-in-law tells India

29 Nov 2017

Provide evidence against Saeed, his son-in-law tells India

Khalid Waleed, the son-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has told India to provide evidence against Saeed rather than crying on America's shoulders.

Centre has taken note of ISIS claiming a Kashmir shooting

20 Nov 2017

Centre has taken note of ISIS claiming a Kashmir shooting

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the Centre has taken note of the reports about global terror outfit ISIS claiming an attack in the Kashmir Valley.

Is a foreign spy-agency trying to kill Hafiz Saeed?

12 Nov 2017

Is a foreign spy-agency trying to kill Hafiz Saeed?

In a new development, Pakistani authorities have beefed up security for detained Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

02 Nov 2017

Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

The US has shared a list of 20 terrorist groups with Islamabad which it believes are operating from Pakistan and targeting India and Afghanistan, Pakistani news network Dawn has reported.

Two LeT, one Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist arrested in J&K

16 Oct 2017

Two LeT, one Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist arrested in J&K

Security forces have arrested two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist over the past three days in J&K's Kulgam district.

Did a spurned lover lead to top terrorist Khalid's death?

10 Oct 2017

Did a spurned lover lead to top terrorist Khalid's death?

According to reports, the tip-off that led to top JeM terrorist Abu Khalid's killing came from a spurned lover, a local Kashmiri woman.

Major victory for Indian forces: Top terrorist Abu Khalid killed

09 Oct 2017

Major victory for Indian forces: Top terrorist Abu Khalid killed

Jaish-e-Mohammed Operational Head Abu Khalid has been killed by security forces in an encounter in Baramulla's Ladoora, Jammu and Kashmir.

Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

24 Sep 2017

Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

The Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a Kashmir-based al Qaeda affiliate led by former Hizbul Mujahideen leader Zakir Musa, has issued a statement that they will not rest until "occupied Hindustan" is "liberated."

India won't stop till Masood Azhar is brought to justice

17 Sep 2017

India won't stop till Masood Azhar is brought to justice

A top Indian diplomat has said that India will not stop till Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar is brought to justice.

BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

06 Sep 2017

BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

China endorsed a declaration which named Jaish-e-Mohammad along with other Pakistan-based terror groups at the recently concluded BRICS Summit.

China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

05 Sep 2017

China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

On Monday, a BRICS joint declaration condemned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other Pakistan-based terrorist groups.

Musa's al-Qaeda linked terror group calls for pan-India jihad

27 Aug 2017

Musa's al-Qaeda linked terror group calls for pan-India jihad

India has been grappling with handling violence fuelled Pakistan-based terror groups.

India welcomes Trump's criticism of Pakistan's support for terror groups

23 Aug 2017

India welcomes Trump's criticism of Pakistan's support for terror groups

India has welcomed US President Donald Trump's newly announced Afghanistan strategy and his condemnation of Pakistan for allegedly backing of terror groups.

US names Hizbul Mujahideen a foreign terrorist organization

17 Aug 2017

US names Hizbul Mujahideen a foreign terrorist organization

In what came as an Independence Day gift of sorts to India, US has designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a 'foreign terrorist organization'.

You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

15 Aug 2017

You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

Lauding US President Donald Trump for "(understanding) the errors of your predecessors", the Taliban has wrote an open letter to him, urging him to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

JeM chief spews venom against Modi, tries inciting Indian Muslims

25 Jul 2017

JeM chief spews venom against Modi, tries inciting Indian Muslims

Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar has attempted to incite Indian Muslims in a column published in the outfit's journal Al-Qalam.

Kashmir: ISIS supporters gaining ground, propagating Jihadi attack manuals

18 Jul 2017

Kashmir: ISIS supporters gaining ground, propagating Jihadi attack manuals

Iraq recently celebrated the defeat of ISIS in Mosul but violence has been raging in the Kashmir Valley, creating a real 'situation' for Government of India.

Lashkar-e-Taiba module busted by J&K Police, UP resident arrested

10 Jul 2017

Lashkar-e-Taiba module busted by J&K Police, UP resident arrested

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police busted a major Lashkar-e-Taiba module and apprehended a Muzaffarnagar resident named Sandeep Sharma alias Adil and another terrorist named Muneeb Shah of Kulgam.

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares end of ISIS caliphate

29 Jun 2017

Iraq recaptures Mosul mosque, declares end of ISIS caliphate

Iraqi government forces have captured the Mosul mosque from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate in 2014.