ISI

  • ISIS offered to swap Pakistani woman scientist for slain US journalist 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    Washington: In an email to the family members of slain American journalist James Foley, his captors from the Islamic State militant group demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US. In their email dated August 12, to family members...
  • When Americans are harmed, we do what is necessary: Obama on Foley beheading 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to continue air strikes against ISIS which released a video showing a militant beheading US journalist James Foley ...
  • Watch: ISIS release video showing beheading of American journalist 2 days ago

    The ISIS on Wednesday released a video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and threatens to kill another American scribe. ...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue 2 days ago

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • ISIS releases video of beheading US journalist, threatens to kill another 2 days ago

    ISIS has released a gruesome video that shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. ...
  • 'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings 3 days ago

    Dohuk: When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. The militants, who have seized much of northern Iraq since arriving...
  • ISIS militants kill nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority 5 days ago

    Kurdish officials say the ISIS militants have killed nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in northern region. Reports also say the ISIS has killed hundreds of people belonging to a tribe opposing them in Syria. This even as US airstrikes continue near the ISIS controlled Mosul...
  • UP Police arrests suspected ISI agent in Meerut, recovers key Army documents 6 days ago

    Meerut: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a suspected ISI agent in Meerut. Asif Ali, who has been living in the city for some time now, is accused of handing over key information about the Indian Army to the Pakistan intelligence agency. The police...
  • US and Iraqi airstrikes target; thousands of Yazidis flee ISIS forces 6 days ago

    US and Iraqi airstrikes target ISIS near Mosul Dam. Local officials say Sunni militants are moving many abducted women to the north of the country. "Abducted women are being taken to ISIS controlled cities in the north", say officials. ...
  • All efforts on to arrest Dawood: Rajnath Singh August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is making every effort to arrest fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "We are trying to arrest him (Dawood). Wherever he is, we will arrest him. Any criminal evading justice should be brought to...
  • US launches three airstrikes in 24 hours on the Islamic state in Iraq August 9, 2014

    There has been another round of US airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq. This is the third round of airstrikes by the US in the last 24 hours. Their latest strike took place in the Kurdish city of Irbil and targeted Sunni militants. The Pentagon says the strikes are meant to...
  • US bombs Islamic state in Iraq, says airstrikes meant to protect their military personnel August 9, 2014

    Baghdada/Arbil: US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". The Pentagon also said that the strikes are meant to protect US military personnel in Irbil. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in...
  • America re-engages in Iraq as Obama authorises targeted airstrikes in the region August 8, 2014

    Washington: US fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there. Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said that...
  • Tamil Nadu: One held in Tirupur for wearing T-shirts praising ISIS August 7, 2014

    Tirupur: One more person was arrested on Wednesday in connection with publication of a photo showing youth in Ramanathapuram district wearing T shirts praising ISIS, an Iraq based extremist outfit. Faizul Rahman, a resident of Tirupur, was picked up on Wednesday, based on the interrogation of two persons arrested earlier, Superintendent of...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for supplying ISIS t-shirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying t-shirts of terror organisation ISIS, the t-shirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS t-shirts and posing along with a group of youngsters. The picture...
  • Islamic State militants seize small towns in northern Iraq August 3, 2014

    Irbil (Iraq): Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the Sunni extremist militants have forced thousands of residents to flee from...
  • Tamil Nadu: Youth wearing t-shirt with ISIS symbol held August 3, 2014

    Ramanathaapuram (Tamil Nadu): A 22-year-old youth was on Sunday taken into custody for questioning after a group photo of some youths wearing t-shirts with ISIS emblem appeared on a social networking site. Abul Rahman has been taken into custody in connection with the photo which appeared during Ramazan period, Superintendent of...
  • Islamic State seizes two Iraqi towns, oil field, defeating Kurds August 3, 2014

    Baghdad: Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters, witnesses said on Sunday. The al-Qaeda offshoot, which swept through northern Iraq in June almost unopposed by Iraq's US-trained army, poses the biggest challenge to the stability of...
  • Jihadists kill 14 Iraq Kurds in battle over dam, oil facility August 2, 2014

    Arbil (Iraq): Kurdish troops fought off a jihadist attack on an oil facility and a dam near the Iraqi city of Mosul but lost 14 of their number in an intense combat, Kurdish sources said on Saturday. The Islamic State (IS), which controls the northern city, "attacked a peshmerga post in...
  • UN: More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July August 1, 2014

    Baghdad: More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said on Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country. The UN mission to Iraq said in...
  • Saharanpur riots: Government to investigate ISI involvement July 30, 2014

    The government on Wednesday said it will investigate a union minister's allegation of ISI involvement in the communal riots that rocked Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. "Government will investigate the allegation of (MSME Minister) Kalraj Mishra that there could be Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur communal riots," Minister of...
  • Emirates airline says will not fly over Iraq after MH17 July 28, 2014

    London: Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine, the airline's president Tim Clark said on Monday. Almost 300 people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 died when it came down in eastern Ukraine nearly two weeks ago, with Washington...
  • ISIS jihadists order genital mutilation of all women in Iraq July 27, 2014

    Geneva: Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said on Thursday. The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock,...
  • India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit. Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the 58 nurses were "brought out through the land route"...
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people July 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said on Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighbourhoods...
  • Islamic State group claims Baghdad bombings July 20, 2014

    Baghdad: The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks that left at least 27 people dead. The jihadi group has spearheaded the Sunni militant blitz over the past five weeks that has overrun much of northern and western Iraq....
  • Christians flee jihadist ultimatum in Iraq's Mosul July 19, 2014

    Kirkuk (Iraq): Hundreds of Christian families abandoned homes in Mosul to jihadist gunmen on Saturday as they fled an ultimatum threatening their community's centuries-old presence in the northern Iraqi city. An AFP correspondent in Mosul, the main Iraqi hub of the Islamic State (IS) group's proclaimed "caliphate", said Christians were squeezing...
  • Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage July 18, 2014

    Paris: Concerned about illicit excavation of archaeological sites and trafficking of artefacts in conflict-torn Iraq, Unesco on Friday said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard the country's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The plan, held in consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts,...
  • Iraq president to return from 18-month medical exile July 18, 2014

    Sulaimaniyah: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who has been in Germany for medical treatment since December 2012, will return home on Saturday, his party said in a statement. "President Talabani is coming home on Saturday July 19 after receiving successful health treatment in brotherly Germany," the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan statement said...
  • Indian youths joining ISIS, a disturbing development: BJP MP July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by reports of some Indian youths visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a BJP member in the Lok Sabha on Friday wanted urgent steps to sternly deal with the issue. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yogi Adityanath said reports that four...