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  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after IS beheadings Yesterday

    Cairo: More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Egypt carried out air strikes against jihadist targets in Libya on February 16 in retaliation for the executions...
  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion Yesterday

    Chennai: A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism. The Bharat Hindu Munnani claims they have reconverted at least 50 people in the recent past back to their religion. They say they were brainwashed and converted to other religions....
  • ISIS burns down Mosul Public Library, claims it was god's order Yesterday

    As ISIS attempts to establish its Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Northern Syria, culture is just one of its many casualties. The terror group burned down the Mosul Public Library, which is home to more than 8-thousand old, rare books and manuscripts. ...
  • India bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern...
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform 3 days ago

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Bombs in Iraq, including twin blasts in busy street, kill 40 4 days ago

    Baghdad: A series of bombings in Iraq, including twin blasts in a busy street in a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. The deadliest of the day's attacks came shortly before sunset, when a bomb exploded in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr...
  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians 4 days ago

    Amman: Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of...
  • Teenage girl bomber kills 15 at northeast Nigeria bus station 4 days ago

    Damaturu: A teenage girl blew herself up at a crowded bus station in a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 in the second such attack there this week. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing in Potiskum but the main suspect is likely to...
  • Shafiul Islam cleared to join Bangladesh squad at World Cup 5 days ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council has approved Shafiul Islam as a replacement in Bangladesh's World Cup squad for pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain, who was sent home after breaking a team curfew. Al-Amin did not play in the team's opening 105-run win over Afghanistan, and Bangladesh's second match against Australia was washed...
  • Islamic State burns over 40 to death in Iraq 1 week ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State (IS) militants burned up to 43 people alive in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said on Saturday. Earlier, IS fighters captured the 43 Iraqis from the albu-Obeid Sunni tribe in the battlefield town of al-Baghdadi, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad,...
  • Nations need to engage in online marketing of anti-IS messages to combat jihadist propaganda: Experts 1 week ago

    Washington: The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which...
  • Three London schoolgirl visits Syria, security agencies suspect them joining IS February 20, 2015

    London: Scotland Yard on Friday launched a bid to rescue three missing London schoolgirls, believed to be of Bangladeshi origin, who are feared to have travelled to Turkey to join the dreaded Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The Metropolitan police counter-terrorism officers raised the alarm after discovering that the three...
  • To fight extremism, Barack Obama calls on us to embrace its Muslims February 19, 2015

    Washington: In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the US has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought...
  • Nigeria military says it kills 300 Islamists as neighbours join fight February 19, 2015

    Maroua: Nigerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, the military said on Wednesday, as its war increasingly sucked in neighbours Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The latest fighting comes as the tide has appeared...
  • US not at war with Islam, terror has no religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Sharing his views on Islam and terrorism, US President Barack Obama said the US is not at war with Islam but with those who perverted Islam. ...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • Not at war with Islam but with people who perverted the religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said the US and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defense of religion. . "We are not at war...
  • Suspected Copenhagen gunman appears to have links with Islamic State February 17, 2015

    The man suspected of killing two people in Copenhagen over the weekend has been identified and appears to have an IS link. Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein swore fidelity to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on his Facebook page just before the attacks. He was later gunned down by police. The...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass beheading surfaces February 16, 2015

    Cairo: Egypt on Monday launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio on Monday,...
  • Video purports to show IS militants beheading Egyptian hostages February 16, 2015

    Cairo: A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released on Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group - which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate...
  • Obama proposes war authorisation against Islamic State, says terror group 'poses grave threat' February 11, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorise war against Islamic State terrorists, offering a draft resolution that says the Islamic State 'poses a grave threat'. Obama is sending Congress a proposed three-page authorisation for military force. Obama would limit authorisation to three years, with no restriction where US...
  • Jordan says it launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State February 8, 2015

    Amman: Jordan has launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State group weapons depots, training centers and military barracks since terrorists released a video of them burning a Jordanian pilot to death, Jordan's air force chief said on Sunday. Jordanian officials have said they would retaliate harshly for the slaying of the pilot,...
  • Islamic State says airstrike killed US hostage, US skeptical February 7, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State extremists claimed that an American woman held hostage by the group has been killed in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as "criminal propaganda" and the US said it had not seen any evidence to corroborate the report. The...
  • Jordan says pilot murder 'turning point' in Islamic State fight February 7, 2015

    Amman: The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a "turning point" in the kingdom's fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published on Saturday. Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan's air force were "the beginning of an ongoing process to...
  • Jordan vows to 'eradicate' Islamic State as thousands march for pilot February 6, 2015

    Amman: Jordan vowed further retaliation against the Islamic State group for the burning alive of one of its pilots, as thousands rallied in Amman on Friday in solidarity with his grieving family. The Jordanian military said "dozens of jet fighters" struck IS targets on Thursday, hitting terrorist training camps as well...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State February 5, 2015

    Amman: Jordanian fighter jets have carried out new air strikes, the military said on Thursday, a day after the country's king vowed to wage a "harsh" war against Islamic State terrorists who control parts of neighbouring Syria and Iraq. The army statement did not say which country was targeted. Jordan is...
  • Islamic State video purports to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive February 3, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday purporting to show a captive Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, and Jordanian state television said he was murdered a month ago. Reuters could not immediately confirm the video, which showed a man resembling the captive pilot standing in a black cage before...
  • PM Modi condemns killing of Japanese hostages by Islamic State February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday strongly condemned the "gruesome" killing of two Japanese nationals by Islamic State, a day after the terror group claimed the hostages had been beheaded. Modi, in a tweet, termed the killing of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa as "gruesome & unfortunate". The Islamic State...
  • Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama February 2, 2015

    Amman: Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a US-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the terrorists. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh spoke a day after another Islamic State hostage,...