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  • Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against Islamic State 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    Tehran: Afghanistan and Iran on Sunday announced plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from the Islamic State group, including possible joint military operations. Standing alongside visiting Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the tumult hitting the region meant intelligence must be shared. His comments came after IS,...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online Yesterday

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police Yesterday

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb 2 days ago

    Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday when the bomb they were planting exploded in Toor...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS 2 days ago

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...
  • IS releases 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity 5 days ago

    The Islamic State released over 200 Yazidis after 8 months in captivity. The people recount the horror that they suffered under the terror group. They fear not just for themselves, but for their loved ones who are still captive with IS. "They forced us at gunpoint into big trailer trucks....
  • Malaysia passes tough law to deal with 'extraordinary' threats by terror entities April 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's parliament today passed a tough anti-terrorism bill to deal with "extraordinary" threats posed by terror entities such as the Islamic State (IS), a move denounced by opponents as a harsh blow for civil rights. After 15 hours of heated debate, the Parliament passed the 'Prevention of Terrorism Bill'...
  • Don't ignore killing of Christians: Pope to world April 7, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." He has been increasingly vocal about the fate of Christians being targeted by Islamic extremists in parts of the Middle...
  • Kenyan survivor of school killings is found in hiding April 4, 2015

    Garissa: A survivor of the killings at Garissa University College was found on Saturday, two days after the attack by Islamic extremists killed 148 people. Cynthia Charotich, 19, said from her hospital gurney that she hid in a large cupboard and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge even when some...
  • World powers, Iran agree on framework of historic Nuclear deal April 3, 2015

    Geneva: After marathon talks, the world powers and Iran on Thursday agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at scaling back Tehran's nuclear programme and relieving the Islamic Republic from the sanctions. "We have taken a decisive step. We have reached solutions on key parameters on a Joint...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear framework April 3, 2015

    Iran on Thursday agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at scaling back Tehran's nuclear programme and relieving the Islamic Republic from the sanctions. ...
  • Tikrit: People continue living in fear even after ISIS is gone April 2, 2015

    Tikrit which was freed from ISIS by the Iraqi Army just last week has left behind a trail of fear and destruction. The smoke hangs thick over parts of the city and palaces lay damaged more than ever. ...
  • Sent a dozen suicide bombers on their missions: ISIS member in Iraqi jail March 31, 2015

    CNN had a rare opportunity to speak with two ISIS members who are now in an Iraqi jail. One was a driver for a top ISIS leader. The other, a bomb-maker, who says he sent more than a dozen suicide bombers on their missions. ...
  • Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar March 30, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police is investigating a letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Penang over the weekend. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that a letter was sent to meditation and spiritual guru...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat letter from ISIS March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in...
  • IS trains hundreds of child soldiers in Syria: report March 25, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State group has trained more than 400 children in Syria as fighters in 2015 alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Tuesday. Calling them "Cubs of the Caliphate," the jihadist group provides intense military and religious training to children throughout its areas of control in...
  • Islamic State recruits 400 children since Janurary: Syria monitor March 24, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the children, all aged under 18, were recruited near...
  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House March 23, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi next month and discuss political and security issues, including the campaign against militant group ISIL in the violence-torn country. Obama and Abadi's meeting would take place on April 14, the White House said. "The Prime Minister's visit underscores the...
  • Islamic State Hacking Division releases 'list' having information of 100 members of US military March 23, 2015

    A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division released an apparent 'hit list' which it claims has the personal information of 100 members of the US military. The information posted online includes names, photos and purported addresses of military personnel who have taken part in US military campaigns in...
  • Nonsense to reduce teams for 2019 World Cup: Aminul Islam March 22, 2015

    Former Bangladesh captain also said his country must play India, England, Australia and other big teams on a regular basis to have a better platform. ...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen March 22, 2015

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Saturday said that the 15-nation UN body will meet in an emergency session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the current situation in Yemen, which suffered several terrorist attacks over the past few days. The UN Spokesperson's Office said that the council will hold a...
  • Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 US military personnel March 22, 2015

    Washington: Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them. The Pentagon said after the information was posted on the Internet that it was investigating the matter. "I...
  • Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks March 21, 2015

    Sanaa/Aden: Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State. The attacks on mosques used by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters who control the city were the deadliest in...
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack March 19, 2015

    Tunis: The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists. Thursday's statement described the attack as a "blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia," and appeared on a forum...
  • France says Syria President Assad talks would be 'scandalous gift' to IS March 16, 2015

    Brussels: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday rejected any role for Syria President Bashar al-Assad in peace talks, saying it would be a "scandalous gift" to the Islamic State group. Fabius's comments came a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that talks with Assad were necessary to...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a run for their money, says Aminul Islam March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh lost the match but impressed their fans by their performance against New Zealand. New Zealand has been playing great cricket since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there is no doubt saying that after Australia, it is Bangladesh, who gave them the toughest fight in...
  • Wary Iraq forces tighten noose on Islamic State in Tikrit March 13, 2015

    Albu Ajil (Iraq): Thousands of Iraqi troops and militiamen laid siege to jihadist fighters holed up in Tikrit on Thursday, wary of rushing into streets littered with bombs and infested with snipers. After making major gains in and around the city on Wednesday, commanders were confident that Baghdad's biggest victory yet...
  • Man, boy in Islamic State killing video are French citizens: Official March 12, 2015

    Paris: A man and a boy featured in a chilling Islamic State propaganda video showing the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who attacked a Jewish school in southern France in 2012, an...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State March 8, 2015

    Maiduguri (Nigeria): Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group. The pledge to Islamic State came in an Arabic audio message with English subtitles alleged to have come from...
  • Ohio man accused of plotting Capitol attack says would have shot Barack Obama March 7, 2015

    Washington: An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants and charged with plotting to attack the US Capitol said in a television interview that he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if he had not been arrested...