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  • IS trains hundreds of child soldiers in Syria: report Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city March 6, 2015

    Baghdad: Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic...
  • FBI urges 'vigilance' against IS recruitment online March 6, 2015

    Washington: US authorities issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by the Islamic State group to recruit young Americans online. The warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came after the reported arrest last week of a 17-year-old...
  • Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats March 2, 2015

    Washington: Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, called for attacks against Twitter and its "interests," including death...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • Emails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts March 2, 2015

    London: Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria. In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago, he talked of taking too many sleeping pills and sleeping forever as a way to get away from...
  • Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive March 2, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said. More than 200 Assyrians remain in Islamic State hands, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, captives from an Islamic State advance last...
  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after IS beheadings February 27, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...