TERRORISM

  • UN estimates 14,000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram violence Yesterday

    Libreville: More than 14,000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. The report by the UN's Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) put the daily arrivals rate at 774 and said...
  • US applies steady pressure on Saudi for human rights: Obama 2 days ago

    Even as US works closely with the Saudis on common strategic goals like counter terrorism, US President Barack Obama said he and his administration continue to apply "steady, consistent pressure" on issues like human rights. "Sometimes we have to balance our need to speak to them about human rights issues...
  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, kill 10 2 days ago

    Tripoli: In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an hour long standoff that included a...
  • Japan PM slams 'despicable' Islamist execution threat 2 days ago

    Tokyo: An angry Japanese prime minister on Wednesday slammed as "utterly despicable" an Islamist terrorists threat to kill both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot unless Amman releases a jihadi bomber. The clock was ticking towards the 24-hour deadline Islamic State group militants set in their latest chilling video, which...
  • NIA drops terror charges against Liaqat; questions Delhi Police action 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost two years after being accused as a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist conspiring to bomb Delhi, Liaqat Shah has been released by the National Investigation Agency. The investigative agency has not only recommended closure of the terror cases against Shah but has also given a damning indictment of Special...
  • Purported Islamic State message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages 3 days ago

    Beirut: An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned on Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live." The message again demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in...
  • Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead 3 days ago

    Tripoli: A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners and have taken hostages after killing at least three guards. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said the standoff is continuing on Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel. Hassan al-Abey, a corporate sales manager...
  • India, US target Pakistan over terrorism but China calls it an 'all weather friend' 3 days ago

    Beijing: Calling Pakistan an "irreplaceable" all-weather friend, China on Monday pledged full support to it amid the high-profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The comments came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi other leaders met visiting Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif. According to Pakistan army spokesman...
  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 Islamic State hostages 5 days ago

    Tokyo: From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked on Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for...
  • India, US ask Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Identifying terrorism as a major challenge, India and the US today stressed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt terror entities including LeT, D Company and the Haqqani Network and asked Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 terror attack to justice. After his talks with...
  • Not everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist, says Rajnath Singh 6 days ago

    Haridwar: Voices against terrorism do rise from time to time in Pakistan but successive governments in that country have failed to curb the scourge, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. "I don't think everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist. Voices against terrorism do rise from time to...
  • Barack Obama's three days visit: Bolstering India-US defence ties 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Strengthening defence ties between India and the US will be an important point of discussion during President Barack Obama's visit to India from January 25-27. Defence ties between India and the US are the most stable dimension of the bilateral. Defence trade between the two countries stands...
  • No confirmation on Pakistan's ban on JuD and Haqqani network: US 1 week ago

    Washington: The US on Friday said it has no confirmation on Pakistan's banning of Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the dreaded Haqqani Network, even as it recognised that the country was in the process of implementing measures to thwart violent extremism. "We recognise that Pakistan is working through the process of...
  • e Lounge unwind: Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher on their latest movie 'Baby' January 22, 2015

    Bollywood's action star Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher talk about their forthcoming film "Baby". Based on the subject of global terrorism, the film discusses these issues openly to spread awareness. ...
  • India on high alert ahead of Obama's visit, four terror groups plan attack before January 28: Sources January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: India has been put on high alert ahead of US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to the country following intelligence inputs about terror groups planning a spectacular strike. Inputs from intelligence agency National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) along with other intelligence sources suggest that a terror attack is...
  • Economic ties, defence deals to top the talks during Obama's India visit January 22, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the 'defining relationships of the 21st Century'. Here are some key areas likely to be discussed during his visit: Strategic importance India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a...
  • Obama calls on US Congress to authorise force against Islamic State January 21, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on the US Congress to pass a new authorisation of force against the Islamic State terror group and to not rush into new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program. Obama said a US led coalition of countries is stopping the advance of...
  • Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship January 21, 2015

    Paris: French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel...
  • Pakistan: Coffin business at peak after deadly terror attacks January 20, 2015

    Peshawar: Northwest Pakistan has been gripped by a raging Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, but a grim economic lifeline has emerged from the tragedy for some enterprising locals, a boom in coffin sales. Coffins are not part of traditional Islamic death rites in Pakistan, where corpses are normally bound...
  • Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate January 20, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports...
  • Indian security agencies worried about terror attack during Obama's visit January 20, 2015

    Preparations are in full swing in Delhi to welcome the US President Barack Obama as chief guest on republic day but the security agencies are worried that Pakistan based terror groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba could stage a terror attack. ...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • Britain warns India of possible terror attack by ISIS January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Britain has warned India about possible attack by ISIS and said all efforts must be taken to check activities of the Middle-East terrorist group. British officials have conveyed this to their Indian counterparts at the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group meeting held in London on January 15-16. Officials said...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's custody in Pakistan jail extended by a month January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi will have to spend more days in Jail as the Islamabad High Court on Monday extended his custody by a month. The division bench of the HC gave the order after hearing the petition moved by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) pleading the...
  • 2015 to be a year of terrorism: Australian expert January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: The nature of terrorism is changing and there will be more terror attacks this year as the threat from the radicalised groups and individuals has been underestimated, a leading Australian counter-terrorism expert has said. "This year is going to be a year of terrorism in the sense that I think...
  • Belgium: Security hiked after two terror suspects killed in Vervier January 18, 2015

    Troops have been deployed across many European cities after a rise in terror threats in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack. In Belguim, the government has deployed hundreds of troops to guard potential terror targets including Jewish sites and diplomatic centers. ...
  • Two persons taken hostage by an armed gunman in a post office near Paris January 16, 2015

    Paris: Two people have been taken hostage at a post office near Paris, according to reports. The reports said the accused is armed and has two hostages. He has contacted the security forces but has not clarified his demands. The incident has taken place at a post office in Colombes, a...
  • Paris station evacuated over terror threat, at least 12 with suspected Islamic State links arrested January 16, 2015

    Paris: French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people on Friday suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks. The police raids came the morning after Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they...
  • Terror alert in Mumbai ahead of Republic day, security enhanced in schools January 16, 2015

    Mumbai Police's quick response team holds security drills in schools to prepare against terror attacks after reports say terrorists could target schools ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. ...