ISLAM

  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on BCCI open war between Anurag Thakur and N Srinivasan, Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in an Air strike, Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to quit United Spirits Limited board; alleges fund diversion. ...
  • Trapped in Iraq: How many Indians yet to return 3 days ago

    It's been almost a year since 39 Punjab construction workers were abducted by the Islamic State militants in Iraq. They are yet to return despite the assurances from the Indian government ans specifically from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. But, the government so far has failed to secure their release. ...
  • Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, claims Radio Iran 6 days ago

    One of the most wanted and dreaded terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who heads the brutal Islamic State, is reportedly dead, according to Radio Iran. All India Radio tweeted on Monday that Baghdadi was dead quoting Radio Iran. Al-Baghdadi had suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by the US-led coalition....
  • IS sees itself as a government operating under its own set of law April 22, 2015

    The terror outfit IS has many goals, but must also attend to small details of everyday life in the territory it controls. Let's have a look at how ISIS functions. ...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in air strike April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been seriously injured in an air strike in Iraq, according to a report in The Guardian. The report revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries in March during an attack by by the US-led coalition. The leader suffered near-fatal injuries initially and...
  • Video shows Islamic State militants killing Ethiopian Christians in Libya April 20, 2015

    Cairo: Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. The release of the 29-minute...
  • Iran, Afghanistan announce security cooperation against Islamic State April 19, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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...