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  • Female terror suspect held in Britain Yesterday

    London: A woman has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of "preparation of terrorist acts", police said on Wednesday. Scotland Yard says the woman, 25, was arrested in Bedfordshire and taken to a police station in London, BBC reported. The investigation "is related to Syria" and two addresses in Bedfordshire are now...
  • IS terrorists stone woman to death for adultery, releases video 2 days ago

    Beirut: Terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group released a video on Tuesday showing its members stoning a woman to death whom they accused of committing adultery. At the beginning of the five-minute recording, the woman appears in front of her father and an IS fighter who states that...
  • Al-Qaeda urges worldwide Muslim support of Islamic State 6 days ago

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda's deadly Yemen-based franchise on Friday urged Muslims worldwide to support Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq in the face of attacks by a US-led military coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, classified by the United States as the network's deadliest franchise, "prohibits taking part in the fight against"...
  • Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans October 15, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq. But Obama did not hint any changes to what...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey October 15, 2014

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • European Union calls for greater international cooperation against IS October 11, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union has called on for greater international cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group after the jihadists seized the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane. "We are deeply concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Kobane and the rest of...
  • Islamic State seize Kurdish headquarters in Syria's Kobane October 10, 2014

    Suruc (Turkey): Islamic State captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the battleground Syrian town of Kobane on Friday as a UN envoy warned of a looming "massacre" by the Islamic State group. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the jihadists closing off the last escape route for the thousands...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes October 9, 2014

    Mursitpinar Turkey/Beirut: Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces nearby looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a ground operation in Syria, Turkey described...
  • Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani, say observers October 9, 2014

    Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of Kobani's heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders said Islamic State controlled a slightly smaller area....
  • Riots in Turkey kill 19 over failure to aid besieged Syrian Kurds October 8, 2014

    Mursitpinar: At least 19 people were reported killed in riots across Turkey, the deadliest street unrest in years, after the Kurdish minority rose up in fury at the government's refusal to protect a besieged Syrian town from Islamic State. Street battles raged between Kurdish protesters and police across Turkey's mainly Kurdish...
  • Airstrikes hit Jihadists near embattled Syria town October 7, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Warplanes believed to have been sent by the US-led coalition on Tuesday struck positions held by Islamic State militants near a Syrian border town that beleaguered Kurdish forces have been struggling to defend. The airstrikes began late Monday and came as Kurdish forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the...
  • Syrian refugees join Mozart opera to deliver message of peace October 7, 2014

    London: Appeals for peace in Syria are usually made by politicians and activists calling for ceasefires, negotiations and aid supplies. However, in southwest Germany dozens of Syrian refugees who have, for now, found safe haven after fleeing civil war in their homeland, are delivering a message of peace through opera. A special...
  • Street fighting rages in Syrian town as Islamic State moves in October 7, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani on Monday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting almost three weeks, residents and fighters said. Islamic State had earlier raised its black flag over a building in the outskirts and forced thousands...
  • French teen girl stopped 'on way to jihad in Syria' October 5, 2014

    A 15-year-old French girl was in police custody on Sunday after she disappeared from her family home in southern France, suspected of wanting to travel to Syria to wage jihad. Assia Saidi was "found on Saturday night by her parents in a bar, near Marseille station, where she had been working...
  • Woman doctor among 22 Malaysians with Islamic State in Syria October 5, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A 26-year-old woman doctor was among the 22 Malaysians in Syria reportedly involved in the activities of terrorist group Islamic State (IS), police confirmed. The doctor was married to a Malaysian, who was a member of the IS group, police counter-terrorism official Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said. "We...
  • ISIS document disclose plans to seize Iran's nuclear secrets October 5, 2014

    London: The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group plans to seize Iran's nuclear secrets, unleash a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing and Nazi-style eugenics to consolidate and expand its self-declared caliphate, according to a seized policy manifesto of the dreaded outfit. The group urged its members to plan for war with Iran...
  • Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad October 5, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate. Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South...
  • Syrian border town still under siege by Islamic State despite allied air strikes October 5, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State forces shelled the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday and its Kurdish defenders said they were expecting a new assault to try to capture it. US-led coalition warplanes had struck at Islamic State targets overnight to halt the insurgents' advance and Saturday's barrages were less intense than...
  • British journalist's father pleads Islamic State to release his son October 4, 2014

    London: The 81-year-old father of the British journalist John Cantlie, who was captured by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, on Friday pleaded with the Sunni radical group to release his son. In a nearly five minutes video, Paul Cantlie made the heartbreaking appeal sitting in a hospital bed. His voice...
  • Islamic State beheads another British hostage, releases video October 4, 2014

    Cairo: An Internet video released on Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in US-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory...
  • Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border October 2, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which...
  • Russian suspicions of US motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely September 29, 2014

    New York: The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the US-led campaign unlikely, say US officials. Differences between the former Cold War foes...
  • US-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria September 27, 2014

    Beirut: Activists say the American-led coalition attacking a jihadi group in Syrian has launched airstrikes on its positions including wheat silos in the country's east. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes targeted compounds for the Islamic State group in the central province of Homs and the northern...
  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance September 27, 2014

    Karaca/Baghdad: Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a town on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday despite US-led air strikes aimed at defeating the militants in both Syria and Iraq, in a coalition which has now drawn widespread European support. Britain, Washington's closest ally in the wars of the last...
  • David Cameron asks Parliament to back fight against Islamic State September 26, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament on Friday and made a case for the UK to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) terror network in Iraq which he warned could "not just take months but years". Cameron told MPs that IS poses a "clear and proven" threat to...
  • Turkish leader slams UN Security Council September 25, 2014

    United Nations: The president of Turkey has slammed the UN Security Council's inaction on some of the world's most pressing issues, accusing its members of rendering the world body ineffective. Speaking before the General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN has repeatedly failed to...
  • UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria September 24, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security." In opening remarks at a climate summit press conference, Ban urged world leaders gathered in New York "to come together decisively" in support of efforts to...
  • Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 1,50,000 September 24, 2014

    Surus (Turkey): Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 4,00,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 23, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 23, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Madison Square Garden in New York. ...