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  • US woman who tried to help terrorists sentenced to 4 years in prison 1 week ago

    Denver: A 19-year-old woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State terrorists has been sentenced to four years in prison. Shannon Conley learned her punishment in Denver federal court on Friday as her parents watched. She wore a black and tan headscarf with her jail uniform. Conley pleaded guilty to...
  • Islamic State threatens two Japanese captives in video January 20, 2015

    Dubai: The terrorist Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million from the Japanese government to save their lives. A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a desert area along with two...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • IS video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies' January 14, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their alleged attempts to infiltrate...
  • 1,400 from France have joined jihadis in Syria, Iraq January 12, 2015

    Paris: Some 1,400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. "There are 1,400 individuals who are involved in the departures for jihad, for terrorism, in Syria and in Iraq," Valls said. "There...
  • Islamic State beheads Syria imam January 9, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday beheaded a Syrian imam, or mosque prayer leader, a monitoring group said. "The IS executed the imam of a mosque from the village of Abu Khuyut near Hasakeh city (in northeastern Syria) at dawn Thursday,"said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based Observatory...
  • New Zealand: IS terrorist mistakenly broadcasts his location over Twitter December 31, 2014

    Washington: A jihadi from New Zealand who has links with the Al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria, mistakenly broadcasted his exact location after forgetting to turn off a tracking function on his phone, media reported Wednesday. Mohammad Daniel, alias Abu Abdul Rahman, formerly known as Mark John Taylor,...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest' December 25, 2014

    Amman: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in the US-led military mission...
  • Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane comes down in Syria December 24, 2014

    Amman: Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot captive after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the US-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of...
  • Sixty journalists killed in 2014, Mideast deadliest area: Watchdog December 23, 2014

    Washington: At least 60 journalists were killed globally this year in work-related violence, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a year-end report on Tuesday. The 2014 death toll marks a drop from 2013, when 70 journalists were killed, the New York-based watchdog...
  • Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage December 21, 2014

    Vienna: An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said on Saturday. "The couple were already on board the aircraft by the time the machine gun and live...
  • 230 bodies found in mass grave in Syria December 18, 2014

    Damascus: More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) were found in a mass grave in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, a media report said on Wednesday. The bodies are believed to be belonging to the members of a tribe that...
  • 66 journalists murdered, 119 kidnapped around the world in 2014 December 17, 2014

    Paris: The beheading of journalists by Islamist terrorists in Syria in 2014 showed that reporters face a dangerous new threat, media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday. While the overall number of journalists killed around the world was down 7 per cent on 2013, to 66, the nature of...
  • Islamic State in Syria beheads man for blasphemy December 9, 2014

    Beirut: The terrorist Islamic State group beheaded a man in northern Syria after accusing him of blasphemy, a terrorist website and a rights group said on Tuesday. The man was killed in a public square in the town of Sulouk on Monday in front of a crowd that included children, the...
  • Syrian troops repel Islamic State attack on eastern air base December 7, 2014

    Beirut: Syrian forces repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on a major air base in the country's east on Saturday, in fighting that killed dozens on both sides, activists and state media said. The base, outside the city of Deir el-Zour, has been used by the government in the...
  • Sister urges Indian-origin IS terrorist to return home December 3, 2014

    London: The sister of a suspected Islamic State terrorists of Indian-origin, who posted a picture of himself recently on Twitter holding his baby son in one hand and an AK-47 assault rifle in the other, has appealed to him to return home even if it means going to prison. Abu Rumaysah,...
  • Islamic State may possesss nuclear material stolen from Iraq: Report December 1, 2014

    London: Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, according to a British media report. Terrorists boasted of the device on social media, with one even commenting on the destruction such a...
  • US intelligence agencies likely to question ISIS return youth December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Sleuths of US intelligence agencies are likely to question Arif Majeed, who returned home after being associated with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as he is believed to have loads of information about the group running a reign of terror in the region. Official sources said the US, which...
  • Alleged ISIS man, who returned to Mumbai, says was made to clean toilets December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Areeb Majeed, suspected member of terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) disclosed how he was completely sidelined by the terror group as he had been asked to carry out menial tasks like cleaning toilets or providing water to those on the battlefield, instead of being pushed...
  • All 4 Mumbai boys stayed in different Islamic State training camps: Sources December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: As intelligence agencies grill Mumbai boy Areeb Majeed who returned after fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq, sources say that he is likely to have revealed that all the four youngsters from Kalyan including him were sent to separate training camps in Iraq.They however, kept in touch with...
  • Sunni tribes in Iraq, Syria pick up arms against ISIS December 1, 2014

    As ISIS continues its onslaught in Iraq and Syria, Sunni tribes have picked up arms against the terrorist organisation. ...
  • NIA probes Islamic State's 'recruit', Centre discusses banned terror outfit's influence in India November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The 22-year-old boy from Mumbai who went to Iraq to fight for the Islamic State and returned on Friday has now been sent to the custody of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for 8 days till December 8. Areeb Majid has been on the radar of intelligence agencies since he...
  • Will support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Vladimir Putin November 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported on Saturday. "The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns," said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by...
  • 13 suspected jihadis arrested in Austria November 29, 2014

    Vienna: Austrian authorities arrested 13 suspected jihadis in police operations as part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected militants on Friday. The operation began in the early hours of Friday morning, with 16 persons targeted for arrest on the basis of suspicion of their involvement with terrorist organisations and recruitment of...
  • Indian-origin IS member poses with AK-47, newborn on Twitter November 27, 2014

    London: A 31-year-old Indian-origin Islamic State suspect, who is fighting in Syria, has posted a picture of him on Twitter posing with an AK-47 rifle and his new born baby. Abu Rumaysah who was born as Siddhartha Dhar, posted the photo on Twitter, proudly showcasing his pleasure that his son will...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as US defence secretary November 25, 2014

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm...
  • World must recognise threat of terrorism: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad November 21, 2014

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that international acknowledgment of the threats of terrorism is one of the factors determining the future of the region. Addressing the members of the ruling Al Baath Party on Thursday, Assad said that the region is going through a "critical juncture", Xinhua reported, citing...
  • ISIS releases new beheading video November 16, 2014

    The Islamic State Jihadist group on Sunday released another beheading video of US aid worker Peter Kassig. ...
  • Islamic State claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians November 16, 2014

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States. The same video showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a...
  • UN secretary-general appoints Indian on Gaza probe panel November 11, 2014

    United Nations: An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions....