TERROR ATTACKS

  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi's luxury jail life: Internet, mobiles, TV and visitors 3 days ago

    Islamabad: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur- Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, is living in relative luxury inside jail with access to internet, mobile phones and visitors despite Pakistan's protestations that it is cracking down on terrorists. One of Pakistan's most notorious prisoners, 55-year-old Lakhvi is living in relative luxury...
  • Somalia-based extremists give terror threat to US, UK and Canada in a 76-minute video February 24, 2015

    London: A Somalia-based extremist outfit has threatened attacks against popular shopping malls in the US, UK and Canada, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe. A video released by Al Shabaab calls on its followers to "hasten to heaven" by attacking Oxford Street in central London, one of the UK's...
  • Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital February 15, 2015

    Denmark: A gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near...
  • India, Pakistan, cricket & climbdown February 13, 2015

    'You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' India and Pakistan have always had a love-hate relationship. More hate and less love in recent months. India cancelled...
  • Most Peshawar school attackers killed or arrested: Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Most of the terrorists, who were involved in the brutal attack on an army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in December in 2014 have either been killed or arrested, the Pakistani army said on Thursday. In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of a possible fidayeen attack on PM residence, Parliament February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence agencies fear a fidayeen attack on 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister and the Parliament building in New Delhi. The Delhi Police and other central paramilitary forces have been put on high alert. Heavy deployment of the security forces have been...
  • India, US ask Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice January 25, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 message found scribbled on Mumbai airport wall for the second time, probe underway January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Another terror message has been found scribbled in the washroom of Mumbai Airport Terminal 1A warning an attack by Islamic State. The message warned of an attack by IS on January 26, the day India celebrates as Republic Day. The message was spotted by a house cleaning staff in the...
  • France mobilises 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings January 13, 2015

    Paris: France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist terrorists in Paris last week, officials said. Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever recorded, in honour of...
  • Should have sent someone with a higher profile to Paris March, says White House January 13, 2015

    The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. ...
  • London lights up in French tricolour to mark terror deaths January 12, 2015

    London: London's famous landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Sunday night. The Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery in central London were streamed with the blue, white and red of the...
  • Paris terror attack: Video of gunman raises questions of affiliations January 12, 2015

    Paris: Two days after his death, a video has emerged of one of the Paris gunmen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, while his two fellow terrorists have claimed to be from al-Qaida a fiercely rival extremist organisation. That seeming contradiction has raised questions about the connections among the three...
  • Millions unite against terrorism in historic French march January 12, 2015

    Paris: Millions marched against terrorism in the largest protests France has ever seen, led by world leaders in Paris uniting in tribute to the victims of Islamist attacks as the crowd cried "Not Afraid". The interior ministry said nearly four million people took to the streets across the country on Sunday,...
  • World leaders joining Paris march to honour attack victims January 11, 2015

    Paris: Dozens of world leaders including Muslim representatives will join hundreds of thousands of French citizens to march amid high security through Paris on Sunday in an unpredecented tribute to victims of this week's Islamist militant attacks. Some 2,200 security personnel were being drafted in to protect marchers from would-be attackers...
  • Paris shooting: Kouachi brothers' journey to jihad January 11, 2015

    What drove the two orphaned Kouachi brothers to execute the massacare at the Charlie Hebdo office? The brothers are the exact kind of jihadis western intelligence fears. ...
  • Boko Haram may have killed up to 2,000 people in Nigeria: Amnesty International January 11, 2015

    Yola: Hundreds of bodies too many to count remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested on Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continued Friday for Baga, a...
  • Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: Sources January 11, 2015

    Paris: A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault...
  • France 'faced down' attacks but still under threat: Francois Hollande January 10, 2015

    Paris: France "faced down" Islamists who were behind the deaths of 17 people in three days of attacks but still remains threatened, the country's president and prime minister said on Friday. Speaking in a televised address shortly after commandos killed the three gunmen responsible for the wave of terror, Hollande...
  • US issues worldwide alert for its citizens post France attacks January 10, 2015

    Washington: In view of the horrific terrorist attacks in France, the US has issued a caution for its citizens worldwide, including in India, saying attacks against Americans are becoming increasingly prevalent. "Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Shootout at Kosher supermarket in southwest Paris, two dead January 9, 2015

    A fresh shooting has been reported inside a Jewsish grocery store in Eastern Paris. At least 2 people are believed to be dead. French media is reporting that several hostages, including women and children are being held inside. Reports say police are in touch with the suspects who claim to...
  • France attacks: These incidents will strenghten anti-immigration parties, says Fareed Zakaria January 9, 2015

    Reacting to the terror strike in France, CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview to CNN-IBN, said,"It will strengthen anti immigration politicians and parties, this concern about violence and terrorism will strengthen the strength of fear and despair, and these terrorists are taking advantage of the openness of these societies." ...
  • Paris terror attack: PM Modi speaks to French President January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to French President Francois Hollande over the terror attack in Paris and reaffirmed his commitment to enhance Indo-French counter-terrorism cooperation as a key element. During a telephone call to Hollande, Modi condemned the terrorist attack in the strongest terms and expressed...