Terror

  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security 08-07-2014 02:27 PM

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement...
  • Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: official 06-07-2014 07:47 AM

    Abuja: Clashes between Nigerian armed forces and Islamists after a daring attack on the military in the country's restive northeast left 53 insurgents and six troops dead, a spokesman said. The rebels attacked barracks and a police station in the town of Damboa, in Borno state, late Friday while most...
  • Nurses vow not to go back to Iraq 05-07-2014 04:13 PM

    Kochi: After about a month's long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives. "We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to...
  • Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels 04-07-2014 05:44 PM

    Baghdad: The Iraqi army drove Sunni insurgents out of late dictator Saddam Hussein's home village, state media and police said, part of a campaign to retake wide areas of northern and western Iraq overrun by the rebels. The al Qaida splinter group leading the insurgency has declared a medieval-style Islamic...
  • US warns of terror attack at Uganda airport 04-07-2014 10:19 AM

    Kampala: The US has warned its citizens in Uganda of a possible terror attack at the country's Entebbe International Airport in capital Kampala. The US embassy in Uganda, in a statement on its website Thursday, said it received information from the Uganda police force that there was a specific threat...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror 03-07-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September...
  • Kolkata Police arrests IM terrorist allegedly involved in German Bakery blast 03-07-2014 08:13 AM

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police has arrested an Indian Mujahideen terrorist Zahid Hussain. Hussain, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested from outside the Kolkata railway station on Wednesday evening by a special team of the Kolkata Police. He will be produced in court later on Thursday. The arrested IM terrorist is suspected...
  • ISIS seizes Tikrit: Iraq crisis 29-06-2014 08:48 PM

    As Iraq edges towards chaos, the locals of Tikrit are terrified as well as fed up with Iraqi politicians. ...
  • UK mosques launch anti-terror campaign 29-06-2014 05:50 PM

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide anti-terror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia 29-06-2014 05:11 PM

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said. BBC quoted the ministry as saying that five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". The deal with Russia "was aimed...
  • Clashes kill 21 Iraqi troops south of Baghdad 28-06-2014 10:58 PM

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say heavy clashes between security forces and Sunni insurgents have killed at least 21 troops south of Baghdad. Police officials say the fighting raged for hours on Saturday near the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, some 50 kilometres south of the capital. The town is part of a...
  • Mock counter-terrorism drill at Hyderabad airport 26-06-2014 07:34 PM

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...
  • US names Jamaat-ud-Dawa as terror outfit, sanctions 2 LeT leaders 26-06-2014 08:29 AM

    Washington: Tightening its noose around LeT, the US on Wednesday added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. The State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Taiba's designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal,...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing 25-06-2014 07:42 AM

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 2002-2003 24-06-2014 07:58 PM

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has...
  • NIA takes over probe into terror plot; files FIR 21-06-2014 09:03 PM

    Chennai: Taking over the probe into a terror plot allegedly hatched to target US and Israeli consulates in South India, National Investigation Agency on Saturday filed an FIR in a special court here. The FIR naming arrested suspected ISI agent Zakir Hussain was filed in the Special Court for bomb...
  • Three terror suspects taken to Bangalore 20-06-2014 09:33 PM

    Vellore: Three terror suspects arrested in connection with murders of several Hindu outfit leaders were on Friday taken to Bangalore on a court order by Karnataka Police for investigation in certain cases. The trio Police Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik lodged in the Central Prison here were taken to...
  • 'Pak's strategy of supporting terror groups unsustainable' 20-06-2014 02:14 PM

    Washington: The growth of an indigenous militant threat to Pakistan has made its strategy of supporting terror groups in the past an increasingly costly and ultimately unsustainable strategy, a top Obama Administration official has said. "In the past, Pakistan has projected influence in Afghanistan by its toleration of and even...
  • Two men arrested in US on terror charges 19-06-2014 07:49 PM

    Houston: Two 23-year-old men, including a Bangladesh-born US national, have been arrested here and charged with terror-related offenses after authorities said they planned to travel abroad to engage in violent jihad. While Rahatul Ashikim Khan allegedly wanted to join al- Shabab, a Somalia-based terror group linked to al Qaeda, Michael...
  • 26/11 attacks: Trial in Pakistan adjourned till June 25 19-06-2014 06:01 PM

    Lahore: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case has adjourned the hearing till June 25 after prosecution lawyers failed to turn up. In the last hearing on June 11, two witnesses had recorded their statements. Earlier too, the prosecution lawyers had not...
  • ISIS: World's most fanatical and cruelest terrorist organisation 18-06-2014 12:01 PM

    Last week, Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul fell to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a few hours, the city's security forces had dropped their weapons and uniforms and fled. Since then, the militants introduced a political charter in Mosul and marched south, seizing additional towns en...
  • ISIS militants closing in on Bhagdad: Iraq 18-06-2014 09:16 AM

    In Iraq the ISIS militants are closing in on the capital city of Bhagdad. The ISIS is one of the richest terror groups in the world. Gun battles are on in Baquba which is less than 40 miles north of Baghdad. ...
  • Army's Northern Command celebrates 43rd Raising Day 18-06-2014 08:13 AM

    Jammu: Indian Army's Northern Command, the operational command of Jammu and Kashmir which is popularly known as 'Dhruva Command', on Wednesday celebrated its 43rd Raising Day. At a ceremony at Dhruva War Memorial, Commander of Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda paid homage by laying a wreath as mark of...
  • India discussing evacuating Indians from Iraq 17-06-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said it views the situation in Iraq as "high priority" and is coordinating with Iraq's ambassador on the possibility of evacuating Indians from cities seized by Sunni insurgents. "The situation in Iraq is high priority for the Indian government. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is...
  • Will not allow Pakistan to become sanctuary of terrorists: Sharif 16-06-2014 09:19 PM

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will not allow Pakistan to become a "sanctuary of terrorists" and asserted that the military operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan tribal region would continue until militants are eliminated. In his separate addresses to the National Assembly and Senate, Sharif...
  • Working in Iraq not worth the risks, says Indian worker in the country 16-06-2014 12:42 PM

    Baghdad: Many Indians have been stranded in different parts of Iraq, which is facing a grave danger to its very existence. The fanatic Islamist organiwsation ISIS has already taken charge of Iraq's second largest city Mosul. It has committed terrible atrocities and is now moving towards the national capital Baghdad...
  • Can Modi trust Nawaz Sharif to rein in terror groups? 13-06-2014 09:48 PM

    Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the sidelines...
  • Terrorists seize two more towns in Iraq 13-06-2014 03:59 PM

    London: Terrorists have seized two more towns in Iraq's Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, after security forces abandoned their posts, a media report said on Friday. Armed men entered Jalulah and Saaiydiyah and asked the forces to leave from the two towns immediately, BBC reported. The Islamic State in Iraq...
  • Insurgents take two more Iraqi towns, Obama threatens air strikes 13-06-2014 02:46 PM

    Sunni Islamist terrorists gained more ground in Iraq overnight, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala, while US President Barack Obama considered military strikes to halt their advance towards the capital Baghdad. After security forces abandoned their posts, security sources said the towns of Saadiyah and Jalawla...
  • J&K: One Army soldier killed in suspected IED blast in Poonch 12-06-2014 03:03 PM

    Poonch: In an attack on an Army patrol on Thursday morning, one soldier was killed in a suspected IED blast in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Three other soldiers have been reportedly injured. The area was cordoned off and those injured evacuated after the attack. Search operations are...