TERRORISM

  • 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...
  • Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate January 20, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports...
  • 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...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • Britain warns India of possible terror attack by ISIS January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Britain has warned India about possible attack by ISIS and said all efforts must be taken to check activities of the Middle-East terrorist group. British officials have conveyed this to their Indian counterparts at the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group meeting held in London on January 15-16. Officials said...
  • 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...
  • 2015 to be a year of terrorism: Australian expert January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: The nature of terrorism is changing and there will be more terror attacks this year as the threat from the radicalised groups and individuals has been underestimated, a leading Australian counter-terrorism expert has said. "This year is going to be a year of terrorism in the sense that I think...
  • 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. ...
  • Two persons taken hostage by an armed gunman in a post office near Paris January 16, 2015

    Paris: Two people have been taken hostage at a post office near Paris, according to reports. The reports said the accused is armed and has two hostages. He has contacted the security forces but has not clarified his demands. The incident has taken place at a post office in Colombes, a...
  • 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 alert in Mumbai ahead of Republic day, security enhanced in schools January 16, 2015

    Mumbai Police's quick response team holds security drills in schools to prepare against terror attacks after reports say terrorists could target schools ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. ...
  • 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...
  • US welcomes report of Pakistan banning Haqqani network, Jamaat-ud-Dawa January 16, 2015

    Washington: The US has welcomed news reports that Pakistan is contemplating banning several terrorist organisations including the Haqqani network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), calling it an important step towards eliminating terrorist activities in that country. "We welcome the reports that the Government of Pakistan plans to outlaw the Haqqani Network, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and...
  • Pakistan plans change in its terror policy, to ban 12 terror outfits including JuD, Haqqani network January 15, 2015

    Islamabad: Taking view of the security situation in the country after nearly 150 people were killed in the Peshawar school massacre, Pakistan is planning to ban 12 terror outfits. According to Pakistani media, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) led by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Afghan-based Haqqani Network are among the...
  • Mumbai Police holds security drills in schools after Peshawar massacre January 15, 2015

    In the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, Mumbai Police's quick response team has been holding security drills in school in order to prepare them against a terror attack. The schools have been asked to raise the height of the compound walls to eight feet and install barbed fence to...
  • Al Qaeda claims credit for attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, derides Paris unity march January 15, 2015

    Paris: Globally banned terror group Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist terror group's leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube. Gunmen killed 17 people in three...
  • J&K: Army, local police encircle a Sopore locality to flush out terrorists January 14, 2015

    Sopore: The Indian Army and local police on Wednesday morning encircled Chanakhan locality of Sopore to flush out terrorists. A Lashkar-e-Toiba self-styled commander Abu Huzaifa who is wanted in several cases is suspected to be hiding in the locality. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chanakhan area...
  • We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir: Army Chief January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday addressed a press conference in New Delhi. Talking to media persons the army chief hailed the force for tackling the terror activities in the country. "We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year," said the...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • 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. ...
  • 'You let the world down', US media slams Obama for not attending Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: A Republican US senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down." The image of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and...
  • Pakistan making efforts to obscure challenge posed by safe havens: India January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan's allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India on Monday said it was well known who was "upstreaming terrorism" and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region. "We all know, who is...
  • 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...