Terrorism

  • Jihadist outfit with links to ISIS threatens to avenge Batla House encounter 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A jehadist outfit with links to the ISIS has threatened to launch an attack to avenge the victims of the Batla House encounter. The jehadist group called Ansar ut Tawheed Fi Bilad Al Hind issued the threat on Twitter on Friday on the sixth anniversary of the Batla...
  • Modi smart, tough and driven, I underestimated him, says the man who interviewed the Indian PM 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fareed Zakaria, the man who interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a CNN world exclusive, has described the 64-year-old as being "among the sharpest" he has met. "Narendra Modi is among the sharpest I have met. I underestimated him. He is very smart, intelligent and focused. He is...
  • ISIS releases new video showing explosion and acts of terror 2 days ago

    ISIS releases a new video showing explosions and acts acts of terror. The video ends with a message that the fighting has just begun. The video also appears to be ISIS' response to US President Barack Obama's threat. ...
  • Sena backs Sakshi Maharaj's remarks, says Madrassas have become 'factories for jehadis' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday backed Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna has repeated Maharaj's assertion that Madrassas have become "factories for jehadis". The editorial also questioned the benefit of religious education provided...
  • US warplanes carry out first air strike on IS near Baghdad 4 days ago

    Paris: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had...
  • India, Pakistan in war of words over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A war of words of sorts has broken out between External Affairs Ministry and Pakistan's High Commissioner over 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. After Pakistan gave a sort of 'clean chit' to Saeed, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin remarked,"Our views on Hafiz Saeed are very clear. To us,...
  • BJP distances itself from Sakshi Maharaj's 'Madrassas teach terrorism' remark 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks on Madrassas. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party does not endorse what Maharaj has said. Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become...
  • Money from slaughter trade goes into terrorism, says Maneka Gandhi 5 days ago

    Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi kicked up a storm by linking beef exporters in India with terrorists. While addressing an event in Jaipur, she has alleged that funds from beef exports are likely being used for funding terrorism. She said, "Money from slaughter trade goes into killing...
  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi 5 days ago

    Jaipur: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production. We are...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj courts controversy, says Madrassas give 'education of terrorism' 5 days ago

    Lucknow: After their campaign against 'love jihad' a word coined by certain sections of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj made a controversial statement on Sunday saying that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madrassas were giving...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for the first time to root out ISIS September 11, 2014

    Washington: Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes inside Syria for the first time on Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has...
  • Pakistan court requested to hold 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial by video-link September 10, 2014

    Lahore: Prosecution lawyers today filed an application in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court requesting it to conduct the trial of the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case through video-link. The prosecution lawyers filed the application in the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi, urging it to hold the trial through video-link, sources...
  • Obama to address nation, spell out policy to tackle ISIS September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will address the nation on Wednesday night to spell out America's policy on ISIS terror group which has gained control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, threatening peace in the entire Middle East region. "What the President will talk about in the speech is...
  • Meghalaya taking al-Qaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • UK's Luton airport evacuated over suspicious item September 8, 2014

    London: The UK's fifth largest airport was evacuated on Monday after a security alert over a "suspicious" suitcase, disrupting flights for thousands of passengers. All incoming flights were suspended at the Luton Airport in London over an alert sparked by the checked-in suitcase which was picked out by a security scanner. Police...
  • Killings by China anti-terror police raise concerns September 8, 2014

    Beijing: When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid...
  • Confront IS 'militarily and politically': Arab League chief September 7, 2014

    Cairo: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday called for a military and political confrontation with Islamic State jihadists and other militants he said threatened the existence of Arab states. "What is needed is a clear decision for a comprehensive confrontation, militarily and politically," Arabi said at a meeting of Arab...
  • US air strikes target militants near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 7, 2014

    The United States said it launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening the Haditha Dam in western Iraq on Sunday, broadening its campaign against the fighters. It was Washington's first offensive into Iraq's western Anbar province since it started air strikes on Islamic State forces in the north of...
  • Watch: How a young woman from Scotland joined ISIS September 5, 2014

    The ISIS threat is growing by the day and attracting fighters from across countries. Britain estimates nearly 500 of its citizens have gone to fight in Iraq and Syria. There are also many women enlisting in the terror group. CNN reports on how a young woman from Scotland was lured...
  • Al-Qaeda wants to portray Indian PM Narendra Modi as enemy of Islam, says US counter-terror expert September 5, 2014

    Washington: Al-Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat "very seriously", a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay...
  • Al-Qaeda's new India branch not a threat: US September 5, 2014

    Washington: The announcement by al-Qaeda that it has formed a branch for operating in India is not an indication of the terrorist outfit gaining new capabilities, the US on Friday said, asserting that it is committed to dismantling the group. "We do not regard the announcement as an indication of new capabilities...
  • Qaeda threat to India: Controlling disgruntled elements more important than issuing alerts, experts tell Centre September 4, 2014

    A nationwide alert has been sounded after an al-Qaeda video appeared where the terror outfit threatens to carry out its campaign in India. So far intelligence agency sources are pointing out that the video seems genuine as is an attempt to carry out fresh recruitment. ...
  • Pakistan yet again delays 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial September 3, 2014

    Lahore: For the eighth time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday adjourned the hearing after a government witness and prosecution lawyers did not show up. The hearing was to resume after a month-and-a-half as the judge at the...
  • Pakistan says 910 terrorists killed since June September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military says it has killed 910 suspected militants and lost 82 soldiers in a major offensive launched in June in a restive tribal region near Afghanistan. The military statement released on Wednesday says it has cleared the main towns of Miran Shah, Mir Ali, Datta Khel, Boya and Degan,...
  • News 360: India likely to ban terror outfit ISIS August 28, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. ...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR is...
  • Samjhauta Express blasts: Former RSS activist Aseemanand gets bail August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case. Aseemanand had been languishing in jail since 2011 when he, along with several others, was charged for the twin bomb blasts aboard the train. Over 60 people were killed in...
  • New counter-terrorism units at Australian airports August 27, 2014

    Canberra: New counter-terrorism units have been working at Australia's two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said Wednesday. Tony Abbott said the units operating at Sydney and Melbourne Airports would soon be introduced at all Australian international airports to monitor the...
  • Mumbai: One of four Kalyan boys suspected to have joined ISIS in Iraq reported to be dead August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In a disturbing turn of events, one of the four boys suspected to have joined terror outfit ISIS in Iraq is reported to have died. Arif's family in Kalyan allegedly received a phone call informing them of his death. Arif and three others were suspected to have joined the terror...