Terrorism

  • Won't allow Bangladesh to be used for extremism, hope India reciprocates too: Hasina 3 days ago

    United Nations: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter. After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hasina described the...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the UNGA January 16, 1410

    Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that India is prepared to work towards resolving the Kashmir issue with Pakistan, in a serious bilateral dialogue and a peaceful atmosphere, which should be without the shadow of terrorism. In an indirect reply to Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • Modi for Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism January 16, 1410

    United Nations: Talking tough, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for a concerted international effort to combat terrorism and extremism as he decried those states who continue to allow terrorist sanctuaries on their soil or use terrorism as instruments of their policy. Asking the world to rise above politics, divisions,...
  • PM Modi urges UNGA to adopt Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism 3 days ago

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narnedra Modi on Saturday said that terrorism is taking new shape and new name. "No country, big or small, in the north or the south, east or west, is free from its threat. All countries should put aside our differences and mount a...
  • France wants Libyan jihadists on UN blacklist 5 days ago

    United Nations: France wants the UN Security Council to add Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia to its terror list, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said declaring Libya a "terrorist powderkeg." Active in Libya's second city Benghazi, Ansar al-Sharia is already on the US terror list and the Libyan parliament has also labelled...
  • Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means' 6 days ago

    United Nations: Ukraine's prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday night told the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders that "we know what terrorism means." He demands that Russia pull back its...
  • Algerian extremists allied with ISIS behead French hostage 6 days ago

    Rabat: Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained on Wednesday by a US-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, had said they would...
  • With coalition, US will dismantle ISIS's 'network of death': Obama to UN 6 days ago

    United Nations: Amid a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death." Obama told the assembled leaders on Wednesday that the "only language understood by killers like this is the language of force." In...
  • IM planned terror attacks in Muzaffarnagar to avenge riots: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: According to a revelation during the interrogation of Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ajaz Sheikh, the terror outfit was planning attacks in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. Delhi Police Special Cell sources say that the mails that were supposed to be sent after the strikes were recovered from Ajaz's laptop. The mail was...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...
  • IS opens outdoor cinema for Mosul residents to show brutal crimes 1 week ago

    Mosul (Iraq): The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has opened an outdoor "cinema" to show videos of their brutal crimes and terrorise residents of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which they have controlled since June. The macabre spectacle began last week amid the groves and thickets along the banks...
  • US bombards ISIS targets in Syria in first airstrikes 1 week ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort. "Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, alQaeda September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the alQaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNNIBN had reported last...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' September 21, 2014

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing a...
  • Britain hires dyslexic spies in antiterror campaign September 21, 2014

    London: Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), referred to as the UK's listening post, uses the ability of these "neurodiverse" spies to analyse complex information in a "dispassionate, logical and analytical"...
  • Chinese province sets up antiterror law society September 20, 2014

    Beijing: An antiterrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of antiterrorism law, was established on Saturday in China's Yunnan province. Based in the law school of Yunnan University, the organisation is expected to become a government think tank, Xinhua quoted society head Qiao Hanrong as...
  • Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market September 20, 2014

    Kano: Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said on Saturday. Dressed in military and police uniforms, dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a...
  • AlQaeda trying to enter Assam, planning attacks during Durga Puja: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi played down threats of the alQaeda in India, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that he has information the terror group is trying to make inroads in the state. Gogoi's statement comes just days after the alQaeda issued a video threatening to...
  • Jihadist outfit with links to ISIS threatens to avenge Batla House encounter September 20, 2014

    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 September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Fareed Zakaria, the man who interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a CNN world exclusive, has described the 64yearold 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 September 18, 2014

    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' September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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...
  • We must drive back, dismantle, and ultimately destroy ISIS: David Cameron September 15, 2014

    Two days after UK aid worker David Haines was executed by ISIS, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the UK will support "direct military action" of the US against ISIS. Taking the same tone as US President Barack Obama, Cameron stressed Britain's involvement is not about British "troops on...
  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi September 14, 2014

    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' September 14, 2014

    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...