TERRORISM

  • Jihadi John pushed towards extremism, claims a London-based advocacy group 4 days ago

    An advocacy group has claimed that Jihadi John, the Kuwaiti born British ISIS terrorist who executed many people, was pushed into jihad after being harassed by authorities. However, experts claim that the the man who hails from London already had links with terrorist groups. ...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot 5 days ago

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi's luxury jail life: Internet, mobiles, TV and visitors 5 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...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America 1 week ago

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • India bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern...
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform February 25, 2015

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues February 25, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to fast process biometric data collection to curb terrorism, the Pakistan government is pushing its citizens to either provide their fingerprints in time or face cancellation of their cellular services. However, as the task of fingerprint scanning of the country's million-odd population includes tedious amount of...
  • Coast Guard DIG Loshali who claimed to have ordered Pak boat be blown off, shunted out February 25, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali, who had contradicted the government's version on the explosion on board a Pakistani vessel, has been removed as the Chief of Staff at Northwest region and attached to their zonal headquarters. This has been done as a Board of Inquiry (BoI) is on...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • 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...
  • Former Maldivian president Nasheed dragged by security forces, to remain in jail till final verdict February 23, 2015

    Male: A day after he was arrested, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday was virtually dragged by the security forces to be presented before the Criminal Court, which ruled that the opposition leader will remain in custody until the case against him was complete. 47-year-old Nasheed was arrested on Sunday...
  • Maldives Police arrests ex-president Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws February 22, 2015

    Male: Maldives police have arrested former president and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed under anti-terrorism laws. A document signed by the prosecutor general said that Nasheed was arrested Sunday to stand trial for his 2012 order as president to arrest a senior judge. It said he was being charged under anti-terrorism...
  • All have a role in the 'fight against Islamist extremist terror': David Cameron February 22, 2015

    "It is deeply concerning and obviously our authorities will do everything we can to help these girls but it does make a broader point which is the fight against Islamist terror is not just one that we can wage by the police and border control. It needs every school, every...
  • Live telecast of anti-terror operations should be prohibited: Home Ministry February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a step forward to ban live coverage of terror-related operations by television channels, the Home Ministry has said that 'anti-terror operations' should be prohibited from telecasting. Home Ministry stated its position on the matter after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought definition of terms 'anti-terror operations' and 'counter-terror...
  • Pakistan 'terror' boat row: Coast Guard DIG Loshali apologises, may face court martial, say sources February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism for his remarks that he ordered the blowing up of the Pakistani boat, Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali has written to the Coast Guard High command apologising for his conduct. However, sources say that his apology is not being accepted and a full scale inquiry...
  • US teen indicted for joining ISIS February 20, 2015

    Washington: A US teen has been indicted on charges of joining the ISIS, the terrorist organisation that has captured a large part of Syria and Iraq and has threatened regional peace. Hamza Ahmed, 19, is at least the fourth person from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis charged as a result of...
  • Pakistan 'terror' boat row: Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali a habitual offender, say sources February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali was caught on camera saying he ordered the blowing up of the Pakistani boat, the Indian government ordered probe into his remarks on Wednesday. According to sources, the Coast Guard DIG has been a serial offender in disciplinary matters....
  • US not at war with Islam, terror has no religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Sharing his views on Islam and terrorism, US President Barack Obama said the US is not at war with Islam but with those who perverted Islam. ...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • Not at war with Islam but with people who perverted the religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said the US and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defense of religion. . "We are not at war...
  • Government orders probe against Coast Guard DIG for claiming to have blown off the Pakistani boat February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Soon after The Indian Express released the video of Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali's claiming that he ordered a Pakistan boat that was allegedly involved in some illicit transaction be blown off, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took some tough questions on the issue from reporters but maintained that he...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • 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...
  • Impose travel ban, sanctions on Pakistan: Senators to John Kerry February 13, 2015

    Washington: Expressing concern over Pakistan's failure to combat terrorism, two top US lawmakers have asked Secretary of State John Kerry to consider travel ban, suspending portions of assistance and impose sanctions on officials who maintain ties with designated terrorist groups. "We remain deeply concerned that Pakistan has failed to take meaningful...
  • 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...
  • Egypt court releases Al-Jazeera English journalists on bail February 12, 2015

    Cairo: An Egyptian judge has ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera English journalists, demanding that the Canadian defendant pay a $33,000 bail, pending their retrial. The judge ordered the release of all defendants at the retrial's opening on Thursday. The fiance of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy cheered in jubilation: "Long Live...
  • ISIS steps up recruitment drive, offers help for signing up on social media February 12, 2015

    Washington: Stepping up its recruitment drive, terror outfit Islamic State launched an online guide to show potential recruits how to sign up. ISIS has been successful in recruiting potential jihadis from all over the world, mostly through social media. The group has released a 50-page guide book for prospective ISIS...