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Fifth Column by Tavleen Singh: Is peace with Pakistan possible?

For a brief moment last week, it seemed as if hostilities between us and the Islamist Republic next door were beginning to wane. Pakistan showed interest in importing Indian sugar and cotton and this would have meant the revi

Philippines-based Islamic State recruiter was in touch with Indians, reveals NIA probe

National Investigation Agency (NIA), has revealed that many Indians were in alleged contact with an Islamic State recruiter and motivator based in Philippines.

Indians killed in Iraq: Congress wants VK Singh sacked for compensation remark, seeks Rs 1 cr ex-gratia for families

The mortal remains of Indians were brought by VK Singh on Monday afternoon. All 39 Indians were working at a construction site in Mosul from where they were kidnapped and later killed by the ISIS.

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Iraq probes human rights violations in Fallujah offensive

Iraq said it had launched an investigation into possible human rights abuses against civilians fleeing the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah...

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ISIS Court denies bail to alleged ISIS operatives

According to the sources, the court denied relief to the accused persons -- Akhlakur Rehman, Mohd Osama, Mohd Mehraz, Mohd Azeemushan and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed -- observing that it was not a fit case for bail.


Syrian activist survives IS assassination attempt in Turkey

A Syrian independent media activist working in southeast Turkey survived an assassination attempt Sunday which was claimed by the Islamic State group..

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Powerful explosion rocks Lebanon’s capital, no casualties

A powerful bomb exploded in Beirut today, destroying several cars and severely damaging one of Lebanon's biggest banks, but causing no casualties, officials said.

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Libya unity forces in street battles with Islamic State in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government fought deadly street battles with the Islamic State group in Sirte, as they pressed an offensive to capture the jihadists' coastal bastion.

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US condemns IS attacks in and around Baghdad

The latest attacks in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens.

Turkey: 18 IS militants killed in strikes in northern Syria

Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed security officials, said Thursday that the IS targets were attacked after Turkish authorities on Wednesday determined that the extremist group was preparing to strike Turkey from northern Syria

Syrians flee IS-held town as US-backed group approaches

Nasser Haj Mansour said the IS group was allowing families to flee the town to nearby Jarablus and al-Bab. Some civilians fled to liberated villages and to the advancing forces, the adviser told the AP by messaging service f

US fighter jets bomb 16 more IS targets in Syria, Iraq: US admiral

US Navy fighter jets flying from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea bombed 16 new Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday.

Turkey shells Islamic State in Syria west of US backed assault

The Turkish army killed five Islamic State militants in Syria in cross-border shelling, Turkish military sources said on Thursday, hitting positions west of where an offensive on militants was launched by Syrian fighters with

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Islamic State “falsely claiming” attacks in Bangladesh

Islamic State is trying to ride a wave of religious radicalisation by falsely claiming a spate of killings in Bangladesh, a government minister said, adding there was enough evidence implicating domestic militant groups.

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Islamic State plans wave of attacks in France – top security official

Islamic State militants are gearing up for a "campaign of terrorist attacks" in France that are likely to see explosive devices placed around areas with large crowds, the head of France's DGSI internal intelligence agency has

IMF announces $5.4B loan over 3 years to Iraq

The International Monetary Fund says it is lending $5.4 billion over three years to Iraq, which has been hit hard by a sharp drop in oil prices.

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US commander: Islamic State may be reverting to its ‘roots’

A series of deadly attacks by Islamic State operatives in and around Baghdad may be a sign that the militants are "reverting to their roots" as a terrorist organisation, the top US commander for the Middle East said today.

Rights group documents ISIS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte

A leading international rights group on today released a report documenting atrocities committed by Libya's Islamic State affiliate in the country's coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants.

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Islamic State on the defensive, territory shrinking in Syria and Iraq: US

Islamic State has not gained significant ground since it took the Iraqi city of Ramadi a year ago, which it then lost in December, as the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has been helped by better intelligence and better

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US says bid to retake Iraq’s Mosul from IS making progress

The US-led offensive to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is making progress, the top American envoy to the coalition said today.

Knife attacker, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, kills one at Munich station

A German national stabbed four passengers at a train station near Munich early on Tuesday, killing one man and injuring three, in an attack police said appeared to have an Islamist motive.

Top Islamic State military leader killed in airstrike: Pentagon

The Pentagon has claimed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) "military emir of Anbar" Abu Wahib was neutralised in a "successful" coalition airstrike.

Turkey kills almost 900 ISIS members in Syria raids: Report

Turkey has in recent months cracked down on alleged IS sleeper cells throughout the country.

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Islamic State running out of money: German expert

The Islamic State (IS) is running out of money and will as a result no longer exist as a territorial state in three years, a German political scientist claimed.

75 Islamic State men killed, as forces regain areas in Iraq’s Ramadi

At least 75 Islamic State militants were killed on Monday as the Iraqi security forces recaptured two areas from the extremist militants in eastern and east of the flashpoint city of Ramadi, the capital city of Iraq's western

Twitter shuts down over 125,000 accounts, mostly belonging to Islamic State

In its bid to curb the spread of terrorism-related tweets on its platform, the micro-blogging site Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to the Islamic Stat

Islamic State growing threat in Libya: John Kerry

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has pushed back the jihadist group in Syria and Iraq but it is a growing threat in Libya, where it could seize its oil wealth, US Secretary of State John Kerry said...

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