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World  /  Published 12.03.22

New IS leader is al-Baghdadi’s brother

The new leader of the Islamic State, whose appointment the group announced on Thursday, is the brother of slain former caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to two Iraqi security officials and one we...
By Reuters in Baghdad

World  /  Published 04.02.22

US raid kills Islamic State leader

President Biden said on Thursday that US Special Operations commandos killed the leader of the Islamic State in a risky pre-dawn raid in northwest Syria. Rescue workers said women and children were am...
By Ben Hubbard, Eric Schmitt

World  /  Published 28.10.21

IS to hit America in six months: US

The US intelligence community has assessed that the Islamic State in Afghanistan could have the capability to attack the US in as little as six months, and has the intention to do so, a senior Pentago...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 08.10.21

100 killed as blast hits Afghan mosque

A blast went off on Friday at a mosque packed with Shia worshippers in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding at least 100 people, a Taliban police official said. There was no immediate claim of r...
By AP, PTI in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.21

Guns over roses: Transnational terrorism

The disturbing images of the attack on the Kabul airport in August were a reminder of the grave threat posed by terrorism. With the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the international community...
By Aishwarya Harichandan

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World  /  Published 24.09.21

IS a threat: Taliban fighters

A little more than a month after toppling the western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who have adopted many of the tactics of urban warfa...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 17.09.21

West Africa IS leader killed

French military forces have killed the leader of a West African affiliate of Islamic State by drone strike in a “decisive blow” against the group, and vowed to continue hunting down jihadi...
By Reuters in Paris

World  /  Published 29.08.21

Joe Biden warns of more attacks in 24-36 hours

President Joe Biden vowed to keep up airstrikes against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members. Another terror ...
By AP in Washington

World  /  Published 27.08.21

IS and Qaida still a threat

The nightmare that kept counterterrorism experts awake even before the Taliban returned to power is that Afghanistan would become fertile ground for terrorist groups, most notably al Qaida and the Isl...
By Ben Hubbard, Eric Schmitt, Matthew Rosenberg in Doha

World  /  Published 03.08.21

Pak clarifies it has ‘no favourites’

Pakistan on Monday clarified that it favoured no particular side in the war-torn Afghanistan and said foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s recent comments on the Islamic State and Afghan Tali...
By PTI in Islamabad


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