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Islamic State
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 05.03.22

Pakistan blast: IS owns up

Pakistan's Interior Minister on Saturday vowed to arrest the masterminds behind a deadly suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group on a crowded Shia mosque during Friday prayers her...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Peshawar

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.21

Letters to the Editor: When animals seek revenge

Not just monkey business Sir — All is not well in the animal kingdom. Two monkeys have been captured in Maharashtra for killing some 250 stray dogs, allegedly in order to avenge the death of a...

World  /  Published 23.11.21

US sanctions on IS financier

The US on Monday imposed sanctions on an individual it accused of acting as a financial facilitator for Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch, in a move that follows a series of attacks in Kabul. ...
By Reuters in Washington

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Opinion  /  Published 12.11.21

Not enough: Afghan policy

Ever since the Taliban grabbed power in Kabul in August, most nations in South and Central Asia have been spooked by the spectre of extremism spilling across Afghanistan’s borders, even as a dee...
By The Editorial Board

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 12.10.21

Islamic State leader held: Iraq

Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, id...
By AP/PTI in Baghdad

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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