The Prime Minister dwelt at length on the challenges posed by terrorism while addressing the Council for Foreign Relations in New York.
Another five people in the northeastern Hassakeh province were also killed, the Observatory said.
Activists said at least five people were killed, including women and children who were likely the wives and children of militants.
In a video, Gourdel is seen kneeling with his arms tied behind his back before four masked militants who read out a statement in Arabic.
The 55-year-old man was abducted in Algeria on Monday by a splinter group from al-Qaida’s North African branch.
The airstrikes hit targets in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa and the province with the same name.
Home Ministry is exploring the possibility of lodging case under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Steinmeier denied reports Germany was under pressure to join the US and France in air strikes against the IS in Iraq.
The discovery of the Indian-origin recruiters was confirmed by multiple agencies involved in tracking terrorism.
Belgian police reportedly found guns and bulletproof vests during the crackdown.
Militants of the extremist Islamic State group have been barreling through the area for the past three days.
The freed hostages were later to be flown to Ankara to be reunited with their families. They were advised not to immediately talk to the news media.
The shocking footage of photojournalist James Foley slaughtered by an extremist was first spotted by SITE.
Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the SAARC member countries to chalk out strategies to deal with terrorism.
French President Francois Hollande announced that the target was “entirely destroyed”.