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Zawahiri raises hijab row, hails Karnataka student

April 07, 2022 5:57 am

Distancing himself from Zawahiri's comments, Muskan's father, Mohammed Hussain, said it was "wrong" to take his daughter's name.

Father of Karnataka girl 'praised' by Al Qaeda chief: 'Who is he, why is he speaking about issues of my country'

April 07, 2022 7:21 am

Ayman Al Zawahiri, in a video released by Al Qaeda mouthpiece As-Sahab media on Tuesday, has showered praise on Muskan Khan, the Mandya student who raised slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar after being heckled by a group of men in saffron shawls this February.

Al Qaeda chief Zawahiri asks Muslims to unite over hijab controversy in India

April 07, 2022 1:51 am

In an almost nine-minute video released by Al Qaeda mouthpiece As-Sahab media on Tuesday, Zawahiri showered praise on Muskan Khan, the Karnataka student who raised slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar after being heckled by a right-wing Hindu mob shouting slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” this February.

Lucknow: Chargesheet filed against 5 for ‘planning suicide attacks’

January 07, 2022 4:57 am

Police claimed to have recovered weapons, explosives and an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a pressure cooker, among other things, from their residences. A bomb disposal squad was called to defuse the IED.

Taliban say no Al-Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan

September 21, 2021 7:52 pm

Since toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul last month, the Taliban have faced pressure from the international community to renounce ties with al Qaeda.

Al-Qaida chief appears in 9/11 video amid rumors he is dead

September 13, 2021 11:37 am

Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian, became leader of al-Qaida following the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan by US Navy SEALs.

20 years after 9/11: The three hours that changed the US forever

September 11, 2021 10:56 am

Scenes of chaos beamed on TV screens across the world as two of the hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, another struck the west side of the Pentagon building in Washington DC, while the fourth fell in a field in Pennsylvania. 

Explained.Live: Gautam Mukhopadhaya to answer questions on Taliban takeover and India’s options ahead

August 23, 2021 7:44 am

The world is watching to see what exactly that means given their past record of extreme persecution of women and ethnic minorities, and the presence of a smorgasbord of terrorist groups on its soil.

The Taliban are back. Now will they restrain or support al-Qaida?

August 17, 2021 7:54 pm

Now that the Taliban are back in power, there are already worries that Afghanistan will again become a breeding ground for Islamic radicalism and terrorism.

Al Qaeda will probably come back: UK defence minister on Afghanistan crisis

August 13, 2021 9:41 pm

The Cabinet minister was addressing UK media outlets on the government’s decision to send in approximately 600 additional troops to facilitate the safe exit of remaining UK personnel in Afghanistan as the Taliban onslaught gathers momentum.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.

At least 20 dead in Burkina Faso hotel attack

January 16, 2016 6:22 am

West Africa, Jan 16 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed after Islamist gunmen stormed Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Militants from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Madrassa teacher arrested for suspected links with Al Qaeda

January 08, 2016 9:31 am

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): A Bengaluru madrassa teacher has been arrested by Delhi Police for suspected links with Al Qaeda. The teacher identified as Maulana Anzar Shah is reportedly an alleged member of the terror group. Police officials said he was planning to carry out terror strikes in the country. Shah has been brought to Delhi on transit remand and would be produced at the Patiala House court today.