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Mumbai: Special court grants bail to Kalyan man accused of ISIS links

March 18, 2020 2:46 am

The court passed its order based on directions of the Bombay HC last month, which had then set aside an earlier order of the special court rejecting bail to Majeed in September and directed it to hear the bail plea afresh and decide it within six weeks.

War in Syria drives out Christian community

January 18, 2020 9:09 pm

Three months into the offensive, more than 200,000 people have been displaced according to the United Nations. Many are settling in the empty houses left behind by local Christians in the Khabur valley. Edmon Lunan is among the few local villagers who have ruled out leaving Tal Hafyan.

NIA court convicts six in 2016 ISIS terror plot case

November 25, 2019 8:28 pm

They have been found guilty under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) including offences relating to membership of a terrorist organisation and support given to a terrorist organisation.

Turkey captures sister of dead IS leader al-Baghdadi in Syria

November 05, 2019 10:19 am

Rasmiya Awad, 65, was detained in a raid near Azaz, the official said, referring to a Turkish-controlled Syrian town near the border. When captured, she was also accompanied by five children.

ISIS leader paid rival for protection but was betrayed by his own

October 31, 2019 12:18 pm

The receipts, typical of the Islamic State’s meticulous bookkeeping, showed that the group paid at least $67,000 to members of Hurras al Din, an unofficial affiliate of al-Qaida and an enemy of the Islamic State.

The killing al-Baghdadi does not reduce the threat from the Islamic State

October 31, 2019 11:41 am

Soon enough, the ISIS core will anoint a new Caliph, to whom all the wilayas (branches) and extremists and supporters will readily offer allegiance (bayat) to, while paying rich tribute to the “fallen hero”.

Why Washington Post is under fire for its Baghdadi headline

October 28, 2019 2:10 pm

The headline received massive backlash on social media, especially from a prominent section of media commentators, who called out The Washinton Post for writing a fluff-piece on the "most dreadful terrorist" on the planet.

With al-Baghdadi raid, Trump makes the Made-for-TV announcement he has long wanted

October 28, 2019 8:34 am

Al-Baghdadi’s ISIS followers, the president said, were “frightened puppies” and “losers,” the same language he has used to describe former political rivals like Sen. Ted Cruz and media outlets like CNN.

Al-Baghdadi’s death will damage ISIS, but not destroy it

October 28, 2019 8:26 am

Under al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State largely ran on its own. While he demanded fealty and built a cult of personality around himself — followers considered him the leader of Muslims worldwide — he was obsessed with security and is known to have given subordinates considerable latitude to act autonomously.

Al-Baghdadi raid was a victory built on factors Trump derides

October 28, 2019 8:24 am

To Trump, the killing of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was proof of the wisdom of his strategy of defending America at home without committing United States forces to “endless wars” abroad.


ISIS razes 2000-year-old city in Iraq

March 08, 2015 11:19 am

UNESCO says that destruction to a wold heritage site is a war crime.