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UK foils 19 terror attacks in 2 years, cracks down on ISIS travel

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid warned British nationals to leave conflict-ridden territories or risk a jail term of up to 10 years, effectively imposing a ban on travel to Idlib and the northeast of Syria under new powers to tackle suspected terrorists.

IS claims India ‘province’, J&K police say dead militant last member

“This (IS claim) is all rubbish. There is nothing of that sort,” J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told The Sunday Express. “Everybody would like to claim the person killed and put him on their list of martyrs,” J&K police said.

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum will be hanged if she comes to Bangladesh: Foreign Minister

Minister Abdul Momen said the 19-year-old girl - who fled Bethnal Green for Syria and is currently living in the al-Hol desert refugee camp in Syria - would be punished severely as the country has a "zero tolerance" for terrorism.

Terror through local proxies, as in Sri Lanka, is part of ISIS' evolving modus operandi

Like the al Qaeda, ISIS may now also make concerted efforts to use “front groups” to capture pockets of influence in conflict zones, while carrying out its signature global attacks, seemingly, at will.

After the video, 3 questions about ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The formal structure of ISIS has crumbled, but thousands of its fighters are believed to have gone underground — and the Sri Lanka attacks showed that its affiliates overseas can in 2019 kill double the number they killed in Paris in November 2015.

Church services in Sri Lanka to resume from May 5: Cardinal

All public church services were cancelled after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that ripped through three churches and high-end hotels, killing 253 people and injuring 500 others. 

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Where the Islamic State ruled in Syria, fear and uncertainty reign

The routing of the Islamic State from its final piece of territory in Syria last month was hailed as a milestone in the fight against the world’s most fearsome terrorist organization. But the territory it once ruled remains in shambles, insecure and its future uncertain.

Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

In the video, Baghdadi was seen saying, " group will seek revenge for militants who were killed and imprisoned."

Rukmini Callimachi explains: What the fall of the last ISIS village in Syria means

A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and multiple award-winning journalist Rukmini Callimachi and currently foreign correspondent with The New York Times, draws on her experience covering ISIS to explain how far the loss of territory will restrict the group, but stresses that it continues to exist.

Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated, says US-backed SDF

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.

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ISIS razes 2000-year-old city in Iraq

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

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Fahad Sheikh, Part Of First Group Of Indians To Fight With Islamic State Jihadists, Killed In Syria

Fahad Tanvir Sheikh, one in a four-member cell of students from Maharashtra’s Thane who became the first Indians to join the Islamic State, has been killed fighting near Raqqa last week, his family has been told by an anonymous caller. Sheikh was the last surviving member of the cell, following the arrest of Areeb Majeed, […]

How Coal Is Choking Goa, Express Investigates

Every two hours on average, a freight train pulls out of Mormugao Port, 6 km from Vasco. Each of its 58 wagons is covered with blue tarpaulin, the edges of which flap in the breeze, revealing what lies underneath — about 65,000 kg of coal, the toxic black dust hanging in the air like a […]

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Rajasthan ATS Arrest Suspected ISIS Operator In Chennai

The accused, identified as 30-year-old Haroon, is suspected of collecting and sending funds to the terrorist organisation. The accused was detained from Burma Bazaar area in the city on Tuesday morning following information from two accused, Mohammed Iqbal and Jamil Ahmed, who are already under the custody of ATS. Haroon reportedly runs  a mobile phone shop […]

NIA Obtains Islamic State ''Kill-List'' Targeting IT Engineers, Nearly 70 From Mumbai

The National Investigation Agency has obtained what it calls a “kill list” prepared by handlers of the Islamic State targeting “ethical hackers, software managers” — computer professionals, some of whom are said to have helped security agencies track down ISIS members and potential recruits. The list has names from across the world and details of […]

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar On Having Initiated Peace Talks With The ISIS

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Thursday that he tried to open a dialogue with the Islamic State group but it rebuffed him by sending him a photograph of a beheaded man. “I tried to initiate peace talks with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) recently but they sent me a […]

'Anti-Terror' Crackdown By NIA, 14 Picked Up From 6 Cities

In a major crackdown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and state police forces ahead of Republic Day, 14 men who were allegedly “radicalised online” were picked up for interrogation on Friday in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mangalore, Tumkur and Lucknow. Of the 14, three were from Mumbai, four from Hyderabad, four from Bangalore, and one […]

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Jan Luykx Speaks On Radicalisation, Idea Of Europe Under Threat & India EU FTA

Jan Luykx first came to India as a backpacker in the late ’70s. His first diplomatic assignment in India lasted three years, between 1988 and 1991, when he was posted as First Secretary. Belgium found itself at the heart of investigation into the November 2015 Paris attacks, with some of the attackers being traced to […]

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