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UK top court says runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain

February 26, 2021 4:42 pm

Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two school friends where she married an IS fighter.

US airstrike kills top Islamic State leader in Iraq

January 30, 2021 12:04 pm

Iraqi officials said that the attack on an underground hideout avenged the deaths of the 32 Iraqis killed in the Islamic State attack on a Baghdad market last week. More than 100 others were wounded in the attack, the deadliest in Baghdad in four years.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly twin blasts in Baghdad

January 22, 2021 4:11 pm

At least 32 people were killed and over 100 people wounded in the blasts on Thursday. Some were in severe condition.

Islamic State claims knife attack in capital of Russia’s southern Chechnya

January 01, 2021 3:15 pm

The poor and mainly Muslim region has seen previous attacks on security officials and an insurgency since Moscow fought two wars with separatists after the 1991 Soviet Union breakup.

Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

November 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan has killed at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman

Congo: Militants free 900 inmates in Beni jailbreak

October 20, 2020 7:57 pm

Islamic State said fighters from its Central African Province branch were behind the attack.

Explained: A former Islamic State recruit in Canada, and his arrest for lying about executions

October 12, 2020 12:59 pm

The arrest of Shehroze Chaudhry aka Abu Huzayhfa al-Kanadi, 25, has thrown the spotlight on a well-known journalist’s reportage and also on Canada’s treatment of persons returning from Syria.

To Mosul and back, Kerala ISIS man’s extraordinary brush with terror

September 30, 2020 1:21 pm

According to the NIA, Moideen left from Chennai in April 2015 and reached Mosul, Iraq via Istanbul with the intention of joining the ISIS’s war in Syria and Iraq.

Canada arrests man for lying about joining Islamic State and carrying out executions

September 27, 2020 4:27 pm

Shehroze Chaudhry, who went by the name Abu Huzayfah al-Kanadi, was charged under the country’s terrorism hoax laws on Friday. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Missing Bengaluru youth helped many join IS, killed in Syria, says probe

September 14, 2020 8:12 am

Sources said the death of Faiz Masood had been confirmed by a doctor arrested in Bengaluru recently by the NIA in connection with an Islamic State Khorasan Province case. Abdur Rahman, an opthalmologist, was among the Bengaluru youths who travelled to Syria in 2013-14 to join the IS.


Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

April 25, 2019 8:50 am

Sri Lanka's 22 million people include minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Until now, Christians had largely managed to avoid the worst of the island's conflict and communal tensions.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Inside pictures of life under Islamic State rule

June 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Areas ruled by the Islamic State are under a bureaucracy of terror: repentance cards, weapons lists, leaflets with rules for women.

Families, relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians mourn mass beheadings by Islamic State

February 16, 2015 3:57 pm

The video, released on Sunday night, depicts men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant.

Islamic State burns alive hostage Jordanian pilot

February 04, 2015 11:44 am

Obama praised Kasaesbeh for his bravery and said he was 'in the vanguard of the effort to degrade and defeat the threat' posed by IS.

US airstrikes on Kobani killed hundreds of IS fighters: Pentagon

October 16, 2014 3:26 pm

The Pentagon maintained that Kobani remains in danger of falling to the Islamic State fighters, who are intently focused on the city.


Innocent Muslims should not be harassed: Bukhari tells PM Modi

February 08, 2016 4:50 pm

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Concerned over the detention made by security forces of Muslim youth allegedly linked to Islamic State (ISIS), Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought assurance that innocent Muslims would not be harassed in the name of Islamic State terrorists. Bhukari said that the entire Muslim community is against terrorism and added that stringent punishment should be not be given just for writing something on Facebook. He added that the minority character of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Milia Islamia were also discussed and said that Prime Minister Modi has promised to look into the matter.