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Congress general secretary Ajay Maken condemns Al-Qaeda's remarks on hijab row
India

Congress general secretary Ajay Maken condemns Al-Qaeda's remarks on hijab row

Maken also hit out at Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra and said that he along with Al Qaeda are 'polarising' the country's atmosphere

Karnataka hijab row and the other times Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has interfered in India
India

Karnataka hijab row and the other times Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has interfered in India

The Al Qaeda leader has repeatedly trained his guns on the nation — from announcing a branch of the terror group in 2014 to the present when he showered praise on a pro-hijab protester in Karnataka and asked Muslims to fight the perceived assault on Islam

Blue eyes, blonde hair, racist minds: How Ukraine crisis lays bare racism ingrained in Western societies
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Blue eyes, blonde hair, racist minds: How Ukraine crisis lays bare racism ingrained in Western societies

The reaction of some European politicians, officials and even journalists not only shows their bewilderment but also exposes their prejudices rooted in racism

A new security headache: How terrorist groups are joining hands to launch a concerted jihadi warfare against India
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A new security headache: How terrorist groups are joining hands to launch a concerted jihadi warfare against India

Guided only by Al Qaeda and ISIS, a member of one ‘tanzeem’ can now operate under the banner of another; it’s the interchangeability of ‘tanzeems’ that seem to be bewildering India’s security apparatus

Taliban are a reality, but India should still tread carefully while engaging with Islamist militia
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Taliban are a reality, but India should still tread carefully while engaging with Islamist militia

New Delhi would be committing a grave blunder if it compromises with its core values to provide legitimacy to an obscurantist outfit like the Taliban

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies
India

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies

Liberals enthusiastically pick the Munawar Faruqui saga, but remain silent on the lynching of two sadhus by a mob in Maharashtra. This blinkeredness is not serving any true liberal clause in any real sense

Why India should have responded strongly against Pakistan after 26/11 Mumbai attacks
India

Why India should have responded strongly against Pakistan after 26/11 Mumbai attacks

There comes a time when actions must speak louder than words. 26/11 was one such time when it just should have been done

Somalia: At least five dead, several hurt in explosion outside Mogadishu school; Al Shabab claims responsibility
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Somalia: At least five dead, several hurt in explosion outside Mogadishu school; Al Shabab claims responsibility

The Al Qaeda-linked group in a statement said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy

Beware! Third wave of Islamist radicalisation is unfolding globally and in India too
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Beware! Third wave of Islamist radicalisation is unfolding globally and in India too

The chief minister of Assam recently said that hundreds of youths of a particular community are missing, especially after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Waqar Younis is an opportunist, his namaz apology means nothing
Sports

Waqar Younis is an opportunist, his namaz apology means nothing

Those who have followed the former Pakistani cricketer’s career wouldn’t be too surprised by the absence of sportsmanship

Lars Vilks, cartoonist who drew Prophet Mohammed, dies in car crash in Sweden
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Lars Vilks, cartoonist who drew Prophet Mohammed, dies in car crash in Sweden

The 75-year-old and two police officers were killed in a collision with an oncoming truck, Swedish police confirmed to AFP.

Republican senators introduce legislation imposing sanctions on Taliban, countries supporting them
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Republican senators introduce legislation imposing sanctions on Taliban, countries supporting them

The 'Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight and Accountability Act' was introduced by Senator Jim Risch, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday.

Why India will need clarity on US role in security of Af-Pak region before Quad Summit
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Why India will need clarity on US role in security of Af-Pak region before Quad Summit

New strategic alignments and alliances are taking shape, even as old relationships suddenly seem to have regained their relevance

Republican senators seek to designate Taliban as terror outfit, cite threat to US national security
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Republican senators seek to designate Taliban as terror outfit, cite threat to US national security

The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August, ousting the previous elected leadership which was backed by the West

How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue
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How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of 9/11, however, has been the homogenisation and Islamisation of the terror threat

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, rumoured to be dead, resurfaces in video on 9/11 attacks anniversary
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Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, rumoured to be dead, resurfaces in video on 9/11 attacks anniversary

Al-Zawahri’s speech was recorded in a 61-minute, 37-second video produced by the group’s as-Sahab Media Foundation.

Biden administration declassifies FBI memo hinting at Saudi involvement with 9/11 hijackers
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Biden administration declassifies FBI memo hinting at Saudi involvement with 9/11 hijackers

The document released, however, is still significantly redacted and does not offer a clear direct link between the Saudi government and the hijackers

Twenty years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda is defeated but jihadism is here to stay
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Twenty years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda is defeated but jihadism is here to stay

The highly publicised creation of al-Qaida “franchises” in Iraq and elsewhere including Egypt, North Africa and Yemen, among others, seemed to indicate the revival of al-Qaida.

9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'
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9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'

Bush, who was president during the attacks, commended the courage of the Flight 93 passengers and crew who are believed to have foiled an attack on the US Capitol by leading the plane to crash in rural Pennsylvania

Two decades since 9/11, Saudi Arabia shows how much it has changed
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Two decades since 9/11, Saudi Arabia shows how much it has changed

The cloud of social restrictions that loomed over generations in the kingdom is dissipating; no longer are eye-popping concerts, movie theatres and women driving impossible or illegal