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China places hold on US, India move to list Pakistani terrorist under UNSC sanctions
India

China places hold on US, India move to list Pakistani terrorist under UNSC sanctions

Pakistan-based militant Abdul Rehman Makki is a US-designated terrorist and brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest known mass execution in it's modern history
World

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest known mass execution in it's modern history

The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced Saturday's executions, saying they included those 'convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children'

Lars Vilks, threatened Swedish artist, reportedly dead in road accident
World

Lars Vilks, threatened Swedish artist, reportedly dead in road accident

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since his 2007, was threatened for his sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body

US set to declassify documents related to 11 September attacks in next six months
World

US set to declassify documents related to 11 September attacks in next six months

President Joe Biden has signed an order directing the justice department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review

US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban
World

US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “realistic” about the peace deal it signed with the Taliban, but is "seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation"

US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement
World

US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement

The agreement mapping out a plan for peace follows months of negotiations between the US and the Taliban that have broken down before. The Pentagon has said for months that it is poised to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 8,600.

29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries
World

29 Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian forces in Idlib; offence marks escalation in direct conflict between both countries

An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.

US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war
World

US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war

Stalled peace talks with Taliban and unrelenting attacks by insurgent group have complicated Trump administration's pledge to withdraw American troops

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Asim Umar was Uttar Pradesh village boy who became best-selling jihadist pulp-fiction writer
India

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Asim Umar was Uttar Pradesh village boy who became best-selling jihadist pulp-fiction writer

Born in a peasant family in Uttar Pradesh, slain Al-Qaeda leader Asim Umar aka Sana-ul-Haq is believed to have gotten involved in violent Islamism after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992

Facebook says its automated systems remove a vast majority of extremist content
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Facebook says its automated systems remove a vast majority of extremist content

Facebook has a number of functions that auto-generate pages from content posted by users.

Rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary; no casualties, injuries reported
World

Rocket explodes at US Embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary; no casualties, injuries reported

A rocket exploded at the US Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States

Daily Bulletin: Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru against DK Shivakumar's arrest; 9/11 anniversary; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru against DK Shivakumar's arrest; 9/11 anniversary; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Karnataka Congress to stage protests in Bengaluru over show solidarity against party leader DK Shivakumar's arrest; CBI special court to summon Kalyan Singh in Babri demolition case in Lucknow today; and more

Ahead of 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, kin of victims have mixed feelings about Donald Trump's cancellation of Taliban talks
World

Ahead of 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, kin of victims have mixed feelings about Donald Trump's cancellation of Taliban talks

11 September victims' relatives and first responders digested the news on Monday with mixed feelings

Donald Trump slams four Democratic Congresswomen during campaign rally in North Caroline; crowd chants, ‘Send her back’
World

Donald Trump slams four Democratic Congresswomen during campaign rally in North Caroline; crowd chants, ‘Send her back’

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, combative Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into extended dissection. Trump set off a firestorm when he tweeted that four should “go back” to their home countries, though three were born in US.

Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility
World

Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu; Islamist extremist group Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Islamic extremist group claimed that a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target, but a police officer said militants detonated a bomb while trying to assassinate a judge

NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India
India

NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India

In interrogations by the NIA, half the suspects said communalism — ranging from riots to compulsory yoga practice — led them to join the Islamic State. Barely half of them cited the global Islamist project that underpins the Islamic State

India, Pakistan among 5 Asian countries which saw 59% of all terrorist attacks in 2017, says US report
India

India, Pakistan among 5 Asian countries which saw 59% of all terrorist attacks in 2017, says US report

The total number of terrorist attacks worldwide last year decreased by 23 percent. Similarly, the total deaths due to terrorist violence decreased by 27 percent, according to the report.

Terrorists creating safe havens on darknet to plot attacks, raise funds and recruit, claim researchers
World

Terrorists creating safe havens on darknet to plot attacks, raise funds and recruit, claim researchers

Terrorists and extremists are creating growing numbers of safe havens on the "darknet" to plot future attacks, raise funds and recruit new followers, according to new research published on Sunday

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests boy planning to join militancy in Ganderbal district
India

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests boy planning to join militancy in Ganderbal district

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday apprehended a boy who on his way to join militancy in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, an official said.