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Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent activism on Kashmir is motivated by Turkey president's Caliphate dreams
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent activism on Kashmir is motivated by Turkey president's Caliphate dreams

Although Turkey has traditionally supported Pakistan in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) against India on the Kashmir issue, its recent activism in South Asian affairs emanates from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's larger ambitions of leading the Islamic world

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
India

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow

Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach
World

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's demise only a few months after Islamic State lost its territorial hold ushers in a new phase for the group amid uncertainty over the new leadership as thousands of its supporters and members languish in prisons in northeastern Syria

In Syria's Baghouz, last village under Islamic State control, militants remain organised and brutal to the bitter end
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In Syria's Baghouz, last village under Islamic State control, militants remain organised and brutal to the bitter end

Islamic State militants are now fighting their final battle, holed up in tunnels and caves inside Baghouz, the last village they control, in Syria

Prominent French jihadi brothers killed in US-backed air strikes over Islamic State-held area in Syria
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Prominent French jihadi brothers killed in US-backed air strikes over Islamic State-held area in Syria

The US-led coalition announced Fabien's death several days after the strike. The two brothers joined IS together and Fabien went on to become the group's voice in France. Fabien's voice was on an IS recording claiming responsibility for the worst terrorist violence in France's modern history a series of bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people.

UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return
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UK to strip Islamic State teen bride Shamima Begum of citizenship; family now considering 'legal avenues' to allow her return

The case points to a dilemma facing many European countries, divided over whether to allow jihadists and IS sympathisers home to face prosecution or barring them over security concerns as the so-called "caliphate" crumbles.

Podcast roundup: From Invisibilia to The Adventures of Cheap Beer, what to listen to this week
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Podcast roundup: From Invisibilia to The Adventures of Cheap Beer, what to listen to this week

A podcast for every mood and interest, from The Adventures of Cheap Beer set in Mumbai to Awards Chatter, thoughtful conversations with celebrities

Islamic State recaptures parts of Syria's Albu Kamal town in major attack, says human rights body
World

Islamic State recaptures parts of Syria's Albu Kamal town in major attack, says human rights body

Islamic State used at least 10 suicide bombers in its offensive on Albu Kamal, which lies in he Euphrates Valley in eastern Syria and swiftly took several neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism
India

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism

Speaking at the India Ideas Conclave, MJ Akbar contended that faith-based terrorism challenges the concept of a nation-state and presents an existential challenge

Islamic State is in retreat but celebrating its demise is premature as idea of Caliphate lives on
World

Islamic State is in retreat but celebrating its demise is premature as idea of Caliphate lives on

After nearly a full year of predictions that the Islamic State was finished, it seems that the extremist group is indeed in full retreat.

Islamic State's emblematic capital Raqqa falls to US-backed forces; militant group on verge of annihilation
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Islamic State's emblematic capital Raqqa falls to US-backed forces; militant group on verge of annihilation

United States-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts.

Islamic State releases purported audio message from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi asking militants to 'have patience'
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Islamic State releases purported audio message from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi asking militants to 'have patience'

The leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged followers to burn their enemies everywhere and target "media centers of the infidels"

Iraq: Suicide bombers kills 74 in Nasiriyah, Islamic State claims responsibility
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Iraq: Suicide bombers kills 74 in Nasiriyah, Islamic State claims responsibility

Gunmen and suicide car bombers killed at least 74 people Thursday near the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, in the deadliest attack claimed by the Islamic State

Mosul liberation: Amnesty calls for commission to look into crimes against civilians
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Mosul liberation: Amnesty calls for commission to look into crimes against civilians

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from jihadists.

Battle for Mosul: Loss is a huge blow for Islamic State, but not fatal, say analysts
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Battle for Mosul: Loss is a huge blow for Islamic State, but not fatal, say analysts

Mosul was the largest city in the "caliphate" proclaimed by the Islamic State group and its loss is a huge blow to the jihadists' statehood experiment - but not a fatal one.

Islamic State ejected from parts of Mosul; city celebrates first Eid without terror group since 2014
World

Islamic State ejected from parts of Mosul; city celebrates first Eid without terror group since 2014

People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city

Islamic State congratulates its soldiers for carrying out attacks in Iran and the Philippines
World

Islamic State congratulates its soldiers for carrying out attacks in Iran and the Philippines

A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast on Tuesday.

Notre Dame attack: Algerian man charged with terrorism
World

Notre Dame attack: Algerian man charged with terrorism

An Algerian man who was shot after attacking a policeman with a hammer at the Notre Dame cathedral last week was charged by a French court with terrorism.

Over 50 civilians feared dead while attempting to flee Islamic State in Mosul
World

Over 50 civilians feared dead while attempting to flee Islamic State in Mosul

On Saturday the bodies of dozens of civilians killed in the past two days while fleeing an Islamic State-held neighbourhood in Mosul lay in a street close to the frontline with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported.

Narendra Modi govt must act cautiously in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan, not fuel a radical Islamist fire
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Narendra Modi govt must act cautiously in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan, not fuel a radical Islamist fire

Given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party's inclination towards a radical Islamist world and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, the Narendra Modi government must act cautiously in its bid to enhance ties with the political Islamist regime of the present-day Turkey