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'Hindutva and IS are similar, not the same', clarifies Salman Khurshid after row over new book
Politics

'Hindutva and IS are similar, not the same', clarifies Salman Khurshid after row over new book

The former Union minister was embroiled in a controversy for allegedly "defaming and comparing Hinduism with terrorism" in his recent book "Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times"

Living in time warp: Survivors of 2015 Paris attack relive night as trial proceeds
World

Living in time warp: Survivors of 2015 Paris attack relive night as trial proceeds

For more than two weeks, survivors from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris have been testifying in a specially designed courtroom about the Islamic State group’s attacks on 13 November, 2015

Taliban grapple with the potent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan amid spike in insurgencies
World

Taliban grapple with the potent Islamic State threat in Afghanistan amid spike in insurgencies

Both the Taliban and IS advocate rule by their radical interpretations of Islamic law. But there are key ideological differences that fuel their hatred of each other

Taliban say they won't work with US to contain IS activities in Afghanistan
World

Taliban say they won't work with US to contain IS activities in Afghanistan

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said they want to tackle the IS issue independently. The Taliban, however, have signaled flexibility regarding evacuations of those stranded

In Syrian camp, children left with no school, no play as only education coming their way is IS propaganda
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In Syrian camp, children left with no school, no play as only education coming their way is IS propaganda

It has been more than two years that some 27,000 children have been left to languish in al-Hol camp. Most of them not yet teenagers, they are spending their childhood in a limbo of miserable conditions with no schools, no place to play or develop and seemingly no international interest in resolving their situation.

'They are not sleeping': Analysts flag fears over Mozambique jihadists' next move
World

'They are not sleeping': Analysts flag fears over Mozambique jihadists' next move

On 24 March, Islamic State-linked militants launched an assault on Palma that overwhelmed security forces and caused French energy giant Total to abandon a nearby gas project

Baghdad blasts: IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing that killed 32, injured 110
World

Baghdad blasts: IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing that killed 32, injured 110

In a statement posted on the group's Telegram communications channel early Friday, Islamic State claimed two of its men blew themselves up in Tayaran Square

Low blood sugar at birth, genetics cause epilepsy in young Indian children: Study
India

Low blood sugar at birth, genetics cause epilepsy in young Indian children: Study

It is very important that families and new mothers are made aware of the impact of low blood sugar at birth and its negative neurological impact later in life.

NIA arrests Mundra dockyard supervisor accused of working as ISI agent in Gujarat
India

NIA arrests Mundra dockyard supervisor accused of working as ISI agent in Gujarat

Rajakbhai Kumbhar, a resident of West Kutch in Gujarat, was arrested on Sunday in connection with the investigation of 'Defence/ISI case' of Uttar Pradesh

Suspected Islamic State operative had left village two days ago to get relative treated in Lucknow, says UP cop
India

Suspected Islamic State operative had left village two days ago to get relative treated in Lucknow, says UP cop

Mustakeem Khan alias Abu Yusuf, who was allegedly planning to carry out a lone wolf terror strike in Delhi, was arrested on Friday night after a brief exchange of fire with a Delhi police team

Woman member of Afghanistan's peace team survives attack by gunmen near Kabul
World

Woman member of Afghanistan's peace team survives attack by gunmen near Kabul

Fawzia Koofi, who is part of a 21-member team which will represent the Afghan govt in upcoming peace talks with the Taliban, is in good health, said the team's head. No outfit has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured
World

Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured

Following a battle that started on Sunday and continued till Monday afternoon, Afghan security forces seized a prison which is holding hundreds of Islamic State militants

14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar
World

14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar

The violence could further undermine a peace process in the wake of a deal signed between the United States and the Taliban in February

Delhi court extends police custody of Kashmiri couple accused of instigating anti-CAA protests, having links with Islamic State
India

Delhi court extends police custody of Kashmiri couple accused of instigating anti-CAA protests, having links with Islamic State

A Delhi court Tuesday extended by seven days the police custody of a couple arrested from south Delhi's Jamia Nagar for allegedly instigating anti-CAA protests in the National Capital and having links to the Islamic State's Khorasan module.

FATF places Iran on blacklist after more than 3 years of warning; US says Tehran must face consequences for continued 'failure' to abide by international norms
World

FATF places Iran on blacklist after more than 3 years of warning; US says Tehran must face consequences for continued 'failure' to abide by international norms

The global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist on Friday after it failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms, a move that will deepen the country’s isolation from financial markets.

Three Tamil Nadu men with alleged links to Islamic State arrested in Ramanathapuram; trio also connected to cases being probed by NIA
India

Three Tamil Nadu men with alleged links to Islamic State arrested in Ramanathapuram; trio also connected to cases being probed by NIA

Tamil Nadu Police seized books and Islamic propaganda material from the the three. They also had in their possession propaganda materials in "audio forms" meant to be uploaded on social networking platforms including WhatsApp.

'Morbidly obese' Islamic State mufti 'Jabba the Jihadi', who endorsed rape, ethnic cleansing, taken to prison in truck after Iraqi forces captured him
World

'Morbidly obese' Islamic State mufti 'Jabba the Jihadi', who endorsed rape, ethnic cleansing, taken to prison in truck after Iraqi forces captured him

An obese Islamic State (IS) 'mufti', Shifa al-Nima, dubbed as 'Jabba the Jihadi' on social media was been captured by the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of Iraqi forces on 16 January

Islamic State claims responsibility for London bridge attack; 28-year-old terror convict, who hails from PoK, was inspired by Al Qaeda
Sports

Islamic State claims responsibility for London bridge attack; 28-year-old terror convict, who hails from PoK, was inspired by Al Qaeda

Nine years before Usman Khan killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge, he was overheard by British security services discussing how to use an al Qaeda manual he had memorised to build a pipe bomb

Turkey captures wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; official claims woman was among 11 IS suspects detained near Syrian border
World

Turkey captures wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; official claims woman was among 11 IS suspects detained near Syrian border

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday

In final days, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi masqueraded as shepherd, was reliant on shrinking circle of confidants
World

In final days, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi masqueraded as shepherd, was reliant on shrinking circle of confidants

In his last months on the run, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a shrinking circle of confidants.