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Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb attack on passenger bus in Kabul
World

Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb attack on passenger bus in Kabul

A woman was killed and three others were wounded in the bus attack at the Afghan capital, Kabul police said

Afghanistan: At least 16 killed as Islamic State-claimed blasts rock two cities
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Afghanistan: At least 16 killed as Islamic State-claimed blasts rock two cities

While 12 worshippers were killed in a blast at a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, an explosion in Kunduz claimed four lives

Hijab row exposes double-standards for Left, ‘liberal’ intellectuals and what they can learn from Ambedkar
Politics

Hijab row exposes double-standards for Left, ‘liberal’ intellectuals and what they can learn from Ambedkar

It is astonishing that the so-called intellectuals, progressivist and feminist writers, and human rights and social revolutionaries are completely silent on burqa and hijab

Pakistan: Toll rises to 63 in Shia mosque attack in Peshawar; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Pakistan: Toll rises to 63 in Shia mosque attack in Peshawar; Islamic State claims responsibility

A suicide bomber, belonging to the ISIS-Khorasan, blew himself up inside a mosque in Qissa Khwani bazaar in Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday

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

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi: Islamic State leader who blew himself up along with family during US raid
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Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi: Islamic State leader who blew himself up along with family during US raid

Born as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, he played a key role in the Yazidi genocide and spent time in a US-run prison

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, IS leader killed in US Syria raid, remains murky figure
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Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, IS leader killed in US Syria raid, remains murky figure

His death comes as Islamic State militants, after years of low-level hit-and-run ambushes, had begun to carry out bolder, higher profile attacks

US raid in Syria kills top Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, says Joe Biden
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US raid in Syria kills top Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, says Joe Biden

'Thanks to the skill and bravery of our Armed Forces, we have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS,' Biden said in a statement

ISIS Kerala module case: NIA files chargesheet against eight terrorists
India

ISIS Kerala module case: NIA files chargesheet against eight terrorists

The accused were recruiting new members for the Kerala module, and running various ISIS propaganda channels on social media platforms, officials said

Syria: Kurd forces retake prison attacked by Islamic State after six-day deadly fighting
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Syria: Kurd forces retake prison attacked by Islamic State after six-day deadly fighting

The assault in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of Islamic State's most significant since its 'caliphate' was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago

Syria: 90 killed as fighting between Islamic State, Kurd forces rages for third day
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Syria: 90 killed as fighting between Islamic State, Kurd forces rages for third day

The assault in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of Islamic State's most significant since its "caliphate" was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago

Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever
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Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever

As winter advances, there are serious shortages of food, medicines and drinking water everywhere in Afghanistan

How US airstrikes in its war on terror have a dark side of civilian casualties
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How US airstrikes in its war on terror have a dark side of civilian casualties

Sometimes, only seconds’ worth of footage was taken before a strike, hardly enough for investigators to assess civilians’ presence

Hindu vs Hindutva? Rahul Gandhi’s 5 conceptual and political blunders
India

Hindu vs Hindutva? Rahul Gandhi’s 5 conceptual and political blunders

There are several reasons why Rahul Gandhi’s recent attacks on Hindutva are ill-advised and problematic

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

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

How Hindutva is the Hinduism that resists
India

How Hindutva is the Hinduism that resists

Things evolve with time and so has ‘Hindutva’. Once it was the only saviour of others, but the condition demanded it to add a new feature: Resist

Is the world ready to help prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan without emboldening Taliban?
World

Is the world ready to help prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan without emboldening Taliban?

Already, the UN estimates nearly half the country’s population – or about 23 million people – is facing acute hunger in the coming months

Senior Taliban commander among dead in Afghanistan hospital attack, say reports
India

Senior Taliban commander among dead in Afghanistan hospital attack, say reports

At least 19 people were killed on Tuesday in the attack claimed by the Taliban's hardline rivals, the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), on Kabul's main military hospital.

Iraq's Babylon arts festival returns after 19-year hiatus: Why this showcase is a giant step for the war-torn country
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Iraq's Babylon arts festival returns after 19-year hiatus: Why this showcase is a giant step for the war-torn country

The five-day-long fest, which was last celebrated in 2002, saw participation from not only local talent, but also from countries such as Russia, Serbia and Jordan