39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan security forces killed at least 39 militants in a nationwide crackdown on Friday after an Islamic State suicide bombing at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province claimed 80 lives and injured nearly 250. The blast at the popular shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the southern province yesterday was one of the […]

Suicide attack at Pak shrine, 50 dead, 100 injured

Suicide attack at Pak shrine, 50 dead, 100 injured

Karachi: A suicide bomber killed and wounded dozens of Sufi worshippers as they performed a ritual in Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in Sehwan, in Sindh province, via it Amaq website. Medical workers told Al […]

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Af-Pak border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The 19th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team about the terror group was submitted to the Security Council Sanctions […]

The World Must Understand the Reasons for Muslim Anger

The World Must Understand the Reasons for Muslim Anger

By Shah Tajamul   The contemporary issue among many other issues that the world is facing is the issue of terrorism. But only Muslims are held responsible in one way or other for the phenomenon. Muslims are being labeled as terrorists far and wide, predominantly by West or European nations, and Islam is viewed as […]

‘Jihadist’ groups hail Trump’s travel ban as victory: report

‘Jihadist’ groups hail Trump’s travel ban as victory: report

WASHINGTON: ‘Jihadist’ groups, including Islamic State sympathisers, have hailed the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations saying it would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists, according to a media report. Comments posted to pro-Islamic State social media accounts predicted that US President Donald Trump’s executive order would […]

ISIS and the West: Where Hubris and Humiliation Collide(d)?

By Wajahat Qazi   As the battle for Mosul rages on and as ISIS morphs from a “proto –state” and bricks and mortar militant outfit — which , in many ways, redefined modern insurgency — into a loose network with capability to strike within the West, the questions that may be revisited are: what led […]

‘Illegal detention’ by ATS ‘terrorising’ Muslim youths: Pawar

Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar today accused the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of “terrorising” youths of the minority community by “illegally detaining” them on mere suspicion of being associated to banned Muslim outfits. “A 28-member delegation representing various Muslim organisations met me recently and complained that the ATS is terrorising Muslim youths in the name of […]

Man with suspected ISIS links nabbed, claims Delhi Police

New Delhi: A 28-year-old man with suspected ISIS links was nabbed by Delhi Police from Kashmere Gate ISBT here, making it the fifth arrest in connection with the “busting of a module of the dreaded terror outfit last month.” “The accused, Ibrahim Sayyed, was arrested last night based on a tip-off from a central intelligence […]

Father says JK youth nabbed for alleged ISIS link ‘innocent’

Father says JK youth nabbed for alleged ISIS link ‘innocent’

SRINAGAR: A day after three alleged ISIS sympathizers were remanded in 10 days’ NIA custody, the father of an arrested Kashmiri youth claimed that his son was “innocent” and had gone abroad for a job to support his family. “I am a poor man and have debt on me. My son went abroad to relieve […]

ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: report

ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: report

CAIRO: ISIS has reportedly beheaded over 20 of its fighters in full public view for trying to flee a war zone in Iraq’s Mosul city, sending out a chilling warning to others in the terror group against desertion. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured a group of its own militants who tried to […]