British PM David Cameron pressures lawmakers over Syria strikes vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Monday to make his case for Britain joining air strikes on Syria this week as he unveiled a new defense strategy stressing counter-terrorism and intelligence. Cameron said he would make a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday as he steps up pressure for MPs to back joining international action against Islamic State jihadists following the November 13 attacks in Paris, which killed

India is alert to the threat posed by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday that India is alert to the threat posed by terrorist group Islamic State after the Paris attacks. “ISIS is not a threat for any particular country but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS,” he said. The Indian security establishment suggests that around 20 odd Indians are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq-Syria. They include two youths from Kalyan, an Australia-based

Russia can't bomb its way to peace in Syria: Barak Obama

Asserting that the only way to end the civil war in Syria was through a legitimate, inclusive government there, US President Barack Obama has said that he hopes Russia would soon realise it can’t “buy peace” in the war-torn country through air strikes. Obama’s statement comes in the backdrop of Moscow continuing to bomb ISIS targets in Syria. “(Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin believes that if he continues to do what

Islamic State beheads British hostage in latest video

The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group on Friday claimed responsibility of beheading British aid worker Alan Henning in an online video. In the one-minute video clip titled “Another Message to America and its Allies”, roughly the same as those released after three previous murders, a masked IS militant also introduced another hostage it identified as a US aid worker Peter Kassig, Xinhua reported. The video was found online by