Islamic State

Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism related accounts

Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State militant group, “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts” even as handles of India-centric terrorist organizations and individuals on the micro-blogging site remain untouched. In a blog, the US-based firm said, “As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area. Since the middle of 2015 alone, weve suspended over

Indian Muslims will never let their children get radicalised by ISIS: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that there was no fear of Islamic State increasing its tentacles in the country as Indian Muslims do not let their children tread the wrong path. “I am very sure ISIS can’t ever strengthen a hold in India, I hold our cultural and traditional values responsible for this,” he said as per media reports. “As Home Minister, I want to tell you,

Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton 'Liar' For ISIS Recruiting Claim

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton was a “liar” for claiming that his proposal to ban entry of all foreign Muslims into the United States has aided Islamic State’s propaganda efforts. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump said Clinton had no evidence to back up a charge she made during a debate on Saturday that the Republican front runner is becoming the

Government downplays Manohar Parrikar remarks on anti-ISIS operations under UN flag

India today downplayed remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that the country could undertake anti-ISIS operations under a UN flag if the global body adopts a resolution in this regard. “It is not as if India has been part of every UN-led mission. We have participated in peacekeeping operation but then we pick and choose where we need to participate. “It is a hypothetical situation. Right now there is no UN

Narendra Modi 'worships weapons'; Muslims his number one 'enemy': Islamic State

The Islamic State in its new manifesto – Black Flags from the Islamic State – has said that Narendra Modi is a ‘right-wing Hindu nationalist’ who ‘worships weapons’ and is ‘preparing his people for a future war against their number one enemy – Muslims’. According to a report published in The Indian Express, the Islamic State has vowed to expand its fight to India. “The Islamic State would now expand

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

Anonymous hacking network declares war on Islamic State

The Anonymous hacking network declared war on the Islamic State in a YouTube video on Monday, sparking a combative response from the jihadist group’s affiliates, a security expert said. The “hacktivist” collective vowed vengeance for attacks in Paris on Friday, claimed by IS, that left 129 dead and hundreds injured, some of them critically. French cybersecurity expert Olivier Laurelli warned the Anonymous action against the jihadist organisation could interfere with police

Islamic State receiving funds from 40 countries, including G20 nations: Vladimir Putin

Days after Islamic State jihadists struck Paris with multiple, co-ordinated terror attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the terrorists were receiving funding from at least 40 countries. Some of these countries are members of the G20 grouping, Putin added. Putin made the revelation when he shared the Russian intelligence data on the Islamic State financing during the just-concluded G20 meet in Turkey’s Antalya. The G20 meet was held

Azam Khan says Paris terror attacks due to actions of global superpowers

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy by saying that Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia. He also said that history would decide who was a terrorist, as per various media reports. Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he condemned the terror attacks in Paris but at the same time attacks on

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who leads the main right-wing opposition, will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow by the end of October, according to multiple sources.   The sources, who chose to remain anonymous, did not specify exactly when the visit would take place. The visit comes as France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande appeared to criticise Russia for its airstrikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, while

Islamic State greatest challenge, must delink terrorism from religion: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged that the dreaded terror group Islamic State poses one of the greatest challenges facing the international community today and said there is a need to “delink terrorism from religion”. During a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Modi discussed ways to prevent radicalization of youth and to counteract extremist messaging, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas