Iraq forces face IS resistance but US says Tikrit will fall

Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from jihadist fighters around Tikrit Saturday, but the top US military officer said ahead of a Baghdad visit that victory was only a matter of time.

Iraqi forces advance after seizing key town from IS

Iraqi security forces regained the town of al-Baghdadi after fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants and also fought with them in the province of Anbar, security and medical sources said Saturday.

Iraqi forces advance after seizing key town from Islamic State militants
Iraqi forces advance after seizing key town from Islamic State militants

Iraqi security forces regained the town of al-Baghdadi after fierce clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants and also fought with them in the province of Anbar, security and medical sources said Saturday.

Islamic State expelled from Iraq town Al-Baghdadi: US

Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militia have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi, from where jihadists had threatened to attack an airbase housing US troops, the US military has said.

ISIS militants reportedly burn alive 45 people in Western Iraq

Islamic State militants reportedly have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi on Tuesday, just five miles away from an air base staffed by hundreds of US Marines.

The sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks
The sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

On the sixth anniversary of 26/11 attacks, India faces primarily two kinds of jihadist terror threats. One, as a society, it is witnessing the birth of self-radicalizing Muslim youth who are attracted to the jihadist call of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) led by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. This radicalisation can be countered by India's vibrant democracy, pluralism and alert parents.

DNA: Stray animals on runway put passengers' life at risk

A recent incident of Spicejet hitting a buffalo on the Surat runway, made the Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, direct the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to conduct an inquiry into the matter and asking the regulators to ensure that such accidents do not recur. But the constant intrusion of stray animals into the run way has raised serious concern for both the animals and passengers on board.

ISIS kingpin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US air strikes?

ISIS kingpin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi might have been hit when US-led coalition warplanes targeted a gathering of extremists in Iraq's Mosul on Friday, but it's not confirmed if the Islamic State's Caliph was present at the time of strike.

US air strikes hit ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Report

ISIS kingpin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi might have been hit when US-led coalition warplanes targeted a gathering of extremists in Iraq's Mosul on Friday, but it's not confirmed if the Islamic State's Caliph was present at the time of strike.

Is India planning to ban Iraqi terror outfit ISIS?
Is India planning to ban Iraqi terror outfit ISIS?

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. 

1000-yr old Muslim joke book shows ‘Bohemian’ side of Islam

The book, which was originally authored by Al-Baghdadi, turns out to be a tongue-in-cheek guide for party crashers.