Syria rejected as "fabricated" US accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticise hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet country's top police brass at a conference this weekend in Guwahati where strategy to counter-radicalisation and develop mechanisms to stop Indian youth from joining terror groups like ISIS and al Qaeda will be firmed up.
The Muslim world should form a new international order based on "modernity" to protect and preserve itself from the sudden swell of extremism launched by the Islamic State, according to a senior BJP leader.
Worried over reports that al Qaeda may carry out subversive activities in Indian sub-continent, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has backed a proposal that the Centre sets up an institutional mechanism for eastern India to coordinate and monitor terror acts and share intelligence.