Syria denies targeting civilians, tells US to criticise militants

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.

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.

Prime Minister, Rajnath to meet top police brass this weekend

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.

Muslims need new world order to prevent Jihadi movement: Akbar

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.

Yemeni forces free eight hostages, kill seven kidnappers

Yemeni security forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country`s supreme security committee said.

Gunman shot Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia: Report

The state news agency of Saudi Arabia is reporting that a gunman has shot and wounded a Danish citizen in the capital, Riyadh.

Terror activities rise in India by 70 percent: Global Index
Terror activities rise in India by 70 percent: Global Index

Terror activities in India have increased by 70 per cent during 2012-2013 with the number of deaths rising from 238 to 404, most of which were caused by Naxals, says a new report.

Pakistan wants Russia to enter Afghan peace process

Pakistan's Defence Minister said on Saturday that his country wants Russia to get involved in the peace process in war-torn Afghanistan.

Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison

An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges.

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police
Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said on Saturday.

Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Al Qaeda in Yemen denounces Islamic State group

Yemen's al Qaeda branch today denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence.

Dutch re-arrest Qaeda suspect for US extradition

 Dutch authorities have re-arrested a Dutch-Pakistani al Qaeda suspect wanted by the United States, saying on Friday that all obstacles in his long-running extradition case had been cleared.

Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy

Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country`s red and white colours as a defender on the national football squad.

US drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan: Officials

A US drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.

Leader killed in US drone attack, confirms Al Qaeda

Global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda`s branch in the Indian sub-continent Thursday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack.

Suspected US strikes hit Syrian al Qaeda-held town

An airstrike believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition overnight hit a town controlled by al Qaeda militants in northwestern Syria, activists said today.

Guantanamo judge rules female guards cannot touch al Qaeda suspect

A US military judge ruled on Tuesday that female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison should continue to be barred from touching an Iraqi man accused of being an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.

Pakistan 3rd worst hit by terrorism in 2013: GTI

Pakistan has been ranked as third worst hit by terrorism in 2013, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report stated on Tuesday.

Gogoi asks Rajnath to set up anti-terror system for east India

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.