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Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State`s black banner is attracting the attention of jihadists in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.

Caliphate declaration `heresy`, say Islamists

The surprise declaration of a "caliphate" by jihadists accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq has provoked an outcry even among Islamists who dream of a state under Sharia law.

Iraq crisis: US sends more troops to Baghdad as ISIS declare `Caliphate`

Against the backdrop of Caliphate declaration by the ISIS, Iraq`s newly elected Parliament will convene on Tuesday in the first step towards forming a new government aimed at assuaging the sectarian tensions.

Al Qaeda splinter group declares Islamic `Caliphate`

An offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on jihadi factions worldwide to pledge allegiance to it, the SITE monitoring service said on Sunday.

Banned outfit targets youth to establish "caliphate" in Pak

The banned Hizb-ut-Tahrir has instructed its cadres to focus on Pakistani youth, professionals and the middle-class to implement the group`s aim of establishing a "caliphate" in Pakistan, according to a media report today.