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Caliphate declaration `heresy`, say Islamists

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:04

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:56

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.

Militants` declaration of `Islamic caliphate` in Iraq, Syria has `no meaning`: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 00:50

IRAQ Crisis — The United States said Monday the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning."

Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic state

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:25

An al-Qaida breakaway group`s formal declaration of an Islamic caliphate across the stretch of territory it controls in Syria and Iraq sparked celebrations among the group`s followers on Monday but condemnation and even ridicule from its rivals and authorities in Baghdad and Damascus.

Al Qaeda splinter group declares Islamic `Caliphate`

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:32

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 17:21

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.

Pak: Army brigadier conspired to create caliphate

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 13:59

A Pakistan Army brigadier is facing court martial on charges of creating an Islamic caliphate.