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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.

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.