Militant groups

The Mautes of the Philippines: From monied family to Islamic State

The Mautes of the Philippines: From monied family to Islamic State

Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Jun 23, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties on Monday with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation that is home to a major US military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.

Jun 06, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in militant groups

Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China`s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday, adding that Beijing should be extremely concerned about it.

May 08, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

 The controversial AFSPA has been extended by six months in entire Assam and the 20km-wide belt in Meghalaya bordering the state with the Centre declaring that the "disturbed area" status, which has been in force since 1990, will continue.

Nov 05, 2016, 18:39 PM IST
Centre holds talks with Manipur, militant groups

Centre holds talks with Manipur, militant groups

KNO and UPF indicated their demands in the presence of senior representative of the Manipur government, an official statement issued here said. 

Oct 21, 2016, 23:41 PM IST

Iran supports Russia-US deal for truce in Syria

Iran supports the deal between Russia and the US to bring about a truce in Syria, an official said on Sunday.

Sep 11, 2016, 22:31 PM IST
Don't adopt selective approach to fighting terror: US to Pakistan

Don't adopt selective approach to fighting terror: US to Pakistan

Toner said that unlike the Pentagon, the State Department had continued its assistance and some of that included security assistance.

Aug 06, 2016, 18:22 PM IST