Belgium thwarts jihadist attacks: Report

The Belgian authorities have prevented several attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathisers with the Islamic State extremist group, a report said on Saturday.

Concept of jihad being misused by extremists: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist extremists.

Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage

A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.

France says 930 citizens or residents involved `in jihad`

 Around 930 French citizens or residents, including at least 60 women, are either actively engaged in jihad in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the interior minister said Sunday.

Al Qaeda CD being examined for authenticity: Rajnath Singh
Al Qaeda CD being examined for authenticity: Rajnath Singh

Days after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the video is still being examined for authenticity.

Has Jihad become a tool in politics to win election?

This episode of Zee Media's Bharat Bhagya Vidhata discussed whether Jihad has become a tool in politics to win election.

Al Qaeda launches India wing: `Pakistan Army, ISI targeting India to hit Nawaz Sharif'
Al Qaeda launches India wing: `Pakistan Army, ISI targeting India to hit Nawaz Sharif'

Two days after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent, a US intelligence analyst accused the Pakistani military of `stage-managing` the terror outfit's latest advance into India.

`Al Qaeda wants to portray PM Narendra Modi as enemy of Islam`
`Al Qaeda wants to portray PM Narendra Modi as enemy of Islam`

Al Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat "very seriously", a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay the terrorist outfit's capabilities.

Al Qaeda's Zawahiri threatens jihad across Indian subcontinent

In a video posted online on Wednesday,Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri promised to spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the "Indian subcontinent".

After 'Love Jihad' it's 'Cricket Jihad'!

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad was caught on camera telling Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven."

Al Qaeda's Zawahiri announces new wing in Indian subcontinent

In the wake of al Qaeda's announcement of the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighbourhood, New Delhi on Thursday ordered several states to be on increased alert.

Alert sounded as al Qaeda's Zawahiri threatens jihad across Indian subcontinent
Alert sounded as al Qaeda's Zawahiri threatens jihad across Indian subcontinent

In the wake of al Qaeda's announcement of the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighbourhood, New Delhi on Thursday ordered several states to be on increased alert.

Britain to outline tougher anti-jihadist measures

Prime Minister David Cameron was to outline tougher measures against jihadist suspects Monday after Britain raised its security risk assessment to a level where an attack is thought "highly likely".

How a rock band singer became ISIS militant threatening to behead Christians
How a rock band singer became ISIS militant threatening to behead Christians

A mother-of-two who once was with an all-girls rock band is believed to joined the Islamic State in Syria and now is threatening to behead Christians with blunt knife.

Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad

Saudi Arabia`s Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom`s religious establishment.

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged: Police

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

Jihadists claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians

Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for deadly Baghdad bombings, as the Christians they drove out of Mosul grieved for their lost homes and uncertain future in Iraq.

Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni Muslim militants in neighbouring Iraq.

Syria to Iraq: Sectarianism takes centrestage as jihadists storm Sunni heartland

As jihadists storm through the Sunni heartlands of Iraq towards Baghdad, where a Shi’ite government they regard as heretic clings on, they have lifted the veil on deep sectarianism which has also stoked the fires of Syria’s civil war and is spilling over into vulnerable mosaic societies such as Lebanon.

European jihadists threaten US: Obama

US President Barack Obama warned that "battle-hardened" Europeans who embrace jihad in Syria and Iraq threaten the United States because their passports mean they can enter the country without a visa.