Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Iraq forces retake last town in country held by Islamic State: Army

Iraqi forces said they retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group near the border with Syria today in a lightning offensive.

Nov 17, 2017, 18:29 PM IST

Islamic State has lost 95 percent of its 'caliphate': US-led coalition

Islamic State swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014, declaring a cross-border "caliphate" in territory roughly the size of Britain, attracting thousands of foreign fighters.

Nov 16, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Sister of New York attack suspect says he may have been brainwashed; appeals to Trump

The sister of the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York said her brother might have been brainwashed and appealed to US President Donald Trump on Friday to ensure he gets a fair trial.

Nov 04, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Italy seizes $80 million worth of ISIS 'fighter drug' en route India to Libya

The painkiller has been described as the "fighter drug" as it is known to be popular among militants for its ability to dull pain and suppress fatigue.

Nov 04, 2017, 08:21 AM IST

UN urges all countries to keep weapons from terrorist groups

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to the Islamic State extremist group and other "terrorists" including by taking legal action against suppliers and marking arms to improve their traceability.

Aug 03, 2017, 07:58 AM IST

Australia Police releases man in plane `terror plot` probe

One of four men held in Australia over an alleged plot to blow up a plane has been released without charge, police said Wednesday, with his lawyer calling it "a tough few days".

Aug 02, 2017, 07:50 AM IST

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attacks on the minority Shia community are common in Afghanistan.

Aug 02, 2017, 07:47 AM IST

Syria has no information about 39 missing Indians: Envoy

Early this month, Iraqi forces freed Mosul from the ISIS, a development that gave a ray of hope to the families of 39 Indians.

Aug 01, 2017, 07:36 AM IST

Kerala fast becoming ISIS 'recruitment hub'; many Keralites believed to have joined terror outfit in Syria

In the recent times, Kerala has fast emerged as a hot bed of terror-related activities with many having close links with the Syria and Iraq-based global terror outfit Islamic State.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

James Mattis says he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday he assumes that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive.

Jul 21, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al Qaeda.

Jul 20, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

Saudi Arabia's airline says US laptop ban lifted

Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, was the last carrier to have its ban lifted.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

How `Operation Pigeon` helped Kerala Police counsel 350 youth against joining ISIS

The drive first began in "certain areas'' in Kasaragod district.

Jun 30, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Russian Navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria

Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria`s Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Friday.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

US urges bigger Chinese role to combat global terrorism

 The United States wants China to become more involved in supporting the global fight against terrorism and efforts to defeat Islamic State, including in Iraq, a senior US official said on Monday ahead of high-level security talks with Beijing.

Jun 20, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

Kerala man who 'joined' Islamic State reportedly killed in Afghanistan

A photograph of the body of Shajeer M Abdulla was received on WhatsApp by BC Abdul Rehman, a social activist in Kasaragod district, yesterday.

Jun 20, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria: Government

Russia said on Monday it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft.

Jun 20, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to an official count. 

Jun 20, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Facebook 'leaked' moderators' identities to suspected terrorists

Confirming the security breach, a Facebook spokesperson said that the website had made technical changes to "better detect and prevent these types of issues from occurring".

Jun 17, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

Three killed in attack on mosque in Kabul: Interior Ministry

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for that attack, as well as an attack last July that killed more than 80 people at a mostly Shi`ite demonstration.

Jun 15, 2017, 23:52 PM IST