Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

500,000 civilians in Mosul face `catastrophic' water shortages: UN

Operations to retake Iraq`s second city have damaged water pipes in recent days and residents in east Mosul say they have resorted to pumping water from wells.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

As `caliphate` shrinks, Islamic State struggles in Egypt

It is impossible to ascertain the toll among jihadists, who do not disclose their deaths.

Nov 25, 2016, 17:52 PM IST

'USD 100 for shaving beard: ISIS imposes new fines, taxes'

In response to their worsening financial situation, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is continuing to increase taxes and fines throughout its territory and in some cases introducing new ones.

May 29, 2016, 16:53 PM IST

'Life is not easy': Woman describes how it feels to be wife of an ISIS fighter

It's not a secret now that many Muslim youngsters, both males and females, have fled to Syria and Iraq to join the jihadists.

Sep 17, 2015, 13:47 PM IST

Al Qaeda against ISIS 'Caliphate', but will join them to fight West

As if Islamic State was not enough to cash in on the vulnerability of young minds and provoke them to carry out killings, now al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a call to the Muslims, egging them on to stage lone-wolf attacks in the US and other western countries.

Sep 14, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

'Today hacking, Tomorrow killing...Happy 9/11': ISIS threatens to kill 100 US military officers

An ISIS-affiliated group that calls itself 'Islamic State Hacking Division', has released a second kill list of 100 US military personnel, releasing online their photos, names, divisions, and addresses, SITE Intel Agency reported.

Sep 14, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

ISIS puts Norwegian, Chinese hostages up 'FOR SALE', with 'limited time offer'

Barbaric extremist group Islamic State, which has in past released gruesome videos showing beheading of Western hostages, has now put the prisoners up for sale.

Sep 10, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

Islamic State holding Chinese national hostage? Beijing verifying

The Chinese government is verifying information about the abduction of a Chinese national by Islamic State (IS) militants, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Islamic State group's attacks in Saudi test security of hajj

The Islamic State group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology.

Sep 10, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

'He said he will rape me': Confessions of ISIS chief Baghdadi's personal slave

As Islamic State continue to unleash terror across Syria and Iraq, numerous tales of indescribable atrocities meted out to women have surfaced.

Sep 09, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

UK plan to join Syria air strikes threatened by Corbyn

Prime Minister David Cameron`s hope that Britain would join air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria is fading due to the likely election of anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn a

Sep 05, 2015, 08:14 AM IST

Syrian boy, 3, lying dead on Turkish beach: A picture worth a trillion tears!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this one demands trillions of tears.

Sep 03, 2015, 07:25 AM IST

Here are the ancient Syria ruins that ISIS destroyed

Here is a roundup of major Syrian historical sites or monuments that have been destroyed by all sides in the country`s crisis.

Sep 02, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border

Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group.

Aug 27, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

More educated young Indians falling in Islamic State's trap: Report

In what is likely to send the security and various intelligence agencies into a tizzy, a report prepared by the government suggests that a growing number of educated young Indians have either joined the Islamic State recently or are heading to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Aug 26, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

Palmyra, the ancient pearl of Syria`s desert

 Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets.

Aug 24, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

ISIS claims car bombing of Cairo police building

The Islamic State group claimed Thursday`s car bomb attack on a police building in the Egyptian capital that wounded 29 people, including six policemen.

Aug 20, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

Croatian victim of IS beheading `football-mad family man`

Tomislav Salopek, whom the Islamic State group claimed Wednesday to have beheaded in Egypt, was among thousands of Croats who left the crisis-hit Balkans state to pursue opportunities abroad.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Factfile: Foreigners executed by ISIS

Below is a list of executions of foreigners by militants or movements linked to the Islamic State jihadist group.​


Aug 12, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Croatian hostage beheaded by ISIS? PM Milanovic doesn't confirm, but fears worst

The Islamic State claims to have beheaded the Croatian hostage who was captured last month from Egypt's Cairo.

Aug 12, 2015, 17:14 PM IST