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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

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

 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

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

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

India, UAE ask countries to cut 'support' to militant groups

Without naming any country, both sides, in a joint statement, also condemned use of religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism while expressing concern over radicalisation and religious intolerance.

Feb 12, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

Geelani terms Pakistan Parliamentary panel report as "unfair & unjustified"

The recommendations of the Parliamentary Panel headed by member parliament Awais Ahmad Leghari depicts an apologetic policy and it cannot be named more than this that it is an attempt to appease India, Geelani said.

Feb 03, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

Despite ban, Pak channel brings JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on talk show

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on November 2 had restrained all Pakistani television channels from “all kinds of coverage” of the JuD and 60 other proscribed organisations and their leaders.

Jan 31, 2016, 22:25 PM IST

Pakistan carries out deadly air strikes against militants

The strikes targeted Maizer and Sher Ali villages in the Shawal valley of troubled North Waziristan tribal district, where the military has been carrying out a major offensive against extremist groups since mid-2014.

Jan 08, 2016, 21:49 PM IST

Tech executives, U.S. officials to confer on militants'' social media use

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement figures will meet with Silicon Valley executives on Friday to discuss the use of social media by militant groups.

Jan 08, 2016, 02:49 AM IST

US lawmakers lash out at Pak for terrorist safe havens

Radical Islamist groups in Pakistan are destabilising Afghanistan and threatening neighbouring India, a US lawmaker said.

Dec 17, 2015, 01:31 AM IST

Bihar polls: Alert sounded ahead of PM Modi's rallies in Bihar

In the list of more than 40 threat perceptions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new one has been added.

Oct 07, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Is Pakistan shaken by Myanmar Operation?- Part II

Debate on statements made by Pakistani officials on Myanmar's Operation All Out, whether they are just personal opinions or the country's fright coming out through words.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Bangladesh arrests 9 in crackdown on militant groups

Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women`s wing, as well as five suspects in a southern city, police said on Sunday, as authorities stiffen a crackdown on militants.

Nov 23, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Israel must ready for ``prolonged`` Gaza campaign

Israel`s top political and defence leadership Monday night defied international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, determining to continue the massive offensive there until risk posed by Gaza militant groups is "neutralised".

Jul 29, 2014, 04:01 AM IST

Mortar attacks kill 15 across Syria

At least 15 people were killed Sunday in different parts of Syria in multiple mortar attacks by armed militant groups, local media reported.

Mar 24, 2014, 06:53 AM IST

`Growing coordination among militant groups threat to India`

Increased use of the Internet, change of tactics like attacking crowded places, recruitment of educated youths, and coordinated activities by several terror groups in the Indian sub-continent pose serious challenge to the country`s security.

Feb 02, 2014, 11:38 AM IST

Anti-India militant groups vow to revenge Afzal`s execution

In a show of strength in the Pakistani capital, several banned anti-India militant groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed vowed to take "revenge" for the execution of Afzal Guru.

Feb 14, 2013, 00:32 AM IST