Shia Muslims announce reward for killing ISIS, Al-Qaeda leaders

Shia Muslims announce reward for killing ISIS, Al-Qaeda leaders

The All India Shia Hussaini Fund, an organization of Shia Muslims, has announced a reward of 1 crore each for killing the chiefs of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Jamaat-U-Dawa, Taliban and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. While on the surface this reflects a rejection of the menace of terror operators by a section of Indian Muslims, it also reflects the tendency of promoting violence. Many feel that terrorism is more of an ideological problem and that we should work towards rejecting that idea, merely killing the leaders will not really be helpful.

Afghanistan: 3 Taliban arrested in Alexis Prem Kumar’s abduction case

Afghanistan: 3 Taliban arrested in Alexis Prem Kumar’s abduction case

Afghan security forces have arrested three Taliban members involved in the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker, Alexis Prem Kumar, working in western Herat province, a Government official said on Thursday. One arrested for Alexis Prem Kumar’s abduction in Afghanistan The men were being questioned about the hideouts used by […]

World today in pictures

World today in pictures

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, Afghanistan’s Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, second right, and members of their delegations, sit, during a joint meeting, in Brussels on June 4, 2014. (AP Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

Pakistan’s terror lobby trying to scuttle Sharif’s visit to India

Pakistan's terror lobby trying to scuttle Sharif's visit to India

The terrorist attack on the Indian consulate by Taliban in Herat, Afghanistan on May 23, happened just three days before Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, which is appears to be quite a tough job for the new Prime Minister as he opens communication channels with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz […]

World today in pictures

World today in pictures

An Afghan National Army pulls the body of a civilian into an ambulance after Taliban fighters stormed a Government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on May 12, 2014. Taliban fighters stormed a Government building in eastern Afghanistan after killing two police guards on Monday, the most serious in a wave of attacks marking the start of the insurgents’ annual spring offensive. In the Taliban heartland in the south, an attack on a police checkpoint in Helmand province killed several policemen. (AP Photo by Rahmat Gul)

Afghan polling stations close after heavy turnout

Afghan polling stations close after heavy turnout

Afghan polling stations have closed after nearly 10 hours of voting that saw a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. Electoral workers wearing blue vests with the logo of the Independent Election Commission pulled the paper ballots out of boxes and carefully showed […]

Terrorists attack Afghan election office in Kabul

Terrorists attack Afghan election office in Kabul

Taliban terrorists attacked the main Afghan election commission’s headquarters on Saturday in Kabul, opening fire on the compound with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns from a house outside its perimeter wall, according to police. It’s the latest in a series of high-profile attacks that come as the Islamic terrorist […]

Charles Sobhraj worked as arms dealer for Taliban

Charles Sobhraj worked as arms dealer for Taliban

Serial killer Charles Sobhraj has claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in Tihar prison and was even associated with American spy agency CIA. 70-year-old Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage, who has served long jail terms in India […]

2008 Indian Embassy attack in Kabul sanctioned by ISI: Book

2008 Indian Embassy attack in Kabul sanctioned by ISI: Book

The deadly 2008 terror attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul was sanctioned and monitored by senior officials of Pakistan’s ISI, according to a new book. The suicide car bomb attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul on July 7, 2008 left 58 people – including two top Indian officials […]

Indian among nine killed in Kabul hotel attack

Afghan policemen patrol the entrance of the Serena hotel in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, March 21, 2014. According to officials, the attackers hiding guns in their shoes, attacked the hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a hotel restaurant killing at least nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. Thursday's assault is the latest targeting foreigners in the Afghan capital. (AP Photo by Anja Niedringhaus)

The four terrorists were swift as they entered the luxury hotel in Kabul, although it took them a few minutes to find the restaurant that was their target, Afghan officials said on Friday as they pieced together details of the brazen attack that killed nine people, including four foreigners and two children who were shot in the head.

Military air strikes kill 20 terrorists in northwest Pakistan

Military air strikes kill 20 terrorists in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani military on Sunday carried out fresh air strikes in Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency in the country’s northwest, killing at least 20 terrorists, as peace talks with the Taliban remained suspended. The strikes were carried out early on Sunday morning in which 20 terrorists are believed to have been […]

Resurfacing of Masood Azhar may create troubles for India during LS election: Defence Expert

Resurfacing of Masood Azhar may create troubles for India during LS election: Defence Expert

[jwplayer mediaid="191511" width="640" height="480"] After Maulana Masood Azhar, the Pakistani Islamic hardliner blamed for an attack on India’s Parliament resurfaced, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that this may create troubles for India, especially because of the vote bank politics going on in the country with approaching general elections. Verma said […]

Pakistan peace process under cloud after killing of 23 troops

Taliban claims beheading 23 Frontier Corps personnel in Pakistan

The Pakistan Government on Monday cancelled a meeting with Taliban negotiators over the ‘heinous and brutal’ execution of 23 troops by the banned terror group, raising doubts about a fledgling peace process aimed at ending a decade-old insurgency. Stunned by a Taliban faction’s statement that it killed 23 Frontier Corps […]