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Saudi Arabia bans 300,000 Palestinians from Makkah

PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON

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Sharifs will be offered neither deal nor concession: minister

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Bahraini regime forces detain another Shia cleric amid Muharram crackdown

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US envoy says Washington seeks a treaty with Iran

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ICC launches investigation into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims

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Sarfraz bats for Indo-Pak series on home soil

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CTD Punjab ‘breaks’ TTP, Hizbul Ahrar network

Pakistan's Imran Khan vows to give citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis

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29th Annual Ashura Day Procession in London to be held on Thursday

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Pakistan Embassy commemorates Defence Day in Tehran

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Pakistan, UK reach agreement on repatriation of 'looted wealth'

Manzoor Pashteen, PTM leader – declared a proclaimed offender

China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

PPP warns of strong ‘resistance’ if Kalabagh dam project is revived

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi spy drone in Jizan

Iran says Saudis, UAE turned OPEC into “tool” for US

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Outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba threatens shopkeepers over Nohas in Hub city

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Indian army has crossed all limits of cruelty in Indian Occupied Kashmir

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New laws: Opposing Dam can be treason in Pakistan

A proactive foreign policy: Can Pakistan replace India in Afghanistan?

Iran envoy: World should take MI6's Syria plot seriously

Syrian military downs Israeli missiles fired at Damascus airport

Freedom of speech and blasphemous caricatures

Iran envoy speaks at National Defense University on Pak-Iran strategic cooperation

Malik Riaz of Bahria Town extends sincere apologies to Shia Muslims

UK legislators’ team rejects plea for Ishaq Dar’s deportation

Turkey pledges to support Pakistan on Kashmir at UN

Medical, dental colleges’ entry test on September 23

Bilateralism between India and Pakistan

Israeli forces fatally shoot three Palestinians in Gaza

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Senior UAE official pays secret visit to Israel: Report

Taliban for minus Pakistan talks with US administration

Youm-e-Ali Asghar observed to commemorate Imam Hussain’s infant

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral

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World’s longest straight-line sea route connects Pakistan to Russia

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

Spain gives in to Saudi pressure to deliver 400 precision bombs

Saudi forces tear down Muharram mourning tents in Shia Qatif region

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Syrians dodge death with air strike warning app

Four senior Shia Islamic scholars gagged as no change seen under PTI govt

Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers held in London

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India beat Pakistan 3-1 to reach SAFF final

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India’s push on Iran's Chabahar puts US in tight corner

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Official: UAE convinced Yemen’s Saleh to ally with Houthis

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PM Imran Khan forms task force on sports

At key ‘2+2’ talks, India should take US demands on Iran oil sanctions with a pinch of salt

Govt allows Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to attend Kulsoom funeral in Lahore on parole

Bus crash in India's Telangana state kills at least 53

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Head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed, government says

1397/6/5 | 22:41
The head of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group´s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of Security in Kabul said in a statement. A large amount of heavy and light weapons and ammunition were destroyed during raids on two ISIS hideouts. The group´s Amaq´s news agency carried no comment on the issue. Lieutenant-Colonel ...

Horrors that can't be told': Afghan women report Islamic State rapes

1397/5/9 | 22:41
A mother of three from a remote area of northwestern Afghanistan remembers the day the head of a local Islamic State group came to her village, demanding money he said her husband had promised. “I told him we didn’t have any money but that if we found any we would send it to him. But he didn’t accept that and said I had to be married to one of his people and leave my husband and go with them,” Zarifa said. “When I refused, the people he had with him took my children to another room and he took a gun and said if I didn’t go with ...

An attempt to divert attention from nexus of Daesh-Police-Deobandis

1397/4/30 | 22:41
  It seems that grenade attack on Shia seminary in Karachi is an attempt to divert the public attention from the nexus of pro-takfiri police cops, Deobandi terrorists of banned outfits and Wahhabi takfiri terrorist group Daesh (ISIS).   The reason behind this is arrest of the Deobandi bomber who perpetrated suicide bombing in Mastung leaving Siraj Raisani and scores of others other dead. He studied at Karachi Deobandi seminary and worked with a former policeman.   The father of Hafeez Abbasi told the CTD that Abbasi was working ...

Security forces kill Islamic State Balochistan chief in Kalat

1397/4/30 | 22:41
Security agencies claimed killing Mufti Hidayatullah, the purported mastermind of the Mastung suicide blast and Balochistan chief of Da’esh, in an encounter in Kalat district on Friday.   Security officials said that they conducted a search operation on intelligence reports in Kalat where the clash occurred in which Mufti Hidayatullah and two other men of his group were killed. The Mastung carnage claimed the lives of at least 150 persons, including Nawabzada Siraj Raisani on Friday last week.     Security officials maintained ...

Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

1397/4/16 | 22:41
Iran’s permanent ambassador and Deputy to the United Nations stressed that the presence of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against terrorism is a mockery of human rights. Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations,Eshaq al-Habib , has criticized Saudi Arabia for its gross violation of human rights at a meeting of UN’s Third Human Rights Committee. “Saudi Arabia kills more children in Yemen than al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra put together around the globe.,” he added. ‘Saudi regime ...

Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

1397/3/17 | 22:41
  Iran’s permanent ambassador and Deputy to the United Nations stressed that the presence of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against terrorism is a mockery of human rights. Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations,Eshaq al-Habib , has criticized Saudi Arabia for its gross violation of human rights at a meeting of UN’s Third Human Rights Committee. “Saudi Arabia kills more children in Yemen than al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra  put together around the globe.,” he added. ‘Saudi ...

Can Iran help Pakistan to annihilate ISIS threat?

1397/3/10 | 22:41
The Pakistani government should take Iranian intelligence’s findings – about new, large pockets of ISIS on the Afghan side of the Durand Line – very seriously even if it might disagree with Tehran’s position that Washington is positioning Daesh there to destabilise the whole region. However, strange though it may sound, already Russian, Tajik and other Central Asian governments have voiced concern about ISIS setting up fresh camps in Afghanistan; and almost all of them tend to agree that Uncle Sam is providing logistic and financial, ...

From ISIS to ISK: Why is ISIS and LeJ nexus dangerous for Pakistan?

1397/3/4 | 22:41
  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), has had an ISIS-K or ISK faction since January 2015 signifying the Islamic State of Khurasan, camped in an area encompassing the Af-Pak border. The faction’s first attack in Pakistan was the Safoora Chowrangi massacre of Ismailis in Karachi in May 2015. In the three years since, ISK has found vacuums in both Afghan and Pakistani territories. A UN report said that attacks in Afghanistan attributed to the Islamic State doubled in 2017. ...

ISIS threatened to kill Trump

1397/2/22 | 22:41
  According to Daily Mail, the ISIS terrorist group threatened to carry out terrorist attacks on the American territory by publishing a promotional poster threatening to assassinate United States President Donald Trump. In the poster, Trump is kneeling in an orange outfit and an an ISIS executioner is standing behind him with a knife in his hand about to cut off Trump´s head. Also the New York city is being burnt in the background. This is ISIS’s latest threat to carry put terrorist attacks on the United States. About two weeks ago, ...

Shias of Parachinar; victims of Takfiri terrorism, govt. apathy

1397/2/3 | 22:41
  Since 1980s, Parachinar, nestled high in a remote, mountainous region of Pakistan and with majority Shia population, has seen the emergence of radical Saudi-sponsored Salafist groups, and sectarian violence has become a disturbing phenomenon, fueled by local and global terrorist organizations like the Taliban and ISIS. Nestled high in a remote, mountainous region of Pakistan, not many people would have heard of Parachinar – described widely as the ‘heaven on earth’ for its scenic landscape. During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan ...

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

1397/1/30 | 22:41
  The German newspaper De Velt, wrote on the basis of reports published by German security and intelligence agencies that "The Extremists" are capable of planing and executing toxic gas attacks in Europe. According to the reports, European ISIS supporters can carry out small chemical attacks on trains, subways, or planes. A foreign intelligence agency has warned European security officials that ISIS is provoking its supporters to carry out such terrorist attacks, in particular, attacks on hydrogen sulfide or chlorine gas, which, when ...

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

1397/1/27 | 22:41
  In between the ruins of the city of Raqqa, which was destroyed by ISIS, a notebook was discovered that belongs to an ISIS terrorist and provides details about the ways the group planned for its survival and future operations, according to the “Christian Post”. The bigger part of the notebook, 60 pages in total, is written in English and Arabic, and another part in French. In some pages, the writer presents details of the ISIS terrorist training. “Because we spend a short time in camps (20 to 30 days), and to keep the camps safe, ...

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

1397/1/27 | 22:41
  Terror outfits often expand their influence by merging into other groups or by cobbling together alliances. They essentially do it when their existence is threatened or for consolidation of power in an alien territory. It helps them to expand their scope, scale of operations, and influence. Moreover, it also helps them to foster human resource, wealth, technology and ideas. This is quite true for the Islamic State. Despite its so-called defeat in Iraq, the militant group has survived on the scores of loyalists left behind in Syria and ...

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

1397/1/25 | 22:41
  US Air Force aircraft have allegedly been spotted evacuating non-Syrian Daesh commanders with their family members from al-Hasakah province and transferring them to an unknown destination, according to the SANA news agency. The news emerged a day after US President Trump threatened Syria with a possible strike. US military helicopters reportedly evacuated several Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)* commanders from the al-Hasakah province, Syria’s SANA news agency has reported on April 10, citing local sources. The media outlet specified that the Americans ...

Philippines may become ISIS' next caliphate

1397/1/20 | 22:41
There are many indications that ISIS, or ISIS-inspired entities, are looking to renew their armed insurgency in the Philippines. As is typically the case, wherever ISIS goes, the US military is not too far behind. Not many people will be aware that aside from the fact that peace-prize-laureate Barack Obama was bombing at least seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East at any given time during his presidency, he was also secretly drone-bombing the Philippines, as well. Obama’s drone campaign, of course, was widely regarded as ...

Nacta revelations: ISIS, a real threat to Pakistan?

1397/1/11 | 22:41
  National coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) Ihsan Ghani said on Friday that the militant Islamic State (IS) group posed a real threat to Pakistan. Addressing a press conference here in connection with a three-day event titled “Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum” commencing from April 3, he said IS had a significant presence in Afghanistan, which threatened a spillover into Pakistan. The Nacta chief observed that the situations in the countries around shaped the regional environment and a ...

Trump Says U.S. Troops to Leave Syria 'Like Very Soon'

1397/1/10 | 22:41
Both Russia and the U.S. appeared to suggest Thursday that their missions in war-torn Syria were coming to an end as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and other insurgents were mostly defeated. As the Moscow-backed Syrian military and its allies forced rebel and jihadi groups in the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta into reconciliation agreements, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told state-run RIA Novosti that the "counter-terrorist operation" near the Syrian capital was "nearly over," according to Reuters. Both ...

IS continues efforts to sow discord between Sunnis and Shias as Afghanistan looks to end war with Taliban

1397/1/4 | 22:41
  the 3,000-year-old Zoroastrian festival — marks the beginning of the new year of the Persian calendar. In Afghanistan, Central Asia and some Gulf countries, the event represents springtime, as well as the renewal of hope. As the harsh winter departs, nature is reborn and the Afghans put on their finest clothes to celebrate the arrival of spring. Unfortunately, in recent years, militants have attacked Nauroze celebrations in Kabul. On March 21, a suicide bomber belonging to the militant Islamic State (IS) group detonated his explosives ...

US created ISIS to distract world from Israel: Says Iran

1397/1/3 | 22:41
  Iran's supreme leader criticized U.S. involvement in the Middle East, accusing it of sponsoring organizations such as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that were responsible for destabilizing the region. Speaking to a large audience gathered at the Shrine of Imam Reza in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday, Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wished Iranians and celebrants around the world a happy Nowruz—the Persian New Year—and called on citizens to invest in the local economy by purchasing domestically produced goods. ...

Can Pakistan and Russia eliminate ISIS?

1397/1/2 | 22:41
  Pakistan and Russia have expressed “grave concern” over growing threat of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the region. The concern was expressed at the seventh meeting of the Pakistan-Russia Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism held here on Wednesday. Noting their “grave concern”, the two sides observed that “the returning IS fighters from the conflict zones to countries of origin or third countries constitute a major security threat to various parts of the world, including this region”. They emphasised the ...

26 killed in Kabul as IS suicide bomber targets Nauroz celebrations

1397/1/2 | 22:41
  A suicide bomber on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, many of them teenagers, after detonating a device among a crowd of people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian new year Nauroz, officials said. The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack ─ the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks ─ via its propaganda arm Amaq, SITE Intelligence Group said.   Another 18 people were wounded in the blast, Interior Ministry Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said, “all of them civilians”. There ...

Russia, Iran Winning War of Influence in Middle East

1396/12/16 | 22:41
  Russia and Iran have been shoring up ties with Middle Eastern allies Iraq and Syria, two countries where the U.S. has attempted to bolster its own influence amid the multinational fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Russian and Iranian officials met Monday and Tuesday as part of their intergovernmental commission. The commission has reportedly come close to establishing a free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, which consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Moscow ...

Report: ISIS’s Baghdadi Alive, but Trapped on ‘Island’

1396/11/24 | 22:41
  The elusive head of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has survived an airstrike and is believed to be hiding out in a shrinking bastion of jihadi control in a mostly desert stretch of eastern Syria known as Al-Jazeera, or "the Island," according to U.S. and Iraq officials. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the hardline Sunni Muslim cleric who expanded his Al-Qaeda offshoot from Iraq across Syria, has only made one known public appearance and, as his group suffered widespread losses in recent years, unconfirmed reports of his whereabouts and ...

Is Trump Talking Himself Into War With Iran, N Korea?

1396/11/18 | 22:41
  Neatly defining President Trump’s foreign policy has never been easy, characterized as it is by contradictory impulses, fragmentary ideas, and strains of paradox. However, on the two most arresting national security issues at the top of Trump’s agenda—Iran and North Korea—his approach is plain: aggressive confrontation is good; diplomacy is bad. The problem is that, even if Trump himself is not determined to go to war with either of these countries, he is making it far more likely. Last month, Trump once again waived nuclear-related ...

The ISIS war against Hamas in Gaza

1396/11/7 | 22:41
  At his ridiculous address to the UN General Assembly in 2014, Israel’s sadistic and deluded Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed that, “ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree.” He continued: “When it comes to its ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas.”   Since then, this has been a regular theme of Israel’s inept propaganda. The Zionist state has been haemorrhaging international support for years now. Its brutal and racist actions against Palestinians mean that the state has become ...

What is Wahhabism? Does ISIS emerge from Wahhabism?

1396/11/6 | 22:41
  Let us be clear from the very beginning: the greatest threat to Islam originates from Wahhabism, a cancerous phenomenon that has been allowed to fester and propagate for several centuries.   In a monumental campaign to bulldoze the more moderate strains of Islam, and replace them with the Theo-fascist Saudi variety, Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, has declared that Iran’s leaders are not Muslims and regard Sunni Muslims as their enemy.   Before I go into details of ...

Daesh among customers of Pakistani passport forger arrested in Bangkok

1396/11/2 | 22:41
  A Pakistani passport forger whose fake passports may have been sold to the notorious terrorists of takfiri Daesh group (ISIS) has been arrested in Thailand, police said, ending a career that helped people slip into Europe, illegally.     Mohammad Iqbal, 52, was arrested on January 14 in a Bangkok suburb in possession of Singaporean and Indian fake passports as well as plates and laminates to forge entry visas to France, Italy and Spain.   “He has worked on faking documents for a long time using Thailand as his base,” Commander ...

From TTP to ISIS: The new game plan against Pakistan

1396/10/19 | 22:41
  Footprint of the militant Islamic State (IS) group is continuously on the rise in the country, especially in northern Sindh and Balochistan, as over the past one year responsibility for as many as six deadliest attacks, in which 153 people were killed, was claimed by this outfit.   This has been claimed in a report, ‘Pakistan Security Report 2017’, released by a think-tank, Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on Sunday.   The organisation compiled its findings on the basis of its multi-source database, coupled ...

Scourge of sectarianism: The rise of terrorist activities against Shias in Pakistan and Afghanistan

1396/10/12 | 22:41
  The recent attack by the militant Islamic State (IS) group on a Shia cultural centre and news agency in Kabul is a reminder of one of the greatest challenges for the region over the coming year and beyond: sectarianism.    The attack highlights the resurgence in sectarian conflict in Afghanistan (while the Afghan Taliban may engage in sectarian violence, primarily against Hazaras, it does not persecute Shias as a defining policy).     Pakistan has already endured so much sectarian conflict that it is largely resigned ...

US Touts Escalation, but ISIS in Afghanistan Far From Defeated

1396/10/6 | 22:41
US officials bragged of 1,400 distinct operations against ISIS in Afghanistan, killing 1,600 of them, and insist there is no sign they are recruiting any new fighters.   The Afghan government has claimed on at least three separate occasions that ISIS in Nangarhar Province has been totally wiped out. Which is leading to a lot o questions at year’s end, as despite all these glowing reports, ISIS appears no closer to defeat in the region than ever, nor are all these deaths apparently reducing their ability to fight. Some of this has been ...

Facts about rise of ISIS in Afghanistan

1396/9/26 | 22:41
It is crystal clear the main aim of the supporters of these groups, namely the US and Saudi Arabia, was to make up for their losses in the Levant region.   In 2014, when ISIS takfiri-terrorist group was rising and gaining ground in some West Asian countries such as Syria and Iraq, militants who later founded its affiliates in the Afghan territories were moving from Pakistan’s northern borders into eastern and southeastern Afghanistan.  Not long after this border movement a takfiri group, calling itself ISIS of Afghanistan, announced ...

Why is Russia withdrawing from Syria?

1396/9/26 | 22:41
  I order the Defense Ministry and the chief of the General Staff to begin the pullout of the Russian military group from the Syrian Arab Republic to permanent locations.   After the announcement of the defeat of ISIS terrorist group in Syria last month, the most important news about the crisis-hit country was perhaps the surprise visit of the Russian president Vladimir Putin to Syria and ordering a major part of his country’s forces to withdraw from the Syrian soil. Putin, furthermore, said that the mission that was given to the ...

ISIS terrorists obtained US, Saudi Arabia weapons

1396/9/25 | 22:41
  ISIS Takfiri terrorist group regularly received weapons supplied by the United States and Saudi Arabia, a new report reveals.   According to a study by arms-monitoring group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) published on Thursday, weapons supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia to militants in Syria often fell into the hands of ISIS, significantly enhancing the “quantity and quality” of the group’s armaments.   The number of weapons goes “far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone”, ...

Where will be ISIS in 2018? Iran says Afghanistan and Pakistan are next

1396/9/24 | 22:41
  A top Iranian official has said his country is bracing itself for Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attempts to establish itself in Central Asia following its military defeats across the Middle East.   Addressing Tehran’s Seminar on Terrorism, Extremism and Regional Security in West Asia, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said Tuesday that, although ISIS no longer held any significant stretches of territory, it still possessed a significant stockpile of arms, meaning its threat persisted throughout the region and ...

Terrorist attacks will increase in the United States

1396/9/23 | 22:41
Doug Wicks, a terrorism expert, said in an interview with “Russia Today” television channel that with the collapse of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the possibility of terrorist attacks increases in the United States.   In response to the network’s question, Wicks said: “We have received unconfirmed video clips and reports about the New York attack and I think it’s necessary to publish more information about the Manhattan explosion.”   We hope that the officials involved in the investigation of the incident publish more information ...

Intercepted ISIS Message Reveals Threat to Attack London Over Christmas

1396/9/20 | 22:41
  The ISIS terrorist group could be planning to attack London over Christmas, as revealed by a chilling image intercepted from a terrorist instant messaging chat.   In the image, a black-clad hooded figure is seen standing over a kneeling Santa Claus with an image of the Regent Street shopping area in the background.   A message reads “Soon on your holidays” in English, French, and German.   The implication is that Londoners should expect an attack from the terrorist group over the holiday season.   The image ...

India’s dangerous game plan:  Labeling Kashmir uprising as ISIS terrorism

1396/9/19 | 22:41
Former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri told India here on Friday to not confuse an ongoing anti-Delhi uprising in the Kashmir Valley with any activities of the militant Islamic State group.   “It may be dangerous to paint the current uprising of the Kashmiri people as inspired by ‘Islamist terrorism’,” Mr Kasuri said during a discussion on India-Pakistan ties, his second in two days in Delhi.     It is pertinent to mention that Statements of certain extremist elements were prominently displayed and IS flags ...

ISIS Dream of a Caliphate Is Over

1396/9/18 | 22:41
The main border crossing between Iraq and Syria, the city of Albu Kamal on the Syrian side and al-Qaim on the Iraqi side, is the last major territorial possession of ISIS or ISIL and its medieval caliphate.   It is also the next big target for both Syria and Iraq’s militaries and their Iranian-Russian allies.     Per usual, ISIL is desperately building up its defenses around the area, pushing more forces into the area while, according to Iraqi officials, ISIL leaders are being evacuated to smaller towns inside Syria that ...

Germany consider wives, children of ISIS terrorists as security threats

1396/9/14 | 22:41
  The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has expressed concern about the threat posed by their wives and children of ISIS terrorists returning to the country from Syria and Iraq.   “There are children who have been brainwashed and highly radicalized at ‘schools’ in ISIS-held areas. It’s a problem for us because many of these kids and teenagers can sometimes be dangerous,” Hans-Georg Maassen warned Sunday in an interview with the Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa) news agency, as cited by Süddeutsche Zeitung.   Massen ...

3 officials of Swiss-French firm accused of financing Daesh in Syria

1396/9/13 | 22:41
Three top managers of the Swiss-French industrial company LafargeHolcim have been accused of indirectly financing the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group through the company’s activities in war-ravaged Syria, judicial sources say.   The trio, arrested in Paris on Wednesday, was charged on Friday with paying the terror outfit and other foreign-backed militant groups through a middleman in an attempt to allow the company's plant in Jalabiyah in northern Syria to continue to operate, said a Paris judicial source, speaking on condition of anonymity.   The ...

ISIS Makes Gains in North Afghanistan on Taliban Defections

1396/9/12 | 22:41
  ISIS has held territory in the Jawzjam Province for months, and that appears to be continuing to grow with reports that top Taliban commanders in the province have defected to their side, allowing them to expand their hold across multiple districts.   Throughout the 16+ year US occupation, Jawzjan has been relatively stable, with only limited Taliban influxes that rarely amounted to more than skirmishes. The presence of ISIS, though well documented, had mostly flown under the radar too, with ISIS elsewhere in the country considered ...

ISIS Targeting US children as revenge for Syrian air strikes

1396/9/10 | 22:41
  A group affiliated with the Islamic State is calling on lone wolves in America and Europe to attack Western children in retaliation for the death of Muslim children during airstrikes in Syria, according to an intelligence group.   The message was posted in a pro-ISIS Telegram channel on Monday and spread across a variety of pro-ISIS chat groups.   “I wish that I could travel to Europe or America or Australia and, by Allah, burn their children with oil in place of their men and women,” read the message, which referenced ...

ISIS uses women to attract western recruits

1396/9/10 | 22:41
ISIS is using well-known action hero blockbusters like Die Hard and Wonder Woman as blueprints for videos that encourage Western recruits to join its ranks. The Chicago Project on Security and Threat, which analyzed more than 1400 videos made by the group between 2013 and 2016, concluded ISIS videos followed the same storytelling arc as action hero movies. “It’s the heroic screenplay journey, the same thing that’s in Wonder Woman, where you have someone who is learning his or her own powers through the course of their reluctant journey ...

ISIS takes Santa Claus hostage!

1396/9/8 | 22:41
  In images released by ISIS supporters, the extremists posed a serious threat to Christmas markets in Britain, France and Germany.   On one of the posters, there is a picture of Santa Claus on a background of London Streets kneeling in front of an ISIS member with his hands tied.   ISIS supporters posted said images in Messaging apps in English, French and German. on the pictures there is also a message “Soon on your vacation,” which apparently suggests London should wait for a terrorist attack on the holiday season. ...

Israel could be ‘temporary allies’ with Daesh against Iran

1396/9/8 | 22:41
  A new report released yesterday by an Israeli intelligence bureau has suggested that in confronting Iran, the interests of Daesh and Israel could converge, making them temporary allies, according to the Jerusalem Post.   The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre emphasised that there was no formal alliance between Israel and the so-called Islamic State, but said that after Daesh has fallen as a state, both would target Iran and Hezbollah militants in Syria.   According to the report, Daesh “will likely ...

China in Syria: Quietly racing for regional influence

1396/9/8 | 22:41
  The Syrian crisis has now reached a historic juncture after a series of developments. ISIS terrorist group sustained a defeat and northern city of Raqqa was captured from it by the US-allied militants.   The Astana peace talks were held in seven rounds. And last week in Sochi, Russia, the presidents of Russia, Iran, and Turkey discussed finding a settlement to the Syrian conflict. And odds are that a meeting of the Syrian opposition, dubbed Syrian congress, will be held in near future, not to mention the plans to hold the Geneva ...

Riyadh-Baghdad relationship outlook in shadow of new regional order

1396/9/6 | 22:41
  The Saudi-Iraqi long-term chilly relationship has sailed out of the doldrums following exchange of visits by the two countries' officials, including Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s trip to Baghdad in late February and two visits of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Riyadh one in June and the other in October.   The two states have taken a range of measures to ensure expansion of the bilateral relations. For example, they jointly set up a “coordination council.” Moreover, as part of ongoing process to mend ...

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

1396/8/30 | 22:41
  A report by the United Nation’s Office on Drug Crime (UNODC) has found that the area used to cultivate opium in Afghanistan has increased by 63 percent since 2016. Back then, 201,000 hectares of land were being used towards this end.     Today, this stands at 328,000. Poppies are now grown in 24 out of 34 provinces in that country. And it is estimated that 9,000 tonnes of opium will be produced in Afghanistan in 2017, with an estimated value of $1.4 billion.   There is no easy fix to this problem. Opium makes up ...

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

1396/8/26 | 22:41
    I’m sorry for my marriages,” I would love to have a quiet life with someone and children from one husband. “says Margo.   Margo is a 27-year-old woman, born in France´s Nant. She is the mother of three children, a 6 and a 3 year old and a 5-month-old baby.  Margo was arrested in Raqqa, the headquarters of the self-proclaimed ISIS headquarters, and She wants to return to France.   Margo was arrested by the Syrian Kurdish forces during the liberation of Raqqa and is now held in northern Syria.   “I ...

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

1396/8/20 | 22:41
The media bureau of Syria’s Operations Command Center says Daesh Takfiri terrorist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be holed up at a militant-held pocket in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. The media outlet announced in a statement on Friday that al-Baghdadi might be hiding in the city of al-Boukamal, which lies on the Euphrates River and the border with Iraq. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and Omar Abu Laila, a Europe-based opposition activist, however, denied the report that al-Baghdadi is ...