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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory

He was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation “a few weeks ago,” but authorities waited to be sure of his identity before making the announcement, French Defense Minister said.

published on : 16th September 2021

France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al Sahraoui 'was neutralised by French forces' but gave no further details.

published on : 16th September 2021

'Definitely the best of us': Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group

The Pentagon says it is further investigating the strike, but it has no way to do so on the ground in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, severely limiting its ability to gather evidence.

published on : 16th September 2021

2015 Paris attacks suspect: Deaths of 130 'nothing personal'

Wearing all black and declining to remove his black mask, Salah Abdeslam was the last of the 14 defendants present in the custom-built courtroom to speak.

published on : 15th September 2021

Controversies over Islamophobia dog Canada's conservatives ahead of elections

A Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia apologised for social media posts that weighed in on sharia law and backed banning the burqa worn by some Muslim women.

published on : 12th September 2021

'Al-Qaida, Islamic State could gain strength': UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms

Deborah Lyons told the UN Security Council it will have to decide how to engage with many of the 33 members of the Taliban government who are on the UN sanctions blacklist.

published on : 10th September 2021

Qatar's Foreign Minister to discuss Afghanistan issue with Pakistan 

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Qatari chief diplomat Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during his day-long visit Thursday will meet with Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

published on : 9th September 2021

'UN doesn't engage in recognition of governments': Official on new Taliban administration

The Taliban on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group.

published on : 8th September 2021

Islamism is 'first order security threat' to world, warns former UK PM Tony Blair

Highlighting that the Taliban are part of the 'global movement of radical Islam', he pointed out that while the movement contains many different groups, they share the same basic ideology.

published on : 6th September 2021

Taliban's governor for Nangarhar province vows to fight ISIS

Following the Taliban's victory in August, Mohammad took over as governor of Nangarhar province, home to the IS Afghanistan-Pakistan chapter's stronghold.

published on : 6th September 2021

8 held by UP Police for illegal conversion charged with waging war against India

On June 21, UP ATS had zeroed in two clerics from Delhi and claimed to have busted a “huge conversion racket” that was allegedly involved in the conversion of “thousands of people”.

published on : 4th September 2021

New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, says PM Jacinda Ardern

The man, who arrived in New Zealand on a student visa in 2011, came to the attention of police in 2016 after expressing sympathy on Facebook for terrorist attacks.

published on : 4th September 2021

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab sees importance in engaging with Taliban

To a question on the Kashmir issue, Raab said Britain supported talks between Pakistan and India to resolve the dispute.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Sri Lankan on terror watchlist shot dead after New Zealand supermarket rampage

Six people were reportedly wounded, three critically, before police who were monitoring him opened fire within 60 seconds of the attack starting.

published on : 3rd September 2021

British national pleads guilty to role in Islamic State terror beheadings

Alexanda Anon Kotey admitted guilt in connection with the deaths of four American hostages as well as European and Japanese nationals who also were held captive.

published on : 3rd September 2021
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