Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: al-Qaeda

Al-Zawahiri invoking culture war in South Asia. Al-Qaeda sees opportunity in Hijab row

For millions, in India and Pakistan, state is a god that’s failed. Al-Qaeda isn’t the only violent movement to have flowered in this toxic political landscape.

Al Qaeda chief’s speech on Karnataka’s Hijab row aimed at stoking a communal fire in India

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Al-Qaeda still present in Afghanistan, Indians among its recruits, says UNSC report

The report also says that ex-ISKP leader Aslam Farooqi, who had been reported by Indian & Pakistani media as having been killed, had ‘escaped from prison’ and ‘rejoined the group’.

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani-American jihadi ‘living martyr’ for whom 57 people have been killed

The gunman who demanded Siddiqui’s release in exchange for hostages at a Texas synagogue this weekend was latest in long line of jihadi attempts to free al-Qaeda-linked neuroscientist.

As Texas synagogue hostages rescued, gunman allegedly linked to ‘Lady Al-Qaeda’ Aafia Siddiqui

The gunman, now dead, had reportedly demanded the release of Siddiqui, who has alleged connections to Al-Qaeda & is serving 86-year sentence in US prison for attempted murder.

Jaish held 1st public event since Pulwama on 3 Jan in PoK, to own Srinagar attack & raise funds

Jaish-e-Mohammed’s PoK chief Muhammad Illyas tells gathering that slain terrorist Hafiz Arsalan carried out 13 December ambush in Srinagar that killed three police personnel.

Who is Ayman al-Zawahiri? al Qaeda chief, rumoured dead, who resurfaced on 9/11 anniversary

In a video released on anniversary of 9/11, Ayman al-Zawahiri cited incidents from January 2021, which is months after he was presumed to be dead.

20 years since 9/11 — how al Qaeda’s attacks changed international affairs and US policies

On 11 September 2001, al Qaeda hijacked 4 planes, which crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — ‘principal architect’ of 9/11 attacks whose trial resumes today

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, known as 'KSM', also confessed to beheading journalist Daniel Pearl. He has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 15 years.

The alphabet soup of terrorists that an ill-governed Afghanistan can launch against India

Anyone expecting fractious Taliban to act against terrorists is whistling in the wind.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.