Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: ISIS

The forever war in Afghanistan is nowhere near its end. Now IS indulging in ethnic warfare

Islamic State is seeking to overthrow the Taliban—quietly helped along by the discontent in its own ranks, economic crisis, and disputes over the spoils of power.

First Lady of ISIS, now ‘the other woman’ of US Rep, Tania Joya got lucky unlike many others

The question of repatriating ISIS members looms large—but if Tania Joya’s story is anything to go by, there was never a bomb under her burqa.

Islamic State leader’s death being cast as a milestone against terrorism. Truth is muddier

Celebrating ISIS leader’s death in US raid as big victory ignores past experience.

66 confirmed Indian-origin fighters affiliated with ISIS: US report on terrorism

The report, presented by the US State Department report, also stated that no foreign terrorist fighters were repatriated to India last year.

There’s much to question Hindutva/RSS about, calling it ISIS is more a rant than politics

Salman Khurshid isn’t the first to succumb to pre-siesta intellectual laziness. Congress leaders taking the cue must read up on ISIS and learn electoral politics all over again.

Pakistan has a new divide-and-rule strategy for Taliban. It’s called ISIS-K

The Taliban leaders seem to be stuck between their hardliners and their moderates. Any decision will have to come at the cost of the other.

Taliban back, desperate Kerala families hope couples who fled to Afghanistan for ISIS can return

ThePrint travelled across Kerala to meet families of those who joined ISIS in Afghanistan, to find some harbouring hopes of reconciliation & others resigned to never seeing them again.  

ISIS’ ‘Voice of Hind’ designed in Pakistan, has ‘content creators’ in Maldives, Bangladesh: NIA

The investigators initially believed that the magazine was being published and circulated from Afghanistan, until a South Kashmir link was established.

Enemy of my enemy? ISIS-K violence could force West into an unlikely alliance with Taliban

ISIS-K’s bombing in Kabul was not just an attack on US forces. It was also a challenge to the Taliban, asking: ‘Where is your authority? Where is your security?’

US exit from Afghanistan could bring back ‘woefully inadequate’ cruise-missile diplomacy

Cruise-missile diplomacy displays a kind of toughness without the unpredictability of involving ground forces. But Biden should remember it doesn’t prevent terrorism from happening.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

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.