Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicIslamic State

Topic: Islamic State

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.

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

Taliban look to identify, capture infiltrators from Islamic State

A local offshoot of the Islamic State continues to be one of the biggest threats to the Taliban, carrying out at least five major attacks since the chaotic US evacuation.

In Afghanistan, extremists are targeting extremists. But the one in Kabul has no vision either

While Afghanistan has huge mineral wealth, China gives cash only on delivery. Taliban will probably have to turn to West, which will upset other extremists.

Attack on Kabul airport signals the coming carnage in Afghanistan

The attack on Kabul airport by Islamic State of Khorasan, a group which sees the Taliban as its enemy, will help the latter. It strengthens the Taliban’s positioning as a lesser evil.

IS-K, the terror group behind Kabul attack & Taliban enemy that could add to Afghanistan chaos

At least 90 Afghans have been killed in bombings at Kabul airport Thursday evening. Attack comes amid turmoil in the country, a consequence of the Taliban reclaiming Afghanistan.

UK warns of ‘imminent’ terrorist attack at Kabul airport amid mass evacuations

UK said there is 'very credible' intelligence that ISIS' Afghanistan affiliate are planning an attack. The group, ISIS-K, is knowing for conducting suicide bombings & car bomb attacks.

Among those killed in latest Kabul terror attack, 2 women animators working on children’s film

Two explosions in a Shia neighbourhood in Kabul Saturday killed 7 people. IS claimed it used sticky bombs to carry out attack.

If Biden ignores Afghanistan-Pakistan, ISI will get a long rope. India must play bigger role

Giving peace a chance is out of the question in Afghanistan. Several recent attacks show someone in the neighbourhood is not happy with the way the peace talks are going.

2 more Indians from Kerala suspected to be among ISIS terrorists who attacked Jalalabad jail

A total of three suspects, all from Kerala, had gone to Afghanistan with their wives and friends to join the Islamic State between 2016 and 2018, investigators have found.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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