Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicIslamic State

Topic: Islamic State

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.

Controversy around New York Times’ reporter Rukmini Callimachi & her podcast on Islamic State

In episode 593 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the recent New York Times controversy surrounding its Middle East correspondent Rukmini Callimachi.

NIA busts ‘Bengaluru ISIS module’, arrests 2 suspected financiers for ‘radicalising youth’

NIA says Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and their associates are members of an ISIS module called Hizb-ut-Tehrir. They have been remanded in 10 days’ NIA custody.

Islamic State ‘most active’ in southern states according to NIA probe, MHA tells Rajya Sabha

Home ministry says NIA registered 17 cases related to Islamic State presence in southern states of Telangana, Kerala, Andhra, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, and arrested 122.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.