Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Syria

Islamic State global spokesperson calls on Asian Muslims to unite for attacks on India

The spokesperson, who uses the pseudonym Abu Umar al-Mujahir, said the Islamic State was committed to protecting Islam in India, where he claimed it was 'under attack from govt'.

ISIS is growing again in Syria. Blame the grim deadlock between great powers

In 2019, US President held up a map showing the destruction of ISIS caliphate in Iraq & Syria: The tiny spot that remained, he vowed, would be ‘gone by tonight.’

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.

Video of chopper on fire mid-air is not of CDS Rawat’s helicopter, it’s a 2020 clip from Syria

The video was shared by a journalist in February 2020. It shows a Syaad Mi-17 helicopter being hit by a missile fired allegedly by Turkish and Al Qaeda- backed militia over Syria.

As Syria begins normalising relations with neighbours, a look back at bloody 10-year conflict

Syrian civil war has killed over 4 lakh people. Secy of State Antony Blinken has said US does not support efforts to ‘normalise relations’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Committed to Syrian-led political process for peace and stability in region — India at UN

Indian envoy T.S. Tirumurti expressed concern over the involvement of external actors in Syria and noted territorial integrity was important for long-term stability in the country.

‘Every day is war’ – Life in Syria after a decade of conflict and violence

Violence and destruction have reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians since the start of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011.

The West should help Turkey end Syria’s civil war, Erdogan writes

The Joe Biden administration must stay true to its campaign pledges and work with us to end the tragedy in Syria and to defend democracy.

India is gifting 2,000 metric tonnes of rice to Syria as humanitarian assistance, says MEA

In response to a request from Syria, India has already handed over a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and will send the remaining by next week.

Why so many Syrian women get divorced when they move to Western countries

This is not an indictment of refugee women as much as it is an indictment of Syrian society. And President Assad is being compelled to change laws now.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.