Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Syria

India ‘deeply concerned’ by Turkey’s actions, asks it to show restraint in Syria

The external affairs ministry said Turkey's actions could undermine stability in the region and the fight against terrorism.

Will wipe out Turkey’s economy, Trump warns as Ankara launches offensive in North Syria

US president Trump called on Turkey to "act rationally" in northern Syria, and said he will consider tough sanctions if operations weren't as humane as possible.

Jihadi groups in balkanised Syria have found the perfect place to train for global attacks

ISIS Caliphate may be over, but its ideology lives in Syria. And that helps jihadi groups recruit, thrive and plan attacks from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh.

Syria exiled several archaeologists, I am one of them & this is what war is costing us

The looting of antiquities became an economic tool for the Islamic State group to maintain its supremacy in the northern part of the country.

Climate change created breeding ground for ISIS in Syria. India is making similar mistakes

The problem began as Syria’s population skyrocketed. This meant less water to go around for each person.

Why the number of internally displaced people is at a record high

A new report reveals that the number of people displaced within their own countries by conflict and violence stands at 41.3 million in 2018.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the IS leader known for barbaric executions & love for football

In 2010, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Next year, he led a revolt in Syria leading to the germination of ISIS.

Didn’t arrest citizens in ISIS since joining foreign armed groups not a crime: Sri Lanka PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the govt could only take action if the terrorists were operating within Sri Lanka. The govt also revised the death toll of the attacks to 253, citing a calculation error.

Sri Lanka blasts: A dangerous resurgence of the ISIS

Intelligence sources say two suicide bombers might be a Sri Lankan millionaire’s sons

Islamic State has collapsed, but the ground is still fertile for a new reign of terror

It is more than likely that one of the many smaller factions of Islamist militants will now seek to fill the void created by the collapse of Islamic State.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.