Islamic State

  • Islamic State most active in 12 Indian states: Govt to Paliament
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 16 (IANS): With Islamic State and its various manifestations spreading base in 12 Indian states in recent years, the Sunni jihadists' group is now "most active" in these states across the country. Apart from southern states like Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu -- where the Iran and Syria-based terrorist outfit penetrated years ago -- investigating agencies have found their links in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, R
  • Gunmen kill prominent Iraqi analyst and advisor - officials
    BAGHDAD, July 7 (Reuters): Gunmen in Baghdad shot dead a well-known former government advisor and political analyst near his home on Monday in a rare high-profile killing in the Iraqi capital, government officials, police sources and medics said.   The government officials described the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who had written about politics, Islamic State and the role of Iran-backed militias in Iraq, as a targeted killing but did not point the finger at any partic
  • Woman jailed for plotting to bomb St Paul's cathedral in London
    LONDON, July 3 (Reuters): A woman who had plotted a suicide bomb attack on London's St Paul's Cathedral this Easter in support of Islamic State was jailed for life on Friday and told she must serve at least 14 years behind bars.   Safiyya Shaikh, 37, had planned to set off a bomb at the popular tourist attraction, to kill herself and visitors to the famous cathedral and another bomb at the hotel where they would have stayed before the attack, prosecutors said.