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Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013: Report

Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013: Report

The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says. There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added. The report said militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban were...

Rise of militancy worries SC judge

Rise of militancy worries SC judge

Voicing serious concern over the rise of militancy in Bangladesh, a Supreme Court judge today said the issue must be dealt without leniency "since it involves the state's security". The concern came during an appeal hearing challenging a High Court bail for Asif Adnan, son of former HC judge Abdus Salam Mamun, who was...

Osama Bin Laden killing: US Navy Seals row over shooting

Osama Bin Laden killing: US Navy Seals row over shooting

A public row has arisen over which US commando fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the al-Qaeda leader's death. Ex-Navy Seal Robert O'Neill, 38, has told the Washington Post in an interview that he fired the fatal shot. This contradicts the account of Matt Bissonnette, another former Seal...

Nusra Front rebels attack Syrian city Idlib

Nusra Front rebels attack Syrian city Idlib

Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants and other Syrian rebel groups have attacked the government-held city of Idlib, briefly seizing several official buildings. The Nusra Front said its fighters killed dozens of government soldiers before being pushed back. The Syrian government has maintained control of Idlib city in the country's north-west since it was briefly taken over by rebel...

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

As the US-led airstrikes target Islamic State (IS) strongholds in eastern Syria, reports emerged that Syria’s air force has intensified its airstrikes on rebel positions in the west. Opponents of the US strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions outside...

ISIS, Iraq, and the war in Syria: Military Outlook

ISIS, Iraq, and the war in Syria: Military Outlook

Events on the battlefield will reveal the true effects of the crisis, but the ISIS campaign in Iraq could ultimately help the Syrian opposition and hurt the Assad regime. The stunning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in northern and western Iraq over the past week has significant military implications...

IS: Creation of and for the West and Israel

IS: Creation of and for the West and Israel

Desperation among the architects of the ISIS terror group at not being able to dislodge President Bashar Assad from power in Syria has led them to create a grand alliance to directly attack Syria using the pretext of “degrading and destroying” ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The involvement of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain,...

Yemen bombing death toll rises to 67

Yemen bombing death toll rises to 67

Suicide bombers targeting Yemen's powerful Shi'ite Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, hours after a political crisis forced the new prime minister to step down. At least 47 people were killed, including four children, when a suicide bomber detonated a belt packed with...

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

In its campaign across northern Syria and Iraq, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has been using ammunition from the United States and other countries that have been supporting the regional security forces fighting the group, according to new field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organisation. The data, part of a larger sample...

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The intellectual battle against ISIS

The intellectual battle against ISIS

THE global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today's crisis of extremism, we must recognise that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle to defeat ISIS. If we are to prevent ISIS from teaching us this lesson the hard...

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