Islamic State (IS)

Baghdadi dead in US military raid

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced yesterday, fulfilling what he...

May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

No IS existence in Bangladesh: Home minister

Terming the claim of Islamic State (IS) presence in Bangladesh a part of an international conspiracy, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan categorically says there is no existence of IS group in the...

April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019

India arrests IS suspect plotting attacks in Kerala

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) says it has arrested a 29-year-old suspect linked to terror group Islamic State for allegedly conspiring to carry out a suicide attack in the southern...

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

The Islamic State group says it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Syria's struggle does not end with ISIS

Narratives shape our world. The deeper meaning of Orwell's words becomes clear when we know the true nature of Syria's crisis.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Baby of Islamic State teenager in UK furore dies

The infant son of Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria, has died, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

IS teen's Dutch husband wants to head home: BBC

The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who fled to join Islamic State, wants to live with her in the Netherlands, the BBC reports after finding him in Syria.

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019
US

Trump bars IS woman from returning to US

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former Islamic State propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen.

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

Shamima won’t be allowed to enter Bangladesh: Foreign Ministry

Affirming the country’s stance of zero tolerance to terrorism and violent extremism, the government of Bangladesh states that it will not allow Shamima Begum to enter to the country.

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

200 families trapped by IS in Syria, UN says

Some 200 families are trapped in a shrinking area of Syria controlled by Islamic State, whose forces are stopping many from fleeing, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says, calling for the...

February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019

Anti-IS battle rocks Syria

US-backed forces were locked in fierce fighting yesterday as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group's