Khaled Ahmed’s ‘Sleepwalking to Surrender: Dealing with Terrorism in Pakistan’ fell short in that was far more descriptive than it was prescriptive.
The attacks show that even if ISIS loses the Iraqi side of its self-styled caliphate, the threat from the group may not subside.
The gunman, who media reports identified as Uzbekistan national Abdulgadir Masharipov, was caught late Monday in a police operation at a luxury residential complex in Istanbul.
If a former policeman’s claim that the two men were killed is true, it will make solving several high-profile cases to which they are linked, including the Samjhauta Express blast, much harder.
The agency has said that the blog, which collects and analyses communications from terror organisations, was used to encourage a young man from West Bengal to join ISIS.
ISIS, which is putting up fierce resistance to a US-backed offensive to retake Mosul, the group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, has been accused of massacre, enslavement and rape since it swept across large swathes of the country’s north and west in 2014.
Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, authorities are following various leads.
This is the first case where operatives of the group have been convicted in a terror case.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
A private ceremony was organised for family members of victims and survivors of the attack, according to San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert.
The Global Terrorism Index said worldwide there had been 29,376 deaths caused by terrorism in 2015, a drop of 10% and the first fall in four years.
Although demonetisation will deal a severe blow to the black economy, corruption, inflated pricing and tax evasion, terrorism – which is cheap and can be funded by kosher resources – will remain largely unaffected.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but General Sher Afgun said calls intercepted between the attackers and their handlers suggested they were from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
“There should be no glorification of terrorists as martyrs,” the BIMSTEC statement asserted, referring to Nawaz Sharif’s comments on Burhan Wani.
Pakistan a ‘mother-ship’, ‘terrorism its favourite child’ – with phrases like these, the Indian side kept reminding BRICS members of what its priority at the multilateral forum really was.
Militants have been in the building since the early hours of Monday morning, in an encounter that has lasted almost 50 hours.
A statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known as Abu Mohammed al-Furqan.
Details of Haibatullah Akhundzada’s life in Kuchlak could put further pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militants openly living there.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Criminological research suggests they “neutralise” their guilt, just like other criminals.
Women’s participation in the Syrian conflict is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
The suicide attack comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from Baramulla, killing 19 soldiers.
The invitation to the Abu Dhabi crown prince, who will succeed his brother as UAE president, is likely to irritate Pakistan, especially when relations with India are perhaps at their lowest point since Modi took over as PM in May 2014.
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As the recent controversy at Jhajjar shows us, university management often gloss over the obvious prejudices against Kashmiri students.
The White House reaction to the Indian ‘surgical strikes’ seems aimed at ensuring the Pakistani side does not attempt retaliatory action.
‘We have attempted a new paradigm of friendship in the last two years which is without precedent and what did we get in return? Pathankot, Bahadur Ali, and Uri,’ said India’s external affairs minister about Pakistan.
The filing of an FIR for theft will take attention away from the far more serious charge of murder, the trial for which has yet to start though three years have passed since the chargesheet was filed.
‘I want to tell you that India wants to fight with Pakistan. If you have the courage then why not fight to end poverty, unemployment, illiteracy. Let us see which country wins, India or Pakistan,” said Modi, reaching out to the people of Pakistan
The heavy artillery exchange has reminded border residents of how things used to be before the 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement.
The militant faction of Hezb-i-Islami, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has been waging a decades-long battle to establish a unified ISIS in Afghanistan.
Until now, EU rules allowed only for sanctions on individuals and companies targeted by the UN. EU governments could act individually.
The Indian Army stopped two infiltration attempts from across the border in Kashmir on Tuesday with security personnel killing ten terrorists.
The FBI has alleged that Ahmad Khan Rahami bought bomb components on eBay, videotaped himself testing homemade explosives and maintained a journal in which he expressed outrage at the US.
Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahami is thought to have travelled multiple times to Afghanistan and Pakistan in recent years, including a year-long stay in Pakistan until March 2014.
From advocating sending suicide bombers across the border to taking ‘a whole jaw for a tooth’, Indian politicians and analysts have let fly. Pakistan would have been vanquished by now if only such political grand standing was enough.
Wrath of God was Israel’s code name for the operation involving systematic retaliation against the planners and financiers of the Munich massacre. India needs to find ways to hurt the terrorist organisations and sponsors behind Uri the most.
The country was shaken by a trio of attacks over the weekend including a Saturday night bombing that injured 29 in Manhattan and a stabbing attack at a Minnesota shopping mall that wounded nine.
Only a combination of Indian coercive and non-violent capabilities, and a willingness to bargain, can motivate Pakistan to remove the threat of violence. And just as threat of force alone will not work for India, terrorism won’t get Pakistan what it wants from India.
At the end of the day, Modi has to ensure that the options he exercises – particularly the military ones – do not leave the country worse off than before in terms of casualties and costs.
The vice president’s remarks came against the backdrop of India raising its concerns at various international fora over Pakistan’s support to cross-border terrorism.