Pakistan bans Islamic State militant group


Pakistan : Pakistan has banned the Islamic State militant group that has overrun vast stretches of Iraq and Syria after repeatedly denying the dreaded outfit’s presence within its territory. “The Islamic State or Daesh has been banned in Pakistan,” an Interior Ministry official said today. The decision was taken on recommendation of the Foreign Office, which regularly updates the Pakistan

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Muslims not doing ‘enough’ to fight Islamic State: Jordan’s Queen Rania


Jouy-en-Josas (France) : Queen Rania of Jordan said today that moderate Muslims were not doing enough to fight against IS jihadists and their “diabolical ideology.” Speaking at a major French business gathering in Jouy-en-Josas near Paris, the 44-year-old said helping the Middle East’s youth was crucial in the fight against the extremist group, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria

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Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State group from Anbar


Baghdad : The Iraqi government began a long-awaited, large-scale military operation on Monday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the country’s sprawling western Anbar province, a military spokesman announced. The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said in a televised statement that the operation started at dawn and that government forces were being backed by Shiite

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ISIS is taking full advantage of the darkest corners of the internet

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Washington : FBI Director James Comey made waves this week when he suggested that commercial encryption on mobile devices may prevent law enforcement from intercepting communications between Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) militants. “The tools we are asked to use are increasingly ineffective,” Comey told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. “ISIL says go kill, go kill…we

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Three suspected Islamic State terrorists arrested in Pakistan


Lahore : Pakistani law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested three suspected terrorists of the dreaded Islamic State (IS) militant group in Lahore. Police sources said two of the arrested suspects – Asmatullah and Abdur Rehman – belong to Afghanistan while the third one Muhammad Ibrahim is from Punjab province. They said intelligence agencies intercepted a telephone call of the

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