British, Canadian, US Students Feared to Have Left Sudan to Join Islamic State


KHARTOUM: Twelve students including British, Canadian, Sudanese and US citizens are feared to have travelled from Khartoum to Turkey to try to join the Islamic State (IS) group, their university’s dean told AFP today. Another group of British students of Sudanese origin from the same private University of Medical Sciences and Technology travelled to Turkey in March and it is

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South Asia needs to do more to counter Islamic State: Think tank

Nikita Malik

Quilliam, one of the world’s leading counter-terrorism think tanks, warns that members of terrorist groups in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and India are being drawn towards Islamic State. LONDON: One of the world’s leading counter-terrorism think tanks says governments in South Asia need to do more to tackle the growing threat of radicalisation by Islamic State (IS). Quilliam, based

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Isis terror threat: British police foil Islamic State bomb plot at Armed Forces Day parade

Military personnel march during the Armed Forces day parade in Guildford on June 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Guildford : Police successfully foiled a plot to explode a pressure cooker bomb at a parade in south London today, it has been confirmed. According to The Sun newspaper, a suicide plot was intended to strike an Armed Forces Day parade targeting soldiers from the unit of murdered Lee Rigby, but failed after one of its leaders in Syria unwittingly

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Islamic State: One year since IS assault began, Iraq still on the brink

Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries ride in military vehicles in Nibai

A year after the Islamic State (IS) group launched a brutally effective offensive, Iraq is struggling to survive as a unified nation, gripped by seemingly endless violence, sectarianism and humanitarian tragedy. IS began the offensive on June 9, 2014, and overran a third of the country, declaring it and areas in neighbouring Syria a “caliphate” and carrying out atrocities from

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Britain to send 125 more troops to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State group

LONDON : Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting the Islamic State group. The deployment brings to 275 the number of U.K. personnel helping the Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities battle the militants. Cameron made the announcement Sunday at a meeting of G-7 leaders in Germany, saying IS terrorism

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