Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Cairo : Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said. The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks on two Christian

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Islamic State urges Muslims to destroy satellite TV sets

Islamic State urges Muslims to destroy satellite TV sets

Middle East : Islamic State on Tuesday urged Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets to prevent hostile channels “destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics”. The ultra-hardline Sunni group issued its call as military pressure increased against it with offensives targeting its strongholds in Raqqa, Syria, and in Falluja, west of Baghdad. “The enemies of Islam are waging a

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Easy way to make a bomb : How ‘Islamic State recruits’ got tips online

Bomb banane ka asaan tarika: How ‘Islamic State recruits’ got tips online

Probe shows 12-page document on matchstick tips created in Middle East New Delhi : A document titled ‘Bomb banane ka asaan tarika (Easy way to make a bomb)’ posted on the website justpaste.it, with instructions on how to make bombs using household materials like matchsticks, was shared among suspected Indian recruits of the Islamic State (IS), security agencies have found.

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Switzerland charges man suspected of supporting Islamic State

Switzerland charges man suspected of supporting Islamic State

Zurich : A 25-year-old Swiss man has been charged with supporting Islamic State, the first time Switzerland has brought a suspected “jihadi traveler” before courts, the attorney general’s office said on Friday. It said he was suspected of being bound for the Middle East to join up with Islamic State before his arrest at Zurich airport last year. “This represents

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UN chief: 34 extremist groups now allied with Islamic State

UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists

Ban Ki-moon says group generates billions of dollars in oil sales, taxes, making it ‘world’s wealthiest terrorist organization’ United Nations : Thirty-four extremist groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December — and that number will only grow in 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday. Ban said

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Ahead of Christmas, Obama Raises Concerns About Christian Persecution by Islamic State

President Barack Obama

Hawaii : President Barack Obama expressed his concern about persecuted Christians around the world, particularly an embattled church in the Middle East facing an onslaught from Islamic State terrorists. “During this season of Advent, Christians in the United States and around the world are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” Obama said in the statement Wednesday. “At this

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Ex-Illinois Guardsman Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Plot

Ex-Illinois Guardsman Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Plot

Chicago : A former Illinois National Guard soldier pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Hasan Edmonds, 23, of Aurora, Illinois, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The pleas

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