Taliban unable to stem IS-K expansion

The Taliban has been unable to stem the expansion of the Islamic State (IS) terror group’s Khorasan branch or IS-K in Afghanistan, said Deborah Lyons, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Kabul. Continue Reading

Taliban rejects Putin’s claim of IS presence in Afghan

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Islamic State (IS) terror group was present in the north of the country, saying it was baseless , the media reported. Continue Reading

Taliban Culture Ministry calls IS a ‘headache’

A top official from the Ministry of Information and Culture of the Taliban government in Afghanistan has called the Islamic State (IS) a headache , while downplaying that the terror group was a threat , the media reported. Continue Reading

NIA conducts searches in TN, 1 arrested for promoting extremism

The NIA conducted searches at two places in Tamilnadu and arrested a man in connection with a case relating to incriminating Facebook posts advocating the ideology of the Islamic State and fundamentalist organisation Hizb-Ut-Tahrir. Continue Reading

Editorial: Afghan, Israel & more

Even as the Israeli military said it had targeted the home of Gaza’s top Hamas leader after nearly a week of heavy airstrikes and rocket fire into Israel from the territory ruled by the Islamic militant group, a three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks some claimed by the Islamic State group ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban. Continue Reading

‘ISIS not just regional terror outfit but global syndicate’

India has told the UN Security Council that the Islamic State is not just another regional terrorist outfit but a global syndicate with affiliated groups across the world, including in the country’s neighbourhood. Continue Reading

Kabir Taneja speaks about his book on ISIS in South Asia

Kabir Taneja, a research Fellow at Observer Research Foundation’s Strategic Studies Programme, in his book, ‘The ISIS Peril: The World’s Most Feared Terror Group and its Shadow on South Asia’, brings an in-depth understanding of ‘the historical, cultural and political rise of ISIS in India’ Continue Reading