Thousands of Christians poured into Kurdistan as they fled a Saturday ultimatum by jihadists who overran northwestern Iraq last month and proclaimed a caliphate.
The four men from Kalyan, who have been missing since last month, may have allegedly been indoctrinated into jihad online as well as by a radical sect active in the Thane-Raigad corridor.
The “radicalisation” of four youths from Kalyan, who have allegedly flown into Iraq to join the war for establishing a Muslim caliphate, is suspected to have taken place not only online but also through a radical sect active in the Thane-Raigad corridor, months before they undertook the trip.
Iraq’s Sunni militants holding 39 Indians hostage have slammed the doors shut on all negotiations. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society, too, indicated that securing the release would be a ‘long haul.’
Responding to an appeal from Shi'ite clerics, Salah al-Wa'ili signed up earlier this month with a militia near Baghdad fighting the Islamist insurgents who have swept through northern Iraq and threatened the capital.
The death toll from a raid on a Baghdad compound used for prostitution rose to 31 on Monday, as pictures obtained by AFP offered clues to the circumstances of the carnage.
Faced with a challenging situation, India is now banking heavily on Qatar to secure the release of 39 workers held captive in Mosul in war-torn Iraq. HT has learnt that a special envoy of the Indian government visited Qatar this week.
Apartment blocks near a mosque and a kindergarten daubed with cartoon characters seem an unlikely place for the slaughter of 27 alleged prostitutes, but in Baghdad death is never far.
Militants seized part of the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah and bombed government buildings and a bridge on Sunday as they pressed a renewed offensive for a third day.
Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a UN envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers do not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.
Iraq’s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
Worried that a particularly virulent extremist ideology from west Asia will take root in Kashmir, the home ministry is actively considering setting up a committee to prevent radicalisation of youth in the state.