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The main objective of ISIS is to establish a Caliphate by indulging in terrorist activities across different countries in the world including India, the agency said.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Special NIA court convicts Chennai-based engineer in ISIS conspiracy case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Mohamed Naser Packeer , who is a certified ethical hacker from Chennai, was working as a web developer and graphic designer in Dubai in 2014. He has also been charged with a fine of Rs 40,000.
Islamic State, an ultra-conservative radical Sunni movement, has swept Iraq-Syria in the past decade.
Islamic State, an ultra-conservative radical Sunni movement, has swept Iraq-Syria in the past decade.

US to probe Pak’s ISIS terrorists in Syria, may complicate Imran Khan woes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:37 AM IST
The US backed and predominantly Kurd Syrian Democratic Forces have shared a list of 29 Pakistanis among others who are in their custody for fighting for the Islamic State.
Suspected ISIS operative Mohammed Mushtaqeem Khan is seen in his native village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Suspected ISIS operative Mohammed Mushtaqeem Khan is seen in his native village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur on Saturday.(ANI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Explosives seized from suspected ISIS operative’s house in UP, says report and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Suspected ISIS operative Mohammed Mushtaqeem Khan is seen in his native village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Suspected ISIS operative Mohammed Mushtaqeem Khan is seen in his native village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Explosives seized from suspected ISIS operative’s house in UP: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Delhi Police had said on Saturday that they have arrested Mohammed Mushtaqeem Khan, a 36-year-old suspected operative of the Islamic State, from the Capital’s Ridge area.
Police deployed at Buddha Jayanti Park where an ISIS operative was held with two IED devices.(ANI/Twitter)
Police deployed at Buddha Jayanti Park where an ISIS operative was held with two IED devices.(ANI/Twitter)

Suspected ISIS terrorist wanted to carry out ‘lone wolf’ attack in Delhi: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The Delhi Police had received information about the suspected ISIS operative’s movement in the ridge area between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh, following which it laid a trap.
A resident of Basavangudi in Bengaluru, Abdul Rahman was arrested on Aug 17, 2020, in connection with the agency’s probe against a Kashmiri couple(Photo Credit: NIA)
A resident of Basavangudi in Bengaluru, Abdul Rahman was arrested on Aug 17, 2020, in connection with the agency’s probe against a Kashmiri couple(Photo Credit: NIA)

NIA arrests ISIS ophthalmologist who was developing apps for injured operatives

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The NIA also said Abdul Rahman, (28), had even visited an ISIS medical camp in Syria in early 2014 for treatment of ISIS terrorists and stayed with Islamic State operatives for 10 days before returning to India.
The UN report said that there are “significant numbers of ISIL operatives in Kerala and Karnataka states.”(HT File Photo)
The UN report said that there are “significant numbers of ISIL operatives in Kerala and Karnataka states.”(HT File Photo)

‘Significant numbers’ of ISIS terrorists in Kerala, Karnataka, claims UN report

United Nations | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
According to the UN report, “One member state reported that the ISIL Indian affiliate (Hind Wilayah), which was announced on May 10, 2019, has between 180 and 200 members”.
Amid frequent reports of Pakistan’s misdemeanour, the country received another extension on the ‘Grey List’ during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session on June 25.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
Amid frequent reports of Pakistan’s misdemeanour, the country received another extension on the ‘Grey List’ during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session on June 25.(Getty Images/Representative Image)

6,500 Pakistan terrorists present in Afghanistan, most belong to TTP: UN report

New York | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:52 AM IST
The United Nations Security Council report stated that TTP, which is a large terrorist group present in Afghanistan, is led by Amir Noor Wali Mehsud, supported by his deputy Qari Amjad and spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani.
They accused were arrested by the NIA team in an earlier case registered with them with the help of local ATS and Pune city Police.(HT Archives. Representative image)
They accused were arrested by the NIA team in an earlier case registered with them with the help of local ATS and Pune city Police.(HT Archives. Representative image)

NIA arrests two people from Pune in case related to Islamic State: Report

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The accused were identified as Nabeel Siddique Khatri a resident of Pune’s Kondhwa and Sadiya Anwar Sheikh resident of Yerwada from Pune.
Information on Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla’s whereabouts can fetch $10 million as US State doubled up the bounty on him.(rewardsforjustice.net)
Information on Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla’s whereabouts can fetch $10 million as US State doubled up the bounty on him.(rewardsforjustice.net)

US doubles bounty on IS leader who succeeded Baghdadi

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Al-Mawla or Hajji Abdallah was a ‘religious scholar’ working with the Al-Qaida and also rose through the ranks in the ISIS very quickly and is now a SDGT by US’ Department of State.
At least 3,000 people have also been tested cashless for Covid-19 under the scheme.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
At least 3,000 people have also been tested cashless for Covid-19 under the scheme.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

News updates form Hindustan Times: 3k tested for Covid under Ayushman Bharat and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Terrorist group Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s potential successor.(via REUTERS)
Terrorist group Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s potential successor.(via REUTERS)

Iraqi intelligence captures potential successor of al-Baghdadi: Report

Baghdad | By Asian News International| Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:36 AM IST
The latest raid that led to the capture and arrest of al-Qirdash comes a month after Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s former intelligence chief, became the country’s prime minister.
Several of the terrorists captured with Farooqi are Pakistani nationals, Afghanistan’s spy agency or National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said.
Several of the terrorists captured with Farooqi are Pakistani nationals, Afghanistan’s spy agency or National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said.

Afghanistan rejects Pakistan’s demand to hand over ISKP leader Aslam Farooqi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Pakistan had on Thursday demanded the handing over of Farooqi, a Pakistani national with long-standing ties to the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. Farooqi was captured with 19 other members of ISKP during an operation by Afghan troops on April 5.
Mawlawi Abdullah aka Aslam Farooqui was arrested along with two ISKP functionaries in a planned operation by Afghan security forces and its intelligence agency National Directorate of Security
Mawlawi Abdullah aka Aslam Farooqui was arrested along with two ISKP functionaries in a planned operation by Afghan security forces and its intelligence agency National Directorate of Security

ISKP chief’s arrest for gurdwara attack brings out clear link to Pakistan’s ISI: Official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The arrests of the Islamic State Khorasan Province chief Aslam Farooqui and its two functionaries are a huge setback for ISKP and Pakistan’s intelligence agency
Nimisha alias Fathima was a part of a 21-member group that had joined the Islamic State.(AP (Image for representational purpose))
Nimisha alias Fathima was a part of a 21-member group that had joined the Islamic State.(AP (Image for representational purpose))

Kin of woman who fled to join Islamic State seeks govt help for return

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Nimisha’s mother, Bindhu Sampath, asked the external affairs ministry to help the women return to India and face the law.
The terror outfit urged its followers to “cover their mouths when yawning and sneezing” and to wash their hands regularly.(Reuters)
The terror outfit urged its followers to “cover their mouths when yawning and sneezing” and to wash their hands regularly.(Reuters)

ISIS describes Europe as ‘land of epidemic’, issues coronavirus travel advisory for operatives

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 10:53 AM IST
The ISIS newsletter added that diseases strike “by the command and decree of God.”
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaks to reporters at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaks to reporters at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)

Pak doesn’t want any security role for India in Afghanistan: Report

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The foreign minister told the Upper House that India had always played role of a spoiler, the report said.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a "Namaste Trump" event, during his visit to India at the Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad on Monday.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a "Namaste Trump" event, during his visit to India at the Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad on Monday.(REUTERS)

Working positively with Pak to crack down on terrorists, says Donald Trump

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Donald Trump’s comments came days after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) warned Pakistan that it faced the possibility of being put into the watchdog’s “black list” and face greater scrutiny of all transactions in its financial system if it fails to fully implement an action plan to counter terror financing by June.

People post hate speech on social media while seeking answers on terrorism

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 04:36 PM IST
While portrayed as a threat to society and human civilisation by mainstream media, terrorists sell terrorism as freedom fighting via social networking sites and private messaging platforms.
Weighing at a whopping 250 kg, ISIS leader Abu Abdul Bari was loaded onto a flatbed pickup truck by the Iraqi SWAT team
Weighing at a whopping 250 kg, ISIS leader Abu Abdul Bari was loaded onto a flatbed pickup truck by the Iraqi SWAT team

Iraq captures ISIS’s ‘Jabba the Jihadi’, who was ‘too large’ for police car

Mosul (Iraq) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 06:59 AM IST
According to an official statement by the Iraqi forces, the apprehended mufti Abu Abdul Bari was known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” and was an important leader of “ISIS gangs”.
The charge sheet has been filed in the NIA special court Ernakulam under charges of criminal conspiracy and terror.(HT PHOTO.)
The charge sheet has been filed in the NIA special court Ernakulam under charges of criminal conspiracy and terror.(HT PHOTO.)

NIA files charge sheet against ISIS Coimbatore leader

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 06:17 PM IST
After the Sri Lanka attacks, in which over 250 people were killed, the NIA had registered a suo-motu case on May 30 against six people from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Flowers are laid down for the victims at the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in which two people were killed, in London, Britain, November 30, 2019.(REUTERS)
Flowers are laid down for the victims at the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in which two people were killed, in London, Britain, November 30, 2019.(REUTERS)

ISIS claims responsibility for London terror attack: Report

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Without providing any evidence, Islamic State said that the attack was carried out in response to its calls to target citizens of the countries that have been part of a coalition fighting against the jihadist group.
Zameel (in white tshirt), Muquadir (middle), Ranjeet Ali (in blue tshirt) (Photo: Delhi Police)
Zameel (in white tshirt), Muquadir (middle), Ranjeet Ali (in blue tshirt) (Photo: Delhi Police)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM| 3 men, inspired by ISIS, held for planning terror strike in Delhi and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Zameel (in white tshirt), Muquadir (middle), Ranjeet Ali (in blue tshirt)(Photo: Delhi Police)
Zameel (in white tshirt), Muquadir (middle), Ranjeet Ali (in blue tshirt)(Photo: Delhi Police)

3 men, inspired by ISIS, held for planning terror strike in Delhi: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been recovered from the three men who were arrested after a joint operation by the Delhi Police with Assam Police.
A look at ISIS and where it really stands. (Representational image)(HT Photo)
A look at ISIS and where it really stands. (Representational image)(HT Photo)

A look at ISIS and where it really stands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 04:03 PM IST
The death of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, marked yet another chapter in the history of the group designated by the UN as a terrorist organization.
US President Donald Trump placed the Islamic State group’s new chief in the crosshairs Monday.(AP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump placed the Islamic State group’s new chief in the crosshairs Monday.(AP File Photo)

Donald Trump says Baghdadi successor in US crosshairs

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 01:06 AM IST
“Just a few weeks ago, American special forces raided the ISIS compound and brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice,” Trump said.
The “hero” dog that assisted the American commandoes in the mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi will soon visit the White Hous(Donald Trump/Twitter)
The “hero” dog that assisted the American commandoes in the mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi will soon visit the White Hous(Donald Trump/Twitter)

‘Hero’ dog that helped kill Baghdadi to visit White House soon, says Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 11:00 AM IST
These animals protect US forces, save civilian lives, separate combatants from noncombatants, and immobilise individuals who express hostile intent, Trump said.
The ISIS last week announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as its new leader after a US commando raid killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the ultra-violent movement.(Reuters FILE)
The ISIS last week announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as its new leader after a US commando raid killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the ultra-violent movement.(Reuters FILE)

‘We aren’t impressed’: US official calls new ISIS chief ‘a nobody’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 07:40 AM IST
A senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that monitoring of Islamic State social media indicates that even followers did not know much about Hashimi.
The Khorasan group of the ISIS or the ISIS-K, which operates in south Asia, last year attempted a suicide attack in India, a top American official has told lawmakers.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
The Khorasan group of the ISIS or the ISIS-K, which operates in south Asia, last year attempted a suicide attack in India, a top American official has told lawmakers.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

ISIS group attempted suicide attack in India last year, says US official

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 06:37 AM IST
In fact, of all the branches of the ISIS, ISIS-K is the outfit that is of the most concern to the US, Russel Travers, Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of Director of National Intelligence, said on Tuesday.
Rasmiya Awad, believed to be the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials.(via REUTERS)
Rasmiya Awad, believed to be the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz by Turkish security officials, is seen in an unknown location in an undated picture provided by Turkish security officials.(via REUTERS)

Turkey says it captured dead IS leader Baghdadi’s sister in Syria

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 06:44 AM IST
Rasmiya Awad, 65, was detained in a raid near Azaz, the official said, referring to a Turkish-controlled Syrian town near the border. When captured, she was also accompanied by five children.
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