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Destroying History the ISIS Way?

History cannot be replayed and that’s precisely why it should be preserved. The barbaric destruction of historical monuments by the Islamic State in its captured territories of Syria and Iraq go beyond mere massacre of the innocent. The savage terror group has been bulldozing and dynamiting vital treasures of art and culture nurtured over centuries and gained a pride of ...

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Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns, being questioned by NIA

A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies. Arif Majeed, 23, hailing from Kalyan town, arrived by a flight via Turkey around 5.15 a.m. Friday. He was immediately whisked away by intelligence officials to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Majeed went “missing” ...

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Obama to Cooperate with Congress; Seeks New Authorisation to Fight IS

US President Barack Obama said he is ready to work with Republicans who cruised to victory and became the majority party in both chambers of Congress after Tuesday’s mid-term election after defeating the Democrats on Wednesday. At a White House press conference held here Wednesday, Obama acknowledged that Republicans had "obviously" had a good midterm election, but expressed confidence that ...

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Egyptian militant group denies swearing allegiance to IS grouprefute allegiance,

Cairo, Nov 4 :  Egypt’s Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group Tuesday refuted the news about it swearing allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group. “The statement circulated in the media and attributed to us about our swearing allegiance to IS chief does not belong to us and we hope that only our official sources are quoted,” Xinhua reported citing ...

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10 Killed, 31 Injured in Iraq Shia Mosque Bomb Attack

Ten worshippers were killed and at least 31 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Monday, an interior ministry source said. The attack occurred during the noon prayers when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside al-Khairat Shia mosque at a commercial district in downtown Baghdad, the source told Xinhua ...

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Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq, Cites Possible ‘Genocide’

Though delayed, the decision by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday to authorize air strikes in Iraq comes close on the heels of ongoing surge in Islamic State (ISIS) activities to attack Kurdish minorities with 40,000 of them trapped on a mountaintop. Responding to the Iraqi government’s appeal for help to fight the Islamic State militants, who have unleashed hunt ...

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