COUNTER TERRORISM

ISIS claims suicide bomb attack on Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

KABUL(TIP): ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on July 1 that killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus. The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as […]

India

Love jihad row: Supreme Court restores Hadiya’s marriage

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court (SC) on March 8 restored the marriage between Akhila aka Hadiya and Shafin Jahan – a couple at the centre of a ‘love jihad’ row – but made it clear that the NIA […]

United States

Trump unveils Afghanistan and South Asia policy, calls for deeper strategic partnership with India

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): US President Donald Trump announced a comprehensive review of the US South Asia policy in Afghanistan and the region. Calling out Pakistan’s duplicitous role in harboring agents of terror and violence on […]

World

ISIS used UK companies to finance terror: Report

LONDON (TIP): The Islamic State terror group has used a network of companies operating out of Wales in the UK to finance terror plots, including the recent attacks in Spain, a media report said on Sunday. In an incident in […]

Entertainment

MOVIE REVIEW: WAR MACHINE

CAST: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Emory Cohen, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley DIRECTION: David Michôd GENRE: Comedy DURATION: 2 hours 2 minutes STORY David Michôd, the writer-director […]

Europe

Manchester terror attack: Top developments

LONDON (TIP): British police are rushing to uncover a possible terror network thought to have helped Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert on Monday. Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight […]

Blog

Fake News Hyperventilating or Constitutional Crisis, with Brutus lurking in the Ides of March?

  By Ravi Batra The cascading events, generally are layered and rarely, as now, erupt into a crescendo from an approaching constitutional crisis. Initially, let me disclose that I am a registered Democrat, and seeing […]

Other News

ISIS claims first suicide attack in Somalia, kills 5

MOGADISHU (TIP): The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia, which police said Wednesday killed five people at a checkpoint in the northeastern port city of Bosaso. The group’s self-styled news agency Amaq claimed the “martyrdom-seeking […]

Featured

The Threat from Problematic Organizations and Cults

“I remain hopeful that proper actions can be undertaken to help preserve a welcoming, ethical, tolerant, and legal religious environment in the USA. We are a religious nation, yet also a nation of laws. Religious freedom […]

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COUNTER TERRORISM

Taliban likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year

Taliban likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year: US intelligence official WASHINGTON (TIP): The Taliban is likely to gain ground in Afghanistan this year and the security situation will deteriorate in the country in 2018, a top US intelligence […]

An ISIS suspect held from Sant Nagar in Jalandhar.
COUNTER TERRORISM

10 held for IS link, one from Jalandhar

NEW DELHI (TIP): Nine police teams of five states have arrested four suspected terrorists belonging to the ISIS Khorasan module for plotting a strike and detained six more. They were looking for potential recruits in […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

Paris attack: police officer and suspect shot dead on Champs Elysees in attack claimed by Islamic State

PARIS (TIP): A lone gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility […]

GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb Photo courtesy of Eglin Air Force Base
Asia

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of all Bombs’ on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

Militant caves in Afghanistan targeted GBU-43 bomb used for the first time in combat WASHINGTON (TIP): The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in […]

Europe

Islamic State planning attacks in Britain: Anti- terrorism lawyer

LONDON (TIP): Islamic State militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new […]

Pakistan

Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years. The bomber entered […]

Car blast kills 51 in Iraq
Middle East

Car blast kills 51 in Iraq, scores wounded Islamic State claims responsibility

BAGHDAD (TIP): A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday, February 16, in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in […]

Europe

Arrest of 4 thwarted ‘imminent’ terror attack in France: Officials

PARIS (TIP): Four long-time friends in their 30s, living in the same French city and communicating through a closed phone line, were planning a terror attack in France as early as next week on orders […]

Junaid Hussain in an undated photo from social media. Hussain, a Briton who was killed in a drone strike in 2015 in Raqqa, Syria, led a team of computer specialists that gave the Islamic State a propaganda megaphone in the West.
COUNTER TERRORISM

One by one, ISIS social media experts are killed as result of FBI program

WASHINGTON (TIP): In the summer of 2015, armed US drones over eastern Syria stalked Junaid Hussain, an influential hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State. For weeks, Hussain was careful to keep his young stepson […]

Politics

First Presidential Debate turns #Trump into a Lying Machine

Readers: This is a strange Election where one has to vote for the lesser of two evils; this being said who would you vote for – someone who makes a mistake and admits it or […]

Other News

A Day of Protests in front of the United Nations

NEW YORK (TIP): September 21 was a day of protests in front of the United Nations. The most important, from the point of view of Indian American community were the protests against Pakistan, organized by […]

India

Indian Army Officer Attacked By Bengaluru Locals For Being A ‘North Indian’

The ‘racism’ word understandably provokes a fair amount of discomfort since it presents an unattractive picture which stands in sharp contrast to the official “unity in diversity” rhetoric. And yet it is a little ironic […]

A memorial to those shot by the Munich gunman, who was said to be obsessed with mass shootings (Facebook pic)
Featured

Why Use the Terror Tag Arbitrarily?

The frightful and bloody hours of Friday night (July 22) and Saturday morning in Munich and Kabul – despite the 3,000 miles that separate the two cities – provided a highly instructive lesson in the semantics […]

India

INDIAN MUSLIM GROUPS SAY #ISIS IS ‘UN-ISLAMIC’; TOOL OF #ISLAM’S ENEMIES

HYDERABAD (TIP): Terming IS as a tool in the hands of anti-Islam forces, Muslim organizations representing all schools of Islamic thought, July 8, condemned the terror attack in the holy city of Madinah, resenting it […]

Europe

Woman named Isis banned from Facebook, asked to prove identity

LONDON: A 27-year-old UK woman named Isis was denied access to her Facebook account and asked to send an identity proof by the social networking site as part of its stringent policy to erase all […]

Europe

ISIS has a ‘kill list’ with 8,318 assassination targets, report says

LONDON (TIP): A pro-ISIS “hacking” group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate distributed its latest “kill” list this week. The group claims the list includes names, addresses, and email addresses belonging to 8,318 people, making it one of the longest target lists […]