Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi goes off at a tangent

    It is nothing unusual for Congress president Rahul Gandhi to make a hash of his articulation when he is abroad addressing foreign audiences but with elections only a few months away, every statement of his has to be watched for its fallout for the Opposition. His speech at an event in Hamburg, Germany was of a piece for its outrageousness. His reference to terror group ISIS while warning about the impact of

  • ‘New audio’ of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released

    Cairo/Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State terror group, in his first purported speech in nearly a year, has asked his followers to “patiently persevere” despite the losses they suffered in Iraq and Syria. The 55-minute recording, which was released by the official ISIS media wing al-Furqan yesterday, came after reports that he was probably killed in a Russian air strike in May last year on the outskirts of

  • Rahul Gandhi at Bucerius Summer School

    Rahul Gandhi cites ISIS example to attack PM Modi, says, exclusion of people leads to insurgency

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi cited the example of Islamic State terrorist group to say that exclusion of a large number of people from the development process could lead to the creation of insurgent groups anywhere in the world. Addressing a gathering at the Bucerius Summer School in Hamburg in Germany yesterday, Gandhi said the BJP government has excluded tribals, Dalits and minorities from the development narrative

  • mumbai, indoctrinating youth, ISIS, NIA, National Investigation Agency, Rizwan Ahmed, Khalid, Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed

    British Muslim convert admits plotting ISIS attack in London

    London: A British Muslim convert has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on targets in London, including the city’s shopping hub of Oxford Street and Madame Tussauds wax museum. Lewis Ludlow admitted to swearing allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and preparing to drive a van through major targets in the British capital at the Old Bailey court in London.

  • mumbai, indoctrinating youth, ISIS, NIA, National Investigation Agency, Rizwan Ahmed, Khalid, Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed

    Mumbai: Indoctrinating youth to join ISIS, NIA frames charges against two

    Mumbai: The special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mumbai, has framed charges and charge-sheeted accused Rizwan Ahmed alias Khalid and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed in a case related to the indoctrination of Ayaz Mohamad Sultan, a youth from Malwani, Malad, to join the terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Sayyed has been arrested for criminal conspiracy (Section120(B)) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant Sections of the

  • The ISIS Caliphate: From Syria to the Doorsteps of India by Stanly Johny- Review

    The name of the book is a bold step in itself by the author. In India where majority of media person are in denial about the presence of ISIS, here is a book by a journalist which accepts it. The author Stanly Johny is International Affairs Editor with a leading English newspaper and has a PhD in West Asian Studies from JNU.

  • Russians posed as IS hackers, threatened US military wives

    Paris: Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a message appeared on her iPhone from hackers threatening to slaughter her family. “Dear Angela!” the Facebook message read. “Bloody Valentine’s Day!” “We know everything about you, your husband and your children,” the message continued, claiming that the hackers operating under the flag of Islamic State militants had penetrated her computer and

  • Want to bring troops back from Syria, says US President Donald Trump

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that his primary mission is to defeat the ISIS and once that is done, he would like to bring the troops back from Syria. “As far Syria is concerned, our primary mission in terms of that was getting rid of the ISIS. We’ve almost completed that task, and we’ll be making a decision very quickly, in coordination with others in the area, as to what

  • Mortal remains of 38 of 39 Indians killed in Iraq brought back

    Amritsar : The mortal remains of 38 of the 39 Indians killed in war-torn Iraq were brought back on Monday in a special aircraft and handed over to their relatives or local authorities in Amritsar, Kolkata and Patna.

  • Mosul Tragedy: Giving compensation is not like distributing biscuits; VK Singh on compensation for families

    Amritsar: The remains of the 39 Indians killed in Mosul, Iraq by the extremist group Islamic State (IS), were brought back to the country by Union Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh, who suggested that the Centre government, along with the State government were working on a plan to compensate the families of the deceased.

  • US withdrawing from Syria very soon, says Prez Trump

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Friday said the US troops would withdraw from Syria “very soon” as he lamented that America has wasted $ 7 trillion in wars in the Middle East. At the same time, he said the US was using all its resources to defeat ISIS and drive them out of the captured territory.

  • ‘20 kids taken into UK state care over parents’ ISIS links’

    London : As many as 20 children, including a one-year-old boy, have been taken into state care in the UK over their parents’ alleged links with the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist network, a media report said on Sunday.