Free Press Journal
  • IS claims killing of 29 at Iran parade

    Tehran : Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack on Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and prompted President Hassan Rouhani

  • Afghanistan: 5 people killed in suicide attack on protesters

    Jalalabad: At least five people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up among protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said, in the latest violence to hit the country. Another 30 were wounded in the blast in Nangarhar province, where people had blocked a highway in protest over the appointment of a local police chief, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.

  • 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

  • 40 dead in Syria due to suicide attacks carried out by ISIS

    Beirut: A string of suicide attacks in Syria by the Islamic State group has killed at least 40 people, mostly pro-regime fighters, in one of the jihadists’ deadliest operations in months, a war monitor said today. “Three bombers with explosive belts targeted Sweida city alone, while the other blasts hit villages to the north and east,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • Seven people killed in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: Police

    Kabul : A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing  seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.

  • Germany foiled bio attack with arrest of Tunisian

    Berlin : A Tunisian man arrested in Germany in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material was planning a biological attack, the national police chief said today.

  • Haider al-Abadi Iraq's Prime Minister

    Iraq to vote in first nationwide poll since IS war   

    Baghdad: Iraq today holds its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace as it looks to rebuild. The vote comes as tensions surge between key players Iran and the United States over the nuclear deal, sparking fears of a destabilising power struggle over Iraq.

  • Indonesia Prison Riot: Militant prisoners surrender to police

    Jakarta: Dozens of Islamic militant prisoners who took over a police detention centre near Indonesia’s capital and killed five officers surrendered to police today, the country’s top security minister said.

  • Bombers and gunmen attack Kabul police stations, kill 7

    Kabul : Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, with security forces still searching for several assailants as the city braces for more violence.

  • Al-Qaeda network still going strong, says UN report

    United Nations : Al-Qaeda’s global network remains “remarkably resilient,” posing more of a threat in some regions than the Islamic State group, UN sanctions monitors said in a report on Thursday.

  • IS attack on Kabul military academy kills 11 soldiers

    Kabul : Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days.

  • Kabul terror attack: 11 soldiers killed injured in assault on Afghan military base claimed by ISIS

    Kabul: Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul today, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days. The series of assaults, including one of the deadliest bombs in Kabul in recent years, have left already war-weary citizens grief-stricken and angry as the Taliban and IS escalate their offensive.

  • Taliban ‘massacres’ 102 in Kabul

    Kabul : An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 102 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years.

  • Turkish police detain at least 100 Is suspects

    Istanbul : Turkish police have detained at least 100 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group, Turkey’s official news agency said on Friday. Istanbul police conducted simultaneous operations at multiple districts to detain 82 foreigners, Anadolu Agency reported. The suspects had allegedly been active in conflict zones with IS and planned on going to Syria.