Islamic States | The Daily Star
  • Possibly a test case before big attacks

    Saturday night’s bomb attack on police near the capital’s Science Lab intersection was possibly a test case before a big attack, a senior minister said yesterday.

  • Trump predicts IS territory will be cleared next week

    US President Donald Trump predicts that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the US will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security advisers.

  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Nadia Murad

    UN to begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

    A UN team authorised over a year ago to investigate the massacre of the Yazidi minority and other atrocities by jihadists in Iraq will finally begin work early next year, the head of the investigation says.

  • Syria blames foreign states for blasts

    The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.

  • Obama sued for lack of authority to fight IS

    An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam: Poll

    A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam's teachings, according to a new poll.

  • IS video scrutinised by UK security services

    The UK's security and intelligence agencies are examining a video by so-called Islamic State, to identify a man and young boy with British accents.

  • Obama lays rose for Paris victims

    US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit.

  • Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids

    Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.

  • Paris attackers are 'psychopathic monsters'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry describes Islamic State (IS) militants as "psychopathic monsters" following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.

  • Unlike any that came before

    Evidence emerged in 2014 that the IS' success in the battlefield had a lot to do with the disenfranchised Ba'ath party members of Iraq.

  • 'Islamic State': Let it not be a red herring

    The quick 'acknowledgment' of the killings by the IS, the method of which does not fit the IS footprint, raises doubts about the veracity of the post. However, let the IS issue not be a red herring.

  • IS or not, how does it matter?

    While it is essential to eliminate IS link without dismissing outright the possibility of their existence in this country, it is also essential to identify and nab the perpetrators, keeping our mind open to all the possible motives for the killings.

  • US counterterrorism strategy in South Asia

    The U.S.-led coalition military strategy in Afghanistan and the adjacent border areas of Pakistan has drawn huge criticisms for its over-reliance on the use of coercive force and utter negligence of peace, reconciliation, and reconstruction efforts.

  • ‘Islamic State member’ arrested in Dhaka

    Detectives claim to have arrested member of Islamic State (Isis) from a house in Baridhara of Dhaka.