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Islamic State abducts 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria

Militants of the Islamic State abducted at least 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria on February 24. Women and children were also among those abducted as the group raided villages in the Hassakeh provi

ISIS and lessons in multiculturalism

When the Bamian Buddhas came crashing down like an avalanche, the first person I called was my maternal grandfather. On deputation to the Kabul press in the 1960s, he was lucky to have seen the imp

The trouble with Islamic State

The radical Islam has put the world in the middle of a war unto death, and it needs to be fought with reason. That is the diagnosis from Tarek Fatah, a journalist and author originally from Pakista

Replug: Stories you might have missed from the week gone by

Here are five special stories you must read this weekend International Labour Day

Toddler`s body at beach resort raises questions about world`s response to refugee crisis

A photograph of a toddler`s lifeless body, washed ashore in a land far removed from his birth place, has stired up the world`s conscience. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died along with his five-year-o

Paris attack may escalate refugees crisis, over 120 massacred in French capital

Will Paris attacks affect refugee crisis and bring back xenophobia in European society? At least an indication of the attacks that claimed 127 people in the French capital by eight gunmen are going

Morning briefing: Skill development takes leap as govt okays sector mentor committees

The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry has approved setting up mentor committees which would act as integrated panels for creating model curricula for skill training courses. This is a

US states join chorus against refugees

The world may shut doors on refugees. The US, a nation of immigrants, is showing signs of nervousness with more than half the nation`s governors -- 26 states – opposing entry of Syrian refuge

Hackers declare war on Islamic state but experts warn of disrupting sleuth work

The Anonymous hacking network declared war on the Islamic State. The "hacktivist" collective vowed vengeance for attacks in Paris on Friday, claimed by IS, that left 129 dead and hundreds

UN okay for action against Islamic State but no military resolution yet

A week after Paris attacks, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved a strongly-worded French-sponsored resolution calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent furthe

Morning briefing: Army, Navy out in Chennai, more rains likely next 4 days

The Army, the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force are out in Chennai to rescue people from their flooded homes. Schools have been forced to close and exams have been postponed at least fo

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today on car curbs plan

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.Amid debates over

India should help rebuild Iraq: Envoy

Iraqis are at the forefront of the war against the Daesh in the entire Middle East, says Fakhri H Al-Issa, the Iraqi ambassador to India. “Iraq is not fighting for Iraq alone. If Iraq collaps

Mosul liberated: India`s help needed to rebuild Iraq

 With the Islamic State (IS) losing Mosul to the Iraqi forces, a massive reconstruction effort is required to rebuild this ancient city. According to estimates, $100 billion is required to mak

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