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Qaeda denies decline, admits ‘mistakes’

Britain Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement on the killing of British aid worker David Haines. — AP

Al Qaeda dismissed as “lies” a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline ISIS widely seen as its rival for

Brotherhood cleric jailed for 20 years

An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brother-hood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown th

Egypt to charge Mohamed Morsi on paper leaks to Qatar

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges of giving Qatar documents relating to national security, the state prosecutor said on Saturday.

Egypt commutes death of top brotherhood leader

An Egyptian court on Saturday commuted a death sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader to life in prison, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.

Egypt raises new charges against Mohammed Morsi

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Judicial officials say Egypt’s state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the

Top Islamic authority in Egypt raps IS moniker

The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, has launched a campaign against an extremist group in Syria and Iraq, saying it is not an “Islamic State”, formerly known as the

Hosni Mubarak defends self, denies killings

Egyptian medics and Army personnel escort Hosni Mubarak from a helicopter ambulance following a hearing in his retrial. AFP

An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session on Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

ISIS beheads, crucifies 25 in Syria

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid on the Iraq-Syria border. AP

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has crushed a pocket of resistance to its control in eastern Syria, crucifying two people and executing 23 others in the past five days, a monitoring group

Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing

The decision follows the designation of the Brotherhood as a “terrorist organisation” in December last year after Mr Morsi’s ouster

Top cleric urged to mull Brotherhood leader verdict

An Egyptian court asked the top religious authority on Thursday to reconsider his decision to reject its death sentence against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 13 supporters on charg


Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.