Tag: ISIS

Singaporean accused of financing terrorism refuses to recognise Singapore courts jurisdiction

Singaporeā€”The court trial for Imran Kassim, the first Singaporean to be charged for financing terrorism started on Monday (Jan 13) with an admission from the accused that he donated S$450 to ISIS but that he claimed trial as he does not accept the laws...

Farewell 2019: a look back at a year of turmoil

The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change. Here is a look back at these and other events that marked the year. Protests sweep Latin America On January 23, Venezuela's...

Malaysian linked to Al-Qaeda freed with tracking device attached to his ankle

Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian jailed for terror activities and linked to the Al-Qaeda is a free man. But he is under home arrest with a tracking device on his ankle. Yazid cannot go anywhere outside his house in Ampang, say the police. The police have also...

Bangladesh court sentences Islamist extremists to death for 2016 cafe attack

Seven Islamist extremists have been sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court over a savage 2016 attack that killed 22 people including 18 foreigners at a Dhaka cafe popular with Westerners. A special anti-terrorism tribunal delivered the verdict in a crowded courtroom in the capital...

Baghdadi’s wife revealed IS group secrets after capture

The wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi revealed "a lot of information" about the jihadist group's "inner workings" after she was captured last year, a Turkish official said. The official said that Baghdadi's spouse identified herself as Rania Mahmoud but was in...

Baghdadi’s death significant to Singapore’s fight against terrorism

After being chased by a tenacious K-9, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, a leading terrorist associated with ISIS is now buried at the bottom of the sea. Viewed as a significant development, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs sees the death of Baghdadi as a boost to the...

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

by Rouba EL HUSSEINI Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty -- haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-tail cover every inch of floor space. An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention...

Trump wins big with Baghdadi death — and intends to milk it

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump took a victory lap Sunday over the killing of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- and he's likely just getting warmed up. "This is the biggest there is," Trump said at a White House appearance, reaching into his...

Domestic workers during the day, terrorist financiers at night? 3 Indonesian maids charged for funding ISIS-related activities

Under the Internal Security Act (ISA), three Indonesian women were charged Wednesday (Oct 23) with fundingĀ terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Indonesia-based group Jemaah Anshorut Daulah (JAD), which is affiliated with ISIS. Prior to their arrests, the three women namely,...

Social media app TikTok removes Islamic State propaganda videos

Social media app TikTok has taken down accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Islamic State group, a company employee said Tuesday, in the latest scandal to hit the popular platform. TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, claimed some 500 million users...