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27 July, 2016 10:27 PM U.S. Secures Vast New Trove of Intelligence on ISIS

American intelligence agencies estimate that nearly 43,000 fighters from more than 120 countries — including 250 Americans among 7,400 Westerners — have gone or tried to go to Syria and Iraq since 2011. While Turkey’s border tightening and other intelligence and law enforcement measures have by some estimates cut in half the monthly flow into Syria and Iraq, American 351

26 July, 2016 10:01 PM ISIS terrorists slit Catholic priest's throat at altar, videotape 'sermon' in Arabic

A pair of Islamic State-linked terrorists slit a priest’s throat at the altar of a Catholic church in northern France on Tuesday before videotaping a “sermon” in Arabic to mark the ritualistic slaughter — the fourth attack in a week by the terrorist group, which since June has claimed responsibility for killing more than 600 people in several countries 147

26 July, 2016 10:01 PM French Church Attacker Had Tried To Reach Syria, Was Monitored

PARIS: One of the two knife-wielding men who attacked a church in France on Tuesday has been named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, who was under close surveillance after two failed attempts to reach Syria last year, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said. Kermiche and the second attacker, who remains unidentified, were killed by police as they came out of the church 219

26 July, 2016 10:01 PM Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayers following terrorist murder of French priest

Ireland’s Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin joined in the voicing of global shock as he offered prayers to those affected by the terrorist murder of an 86-year-old priest at his church in France. The message of solidarity was conveyed as French authorities last night revealed that one of the two men, shot dead after the outrage in the Normandy 453

26 July, 2016 10:01 PM Amateur terror attacks may mark a new chapter in the ISIS war in Europe

BERLIN — The Islamic State’s war on Europe seems to have entered a dangerous new phase, evolving from highly coordinated operations on the grand boulevards of Paris and Brussels to amateur assaults in the hinterlands that have suddenly turned anyone, anywhere into a target. The rapid-fire nature of the attacks in Europe over the past two weeks is confounding 337

26 July, 2016 7:32 PM Why is France Daesh’s top terror target in Europe?

PARIS—When militants loyal to Daesh seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with Tuesday’s knife slaughter of a Catholic priest. Since January 2015, attacks inspired by Daesh, also known as ISIS and ISIL, have killed at least 235 people in France, by far the largest casualty rate of any Western 318

26 July, 2016 7:32 PM ‘IS-inspired’ kill 84yo priest at French church

PARIS: An 84-year-old priest was killed in an attack during a hostage-taking situation at a church in northern France, near Rouen. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, carried out by two terrorists who were later killed by police. Both attackers were killed by police snipers after running out of the church at one point during the standoff 168

26 July, 2016 4:38 PM Tourist Injured After Stone Falls From Taj Minaret On His Head

A Chennai-based tourist was on Monday injured after a stone from one of the Taj Mahal’s minarets fell on his head. While Nisar Ahmed, who works in a software company in Paris, on a trip of Taj Mahal with his family, a stone from the south-western minaret fell on his head leaving him injured. He was incidently taken to a nearby hospital where doctors 309

26 July, 2016 2:15 PM French church priest, two hostage takers killed, IS claims attack (Fourth Lead)

Saina placed in Group G, Srikanth in Group H in Rio Olympics A priest and two armed men were killed and a person was injured in a hostage-taking incident in a church in France's Normandy region on Tuesday, President Francois Hollande said. Rev. Jacques Hamel, 84, was killed when two men armed with knives stormed the church and took five people hostage 176

26 July, 2016 2:15 PM Priest, two hostage takers killed in France church attack (Third Lead)

India lacks legal framework for public debt management: CAG A priest and two armed men were killed and a person was injured in a hostage-taking incident in a church in Normandy region on Tuesday, President Francois Hollande said. Rev. Jacques Hamel, 84, was killed when two men armed with knives stormed the church and took five people hostage during a morning 277