Indian PM to mainstreamise Kashmir region’s economy and halt terrorism

By Helene Fung Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a nationally broadcast address that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status to free the disputed Himalayan region of “terrorism and separatism”. This follows a security lockdown and arrests of more than 500 people and near total communications blackout at the Muslim-majority…

Islamic State supporters sentenced to death in Morocco

By Helene Fung A court in Morocco has sentenced three Islamic State supporters to death after an 11-week-long trial of 24 suspects, for killing and beheading 24 year old Danish student Louise Vesteranger Jespersen and 28 year old Norwegian Maren Ueland, who were on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains last December. Twenty-five…

Islamic State responsible for Sri Lanka bomb attacks: Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister has claimed that an initial investigation into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks were a retaliation to last month’s Christchurch mosque shootings. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Islamic State terror group may be linked to the bomb blasts, despite government claims that it was orchestrated by a local group.…

Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lankan churches and hotels

By Helene Fung Bomb attacks on Easter Sunday (21st of April, 2019) have killed at least 138 people and injured more than 400. The bombs targeted six separate sites, three churches and three luxury hotels. The attacks come almost 10 years after the end of a hard-fought civil war. There were no immediate claims of…

Debate Continues As Christchurch incident Victims Are Honored

By Vesh Arumugam Over a week ago, Christchurch saw one of the worst attacks on two of its prominent mosques. A place where serenity was supposed to be upheld, was in utter chaos, taking away lives that were meant to live. Since the incident, mainstream and social media are choked with similar appalling religious massacres…

Australian arrested in relation to mass shootings at Christchurch

By Helene Fung Fourty-nine people were killed and 48 more were injured in terrorist shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. The mosques are at Deans Avenue in central Christchurch and in the nearby suburb of Linwood respectively. Two improvised explosive devices were found on a vehicle near one of the…

LATEST: Devastating mass shooting in Christchurch

As more than 400 people gathered for Friday prayer, armed gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch. It has been reported 49 people were killed, and another 48 people injured. Of the confirmed 40 people killed, 30 were killed at Al Noor Mosque and 10 killed at Linwood Mosque. One of the attacks was live streamed…

Mass surrender of Islamic State fighters in last Syrian stronghold

By Helene Fung Approximately 1,000 Islamic State fighters have surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces from the last stronghold in Baghouz. Under negotiated terms, the injured would be given medical treatment in hospitals while the remainder are headed to jail. An Egyptian spokesman from the group claims that they had been sitting for days in…

New Laws to Give Police, Security Agencies Access to Encrypted Messages in Serious Crime

Police and intelligence agencies will be empowered to access encrypted messages under new laws that will help fight terrorism and serious crimes. The laws, which are expected to pass parliament this week, will give police access to messages on encrypted social media applications including WhatsApp, used in criminal activity. The Federal Government made a deal…