On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..
Al-Qaeda: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
In a major diplomatic victory for India, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar was listed as a designated terrorist by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee on 1st May 2019 after China lifted its block on the move. The move will lead to sanctions on Azhar’s travel and his ability to secure finance for his group. Significantly, ..
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously passed the first-ever resolution ordering members to enforce laws against terror financing. The resolution demands all states to ensure that their domestic laws and regulations establish serious criminal offenses to collect funds or financial resources to terrorist groups or individual criminals. It also calls on members to ..
Government of India (GoI) bans Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has banned the Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Afghanistan-based Islamic State in Khorasan Province (or ISIS Wilayat Khorasan) under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 (UAPA). The outfit, which has now been banned, considers India and Indian interests as its targets and is engaged ..
Al-Qaeda takes over Yemen city In Yemen, Al-Qaeda militants have taken over the city of Rada in the Southeastern Al Bayda province. They have named Tareq al-Dahab, a brother-in-law of slain US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, who was killed in a suspected US drone strike in September as the new Emir or the Governor. The group ..