Stories tagged: terrorism
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks
After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Syria calls rare U.S. strike an effort ‘to support terrorism’
Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort “to support terrorism.”
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in U.S.
The Trump administration let a top Russian spy official visit the United States last week for meetings with U.S. intelligence officials even though there are sanctions against him that typically …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Trump administration links terrorism cases with immigration
The Trump administration on Tuesday released a report attempting to link terrorism with migration, arguing that it was evidence of the need to dramatically reshape the nation’s immigration system.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway
A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with leaders of Pakistan Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
10 arrests in French, Swiss raids over suspected attack plot
Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday during counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland aimed at clarifying details of the alleged …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
White House: North Korea could be listed as terrorism sponsor
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says North Korea could be returned to the list of countries the U.S. believes sponsor terrorism, as part of Trump’s strategy to counter the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Feds: Truck attack suspect said ‘he felt good about’ rampage
Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Here, there, everywhere, Tillerson trip all about terrorism
Through seven nations across three different parts of the world, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson devoted himself to his president’s overarching foreign policy mission: Defeating terrorism. His trip concluded Thursday …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi
The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Sputnik, Oct. 9, 1957
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Terrorism, race, religion: Defining the Las Vegas shooting
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
FBI investigating 1,000 white supremacist, domestic terrorism cases
The FBI is conducting about 1,000 investigations of suspected white supremacists or other types of domestic terrorists who might be planning violence, top federal officials told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Sticker saying ‘The KKK Wants You’ found in Portland school
A Portland student says he found a sticker in one of his school’s bathrooms that reads, “The KKK Wants You.”
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
London police release 3 men in subway attack; 1 still held
British police have released all but one of the seven suspects they arrested over the recent attack on a London subway train.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Leaders to tech firms at U.N.: Remove terror posts in 2 hours
The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Suspect arrested in London subway ‘bucket bomb’ attack revealed by British media
British media reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude – but potentially deadly – bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Russia condemns bomb hoaxes as ‘telephone terrorism’
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that hundreds of bomb threats made by anonymous telephone callers against major public buildings in Russia this week amount to …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Thousands evacuated across Russia after wave of bomb threats
Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russia, including an iconic department store on Red Square, amid a wave of fake bomb threats that …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Three high school students arrested in fake shooting threat
Three Tennessee high school students who posted a fake shooting threat on social media have been arrested.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Militants attack convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, kill 18 police
Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies
Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
U.S. steps up Qatar crisis diplomacy, lauds Kuwait’s mediation
The Trump administration on Friday ramped up diplomatic efforts to help resolve Qatar’s crisis with its Arab neighbors, which risks implications for America’s military presence in the Middle East and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
U.S. says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia
A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
U.S. begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan
The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor’s approach of supporting the Afghans’ fight …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Seeking help with Afghanistan, U.S. holds up $255 million to Pakistan
The Trump administration is holding up $255 million in military assistance for Pakistan until it cracks down on extremist groups that destabilize Afghanistan.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Suicide bomber hits Kabul bank ahead of holiday rush, killing 5
A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank not far from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing five people Tuesday as government employees lined up to withdraw salaries …