Stories tagged: terrorism
Fri., April 29, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe
A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Iraq residents in ISIS-held Fallujah suffer under siege
Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family – usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Ohio schools close over video threatening American students
An anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University prompted heightened security on the campus and closed six …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
San Bernardino terrorist’s brother, two others arrested
Federal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, on charges of marriage fraud conspiracy and lying to federal investigators on Thursday morning, …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone
The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam extradited to France
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam – Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month – was returned to France on Wednesday to face justice and is willing …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounding at least 7
A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa Wednesday, wounding at least seven people, officials said.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
White House on lockdown after person threw items over fence
The White House was put on lockdown Wednesday after a man threw “personal belongings” over the north fence line of the White House complex.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Student accused of threats involving school prom
A Louisiana high school student is facing three charges, including terrorizing, following an investigation of threats made on social media about a potential incident at the school prom.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village
Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belong to one two Canadians taken hostage by Abu …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel
Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
Sept. 11 trial by Skype? Some Guantanamo hearings may be conducted by video
The Obama administration is proposing to hold parts of the Guantanamo trials by video feed and let war court judges outsource some legal decisions to secondary military judges in a …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 6:04 a.m.
Senate bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudis might get vote next week
A Senate bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sue countries that funded terrorism on American soil has roiled the White House and the Saudi kingdom, which is threatening to …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks
The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Defense secretary presses Gulf nations to do more in Iraq
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pressed reluctant defense ministers from six Gulf nations Wednesday to provide more economic and political support to Iraq now to help the war-torn nation in its …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:01 a.m.
Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Senate passes bill that would boost airport security
The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
House Speaker Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Israeli police: Explosion on Jerusalem bus ‘terror attack’
A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a “terror attack,” raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Georgia arrests 6 on suspicion of trying to sell uranium
The nation of Georgia’s security service has announced the arrest of six people suspected of illegally acquiring uranium-238 and trying to sell the radioactive substance for $200 million.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:07 p.m.
President Obama visits CIA leaders to plot against Islamic State
President Barack Obama made a rare visit Wednesday to CIA headquarters for briefings on the war against Islamic State as the administration steps up air attacks along a patch of …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Kerry says U.S. opposes torture in any form
Secretary of State John Kerry has a message to the world: The U.S. opposes torture.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1 p.m.
Montana State University cancels speech by bin Laden shooter
Montana State University has canceled a scheduled speech by the former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Brussels charges two suspects; detains three in connection to Paris attacks
Two men have been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Key Paris attacks suspect seized in Belgium, officials say
A fugitive suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks was arrested in Belgium on Friday, French police officials said, after a raid Belgian authorities said was linked to the deadly …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed bin Laden charged with DUI in Montana
Montana authorities have filed drunken driving charges against the former Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4 p.m.
ISIS abducts 300 workers near Damascus, fighting worsens
In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of Damascus on Thursday, as fighting against the extremist …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
Class-action lawsuit challenges no-fly list
A Muslim civil rights group filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Americans who have been placed on the no-fly watch list. The suit seeks unspecified monetary …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
President Obama says NATO alliance remains key to collective security
President Barack Obama says NATO continues to be the cornerstone of collective defense for the U.S. and Europe.