Stories tagged: terrorism
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.
Sun., April 3, 2016
Views mixed on religion, rights
Readers respond to this question: Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
Sat., April 2, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
Passenger flights to resume Sunday in Brussels
A partial, symbolic airline service will begin Sunday at Brussels Airport after a 12-day shutdown of passenger service caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said Saturday.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Syria cease-fire at risk as heavy fighting erupts
Syria’s partial cease-fire appeared to be unraveling Saturday as fierce fighting between government forces and opposition fighters erupted outside the country’s second largest city of Aleppo and other parts in …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Foreign fighters evade Europe’s security net
When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
Obama, leaders urge more action on nuclear security, terror
World leaders declared progress Friday in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Belgium premier’s residence, office found on bomber’s laptop
A laptop used by one of the Brussels bombers contained images of the Belgian prime minister’s home and office, an official said Wednesday, heightening fears after last week’s attacks on …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Pakistani police kill 5 and arrest nearly 80 after suicide bombing in Lahore
Pakistani counterterrorism police killed at least five people Wednesday and arrested scores more in what it described as an intensified crackdown following a deadly suicide bombing at a public park …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing
A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.
Sun., March 27, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why should a Muslim love America?
Why serve a country that often hates you? Why support a country that sometimes fails you? Why tell your children to believe in a country like that?
Sun., March 27, 2016
Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?
Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
Sat., March 26, 2016
Harrop: Tech and terrorism: Figure it out
All that goodwill Apple has amassed for its wonderful products could start draining away as Americans wonder what side it’s on.
Sat., March 26, 2016
Krauthammer: Obama oddly unmoved by terror
It’s now been seven years. The real world has stubbornly refused to accommodate Obama’s pacific dreams.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 2 p.m.
Bin Laden sent videotapes. Islamic State runs a 24/7 news agency
Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Brussels mourns, Belgium on alert as police hunt suspect
Belgian authorities searched Wednesday for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Turkish president says Brussels attacker was deported to Belgium in June
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says one of the Brussels attackers was caught in Turkey in June and deported to Belgium.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans
Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Obama: US will go after the IS group aggressively
A day after bombs ripped through Brussels, President Barack Obama declared that fighting the Islamic State is his “No. 1 priority” and pledged that the United States will pursue the …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Arizona man convicted of conspiring to support Islamic State
A jury Thursday convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to support Islamic State in one of the first trials in the U.S. involving charges related to the terrorist group.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Britain’s online spying law faces test in Parliament
A proposed British law that gives police and spies unprecedented powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country will be governed by “the strongest safeguards” …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
UNICEF: More than 80 percent of Syria children harmed by war
More than 80 percent of Syria’s children have been harmed by the country’s conflict, including growing numbers of those who were forced to work, join armed groups or marry young …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Bomb squad at Phoenix airport to check on suspicious image
A Phoenix Police Department bomb squad is at Sky Harbor International Airport to check out a suspicious image at a security checkpoint.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Cyberattack on dam was ‘shot across the bow’ from Iran, Schumer says
A cyberattack on a small dam in the suburbs outside of New York City was a “shot across the bow” of the United States and should be met with tougher …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Investigators scour Islamic State group documents
Counterterrorism investigators say they are beginning to pore through a cache of documents detailing what could be the most comprehensive look into the recruiting networks luring fighters into the Islamic …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Islamic State detainee tells U.S. about chemical weapons plans
The U.S. military is questioning an Islamic State militant who allegedly has helped lead the extremist group’s nascent effort to acquire and use illicit chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Supreme Court won’t hear case about terrorism advertising
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by an anti-Muslim group who wanted to post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
French lawmakers vote bill to make tech firms unlock data
France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Boston Marathon survivor killed in car crash in Dubai
A Boston university says a woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and another student have been killed in a car accident in Dubai.