Stories tagged: terrorism
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact
An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Germany revives calls for no-fly zone in northern Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal for a no-fly zone in Syria where civilians would be protected, a suggestion that was promptly rebuffed by Moscow that said …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Airstrikes hit “hundreds of millions” in ISIS cash, U.S. says
A series of U.S. airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part of a broader campaign aimed at squeezing the extremist …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Pentagon plans huge, swift upgrade to Windows 10
The Department of Defense is embarking on a program to update millions of its computers to Windows 10, an unusually quick move for one of Microsoft’s massive government customers.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Train hero Alek Skarlatos wins Oregon medal
Gov. Kate Brown has presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Alek Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train last …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Iraqi officials: IS downs military helicopter, 2 killed
Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants shot down a military helicopter west of Baghdad, killing both crew members.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Explosion in Ankara kills at least 28, wounds 61 others
At least five people died and 10 others were injured in a large explosion in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, believed to have been caused by a car bomb, Ankara’s …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Islamic State, facing a budget crunch, kills perks and slashes salaries
Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram
Nigeria’s army is freeing 267 detainees found to have no links to the Boko Haram Islamic extremists including 72 minors, some looking no more than 3 years old.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
North Korea sanctions bill ready for president’s signature
Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Cease-fire in Syria announced by world powers
The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Two-front Syria campaign being opened by Obama administration
The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
‘Tangible gains’ in Iraq, Syria, Pentagon chief predicts
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce “tangible gains” in Iraq and Syria by …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 11 a.m.
2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
The U.S. says Russia’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria is actually helping the Islamic State.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.
North Korea restarts plutonium reactor, intelligence chief says
North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Washington man accused of supporting Islamic State
Federal agents with the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested an Army deserter and purported sympathizer of the Islamic State group for illegally possessing machine guns and other firearms.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
IRA faction says it attacked Dublin boxing event, killed man
An Irish Republican Army faction claimed responsibility Monday for killing a reputed member of a drug-dealing gang in a machine gun attack on a Dublin boxing event – and threatened …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison’s fate
After 14 years, the detention center on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appears to be winding down despite opposition in Congress to President Barack Obama’s intent to close …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
North Korea’s rocket launch preparation puts U.S., China on notice
The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Twitter seeking out, flagging terrorist supporters
Twitter says it’s now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Gunmen shoot boxing fans at Dublin hotel; 1 dead, 2 wounded
Gunmen disguised as police opened fire Friday on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland’s …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Pullman Planned Parenthood clinic reopening ceremony to be held
A public ceremony will be held to celebrate the reopening of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, five months after the facility was damaged by arson.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Classified email found from Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice tenures, state IG says
The State Department watchdog has found that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 6:35 a.m.
U.S. struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50
NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is “no credible threat” to Super Bowl 50.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
French government wants to extend the state of emergency
France’s government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the Nov. 13 deadly attacks in Paris, a move criticized by human right …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia
An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Americans pack classes to learn how to survive a shooting
Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Nigerian Boko Haram extremists burn homes with villagers still inside
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Boko Haram, the extremist militia allied with the Islamic State, killed dozens of people, including children, in a weekend attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, …