Stories tagged: terrorism
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials
The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Gunmen attack resort in Mali’s capital, killing 2
Jihadis attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape though at least …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to block terrorists online
To combat the spread of terror-related content online, Facebook announced Thursday that it will bolster its automated and human-powered efforts to flag and take down extremists posts, and will develop …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead
Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people – many at point-blank range – before they were slain by security forces, police said …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant
Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital in an attack that began when a car bomb exploded at …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Finland’s security agency raises country’s threat assessment
Finland’s security agency says it has raised its threat assessment to the second level of a four-level scale.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Feds: Neo-Nazi plot targeted civilians, nukes and synagogues
Federal prosecutors say a neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment while investigating the slayings of his two roommates planned to use the explosives to harm …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe
The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Police release photos of London attackers’ fake bomb belts
The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create “maximum fear” as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge
British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Islamic State rarely carries out terrorist attacks in Iran. How does Iran prevent them?
Terrorist attacks in major Iranian cities are rare, which is one reason the near-simultaneous assaults Wednesday in Tehran were so remarkable.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Gold makes run toward $1,300 as risk flares from U.K. to Mideast
Gold is taking aim at $1,300 an ounce. The metal has rallied to the highest since November as investors position themselves for the outcome of the U.K. election and potential …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran
Two simultaneous terrorist attacks struck Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 42 others, state media reported.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot
It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent
British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Belgium detains 12 after raids linked to Brussels attacks
Belgian authorities have detained 12 people for interrogation following raids linked to last year’s Brussels attacks.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame ‘for Syria’
An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria!” before being shot and wounded by officers outside one of France’s …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot
A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
British police identify two attackers in Saturday rampage
British police named two of the three men who left a trail of bloodshed with a van and knife in central London and appealed for the public’s help Monday to …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
London attack rocks police authorities in Japan
The terror attack in central London on Saturday is having a significant impact on police authorities in Japan.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in region
Four Arab nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
UK hails man who fled attack holding beer an unlikely hero
People in the U.K. have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humor, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit
Ariana Grande returned to the city to pay tribute with an energetic, all-star concert featuring Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London
British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect U.S.
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London’s mayor after he sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence on city streets following the third deadly attack there in the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Terror attack on London Bridge leaves 6 dead; police shoot 3
Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and witnesses told of men with …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Authorities: Several demonstrators killed in Kabul protest
A demonstration in downtown Kabul turned violent Friday as police fired at rock-throwing protesters demanding better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack …