Stories tagged: terrorism
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
No evidence London attacker was linked to Islamic State, police say
British police said Monday that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen’s south
Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber likely from al-Qaida has attacked a government building in the southern Lahj province, killing five soldiers and wounding ten, including civilians.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access
Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Suspected suicide bomber dies in blast near Dhaka airport
Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka’s airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
After promising youth, London attacker became troubled loner
On the final night of a troubled, disjointed life that began in the affluent English countryside and ended in a deadly rampage on the streets of London, Khalid Masood returned …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened
Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on U.S. Jewish centers
Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
IS claims responsibility for London attack; police identify killer as Khalid Masood
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death on …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Ramming cars into crowds becoming a major terror tactic
Wednesday’s attack in London involved one of terrorists’ new favorite tactics: driving a vehicle into a crowd.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Five killed, including assailant, in attack outside British Parliament
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Taliban attack Afghan checkpoint, kill 6 intelligence forces
A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an intelligence unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Monday and wounded 45 others, according to Iraqi officials.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Video from Paris airport attack shows suspect rushing soldier
Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Paris prosecutor says airport attacker said, “I am here to die for Allah’
Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, …
Tue., March 14, 2017, midnight
Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion
The questions that were unanswered before the president declared the window for diplomacy shut are unanswered still.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Carlos the Jackal regrets not killing ‘people I should have’
PARIS – Once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, the man known as “Carlos the Jackal” appeared in a French court Monday for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade, …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League, Jewish centers get more threats
The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country got a new round of bomb threats Tuesday, prompting a school in Chicago to evacuate and adding to the …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
U.S. renews global terrorism warning for Americans abroad
The State Department has renewed its global terrorism warning for American citizens abroad, urging them to stay vigilant in public places and boost their security awareness.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Trump orders counterterrorism expansion in Yemen
More than two years after a multisided civil war erupted in Yemen that allowed al-Qaida’s local franchise to amass power and seize territory, President Donald Trump has told the Pentagon …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Prosecutors: NY man aimed to fight with Islamic extremists
A New York man repeatedly traveled to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or another extremist group in Syria and later told authorities he’d been prepared …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now, those have been eliminated, replaced …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Libya’s biggest oil port seized in blow to production surge
Libya’s biggest oil port was seized by an armed group, dealing a blow to the North African country as it seeks to revive production of its most important commodity. Brent …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday
As part of a sustained assault on the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. warplanes have launched more than 30 airstrikes in Yemen the past two …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Afghan spokesman raises death toll in Kabul attacks to 16
An Afghan health official says that at least 16 people have been killed in twin Taliban suicide bombings and a shootout that followed one of the attacks in the country’s …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading
Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Suicide bomber ID’d as ex-Guantanamo detainee
A British suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq was identified as a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, prompting questions about how his case was handled after lawmakers and the …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Federal judge sets records deadline in torture suit against Spokane psychologists Mitchell and Jessen
A federal judge gave a hard deadline Monday for U.S. government attorneys to decide whether they will keep some records secret about the relationship between the CIA and two psychologists …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war – but no one is ready to deal with it
A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons – and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
FBI: White felon bought gun for Dylan Roof-style attack
Authorities say a 29-year-old white supremacist and convicted felon bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent in South Carolina that he said he wanted to use in “the spirit …