Stories tagged: terrorism
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 …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
11 killed as girl suicide bombers hit camp in north Cameroon
Two girl suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence and left 11 people dead, authorities in northern Cameroon said Friday.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks
Belgian prosecutors say a suspect in the attacks in Paris in 2015 has been charged with being a leader of the extremist cell that killed 130 people.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity
Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a mustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Anger and sorrow grip Kabul after devastating bombing in diplomatic zone
Afghanistan joined in both anger and sorrow Thursday amid the aftermath in bomb-shattered Kabul, as mourners buried the dead and officials grappled with questions over how to confront a seemingly …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Rampage spurs calls to ban cars from NY’s Times Square
The vehicle rampage that killed a teenage tourist in New York’s Times Square this month has prompted conversations whether the city should still be allowing cars, cabs and trucks to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital
A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government’s ability …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber’s suitcase
Police in Manchester, England issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Laptop ban may expand to all international flights, Kelly says
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he may ban laptop computers in the cabins of all international flights into and out of the U.S. amid continuing terrorist threats to bring …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead
Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
U.K. police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for assistance
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.
Sat., May 27, 2017
Harrop: Need a controlled response to terror
There can be limits to letting one’s emotions get played for the benefit of terrorists.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
U.K. Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes
Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism …
Fri., May 26, 2017
Amy Goodman: Show compassion for all young victims of war
Start with the premise that killing children is wrong, period. It is as wrong in Manchester as it is in Sanaa, Yemen.