Stories tagged: terrorism
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
U.S.-Russia trust issues hinder Syria talks, Obama says
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Dallas police chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire
Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by police unions that at one time demanded his resignation and by widespread praise …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria
The Islamic State group said Tuesday that its spokesman and senior commander has been killed while overseeing military operations in northern Syria, and threatened to avenge his death.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
False reports made LAX scare hard to avoid
A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
U.S. intelligence indicates a weaker Islamic State
The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey
A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
Suicide attack targets lawyers at Pakistan hospital, 70 dead
QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed at least 64 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
IS claims Belgium machete attack that wounded 2 policewomen
The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a weekend machete attack that wounded two policewomen in the Belgian city of Charleroi, calling it an act of reprisal carried …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Police: London stabbings that killed US woman not terrorism
A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman and wounding five other people.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
15 Libyan soldiers killed by suicide attack in Benghazi, medical sources say
A suicide attack targeting Libyan Army troops in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 15 soldiers, medical sources tell dpa.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Baton Rouge rally for slain officers draws hundeds
Hundreds of people, white and black, attended a rally supporting law-enforcement officers at Baton Rouge police headquarters, about a mile from where three officers were shot to death Sunday morning.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Syrian troops besiege rebel-held parts of Aleppo
Syrian government forces closed the only road leading into and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, besieging hundreds of thousands of people and giving …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Al-Qaida reports death of commander in Mali
A group that monitors online extremist activity says al-Qaida’s North Africa branch has reported the death of a commander in Mali.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 10:21 p.m.
Hundreds mourn officer killed in Dallas police shooting
A large U.S. flag hung from the ladders of two fire trucks as hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Michael Krol, a Michigan native who moved to Dallas …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
U.S., Russia agree on ‘steps’ in Syria, but won’t say what
The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Dallas gunman had no large stockpile of bomb materials, officials say
The gunman who killed five Dallas police officers did not have a large stockpile of bomb-making materials at his suburban home, two officials said Friday, contradicting earlier claims that Micah …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Orlando’s Pulse nightclub has intruders for 2nd night in a row
Orlando police say the Pulse nightclub had intruders on its property for a second night in a row.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait
Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
French police launch massive manhunt in Nice terror attack
French authorities launched a massive manhunt Friday for suspects in the latest deadly terror strike against the country, a truck rampage on a crowded seaside promenade that left a trail …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Six Flags amusement park closed after receiving threat
Authorities say Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is closed after the park received a bomb threat.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Man charged with marking targets in D.C. for Islamic State
A Virginia man has been charged with attempting to assist the Islamic State by photographing targets in the Washington, D.C., area for what he thought would be a terrorist attack.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Two drone strikes in Yemen killed 4 al-Qaida members, U.S. says
The U.S. Central Command says the military has conducted two counterterrorism airstrikes targeting al-Qaida’s branch in southern Yemen this month, killing four al-Qaida operatives.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Utah militia leader pleads not guilty in cabin bomb case
A Utah militia group leader with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging he tried to blow up a federally owned cabin.
Wed., July 6, 2016, midnight
Trudy Rubin: Pro-European Union voices must be passionate
The pro-Europe campaigners put forward dry, if valid, facts: Brexit would have a heavy economic cost and couldn’t stop immigration. But, having watched the last big debate, I can confirm …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Trump lauds Saddam Hussein vs. terrorists
Republican Donald Trump is again praising former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists “so good.”