Stories tagged: terrorism
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
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 …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack
A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Taliban suicide attack targets police, kills 11 in Pakistan
LAHORE, Pakistan – A suicide bomber plowed a motorcycle into a group of police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: White terrorism not as bad?
Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of violence to coerce or intimidate a government or a people in furtherance of some social or political cause. But for many it …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
After Louvre attack, France foils another terrorist plot
Four suspects were arrested in the southern French city of Montpellier in connection with plotting a terrorist attack in France, the French interior ministry announced Friday.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims
Egyptian police on Thursday morning shuttered an organization that treats victims of torture and trauma, said a prominent psychiatrist who founded the center, describing it as part of the latest …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack
President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Suicide bomber strikes Afghan Supreme Court, killing 19
A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s judiciary.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown
Paris was plunged into panic – again – when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” …