Stories tagged: terrorist
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.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Texas 7th-grader named ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ in mock school awards
A Houston-area school is apologizing after a seventh grade student was given an award that named her “most likely to become a terrorist.”
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Swedish police arrest man suspected of driving truck that killed four in Stockholm
Swedish police said Saturday that they believe they have captured the man accused of turning a beer truck into a weapon a day earlier by driving it into a crowd …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks
A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying “spoilers” who …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany
Federal German prosecutors are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in the southern city of Ludwigshafen, officials said Friday.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers
At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees will remember their fallen colleagues with silence.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Ohio attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims, official says
The Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University complained on his Facebook account about U.S. interference in countries with Muslim communities, a law enforcement official …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Iraqi forces assault two villages south of Mosul
Iraqi forces on Tuesday assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Death toll in central Iraq suicide bombing rises to 125
The death toll from a suicide bombing in central Iraq claimed by Islamic State has risen to 125, a hospital source said Friday.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Guantanamo prisoner who published diary set free
A former al-Qaida militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was released Monday, and returned to …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill
The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …
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, 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.
UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet located
Search crews found human remains, luggage and seats Friday from the EgyptAir jetliner that fell out of the sky over the Mediterranean Sea, as investigators pored over the passenger list …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
San Bernardino terrorist’s brother, two others arrested
Federal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, on charges of marriage fraud conspiracy and lying to federal investigators on Thursday morning, …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone
The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam extradited to France
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam – Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month – was returned to France on Wednesday to face justice and is willing …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounding at least 7
A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa Wednesday, wounding at least seven people, officials said.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
Sept. 11 trial by Skype? Some Guantanamo hearings may be conducted by video
The Obama administration is proposing to hold parts of the Guantanamo trials by video feed and let war court judges outsource some legal decisions to secondary military judges in a …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Israeli police: Explosion on Jerusalem bus ‘terror attack’
A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a “terror attack,” raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Georgia arrests 6 on suspicion of trying to sell uranium
The nation of Georgia’s security service has announced the arrest of six people suspected of illegally acquiring uranium-238 and trying to sell the radioactive substance for $200 million.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Key Paris attacks suspect seized in Belgium, officials say
A fugitive suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks was arrested in Belgium on Friday, French police officials said, after a raid Belgian authorities said was linked to the deadly …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Cyberattack on dam was ‘shot across the bow’ from Iran, Schumer says
A cyberattack on a small dam in the suburbs outside of New York City was a “shot across the bow” of the United States and should be met with tougher …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Supreme Court won’t hear case about terrorism advertising
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by an anti-Muslim group who wanted to post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Woman seen waving child’s severed head arrested by Russian police
Russian police on Monday arrested a woman who was seen waving the severed head of a small child outside a Moscow subway station. She is suspected of killing the child …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Apple encryption ‘hardest question I’ve seen’ in government, FBI boss says
The policy issues raised in the Justice Department’s dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the “hardest question I’ve seen in government and it’s going to require negotiation …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Syria cease-fire set for Saturday under new US-Russia plan
The United States and Russia agreed Monday on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday, U.S. officials said, even as major questions over enforcing and responding to …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Train hero Alek Skarlatos wins Oregon medal
Gov. Kate Brown has presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Alek Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train last …