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U.S. slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain

The United States designated a Shiite militant group in Bahrain as a foreign terrorist organization Tuesday to ramp up pressure on Iran.


An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

It was a pivotal moment in a monthslong FBI investigation that ended Friday with Elshinawy being sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. The case had a chilling …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Path of IS Brussels cell survivor shows intersection of crime, terror

He is the mute survivor of the 10-man Islamic State cell that terrorized Paris in November 2015, refusing all pleas to shed light on the attack that left 130 dead …


Macron slams Assad for comments on France supporting terror

French president Emmanuel Macron hit back on Tuesday at Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad’s allegations that France supported terrorism in Syria, insisting that the U.S.-led international coalition should be credited for …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the “starkest terms” that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. …


Paul Turner: Day before will be like any other

The day before the world changes might be a day much like today.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Investigators scour past of man charged in NYC terror attack

Since the attack that killed eight people, the New York Police Department and the FBI have been working behind the scenes to study his past, question his family and friends, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Michigan airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Philippine forces killed a suspected Muslim militant in new fighting Saturday in a central resort province where troops foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials …


Military seeks civilians with high-tech skills to counter IS

The American military is looking for new ways to bring in more civilians with high-tech skills who can help fight Islamic State militants and prepare for the new range of …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips

The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red …


With visit by Egypt’s Sissi, Trump administration signals sharp policy shift

When President Donald Trump hosts Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi this week in Washington, they will have a packed agenda: the fight against terrorism, the Middle East’s multiple wars, the …


Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting …


Plan to revive CIA ‘black sites’ fades

The Trump administration is backing away from its plan to revisit using the CIA to imprison and interrogate terrorism suspects, according to a revised executive order on detention policy that …


White House: No Americans will be targeted in terror strikes

The White House said Tuesday that no American citizen “will ever be targeted” in raids against terror suspects, a blanket statement that appeared to signal a break from the Obama …


Turkey’s tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks

The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city’s trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign customers and the hotels …


Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave

The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed – driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday.


Australia police: Christmas Day bomb plot foiled, 5 detained

Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday.


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 …


Three mysterious incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota raise fears of terrorism

Authorities are investigating three incidents – explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota – that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday and …


EgyptAir plane lands in China after bomb threat

An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat resumed its flight and landed in Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series …


Belgium detains four Islamic State suspects who may have planned attacks

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have detained four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who they said may have planned new attacks in the country.


Alleged Islamic State sympathizer arrested on terror charge in New York

A New York City man rejected twice trying to enter the United Kingdom after his camouflage clothing, nunchakus and Islamic State flag images on his cellphone raised suspicions was arrested …


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has been convicted in New York of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.