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White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

There aren’t many details being released publicly, but the United States says Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, who had become an increasingly prominent al-Qaida figure, has been killed in a …


Bloody suicide attack claimed by Islamic State on Kabul wedding kills dozens

The local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a wedding that killed at least 63 people, in a statement posted online with an …


John R. Allen and Brett McGurk: We worked to defeat the Islamic State. White nationalist terrorism is an equal threat.

The United States now faces a new national security threat. The enemy is not the Islamic State but domestic and homegrown white nationalist terrorism. And “terrorism” is the term that …


Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill at least 290 in Sri Lanka

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

3 killed, 9 injured in streetcar shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands

Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central city of Utrecht that left one person dead and multiple people injured.


Molly Pascal: Returning the love after an act of hate

When I saw the news from New Zealand on Friday, the cracks in my heart widened. I know something of what the Christchurch community is going through because my community …


Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but high-profile attacks in recent years have made many worshipers and their prayer leaders rethink how protected …


Colombia blames ELN rebels for bombing that killed 21

Colombian authorities said Friday that a one-armed explosives expert belonging to the country’s last remaining rebel group carried out a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead


FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket

A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket, guns and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya’s capital; people being carried from flaming scene

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa’s deadliest Islamic militant …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Florida Trump supporter charged in chilling mail-bomb plot

A Florida man with a long criminal history was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats who have traded criticism with President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Investigators dig for bomb motive, warn more could be found

Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including 9 reporters

A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said.


U.S. pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.


Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Syria calls rare U.S. strike an effort ‘to support terrorism’

Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort “to support terrorism.”


Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in U.S.

The Trump administration let a top Russian spy official visit the United States last week for meetings with U.S. intelligence officials even though there are sanctions against him that typically …


Trump administration links terrorism cases with immigration

The Trump administration on Tuesday released a report attempting to link terrorism with migration, arguing that it was evidence of the need to dramatically reshape the nation’s immigration system.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with leaders of Pakistan Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after …


10 arrests in French, Swiss raids over suspected attack plot

Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday during counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland aimed at clarifying details of the alleged …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

White House: North Korea could be listed as terrorism sponsor

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says North Korea could be returned to the list of countries the U.S. believes sponsor terrorism, as part of Trump’s strategy to counter the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Feds: Truck attack suspect said ‘he felt good about’ rampage

Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State …


Here, there, everywhere, Tillerson trip all about terrorism

Through seven nations across three different parts of the world, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson devoted himself to his president’s overarching foreign policy mission: Defeating terrorism. His trip concluded Thursday …


Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Sputnik, Oct. 9, 1957


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Terrorism, race, religion: Defining the Las Vegas shooting

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …