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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Charlie Hebdo, market attacks turned widow into fugitive

PARIS – The fugitive widow of the Islamic State killer who plotted attacks against the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and a kosher market calls home to France once a year …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Verne Merrell, third of 4 Planned Parenthood bombers to be re-sentenced, gets 58 years

Merrell, a member of the Phineas Priesthood when he participated in the bombing of the health clinic and the Spokane Valley offices of the Spokesman-Review in 1996, did not repudiate …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

Spokane bomber resentenced to over 58 years in prison after some charges vacated

One of the men who bombed the Spokane Valley offices of Planned Parenthood and The Spokesman-Review in 1996 was sentenced Tuesday to more than 58 years in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian gas heading for Venezuela

MIAMI — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Resentencing hearings for Planned Parenthood, S-R office bombers delayed due to COVID-19

Quarantine requirements have pushed the resentencing hearings for Robert S. Berry, 66, and Jay Merrell, 74, to early September. Both men are serving federal life sentences for their role in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

U.S. cites rise in Iran-backed and white supremacist attacks

The Trump administration is claiming significant victories against global terrorism but says Iran continues to increase its support for extremists and that white supremacist attacks are on the rise.


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Group: Texas naval base shooter voices support for clerics

The suspect killed during what the FBI is calling a “terrorism-related” attack at a Texas naval air base voiced support for hardline clerics, according to a group that monitors online …


As ‘Homeland’ ends, what kind of TV hero will fight terrorism’s next form?

For all his scrapes, personal losses and ridiculously close calls, Jack Bauer, the gruff and personality challenged counterterrorism agent played by Kiefer Sutherland on the Fox hit “24,” had it …


Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Tunisia: Suicide bombs near U.S. Embassy kill, injure police

Tunisia’s interior ministry says two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the U.S. Embassy in the Tunisian capital and a police officer was killed


Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is now at least 79, and the president blames the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group.


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

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

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.


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 …


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 …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …