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Muslims Worry About Backlash Vague Description Of Bombers Prompts Hate Calls To Mosques

As soon as word spread Wednesday of the bombing at a federal building in Oklahoma City, phones began ringing at mosques around the nation. Some calls were anonymous threats, local …


Dozens Sickened In Subways Japan Officials Fear Incident Linked To Recent Gas Attacks

At least 38 people were taken to hospitals today after complaining of stinging eyes and bad odors in train and subway stations in Yokohama, a crowded commercial port city adjacent …


Police Conduct Massive Manhunt For Japanese Sect Leaders, Arrest 2 Group Suspected In Gas Attack; Strict Security Ordered In Tokyo

Sect official Kiyohide Nakada, left, in police car after his arrest Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Cult Leader’s Prediction Of Quake Spurs Fear Of Attack

Shoko Asahara, Japan’s best-known prophet of doom, says the end of the world as we know it will come by the year 2000. And, for skeptics with a shorter attention …


Organs Donated From American Student Killed In Attack

Alisa M. Flatow, the Brandeis University student who died of wounds from a Gaza suicide bombing, was the focus of poignant testimony Tuesday after her father, Stephen, agreed to donate …


Philippine Troops Battle Muslim Rebels

Government troops backed by helicopter gunships battled Muslim gunmen Friday in the hills where they fled after ravaging this southern Philippine town and killing dozens of its residents. Military spokesmen …


Japanese Police Searching For Cult Chemists

After turning up new evidence linking a secretive cult to a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, police sought 30 cult chemists in connection with plotting mass murder, …


Kurds Arrested For Car Bombing In Northern Iraq

Three Iraqi Kurds accused of setting off a car bomb that killed 94 people in a bazaar in northern Iraq last month have been arrested, an Iraqi Kurdish official said …


Police Raid Japanese Sect’s Chemical Laboratory

Raids resumed today on facilities of the secretive religious sect Aum Sublime Truth as Japanese news media reported that police believe the deadly nerve gas sarin was manufactured at a …


Raid On Cult Nets Wealth Of Evidence Japanese Police Seize Cash, Gold, Toxic Chemicals, Doomsday Literature And Suspects

Japanese police, seizing $7.9 million in cash and 22 pounds of gold in a massive raid Wednesday on the secretive religious group Aum Sublime Truth, discovered a huge cache of …


Aum Sublime Truth Has Been In Spotlight Before

Bearded and sleepy-eyed, Chizuo Matsumoto, 39, claims that he went off to the Himalayas, and, via an ascetic experience, underwent a miraculous transformation. He said he found enlightenment. He began …


13 Pounds Of Uranium Found In Apartment

Two former Russian servicemen were detained here after authorities found 13 pounds of uranium-235 stashed in emptied glass sour cream jars in their apartment, officials confirmed Tuesday. The size of …


Tokyo Gassing Suspect Held Passengers Reportedly Chase Down One Terrorist Poisoned In Attack

Police hose down a chemical expert who was investigating the attack. Photo by Associated Press


Gas Kills Subway Passengers At Least 6 Die, 1,200 Hurt As Nazi Nerve Gas Hits Tokyo Commuters

Passengers bleed from the nose and eyes outside a Tokyo station today. Photo by Associated Press


Gunmen Ambush Bus, Killing 2 Israelis Attack In Hebron Puts Pressure On Peace Talks

A wounded Israeli woman is rushed to a hospital Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Kurds Blamed For Attacks On German Turks

Firebombs blamed on Kurdish extremists hit a mosque in Munich and Turkish gathering places in two other cities in a fifth night of violence, police said Saturday. No one was …


Bomb Explodes Near Police Housing

Hours after a new warning from Islamic militants, a car bomb exploded Friday in Algiers, the Algerian capital, near housing for police officers and their families, wounding at least 63 …


10 Killed In Bombing, Shooting Outside Pakistan Mosque

A bomb on a motorbike exploded Friday outside a packed Muslim mosque and gunmen shot at people running to aid the wounded. At least 10 people died, seven of them …


Police Crush Mutiny By Islamic Prisoners

Security forces crushed a prison revolt by Islamic militants Wednesday, killing at least 95 inmates after four guards were taken hostage and killed, authorities said. Officials said inmates armed with …


Algerian Problems Rapidly Worsening Senior Army Officer Reportedly Killed By Islamic Militants

A series of spectacular murders by Islamic militants in Algeria in recent weeks and growing attacks on vital targets in the capital are stirring concern that a showdown may be …


Algerian Forces Kill 39 In Raids

The assassins of a prominent women’s rights advocate have been killed by security forces in raids on suspected Islamic extremists, security officials said Saturday. In all, 39 suspected extremists were …


Thousands Mourn Gypsies Killed By Bomb

Austrian leaders and busloads of mourners gathered in this southeastern town Saturday to bury four Gypsies killed by a bomb and to denounce the right-wing extremism responsible for it. The …


Britain Still Thinks Libyans Prime Bombing Suspects

After an exhaustive probe into the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Scotland, investigators have concluded there is still a case against two Libyans, Britain said Wednesday. Responding …


2 Militants Carried Out Attack, Israel Confirms

As both Israeli and Palestinian security forces rounded up Islamic militants in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Israeli police said Wednesday that it has confirmed that two Gazans …