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Official says Berlin attacker could have been arrested

An official document has surfaced that suggests the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, could have been arrested before the attack, the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban – and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …


Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol

The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol.


North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim …


Islamic State magazine steers jihadists to U.S. gun shows for ‘easy’ access to weapons

In the most recent issue of Rumiyah, its glossy multilingual propaganda magazine, the Islamic State encouraged recruits in the United States to take advantage of laws that allow people to …


Site of Pulse nightclub massacre to become memorial, museum

The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate …


Pakistan, Iran agree to boost border security after incident

Pakistan and Iran reached an agreement Wednesday to strengthen security along their shared border after last week’s incident when gunmen killed 10 Iranian border guards, officials said.


ISIS attack on displaced in northeast Syria kills nearly 40

Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday at a crossing frequently used by Iraqi and Syrian civilians seeking safety in northeastern Syria, killing at least 37 people, mostly …


Gunmen kill 3 police in Egypt’s capital

Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Cairo, killing three policemen and wounding five before fleeing the scene, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday.


IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted a police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded …


UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

British police said Friday they had disrupted an active terror plot with raids in London and southeastern England. One woman was shot and seriously wounded as heavily armed counterterrorism officers …


British teen admits planning London bomb attack

A British teenager accused of planning a bombing in London pleaded guilty Thursday to preparing terrorist acts.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism

Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain’s Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of …


France: 2 men charged in thwarted pre-election attack

French authorities have filed preliminary charges against two people of plotting an attack days before a tense presidential election.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key U.S. base

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight

Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories – one day earlier than on the mainland – for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the …


Afghan official: Army compound attacked by gunmen, 8 dead

Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday.


Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election

President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a “big effect” …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Egypt army says it killed 21 Islamic extremists in Sinai

Egyptian forces killed 21 extremists, at least 19 of them in an airstrike, the military said Thursday, including three senior figures of the Islamic State group’s affiliate in the restive …


French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

A feel-good Paris concert, a meeting with Muslim leaders and a blowout rally in Marseille – France’s presidential candidates are blanketing the country Wednesday with campaign events to try to …


Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

Security concerns shook France’s presidential campaign Tuesday as authorities announced arrests in a thwarted attack on the eve of the vote, and candidates urged tougher counterterrorism efforts for a country …


Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer

Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

Mall mass shooting: Suspect in death of five found dead in jail cell, prosecutor says

A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.


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 …


Military lawyers to sue Pentagon over cancer-linked Guantanamo housing, work areas

A group of military lawyers who work at the Guantanamo Bay prison are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, saying they have been forced to …


8 arrested in connection with St. Petersburg bombing

Eight members of extremist cells have been arrested in connection with last week’s deadly bombing on the subway in St. Petersburg, Russia’s intelligence chief said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …


Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover

Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Suspect’s status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

Swedes questioned their country’s welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, …