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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

9/11 victim’s remains identified nearly 16 years later

The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the attacks.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Taliban suicide bomber strikes NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday causing casualties, the U.S. military said without providing more information.


Afghan official says explosion inside mosque kills 20

An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people.


Iraqi Embassy in Kabul targeted by bombing, gunmen

Gunmen stormed the Iraqi Embassy compound in Kabul after a suicide bomber blasted open the gates to the site Monday, forcing diplomats and others to flee as Afghan security forces …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017

Al-Shabab attack on African Union convoy kills 8 in Somalia

Fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group ambushed an African Union convoy in southern Somalia on Sunday, killing at least eight soldiers, a Somali military officer said. The attack came hours …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Police disrupt plot in Australia to ‘bring down an airplane’

Police disrupted a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men on Saturday in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said on Sunday.


Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government’s ability to …


Man with chainsaw wounds 5 in Swiss city; manhunt on for him

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer’s office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect …


Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, an official …


Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump’s …


Ambush near Syrian capital kill 28 government troops

Syrian opposition activists say insurgents have ambushed a Syrian military force near the capital, Damascus, killing more than two dozen of them.


9/11 survivors accuse Theresa May of suppressing a report on Saudi terror links

Back when David Cameron was Britain’s prime minister, he commissioned an inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups. Cameron agreed, reluctantly, to produce the report if the Liberal Democrats supported …


Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights

Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …


Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban

Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …


2 killed, 9 hurt in cleaver attack at Chinese Walmart store

Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, police in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017

Lawsuit challenges YouTube over lost ads in zombie videos

Google and YouTube can’t tell the difference between promoting terrorism and rekilling the undead, a new lawsuit claims.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Soldier supported Islamic State but remained in military

A U.S. soldier who was recently arrested on terrorism charges expressed support for the Islamic State group as early as 2011, but remained in the Army for years while the …


With global jihadi network, ISIS is likely here to stay

The Islamic State group’s mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global jihadis gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of …


Kushner Cos. sought Qatar funds as Jared advised Trump

A few months before President Donald Trump encouraged Saudi Arabia and others to blockade Qatar, the real estate business owned by the family of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, sought a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Man accused of mailing severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.


ATF: Explosion was domestic terrorism or a horrible prank

An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night blast could also have been a horrible prank, …


Qatar agrees to curb terrorism financing under deal with U.S.

The United States and Qatar signed a memo of understanding Tuesday on steps the tiny Persian Gulf nation will take to stop the funding of terrorism, U.S. officials said Tuesday. …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017, House official says

U.S. Capitol Police have investigated more threats to members of Congress in the first six months of the year than in all of 2016, says the chief law enforcement official …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Tillerson aims to ease Qatar crisis with shuttle diplomacy

The Trump administration tossed aside its aversion to mediating a weeks-long Persian Gulf dispute Monday, as the top U.S. diplomat flew to the region hoping to corral Qatar and its …


Anti-Qatar bloc threatens further steps against Gulf state

Four Arab countries isolating Qatar vowed Friday to take additional steps against the energy rich Gulf state after it refused to accept their demands over allegations that it supports extremist …


Philippine president says he’s likely to extend martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he will likely extend 60 days of martial law he imposed in the southern Philippines to deal with a deadly siege of a city by …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

Attorney General Sessions visits Guantanamo Bay prison

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Guantanamo Bay Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a fine place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Islamic State will lose Mosul and Raqqa. What happens next?

The jihadists of the Islamic State are finally being driven out of their two main bastions: The northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa. For …


British teen jailed for plotting London bomb attack

A British teenager has been sentenced to at least 16


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to U.S. at airports

When the Trump administration’s travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation’s major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get …