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UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017

Bombs found in Montana home after Kansas fugitive’s arrest

Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused …

French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday proposed a significant expansion of authorities’ powers to fight terrorism, alarming civil liberties advocates even as defenders said the plans would help keep French …

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Belgian authorities said they foiled a “terror attack” Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

At least 15 people are dead after a suicide car bomber posing as a milk delivery van detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, police said Tuesday.

Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

A man on the radar of French authorities for extremism was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying arms and explosives into a police convoy on Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, …

UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …

Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials

The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can’t sue top U.S. law enforcement officials.

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Gunmen attack resort in Mali’s capital, killing 2

Jihadis attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape though at least …

Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to block terrorists online

To combat the spread of terror-related content online, Facebook announced Thursday that it will bolster its automated and human-powered efforts to flag and take down extremists posts, and will develop …

Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead

Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people – many at point-blank range – before they were slain by security forces, police said …

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant

Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital in an attack that began when a car bomb exploded at …

Finland’s security agency raises country’s threat assessment

Finland’s security agency says it has raised its threat assessment to the second level of a four-level scale.

Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale

The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …

Feds: Neo-Nazi plot targeted civilians, nukes and synagogues

Federal prosecutors say a neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment while investigating the slayings of his two roommates planned to use the explosives to harm …

Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe

The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.

Police release photos of London attackers’ fake bomb belts

The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create “maximum fear” as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday.

UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017

Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices.

Islamic State rarely carries out terrorist attacks in Iran. How does Iran prevent them?

Terrorist attacks in major Iranian cities are rare, which is one reason the near-simultaneous assaults Wednesday in Tehran were so remarkable.

Gold makes run toward $1,300 as risk flares from U.K. to Mideast

Gold is taking aim at $1,300 an ounce. The metal has rallied to the highest since November as investors position themselves for the outcome of the U.K. election and potential …

UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017

Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

Two simultaneous terrorist attacks struck Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 42 others, state media reported.

Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot

It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s …

British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent

British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were …

Belgium detains 12 after raids linked to Brussels attacks

Belgian authorities have detained 12 people for interrogation following raids linked to last year’s Brussels attacks.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame ‘for Syria’

An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria!” before being shot and wounded by officers outside one of France’s …

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot

A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base …

British police identify two attackers in Saturday rampage

British police named two of the three men who left a trail of bloodshed with a van and knife in central London and appealed for the public’s help Monday to …

Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again

President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

London attack rocks police authorities in Japan

The terror attack in central London on Saturday is having a significant impact on police authorities in Japan.

Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in region

Four Arab nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional …