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UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018

Turkey’s president calls anti-war students ‘terrorists’

Turkey’s president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them “terrorists” and promising to oust them from their studies.

U.S.: Myanmar crackdown could draw international terrorists

WASHINGTON – Myanmar’s military crackdown that has caused a half-million Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh could destabilize the region and invite international terrorists, the State Department said Thursday. But …

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.

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 …

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: Fri., May 26, 2017

U.K. Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism …

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted …

White House rejects Trump’s request to halt Guantanamo transfers

With little more than two weeks left in the Obama administration, and Congress on notice of a series of looming detainee transfers, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday for a cessation …

22 of Guantanamo’s 59 prisoners are now cleared to go

With the clock ticking toward a possible halt in detainee transfers, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday that the Obama administration parole panel has cleared another Yemeni “forever prisoner” – raising to …

Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks

Authorities have identified a Belgian named Oussama Atar as the possible organizer of deadly Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels over the past year.

Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …

Flow of foreign fighters plummets as Islamic State loses its edge

The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State – once a mighty current of thousands of radicalized men and women converging on Syrian and Iraqi battlefields …

Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism

Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.

Kathleen Parker: Who can protect America?

Who should lead this war in the American theater is the question before us this convention month.

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …

Two drone strikes in Yemen killed 4 al-Qaida members, U.S. says

The U.S. Central Command says the military has conducted two counterterrorism airstrikes targeting al-Qaida’s branch in southern Yemen this month, killing four al-Qaida operatives.

Bangladesh attack: Some former hostages being questioned

Some of the hostages rescued from the weekend attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital were questioned Monday by investigators searching for clues about the possible masterminds behind the …

Istanbul airport attack: 52 wounded still hospitalized

Fifty-two people are still being treated in the hospital four days after suicide bombing attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed at least 44 others, the city’s governor said Saturday.

Trump called ‘small man’ for taking 9/11 money

Donald Trump is “a small man” for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it …

ISIS seeking new revenue streams, U.N. says

The chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against extremists says the Islamic State group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities “and potentially kidnap for ransom” following …

Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe

A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including …

Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belong to one two Canadians taken hostage by Abu …

Gunmen kill 7 policemen during polio campaign in Karachi

Gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed seven Pakistani police officers involved in a polio vaccination campaign in two separate attacks Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, police said.

Kerry says U.S. opposes torture in any form

Secretary of State John Kerry has a message to the world: The U.S. opposes torture.

Passenger flights to resume Sunday in Brussels

A partial, symbolic airline service will begin Sunday at Brussels Airport after a 12-day shutdown of passenger service caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said Saturday.

Obama, leaders urge more action on nuclear security, terror

World leaders declared progress Friday in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.

Bin Laden sent videotapes. Islamic State runs a 24/7 news agency

Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the …

Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to …