terrorism

Germany: Anis Amri could have been arrested ahead of truck attack

Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri could have been arrested before he carried out a truck attack in Berlin on December 19, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

IS claims credit for Bangladesh blasts as death toll rises to six

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for bomb blasts near a suspected militant hideout in Bangladesh, according to a report, while police said on Sunday that the death toll from the explosion had risen to six.

Bangladesh army raids Islamic State militants' hideout in north east

Army commandos have launched an operation at a residential building in a city in north-eastern Bangladesh, where suspected Islamist militants are believed to have been holed up, officials said on Saturday.

London attacker attracted no attention during stints in Saudi Arabia

London attacker Khalid Masood spent time in Saudi Arabia between 2005 and 2015 but was not on the radar of the country's security services, the Saudi embassy in the British capital said.

Two killed in explosion near Bangladesh militant hideout

A suspected bomber was killed in an explosion outside a security post near Bangladesh's main airport in the capital city of Dhaka, police said on Friday.

Islamic State claims killing of six Russian servicemen in Chechnya

The extremist militia organization Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for killing six Russian servicemen in the southern Russian region of Chechnya.

British police arrest 2 more following London terrorist attack

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a terrorist attack in central London this week that left five dead, police said.

Malaysia arrests nine men over suspected Islamic State links

Nine Malaysian men have been arrested on suspicion of being linked to the Islamic State extremist group, police said Friday.

More lone attacks using vehicles likely in Britain, experts warn

Despite the deployment of extra armed police on Britain's streets following Wednesday's vehicle attack on pedestrians and knife attack on police, analysts say more such attacks should be expected.

Police name British-born Khalid Masood as London attacker

British-born Khalid Masood, 52, is the man authorities believe carried out terrorist attack in London, the Metropolitan Police said Thursday.

Host of EU summit Rome tightens security after London attack

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti met with intelligence and anti-terrorism officials Thursday to assess threat levels after the London attack and ahead of an EU summit in Rome.

Islamic State claims London attacker as its 'soldier'

The Islamic State extremist group claims that the attacker who rammed pedestrians and stabbed a police officer in central London was one of its "soldiers."

Four terrorist cell suspects arrested in Italy

Italian police have arrested four suspected members of a terrorist cell that spread propaganda on social media, police tweeted Thursday.

10 Egyptian army personnel killed in Sinai bombings

Ten Egyptian army personnel were killed in two roadside bombings during a raid on suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a military official said on Thursday.

British police say 7 arrested after London terrorist attack

Seven people have been arrested and six addresses raided in connection with the deadly car-and-knife rampage outside the British parliament, police said Thursday.

Terrorism expert on London: Everything points to an Islamist attack

Terrorism expert Peter Neumann's research at King's College in London focuses on how potential attackers become radicalized. He believes the London incident may be an Islamist attack.

London attack: What we know and don't know so far

An attacker, believed to have been "inspired by international terrorism," deliberately drove a car into pedestrians on central London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon before stabbing a police officer to death outside the British parliament.

Five dead, 40 injured in terrorist attack near British parliament

The death toll has risen to five, with about 40 injured, after an attacker drove a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before running through an adjacent gate to the British parliament and stabbing a police officer.

Global coalition 'firmly united' in effort to defeat Islamic State

The global coalition to defeat and destroy Islamic State recommitted itself to the effort Wednesday, calling for "an integrated, multidimensional, and comprehensive approach."

Suspected acquaintance of Berlin attacker Amri detained

A man suspected of being involved in a violent incident in a Berlin shisha bar last year, which also involved Christmas market truck attacker Anis Amri, has been detained by police in the German capital.

Police: Four dead, 20 injured in attack near British parliament

Four people have died and at least 20 were injured near the British parliament in central London on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said, in what the force described as a "terrorist incident."

PM says 120 Bosnian citizens in Syrian-Iraqi war zone

Bosnian Council of Ministers Chairman Denis Zvizdic on Wednesday said claims that thousands of people from his country were fighting for Islamic extremists abroad were incorrect and exaggerated, adding that available intelligence showed their number was just over 100.

Police targeted in Northern Ireland bomb explosion

A bomb exploded in the town of Strabane in Northern Ireland in an apparent attempt to kill police officers, the police said on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported.

Hindu right-wing activists get life in jail for bombing Muslim shrine

Two Hindu right-wing activists were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a bombing at a Muslim shrine in western India that killed three people in 2007, lawyers said.

Belgium marks first anniversary of deadliest attacks in its history

Solemn commemorations were held at the Brussels international airport and one of the city's metro stations as Belgium marked the first anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks in its history on Wednesday.

Car bomb in Somali capital leaves at least five dead

A suicide car bombing on Tuesday killed at least five people near the gates of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, police officer Mohamed Dahir told dpa.

Three teens handed prison terms for Sikh temple bombing in Germany

Three teenagers have been sentenced to between six and seven years in prison after a German court found them responsible for a bomb attack at a Sikh temple in the western city of Essen last year in which three people were injured.

Philippine police foil alleged bomb attacks by IS-inspired group

Philippine police have foiled alleged bomb attacks being planned by an Islamic State-inspired group in Manila, the country’s police chief said Tuesday.

Three German citizens detained in Turkey over Berlin market attack

Three foreign nationals were detained at Istanbul's main international Ataturk airport over alleged links to the attack on a Berlin Christmas market in December, which left 12 people dead.

Father of Paris airport attacker released from custody

The father of a man who attacked soldiers at Paris' second-largest airport has been released from custody, French news agency AFP reported on Sunday citing judicial sources.

Paris prosecutor: Airport attacker said he wanted 'to die for Allah'

A man who was shot dead after attacking soldiers at Paris's second-largest airport on Saturday had said he wanted "to die for Allah," according to an anti-terrorism prosecutor.

Man shot dead at Paris airport after tackling soldier for weapon

Two French soldiers patrolling Paris' second-largest airport shot a man dead early Saturday after he tackled their female colleague and tried to take her weapon.

Report: Basque separatist group ETA to announce disarmament

Basque separatist group ETA plans to announce it is giving up its weapons, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported.

Greece linked to IMF blast as leftist group claims bomb to Berlin

A parcel that exploded, injuring one person, at the IMF offices in Paris was sent from Greece in the guise of mail from a politician, officials in Athens said Thursday, a day after a similar bomb was defused at the German Finance Ministry in Berlin.

Greek leftists say they sent letter bomb to German Finance Ministry

A militant leftist group in Greece has claimed responsibility for sending a mail bomb to the German Finance Ministry in an online statement Thursday.

Germany charges disillusioned returnee with Islamic State membership

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have brought charges of membership in a foreign terrorist group against a 23-year-old man who returned to Germany after becoming disillusioned by the Islamic State's practices in Syria.

At least 43 killed, over 100 wounded in two Damascus suicide bombings

Two suicide bombings in Damascus targeting a court complex and a restaurant left 43 people dead and 117 wounded Wednesday as Syria's devastating civil war entered its seventh year.

Prison sentences for 4 members of German right-wing terrorism cell

Four members of a right-wing terrorist cell accused of plotting to attack refugee homes were sentenced to between three and five years in prison on Wednesday by a court in Germany.

Four suicide bombers strike near Nigeria refugee camp

Four female suicide bombers blew themselves up near a refugee camp in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri that hosts hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram video shows alleged execution of Nigerian army spies

Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram Tuesday released a video showing the execution of three men alleged to be spies for the Nigerian army.

Teen suspect breaks silence in right-wing terrorism trial in Germany

The youngest of eight suspects accused of waging a violent terrorist campaign against immigrants and left-wing political opponents in eastern Germany has confessed and testified against his co-defendants.

Nigerian soldiers free 455 Boko Haram hostages

Nigerian soldiers freed 455 hostages held captive by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, an army spokesman said Tuesday.

Report: Three would-be suicide bombers planned German mall attack

Three would-be suicide bombers planned to attack a German shopping centre by detonating explosives in rucksacks, according to a media report Monday revealing details of the weekend threat that led to the mall's closure.

'Carlos the Jackal' goes on trial for 1974 Paris grenade attack

Once the world's most-sought fugitive, the political terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal" appeared in a court in Paris on Monday, accused of a 1974 attack in the city.

One woman killed, many injured in minibus bomb attack in Kabul

At least one woman was killed and 23 people injured in an attack targeting a mini bus in the Afghan capital Kabul, an official said on Monday.

Two car bombings kill seven in Somali capital

Two car bombings killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, police said.

Two suspected militants, policeman killed in shoot-out in Tunisia

Two suspected militants and a policeman were killed Sunday in an exchange of fire in southern Tunisia, state radio reported.

Turkey detains man allegedly tied to Berlin Christmas market attacker

Turkish police have captured a man in Izmir who allegedly had ties to Anis Amri, the man who carried out a truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market in December.

Islamic State attack on German shopping centre thwarted, sources say

A foiled plot to bomb a shopping centre in the western German city of Essen was planned by the Islamic State extremist group, security sources told dpa on Saturday.

Four Islamist militants killed in offensive after German beheading

Four suspected Islamist militants were killed in a firefight with Philippine troops amid a stepped-up offensive against the terrorists who beheaded a German hostage last month, the military said Friday.

US: 18 per cent of freed Guantanamo inmates returned to militancy

Data from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence about the "re-engagement of detainees" formerly held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, through July 15, the latest date available:

Trump on Twitter blames Obama for Bush's released Guantanamo inmates

US President Donald Trump falsely tweeted Tuesday that Guantanamo inmates who returned to militant activity had been released from the US military prison by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Far-right extremists charged with terrorism go on trial in Germany

Eight people accused of planning violent attacks against asylum seekers and their supporters went on trial in Germany on Tuesday in a case that could set a precedent for the conviction of right-wing terrorists in the country.

US: 300 refugees eyed for "potential terrorism-related activities"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that some 300 refugees in the United States are under federal scrutiny as possible terrorism suspects.

Bangladesh bans Islamist group blamed for killing LGBT activists

Bangladesh has banned an Islamist militant group blamed for killing activists campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the Muslim majority country, officials said on Sunday.

Bahrain uncovers 54-member international terrorist cell

Bahrain said Saturday it had uncovered an international terrorist cell comprising at least 54 members with some based abroad, according to the state-run Bahrain news agency.

Berlin market attacker was habitual drug user, prosecutor says

The Berlin Christmas market attacker, Anis Amri, was a habitual drug user and may have been on his way to Sicily when he was shot by Italian police, Milan prosecutor Alberto Nobili said on Saturday.

Jordan hangs 15 men, including murderer of prominent leftist writer

Jordan hanged 15 men at dawn on Saturday, the largest number of executions carried out by the country in a single day in more than a decade.

Suicide bombers destroy three fuel tankers in Nigeria refugee hub

Three suicide bombers destroyed three fuel tankers in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which hosts hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, the national emergency agency said Friday.

Prosecutor declares end of evacuation of area near Brussels station

The Belgian prosecutor's office said on Thursday that an underground station and surrounding buildings near 'Porte de Hal' were safe.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions not 'inhumane'

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, does not face inhumane or degrading treatment in prison, an Oslo appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Italy grants partial pardon to ex-CIA agent in rendition case

A former CIA agent who was expected to be extradited to Italy from Portugal on Wednesday will not have to serve any prison time after the Italian president granted her a partial pardon.

Police raid mosque association frequented by Berlin truck attacker

German authorities on Tuesday raided sites linked to a banned mosque association frequented by Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri in an operation involving 460 police officers.

Berlin confirms murder of German hostage in the Philippines

Berlin confirmed on Monday the murder of a German hostage by the militant Islamist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines with Chancellor Angela Merkel condemning the killing as "barbaric" and "abominable".

Video purportedly shows beheading of German hostage in Philippines

A video shot by Islamist militants purportedly shows the beheading of a German hostage held for three months in the southern Philippines.

Britain faces highest terrorism threat since 1970s, official says

Britain faces its highest threat of terrorism since the 1970s, when the Irish Republican Army planned a series of bomb attacks, a legal official said on Sunday.

Philippines checking reports Islamists beheaded German captive

The fate of a 70-year-old German man held captive for three months in the southern Philippines was unknown after a deadline for a ransom to be paid passed Sunday, a military spokesman said.

Italy deports two over suspected contact with Berlin attacker

Italy has deported two Tunisian asylum seekers who have been classed as a danger to national security, the Interior Ministry in Rome said on Saturday.

New Somali president asks al-Shabaab to surrender to 'help' country

Somalia's newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo asked Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab to surrender in order "to help rebuild" the conflict-ridden East African nation.

11 Bosnian citizens wanted by Interpol for terrorism

Acting on a request by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for a national of that country, Amir Dzinic, for links to the terrorist organisation Islamic State, Bosnian media said on Wednesday.

Mosque attended by Berlin attacker Amri closed, police confirm

The mosque in Berlin attended by Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri has been closed. The mosque is permanently closed, read a note in German and Turkish on the door of the prayer rooms which was seen on Tuesday.

French police arrest three over suspected terror plans, source says

French authorities have arrested three men in relation to suspected plans to carry out attacks in the country or travel to Syria, a source close to the investigation told dpa on Tuesday.

Chinese prefecture requires all cars to install tracking devices

A prefecture in China’s troubled north-western province of Xinjiang is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking devices, a move that comes just weeks after authorities warned against cars being used for terrorist attacks.

Report: Militant convicted in 1993 Trade Center attack dies in jail

Leading militant Muslim cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman died Saturday in a US prison where he was serving a life sentence, his family said.

Soldiers kill 7 suicide bombers attacking refugee supplies in Nigeria

Seven suicide bombers suspected to belong to Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram were killed during an attack on refugee supplies in a key city in north-eastern Nigeria, the national emergency agency said Friday.

Saudi Arabia busts four cells with suspected links to Islamic State

Saudi authorities have dismantled four cells with suspected links to the Islamic State extremist militia, a security official said on Thursday.

Dutch secret service warns of return of radicalized IS children

The Dutch secret service on Wednesday warned of the potential dangers posed by the return to the Netherlands of Dutch Islamic State fighters and their children.

French troops foil terrorist attack in Mali

French troops have foiled a terrorist attack in northern Mali, neutralizing a depot of 15 mortar shells, the French army said Wednesday.

German anti-terrorism raids locate IS suspect, but no explosives

A special commando unit failed to uncover explosives in an anti-terrorism operation in Germany, authorities said on Tuesday, adding that no arrests had been made.

French citizen arrested in Turkey over Istanbul nightclub attack

A French citizen of Turkish origin was arrested in Turkey in connection with planning the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul on January 1, which left 39 people dead and was claimed by Islamic State, the Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday.

Police called out for possible terrorism alert in Chemnitz, Germany

Police have responded to a possible terrorism alert in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, local police said Monday, confirming a tweet by the tabloid Bild.

Turkey arrests alleged New Year's night club attacker

Turkish authorities have remanded in custody the man accused of the deadly New Year's attack on an Istanbul night club, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. 

French jihadist Rachid Kassim 'likely' dead in Iraq air attack

A French jihadist who has previously encouraged others to commit terrorist acts in France is likely dead following a US-led drone attack in Iraq, US media reported late Friday.

Britain jails five men for encouraging support for Islamic State

A British court sentenced five men to up to six and a half years in prison on Friday for rallying support for Islamic State, including encouragement to travel to Syria to fight with the group.

French ban on habitual viewing of jihadist websites struck down

France's Constitutional Council on Friday struck down a law penalizing the repeated viewing of extremist websites that show killings or attempted killings with up to two years in jail.

Algerian, Nigerian national arrested in Germany over terrorist plot

An Algerian and a Nigerian national suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack have been arrested in the German city of Goettingen, officials said Thursday.

Report: German migration agency sees no mistake in Berlin attack case

Germany's immigration authority committed no errors when it allowed Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri to seek asylum, even though it knew about his multiple aliases and criminal background, says the agency's head.

Germany, Britain conduct raids against supporters of Syrian militia

German and British authorities carried out raids on Wednesday against supporters of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Fatah al-Sham, according to the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe.

Terrorism suspects could lose citizenship under new Dutch law

People suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations could lose their Dutch citizenship under new legislation passed by the country's parliament on Tuesday.

Five West African states to set up Sahel anti-terror force

Five West African countries have agreed to form an anti-terrorism force to jointly fight jihadist militants in the Sahel region.

Bosnian given 4 yrs for joining Islamic State

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday sentenced Bosnian national Mehmed Tutmic to four years in prison after he was found guilty of joining the Islamic State terrorist organisation, the court confirmed.

Turkey detains 1,800 people in anti-terror raids in a week

Turkish authorities detained 1,829 people last week in anti-terror raids, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday, including 820 alleged members of Islamic State.

Report: Italian policemen who shot Berlin attacker moved for security

The Italian police officers who shot and killed a Berlin terrorist attacker on the run have been transferred from their original location near Milan.

Eleven suspects remanded in custody over Istanbul night club attack

A Turkish court has remanded in custody 11 suspects accused of involvement in the attack on an Istanbul night club on January 1, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.

Father of Louvre attack suspect denies son's involvement

The father of an Egyptian man suspected of trying to attack soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum in Paris has denied his son's involvement.

Louvre attack: Soldier, assailant injured as terrorism probe launched

A French soldier shot and wounded a machete-wielding man who attacked a patrol beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris on Friday, police and the prosecutor's office said.

French soldier shoots machete-wielding attacker at Paris' Louvre

A French soldier shot and wounded a machete-weilding man who tried to assault him beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris on Friday, police and the prosecutor's office said.

German police arrest Tunisian suspected of IS plot in mass raids

A 36-year-old Tunisian man suspected of supporting and recruiting on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group was arrested in central Germany early Wednesday amid dozens of counterterrorism raids, Frankfurt's chief prosecutor said.

Nigeria hunger crisis leaves 'hundreds of thousands at risk of dying'

The weakest are already dead. Children and the elderly have disappeared from villages because of a hunger crisis in north-eastern Nigeria. Desperation could soon prompt thousands to flee to Europe.

Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with six counts of murder

The suspect in the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque which left six people dead and 19 others injured was Monday charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, local police said.