The parents of the Munich teen who shot dead nine people at a McDonald's restaurant and a nearby shopping centre before turning the gun on himself, have been receiving death threats, his father said in an interview with German Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag.
The two terror suspects arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning attacks in Berlin may have been sent directly by the Islamic State extremist group, sources close to the investigation told dpa on Friday.
The fact that Indonesia has more Muslims than any other country has in the past not kept radical Islamists from striking. In a period of calm since 2009, Jakarta believed itself safe. Now shocked Indonesians are wondering how many of their own have been radicalized.
An Iraqi national tipped off German police about a possible terrorist attack eight days before intelligence from the United States and France led authorities to evacuate two Munich train stations on New Year's Eve, Bavarian media reported Sunday.
Islamic State's al-Bayan radio said Saturday that a shooting spree in California that killed 14 people was carried out by two of its supporters, a day after US authorities said they were investigating the crime as an act of terrorism.
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of "severe", meaning a militant attack is considered highly likely, mainly due to the threat the authorities say is posed by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and their encouragement of supporters to carry out attacks in their homelands.
Under an anti-terrorism law introduced in 2006, terrorism suspects can be held for up to six days if there is a serious risk of an imminent act of terrorism, or for international cooperation. Then they must be charged or released.
He added that one must not condone those who kill innocent people in Gaza and Syria either, recalling that the most numerous victims of criminals "and those who allegedly fight against them" are Muslims.