White House confirms President Trump successfully led an operation to kill multiple al-Qaeda terrorists
A counterterrorism operation killed one of the founding leaders of terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The White House confirmed a counterterrorism operation led by President Donald Trump successfully eliminated al-Qaeda cofounder Qasim al-Rimi in Yemen and a deputy to leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "The United States, our interests, and our allies ...
President Trump issues new, revised order to counter terrorism on 9/11 anniversary
A day before the 9/11 anniversary, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to expand the administration's capacity to pursue suspected terrorists and their supporters and financial institutions. “Today’s executive order by President Trump adds further muscle to U.S. counterterrorism efforts,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ...
US removing Eritrea from counterterror non-cooperation list
The reclusive East African nation is no longer listed on the announcement that will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.
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Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 years in foiled al-Qaida plot
A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in prison, effectively time he has already served. Najibullah Zazi, a ...
Update: Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 year prison term
The Latest on the sentencing of the ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system (all times local):3:15 p.m.A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways and then switched sides and helped the U.S. prosecute terrorists after his arrest has been sentenced to ...
New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe
The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.Authorities in Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia have confirmed ...
Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London
Britain's counterterrorism police are investigating after three padded mailing bags containing small explosive devices were found near major transport hubs in London.Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that "appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened."Officials say the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command "is ...
‘We are not winning’ counterterror war in Sahel, US military leader in Africa says
Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks, head of US Special Operations Command Africa, says he ‘would not recommend more drones or more advisers’ at this time, but he wouldn’t advise reducing US troop numbers in region, either
Trump tweets Islamic State caliphate ‘ready to fall’
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted late Saturday that the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate is "ready to fall," but he threatened to allow hundreds of the terror group’s fighters to wreak havoc
Counterterror police handling Manchester stabbing; 3 hurt
British counterterrorism police are questioning a man accused of stabbing three people at a Manchester railway station on New Year's Eve.Police said Tuesday two people were taken to a hospital for treatment with knife injuries and a British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder and briefly hospitalized. He ...
Ring in the new: NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry
It's an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square.The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department's ever-evolving plan to keep revelers — and ...
Swiss-Spanish man arrested in attack on tourists in Morocco
Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man for suspected links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers.The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations said in a statement the man was detained Saturday in Marrakech. Moroccan counterterrorism forces allege he taught social media skills and archery to some suspects in ...
Activists: Bahrain Continues to Revoke Citizenship of Dissidents
Last week, a Bahraini court revoked the citizenships of 11 people charged with terrorism, according to local media reports
FBI Director: China Trumps Russia in Counterterrorism Threat to US
Christopher Wray says China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach
White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran
President Donald Trump's national security adviser is outlining the administration's long-awaited counterterrorism strategy and offering harsh words for Iran.John Bolton calls Iran the "central banker of international terrorism." He says the strategy will rely on military and nonmilitary means to fight extremists, focusing on Islamic State militants as well as ...
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