Update: Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 year prison term

New York 05/02/19, 14:18

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 ...

South Asian security experts downplay Islamic State threat

World 05/01/19, 07:51

Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that safety measures and surveillance are adequate to keep militants from carrying out a Sri Lanka-style attack elsewhere in South Asia. Al-Mursalat Media released a poster on Tuesday featuring a ...

US raises travel warning after Sri Lanka suicide bombings

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:50

The U.S. State Department has issued a heightened travel warning for Sri Lanka after last Sunday's suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. The department is urging Americans to "reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to terrorism." The U.S. has also ordered the departure of all school-age family members of U.S. ...

Huge gap in sentences requested in Chicago terrorism case

U.S. 04/26/19, 18:57

Prosecutors and defense lawyers on Friday recommended starkly different punishments in a long-running Chicago terrorism case before a multiday sentencing hearing that starts Monday and will focus on the 25-year-old defendant's mental health.Adel Daoud was arrested in a 2012 FBI sting after trying to detonate what he believed was a ...

Syria: West practicing economic ‘terrorism’ against Damascus

Europe 04/26/19, 10:24

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has blasted the United State and the European Union for imposing sanctions on his country, describing them as "economic terrorism." Bashar Ja'afari made his comments Friday in the Kazakh capital of Astana where Russia, Turkey and Iran held a new round of talks with the ...

Release approved for Coast Guard officer accused of terror

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:03

A federal magistrate says a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist is entitled to be released from custody before his trial.U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Day noted on Thursday that 50-year-old Christopher Hasson hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses. Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 and is ...

Interview: Sri Lanka’s PM says potential bombers at large

World 04/25/19, 10:32

Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives.Some of the suspects "may go out for a suicide attack," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press.Wickremesinghe spoke frankly about ...

Radicalization among Sri Lanka’s Muslims was slow and steady

World 04/24/19, 07:30

A spate of attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking root among a sliver of the country's Muslims.The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people in churches and ...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Tech 04/24/19, 00:48

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.Ardern said she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief executives of technology companies ...

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

World 04/23/19, 13:35

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others. The executions were likely ...

Update: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Europe 04/23/19, 02:54

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):8:50 a.m.The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.An Irish Republican Army splinter group ...

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

U.S. 04/22/19, 20:48

A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on how to make explosives and biological weapons. Waheba Issa Dais (dys) initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing material support to terrorists but ...

Update: Trump pledges support for Sri Lanka

Politics 04/22/19, 10:29

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has called the prime minister of Sri Lanka to express condolences for Easter attacks that killed nearly 300 people. Sri Lankans gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine a day after series of blasts in Colombo, Sri ...

UN says death toll from fighting over Libya’s capital at 254

World 04/22/19, 06:13

The U.N. health agency says at least 34 more people have died in fighting for control of Libya's capital over the past two days, bringing the total to 254 dead so far, including civilians. The World Health Organization also said late Sunday that 1,228 have been wounded since the self-styled Libyan ...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

U.S. 04/18/19, 12:32

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack.Amor Ftouhi's statements stunned U.S. District Judge ...

Attorney: Coast Guard officer isn’t facing terrorism charges

U.S. 04/16/19, 09:17

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven't charged him with any terrorism-related offenses.Christopher Hasson, 49, has remained in custody since his Feb. 15 arrest and subsequent indictment ...

Judge: Militant’s statements may be used in Benghazi trial

Politics 04/09/19, 13:21

The interrogation of a Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was conducted lawfully and may be admitted at his trial next month, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Monday rejected defense attorneys' claims that the militant, Mustafa al-Imam, had ...

Iranian lawmakers convene with chants of ‘Death to America’

World 04/09/19, 00:26

Iranian lawmakers have convened an open session of parliament with chants of "Death to America" following the White House's decision to designate Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization.The semi-official Fars news agency says many of the lawmakers wore the uniform of the guard in a show of ...

Glaring US absences raise questions about relevance of G-7

Europe 04/04/19, 01:28

Foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven are gathering in France this week to try to find ambitious solutions to world security challenges. Putting a dampener on that are two glaring American absences: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The fact that ranking ...

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