Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

Entertainment 04/03/19, 13:35

Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival's capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts of terrorism.Group leaders say the Bureau of Land Management's proposed ...

UN council adopts resolution to combat terrorist financing

U.S. 03/28/19, 16:02

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at strengthening global efforts to combat the numerous and new ways that terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State raise funds to finance their operations.The French-drafted resolution orders all countries to ensure that their domestic laws are sufficient to ...

Is it terrorism? Post NZ attack, Muslims see double standard

World 03/24/19, 07:05

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist who killed 50 worshippers. She wore a headscarf at the funerals in line with Islamic custom and swiftly reformed gun laws. An image ...

Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims

U.S. 03/21/19, 17:34

Attorneys for five people facing federal terrorism-related charges following their arrests last summer in a New Mexico compound raid said Thursday their clients are being prosecuted because they are Muslims."This case is about freedom of religion, freedom of association and the right to bear arms," said Billy Blackburn, an attorney ...

5 mosques vandalized in central England

Europe 03/21/19, 07:24

Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer.The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established.The incidents in Birmingham come just days after an attacker killed 50 worshippers in two mosques in New ...

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

Europe 03/21/19, 05:44

Dutch prosecutors say they will charge the main suspect in a deadly tram shooting with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent.In a statement Thursday, the public prosecutor's office in Utrecht says that the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, also faces charges of attempted ...

Update: ‘No indication’ Utrecht shooter knew victims

Europe 03/19/19, 05:55

The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local):11:50 a.m.Dutch prosecutors say they are taking seriously the possibility that a man suspected of killing three people and seriously wounding three more in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht had a terrorist motive.Ambulances are parked next ...

Emerging online threats changing Homeland Security’s role

Politics 03/18/19, 12:01

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says her Cabinet agency may have been founded to battle terrorism, but its mission is shifting, especially to guard against emerging threats online. Nielsen says in a speech that there must be a defense that includes everyone, not just the government, because Americans' devices and networks ...

Update: Dutch police considering terrorism in shooting

Europe 03/18/19, 06:19

The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):12:10 p.m.Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say they are investigating a shooting in a tram that left "multiple" people injured and are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive."Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded ...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

World 03/16/19, 10:48

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 ...

Dutch firebrand Wilders: Man with knives detained at event

Europe 03/11/19, 08:59

A man carrying two knives and an ax was detained over the weekend shortly before anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was due to hand out political flyers before provincial elections.Wilders tweeted about the incident Monday. The country's counter-terrorism coordinator confirmed that the man was carrying knives and an ax but declined ...

US general: Troops cuts don’t impact Somalia, Libya missions

World 03/07/19, 20:54

Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S. commander for Africa told Congress Thursday. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said about 300 troops will be cut by June 2020, ...

Jurors weigh verdict in Belgium Jewish museum attack

Europe 03/07/19, 04:58

Jurors in the trial of a suspected jihadi charged with terrorism offenses over the 2014 killing of four people at Belgium's Jewish museum are still considering their verdict.The 12-member jury had been due to rule Thursday morning on whether Mehdi Nemmouche is guilty of four counts of "terrorist murder." But ...

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

World 03/05/19, 12:22

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 ...

Suspect in Belgium’s Jewish museum attack claims innocence

Europe 03/05/19, 05:20

A suspected jihadi says he's innocent of terrorism charges over the killings of four people at Belgium's Jewish museum as the jury in his trial prepares to consider its verdict.Weeks after telling the Brussels criminal court that he would reveal the truth "when the time is right," Mehdi Nemmouche on ...

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden

World 03/01/19, 18:50

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.There was no immediate explanation why the royal decree stripping his citizenship, signed in November, was only becoming public now. ...

Radio host seeks over $1M for case against neo-Nazi website

Europe 02/25/19, 15:41

A Muslim-American radio host is asking a federal court in Ohio to award him more than $1 million in damages for his claims that a neo-Nazi website operator falsely accused him of terrorism.Attorneys for SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah said in a court filing Friday that they are seeking ...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

World 02/24/19, 12:57

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.Under tight security at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian President ...

Germany: No choice but to reject terrorist extradition to US

Europe 02/07/19, 09:34

An American request for the extradition of a Turkish man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges was rejected because there was no other option under German law, authorities said Thursday, in a case that has raised the ire of officials in Washington.Adem Yilmaz, who was indicted under seal ...

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