Pakistan clerics in blasphemy case to face treason charges

World 12/01/18, 09:50

A Pakistani minister says the detained Islamic clerics who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case will face treason and terrorism charges.Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that Tehreek-e-Labbaik party chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and two other leaders ...

After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India

World 11/24/18, 10:56

Pakistani police say the suicide bomber that struck the country's Chinese consulate used foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive and suggested the attack was orchestrated in India.Counter-terrorism officer Umar Khitab said Saturday that authorities are investigating whether Baluch separatist commander Aslam Achhu, who they believe masterminded the attack, is in India. The ...

New Justice Department head erroneously says bomber had help

New York 11/21/18, 14:47

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker erroneously told an audience of law enforcement officials that a terrorist who set off bombs in New York and New Jersey had two co-conspirators overseas.Whitaker made the remarks about the case of convicted bomber Ahmad Rahimi on Wednesday while addressing members of the Joint Terrorism ...

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Politics 11/13/18, 14:00

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was "possibly worth a ...

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

Europe 11/13/18, 10:48

France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people.People stand in front of the entrance of the Bataclan concert hall after a ceremony marking the third anniversary of ...

Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

World 11/09/18, 06:29

A knife-wielding man stabbed two people, one fatally, in Australia's second-largest city on Friday in an attack likely linked to terrorism, police said.The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill.Police said the man got out of a vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three ...

Bangladeshi immigrant speaks out after bombing conviction

New York 11/06/18, 17:04

4 p.m. A Bangladeshi immigrant convicted of terrorism charges after setting off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at rush hour insists he didn't do it for the Islamic State group. After the Manhattan jury announced its verdict Tuesday, Akayed Ullah spoke out. He told U.S. District Judge Richard ...

Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

New York 11/06/18, 15:47

A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at rush hour was convicted Tuesday of terrorism charges.The verdict against Akayed Ullah was returned in Manhattan federal court after a trial in which the defense maintained that he intended to kill only himself ...

Attacks renew debate: Should US have domestic terrorism law?

Politics 10/30/18, 01:06

The package bombs sent to Democrats across the county and the killings of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue may seem like clear-cut cases of terrorism. But the suspects will almost certainly never face terrorism charges. The reason: There's no domestic terrorism law. Whether there should be one is a matter of debate. ...

FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise

Texas 10/25/18, 22:58

The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week. A DPS statement issued Thursday says the agencies will join with local and other state and federal agencies to run the drill from noon Sunday through 5 p.m. Tuesday in Greenville, ...

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

California 10/16/18, 14:21

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent.Former congressman Duncan Hunter Sr., the candidate's father, called a news conference ...

EU crime fighting unit teams up with counterterror forces

Europe 10/10/18, 01:20

The European Union's police agency signed a cooperation agreement Wednesday with a European network of special counterterror intervention units, a move that Europol's chief says will make the bloc's citizens safer.Under the deal, the Atlas Network of units, which was established in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks ...

Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

Europe 10/09/18, 03:59

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has joined European security chiefs holding talks in France on fighting terrorism and controlling migration.Elite police forces are staging an anti-terrorism exercise Tuesday in the French city of Lyon as part of the meetings.Italian Interior Minister and deputy Premier Matteo Salvini arrives at the G6 ...

Malaysia arrests 8 suspected militants, 7 of them foreigners

World 10/06/18, 03:01

Malaysian police say eight suspected militants, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region.National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the suspects are connected with an Islamic religious school in Yemen that promotes teachings that permit ...

White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran

U.S. 10/04/18, 15:59

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 ...

Syria FM: Victory over ‘terrorism’ is near, US must leave

World 09/29/18, 16:26

Declaring that victory over "terrorism" is almost at hand after more than seven years of civil war, Syria's foreign minister took to the world stage Saturday and demanded that "occupation" forces from the U.S., France and Turkey leave the country immediately.Walid al-Moallem told the General Assembly's high-level meeting that the ...

India, at UN: Pakistan is harboring terrorists

U.S. 09/29/18, 13:39

India's foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly, and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it "a complete lie."Sushma Swaraj pointed to the fact that Osama bin Laden had been living quietly in ...

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