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  • UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:29 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.

  • Near site of 9/11 attack, courthouse gets security pavilion 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:04 pm

    NEW YORK - A new security pavilion was dedicated Wednesday at a federal courthouse where high-profile terrorism trials have taken place blocks from where the Sept. 11 attacks downed the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center.

  • Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks 
    Updated: May-04-16 1:15 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons have been seized.

  • Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban 
    Updated: May-04-16 5:51 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army chief signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers, an army statement said.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.

  • Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 5:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."

  • South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:07 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.

  • Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:03 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday

  • Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 11:35 am

    BEIRUT - Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

  • Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis suspected of IS group links 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:46 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday

  • Turkey war planes hit Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq 
    Updated: May-03-16 7:33 am

    ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says its warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 18 militants.

  • Detention powers stir concern over Indonesia terror law 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:25 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A lawmaker involved in vetting Indonesia's proposed counter-terrorism law says a contentious provision allowing detention without trial for six months could undermine the fight against Islamic extremism.

  • Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:34 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - The United States and Senegal signed an agreement Monday to ease access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.

  • German intel chief says terrorism threat "highly complex" 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:48 am

    BERLIN - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat facing Europe.

  • Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:37 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.

  • Saudi police capture man wanted for bombing, assassination 
    Updated: May-01-16 1:06 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a number of terrorist acts, including a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque inside a special forces compound, killing 15 people last year.

  • Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:48 pm

    BRUSSELS - Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March.

  • IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 6:42 am

    BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.

  • Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.

  • 2 Birmingham men accused of funding Brussels bomb suspect 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:11 am

    LONDON - Two Birmingham men were accused in court Friday of giving money to a key suspect in the Brussels and Paris bombings in a case that may link British residents to those plots.

  • Italy's anti-terror chief: nabbed quartet were 'dangerous' 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:05 am

    ROME - Italy's top anti-terror prosecutor says four suspects arrested in northern Italy were "very dangerous."

  • 3 with family ties to San Bernardino shooters arrested 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:57 am

    RIVERSIDE, California - The brother of the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack and two Russian sisters have been charged with marriage fraud in a case that was unrelated to the December shootings but came to light in the investigation that followed it.

  • Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:26 am

    ATLANTA - It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland.

  • Men accused in terror plot arraigned on additional charges 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:00 pm

    BOSTON - Two men already held on charges they conspired to help the Islamic State group have pleaded not guilty to additional terrorism charges.