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Stories with subject: Terrorism
  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 8:17 am

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:49 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.

  • Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:25 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am

    CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:28 am

    PARIS - In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.

  • Army chaplain wins prize to give 9/11 sermon by ground zero 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:48 pm

    NEW YORK - An Army chaplain has won a national prize for an original sermon that he will deliver on Sept. 11 at a chapel near ground zero that became a sanctuary of consolation after the terrorist attacks.

  • Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:43 pm

    PARIS - Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.

  • School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:41 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.

  • Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:57 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with an angry rival who controls the possibility of impeachment proceedings against her.

  • Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:55 pm

    CLEVELAND - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies.

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 am

    BEIJING - Chinese courts in the restive, western region of Xinjiang have jailed 45 people on terrorism-related charges, including 18 convicted of organizing illegal border crossings, state-run media reported Thursday.

  • Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:31 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home.

  • Minnesota FBI: Terror arrests haven't stopped travel plots 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:54 pm

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota - The high-profile arrests of six Minneapolis-area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven't stopped others from aspiring to do the same, and some are planning trips "as we speak," the head of the FBI in Minnesota said Wednesday.

  • Moogalian recounts train attack in French magazine interview story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 pm

    PARIS - The first inkling Mark Moogalian had that something was amiss on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris was when he saw a man dragging his suitcase into the bathroom.

  • Gunman in French train attack charged with terrorism story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:22 am

    PARIS - The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train in France is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers - but his family defended him Wednesday, saying he was in a desperate situation.

  • Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:46 am

    WASHINGTON - A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:31 am

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

  • Convictions upheld for women who raised funds for al-Shabab 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:40 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds and clothing for the poor.

  • Attorney General: El Salvador uncovers gang explosives plot 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:14 pm

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez said Tuesday that authorities had captured a group of gang members who were preparing an attack with explosives on him and other government institutions.

  • US seeks max 15-year prison term for Kenyan in terror case 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:42 pm

    MIAMI - A Kenyan man who admitted that he provided thousands of dollars in cash and recruits to foreign terror organizations in Africa and the Middle East should get the maximum 15-year sentence in U.S. prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • 14 arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:58 am

    RABAT, Morocco - At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said.

  • French president: We must prepare for new attacks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:34 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says his country should be prepared for more attacks such as the thwarted assault on a high-speed train last week.

  • US judge: Palestinians to pay $10M to secure terror verdict 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash - and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal - to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday.

  • UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm

    ABUJA, Nigeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday and promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.

  • Tunisia's young democracy stumbles under terror threat 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 8:22 am

    TUNIS, Tunisia - The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. But as they stepped out of the courthouse in early August, plainclothes policemen swooped in and spirited them away.