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Stories with subject: Terrorism
  • Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:49 am
  • CAIRO - Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians.

  • Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:07 am
  • DAMASCUS, Syria - Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported.

  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:44 pm
  • NEW YORK - A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

  • Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:46 pm
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday.

  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • Little government response to bombing a year later 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:11 am
  • BOSTON - A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:30 pm
  • NEW YORK - The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:40 am
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.

  • Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:51 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:44 am
  • NEW YORK - An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

  • 2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:07 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.

  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:46 am
  • BEIRUT - The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds.

  • Boston police chief: Plan for worst-case scenarios 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:14 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The police supervisor who oversaw the response to the Boston Marathon bombing last year said one of the keys to preparing for terrorist attacks is conjuring up worst-case scenarios.

  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • CAIRO - An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.

  • Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a document that outlined specific physical threats to the nation's electric grid.

  • Bullhorn used by Bush goes to Sept. 11 museum 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:46 pm
  • DALLAS - The bullhorn George W. Bush used as president to address rescuers at ground zero in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, has been sent to the national museum opening next month in New York City dedicated to chronicling the terrorist attacks.

  • Man charged with making terrorist threat on campus 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:01 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri man accused of falsely reporting a gunman walking around the Central Methodist University is no terrorist, as prosecutors allege, but rather the victim of hysteria created by an incident that has been blown out of proportion, his attorney said.

  • Chief describes Boston Marathon lessons learned 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - It's been almost a year since police in the Boston suburb of Watertown were at the center of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

  • Nigeria human rights advocate hails progress 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:05 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Two generals and top officials of Nigeria's feared State Security Service had to testify at the National Human Rights Commission's hearing on the killings of unarmed civilians - a "quantum leap" in accountability in Nigeria, according to the country's top rights advocate.