More Terrorism Articles

  • Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...

  • Here's Benjamin Netanyahu's complete speech to the U.N.: 'Militant Islamists believe in a master faith'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pushed back against critics of Israel's war on Hamas, telling the U.N. General Assembly that his country is merely acting in self-defense.

  • Trial opens for Belgian terror suspects

    ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, proseutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of its alleged leaders and members. Only eight of the 46 suspected members of the Sharia4Belgium...

  • Cost of war against Islamic State nears $1 billion

    A study estimates that between $780 million and $930 million has been spent since June on the campaign.

  • Oklahoma City beheading case leaves national security experts wondering

    Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to the president, said the FBI is investigating whether the suspect, Alton Nolen, is a so-called "lone wolf" terrorist or a disgruntled worker who went on a rampage, killing and beheading one co-worker and seriously wounding another.

  • Surveillance vs. privacy stokes transatlantic tensions in fight against terror groups

    "The question is, was everything necessary that the American side allegedly did," asked Tim Ostermann of Gemany's Christian Democratic Union. "We have not received an answer to this question."

  • Oklahoma beheading suspect's Facebook posts hint at terror roots

    Photos of Osama bin Laden and anti-American rants on Facebook by the suspect are raising fears the brutal murder of a co-worker in Oklahoma is an act of terror and not workplace violence.

  • Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is pleading with the international community to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the U.N. must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa. Ageila Saleh Eissa, president of...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.

  • Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

    LONDON (AP) — Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists. The European lawmakers flatly described the moves as critical to security...

  • US official says Khorasan Group threat to aviation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes this week, represents "a clear and present danger" to commercial flights to Europe and the United States, the Obama administration's top aviation security official said Friday. The...

  • Germany arrests Syria returnee over extremist link

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a man who returned in August from a long stay in Syria and says he spent time there with the extremist Islamic State group. Police and prosecutors said Friday the 21-year-old from Muelheim an der Ruhr in western Germany, who wasn't...

  • Pentagon spending $10 million a day fighting ISIS: Hagel

    Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.

  • World domination of radical Islamism

    The battle to defeat the Islamic State will not be so easily won. Nor does eliminating one group ensure that others, even more dangerous, do not emerge.

  • FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That's not to say there is no concern about these other 88 or so Americans who officials say have been killed, arrested, traveled...

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