More Terrorism Articles

  • State Department: Hard to discern al Qaeda strength from 'one video'

    A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....

  • Marco Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike U.S.

    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.

  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines. The House of Commons Defense Committee said Wednesday that more than half the...

  • Obama statement recognizes 'tragedy' in Boston; no mention of terrorism

    Here are a few things missing from President Obama's statement Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon: • The word "terrorism." • The word "bombing." • The fact that the bombers were motivated by Islamist extremist beliefs. No, in his...

  • Obama honors victims of Boston Marathon bombing, one year later

    President Obama on Tuesday mourned the lives lost in the Boston Marathon bombing a year ago and praised the “compassion, kindness and strength” of those who rushed to help the wounded.

  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors...

  • Deputizing everyone isn't producing results against terrorism, but officials keep trying

    “If you see something, send something.” That’s the slogan for Ohio Homeland Security officials’ spiffy new “Safer Ohio” smartphone app, whose release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s “Ohio’s multi-function mobile public safety...

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base....

  • Boston police chief: Plan for worst-case scenarios

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — 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. Daniel Linskey, the Boston Police superintendent-in-chief, spoke on Friday to local...

  • Bail denied for Real IRA man linked to Omagh bomb

    DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish Republican Army convict was refused bail Friday at his arraignment on 29 charges of murder for the 1998 car-bombing of Omagh, the deadliest attack of Northern Ireland's four-decade conflict. Seamus Daly, 43, did not speak during the court hearing in Dungannon, west of...

  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Whether information withheld by...

  • Congress puts fate of Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador in Obama's hands

    The White House isn't saying whether President Obama will sign legislation designed to block a visa for Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations, but spokesman Jay Carney predicted the crisis would have "no impact" on the ongoing nuclear talks. The legislation cleared the House by unanimous...

  • Congress to be briefed on review of Boston bombing

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.

  • Cut off Hezbollah's lifeline to international financing

    For too long Hezbollah has been able to conduct its illegal operations unhindered by the threat of a direct response from the United States. The jihadist group originally established by Iran has expanded its reach and shifted its strategy to operate in virtually every corner of the world...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...



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