More Terrorism Articles

  • Islamic State claims Lebanon suicide bombing

    BEIRUT (AP) — The al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility Friday for this week's Beirut hotel suicide bombing, warning that dozens of more men plan to carry out similar attacks. The claim, in an online statement, was the first by the group for a suicide...

  • Russian envoy sees prospect of terrorist state

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says there is a real prospect of a terrorist state springing up from Syria's second-largest city Aleppo to Iraq's capital Baghdad. Vitaly Churkin on Thursday pointed to the rapid advance of al-Qaida-inspired terrorists from the Islamic State of...

  • A thought piece on Dick Cheney from the philosopher Michael Bay

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a villain who will remind viewers of a certain vice president back in the news: Dick Cheney.

  • Needs more hashtag: State Department announces expansion of social media campaign against terrorism

    As conflict in the Middle East intensifies, the U.S. State Department is sticking to what it knows best: hashtag activism.

  • Al-Qaida launches wave of attacks in south Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaeda militants attacked an international airport, a military barracks and the main post office of a southern Yemeni city on Thursday in a coordinated attack that set off clashes with troops and killed at least 15 people, the government said. The Defense Ministry said...

  • Kosovo police detain 3 terrorism suspects

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have detained three people for allegedly forming a terrorist group and recruiting followers. In a statement Thursday police said they found military uniforms and propaganda material when they searched the suspects' homes in southern Kosovo. A...

  • Death toll from Nigerian mall bomb rises to 22

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The National Hospital spokesman says a victim wounded in the bomb blast at a mall in Nigeria's capital died overnight, raising the death toll to at least 22. The government says soldiers shot and killed one suspect as he tried to escape, and police detained a second...

  • Lebanon: Beirut hotel bomber is Saudi citizen

    BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber who blew himself up at a Beirut hotel and his accomplice, who survived the blast, are citizens of Saudi Arabia, Lebanese officials said Thursday. The bomber detonated his explosives at Beirut's Duroy Hotel during a security raid on Wednesday evening, and died in...

  • APNewsBreak: US ends Philippines anti-terror force

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled, officials said...

  • Who to kill? Obama's drone policy is more about politics than law

    The Obama administration’s justification for the killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011 has always been somewhat murky. Awlaki was killed in Yemen along with another American, Samir Khan (editor of the al Qaeda magazine “Inspire”), when a missile fired from an American drone...

  • Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and police said 21 people were killed. The blast came as Nigerians were preparing to watch their country's Super Eagles play Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil. Many shops at...

  • Al-Qaida in border town pledges loyalty to rivals

    BEIRUT (AP) — A group of fighters from al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate in a border town has defected and joined the rival Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the powerful jihadi faction currently leading a blitz offensive in Iraq, an activist group said Wednesday. The move opens the way for the...

  • Afghan forces fight Taliban onslaught in south

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces fought back against a fierce Taliban onslaught by about 800 militants in a key southern province Wednesday as clashes that have killed dozens of people, including at least 35 civilians, stretched into a fourth day. The Taliban attacks...

  • Explosion rocks Beirut hotel during security raid

    BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel Wednesday as Lebanese security forces raided the premises, causing an explosion that sent flames and a dark cloud of black smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows, security officials said. The blast toward the...

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.



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