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Mumbai attacks anniversary draws solemn tributes and new pressure on Pakistan

Mumbai - India marked the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks Monday with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the wave of violence that killed scores and dealt a critical blow to relations with neighbouring Pakistan.

Memories of the Mumbai attacks 10 years on

Mumbai - As India marks the 10th anniversary Monday of the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, five survivors recall their ordeal and reflect on how it has impacted their lives.

Mumbai 2008 terror attacks: the key questions

Mumbai - Ten years ago next week Islamist militants from Pakistan laid siege to India's financial capital Mumbai for three days, killing 166 people and injuring hundreds more.

British MPs slam MI5 over Manchester Arena bombing

London - MPs investigating Britain's 2017 terror attacks said Thursday that the MI5 security service missed key opportunities to stop the Manchester Arena bomber.

Tajikistan sentences killer of Western cyclists to life

Dushanbe - Tajikistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State jihadist to life in prison for organising an attack this summer that killed four Western tourists on a cycling trip.

US 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people: study

Washington - About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday.

At Guantanamo, prisoners watch parade of US military guards go by

Fpo - Nearly 17 years since the first inmates arrived at Guantanamo Bay, the hastily constructed temporary detention center has morphed into a maximum-security prison that could exist for decades to come.

Details emerge of Basque separatist group ETA's attacks

Madrid - In its last internal newsletter before it dissolved, ETA said it had killed 758 people in its decades-long campaign for independence, a newspaper that was once the Basque separatist group's mouthpiece revealed on Tuesday.

UNESCO tracks inquiries into journalist killings

Paris - The UN's culture and education watchdog said Tuesday it had created a database for tracking investigations into the murders of journalists around the world as calls rise for authorities to be held accountable for attacks on the press.

New chief judge for 9/11 case at Guantanamo

Washington - Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has instructed military judge Douglas Watkins to oversee court proceedings for 9/11 suspects imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon said Friday.Watkins, a US army colonel, replaces now-retired colonel James Pohl.

Terror-hit French town suffers second trauma in floods

Paris - A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting spree earlier this year has been swamped by floods, with one local woman known to have lost her husband in the attack and her parents in the latest disaster, officials said Tuesday.

Berlin expels 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

Berlin - A convicted Moroccan accomplice in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was expelled from Germany on Monday and sent back to Morocco, police said.

'Islamic Bonnie and Clyde' guilty of Australia terror plot

Sydney - A self-described Australian "Islamic Bonnie and Clyde" couple were Friday found guilty by a Sydney court of planning a terrorist act that prosecutors said involved a stabbing attack on New Year's Eve.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect facing jail for theft

Apo - Belgian prosecutors called Wednesday for the brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, to be jailed for four years for aggravated robbery.

Terror suspects 'close to attack', Dutch prosecutors say

Den Haag - Two terror suspects arrested in June were close to carrying out attacks including at an iconic Rotterdam bridge and in France, Dutch prosecutors revealed Wednesday at the men's first court appearance.

On 9/11 anniversary, Trump salutes 'heroes' of Flight 93

Shanksville - President Donald Trump paid tribute Tuesday to the "heroes" who fought back against hijackers on September 11, 2001, vowing America would never flinch in the face of evil and that he would do whatever it takes to keep the country safe.

Workers still search for identity of 9/11 remains, 17 years on

New York - Seventeen years later, more than 1,100 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.But in a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains, with technological progress on its side.

Brother of Paris attacks suspect tried for 'fake' robbery

Apo - The brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, alleged on Monday that he participated in a fake, "staged" robbery in order to resolve money problems.

Turkey court jails six for life over 2016 Ankara bombing

Ankara - Six men were handed multiple life sentences by a court in Ankara Monday over a 2016 bomb attack in the Turkish capital targeting soldiers, which left 29 dead and was claimed by Kurdish rebels.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust.

Australia strips five of citizenship over Islamic State links

Sydney - Five people have been stripped of their Australian citizenship for fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, with officials saying Thursday the country was a better place without them.

Turkey court jails nine for life over 2015 Ankara bombing

Ankara - An Ankara court on Friday handed multiple life sentences to nine suspects convicted over the October 2015 bombing on a peace rally outside the capital's train station, the deadliest attack in Turkey's modern history.

Manchester bomber evacuated from Libya in 2014: report

London - The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester was rescued by the British navy from conflict-ridden Libya three years earlier, it was reported on Tuesday.

Man jailed in Australia over terror plot

Brisbane - A man was jailed for 17 years Tuesday for plotting a terrorist attack in Australia after being prevented from travelling to Syria, with the judge saying he continued to hold extremist views.

DNA advances identify 26-year-old man killed on 9/11

New York - Seventeen years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the remains of a 26-year-old finance worker killed in New York has been formally identified thanks to advances in DNA testing, officials announced Wednesday.

March 20, 1995: The sarin attack that turned Tokyo into a 'warzone'

Apo - On a sunny Tokyo morning in March 1995, passengers crammed onto the world's busiest subway for their normal uncomfortable rush-hour commute, unaware that a few minutes later their home city would resemble a warzone.

Shoko Asahara, hanged cult guru behind Japan sarin attack

Apo - Shoko Asahara, executed Friday for his role in the deadly 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo's subway, used a mixture of charisma and mysticism to lure followers to his Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.

Alleged fake victim of Paris attacks faces fraud charge

Paris - A 32-year-old woman appeared in court in France on Wednesday accused of fraud after allegedly falsely claiming to be a victim of the Paris jihadist attacks.

Threat 'acute' as jihadist attacks double in 2017: Europol

Den Haag - Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe's police agency said Wednesday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group "remains acute.

UK marks anniversary of London mosque terror attack

London - Britain on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of a deadly terror attack against a north London mosque, with Prime Minister Theresa May vowing that "vile extremism" will not divide the nation.Mourners held a minute's silence at 9.
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