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Canadian woman jailed for attack in name of IS group

Ottawa - A Canadian woman found guilty of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name attacking staff at a department store was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.

Attacks on activists as Ukraine struggles with graft reform

Kiev - Last summer, Vitaliy Ustymenko was brutally attacked by two men in broad daylight in an assault he believes was linked to his work as an anti-corruption activist in Ukraine.

Spanish police raid Barcelona cell suspected of plotting attack

Barcelona - Spanish police mounted a counter-terrorism operation in Barcelona and a nearby city on Tuesday against an alleged militant Islamist cell suspected of plotting an attack, local officials said.

Spanish police raid Barcelona cell suspected of plotting attack

Barcelona - Spanish police staged a counter-terrorism operation in Barcelona and a nearby city on Tuesday against a cell suspected of plotting an attack, a police spokesman said.

Jewish museum terror attack trial opens in Brussels

Apo - A Frenchman accused of shooting four people dead at a Jewish museum in Brussels went on trial on Thursday, allegedly the first Syria jihad veteran to stage a terror attack in Europe.

New suspect charged in Belgium over Paris 2015 terror attacks

Apo - Belgian authorities have arrested another suspect in connection with the Paris terror attacks of November 2015, charging him with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Jury chosen for Brussels Jewish museum attack trial

Apo - A French jihadist appeared in court on Monday as a jury was chosen for his trial for shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014.

82 seconds of terror at Brussels' Jewish museum

Apo - A shadow creeps behind two visitors just inside the Jewish museum in Brussels. A man emerges, arm extended as he fires a pistol into their necks.

Radicalised in jail, teen thug becomes hardened jihadist

Apo - Mehdi Nemmouche stands accused of carrying out Europe's first attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria.

Jury to be chosen for Brussels Jewish museum attack trial

Apo - A jury will be chosen on Monday for the trial of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014 following his return from Syria.

Five terror suspects held in Netherlands, Germany

Den Haag - Dutch security forces arrested four people in the port city of Rotterdam on Saturday on suspicion of preparing for a "terrorist crime", police said, while a fifth suspect was detained in Germany.

Canada judge refuses to ease former Guantanamo detainee's bail conditions

Ottawa - A Canadian judge on Friday denied former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr's request to ease his bail conditions while he appeals US war crimes convictions.

Belgian Jewish museum attack suspect appears in court

Apo - An alleged French jihadist accused of returning from Syria and shooting dead four people in an attack on the Jewish Museum of Belgium in central Brussels appeared in court Thursday.

Canadian gets 40 years for IS-inspired plot against New York

New York - A Canadian man who plotted to bomb the New York subway and Times Square and "create the next 9/11" in support of the Islamic State group was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison.

Strasbourg attack victims honoured

Strasbourg - More than 1,000 people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left five dead.

Strasbourg attack victims honoured

Strasbourg - Several hundred people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead.

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.
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