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Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates 'pose no risk'

Bratislava - The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday.

US sends five Guantanamo inmates to Georgia, Slovakia

Washington - The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial US military detention center in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

Canadian charged over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition over the notorious attack.

Canadian charged over 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris

Paris - A Canadian academic was charged in Paris on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue, his lawyer said.

At Guantanamo, force-feeding shrouded in secrecy

Guant - Behind the barbed wire of Guantanamo Bay prison, hunger-striking inmates are routinely force-fed, a practice defended by officials as necessary medical treatment but labeled by critics as torture.

Canada to extradite accused Paris bomber to France  

Ottawa - Canada's top court refused Thursday to hear a university professor's final plea to halt his extradition to France, effectively ensuring he will face trial for the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue.

Former Navy SEAL comes forward as bin Laden shooter

Washington - A former US Navy SEAL who took part in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has broken cover, claiming to be the man who fired the fatal shot which killed the Al-Qaeda leader.

Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate freed, US plans dozen more releases

Guant - The United States is preparing to release more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees as President Barack Obama works towards his long-promised goal of closing the controversial military prison, an US defense official said Wednesday.

One World Trade Center opens for business

New York - One World Trade Center, America's tallest building, has welcomed its first tenants, publishing group Conde Nast, in a symbolic moment 13 years after the 9/11 attacks that brought down the original Twin Towers.

France, Canada stand side by side in terror fight: Hollande

Ottawa - Visiting French President Francois Hollande brought a message of solidarity in the global fight against terrorism to Canada's parliament Monday, less than two weeks after a lone gunman stormed its halls.

'Terror threat': U.S. boosts security at government buildings

Washington - The United States is to boost security at government buildings following threats from Islamist groups. The Federal Protective Service oversees security at more than 9,500 federal facilities.

Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack

Ottawa - Thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral procession of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the nation's capital.

Ottawa gunman made video before attack

Ottawa - The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament took a video of himself just before the attack and was inspired by ideological and political motives, police said Sunday, contradicting the claims of his estranged mother.

New York police brand hatchet attack 'terrorist' act

New York - A hatchet attack on New York police officers was a "terrorist act" carried out by a self-radicalized Muslim convert who had been in the military and browsed Al-Qaeda websites, police said Friday.

Proud Canada hails stalwart Sergeant-at-Arms

Ottawa - As Canada came to terms with finding itself in the firing line of militant Islamists it turned for reassurance to a 58-year-old former Mountie formerly best known for carrying a golden mace.

Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

Ottawa - The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament was in Ottawa applying for a passport to travel to war-torn Syria and there was no connection to an attack earlier this week, the federal police commissioner said Thursday.

Canada attacks follow Al-Qaeda, IS instructions to a tee

Paris - While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter.

Canada faces jihadist threat after home-grown attacks

Ottawa - Two young Canadian men who launched deadly attacks in their own homeland were extremists tempted by war in Syria but police have found no evidence of a wider plot, officials said Thursday.

Canada 'will not be intimidated' by parliament attack

Ottawa - Canada's prime minister vowed the country would "not be intimidated" after a reported Muslim convert killed a soldier and stormed parliament, the nation's second 'terrorist' attack in days.

Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack

Ottawa - A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament Wednesday before the assembly's sergeant-at-arms shot him dead.

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed

Ottawa - Canada has raised its national "terrorism" alert, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital.

Canada fears new Islamist threat after soldier killed

Montreal - Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence on Tuesday after an attack by a suspected jihadist killed a soldier, a day before Ottawa deployed warplanes to bomb Islamic State militants.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Parents of US IS captive in video plea for release 

Washington - The parents of an American aid worker held hostage by Islamic State jihadists issued a video plea for their son's release on Saturday, urging his captors to show mercy.

IS claims murder of British hostage in latest video

Washington - The Islamic State jihadist group on Friday claimed responsibility for the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning in a video showing his apparent execution.

U.S. says not aware of alleged IS subway plot

New York - U.S. authorities said they had no knowledge of a supposed plot by Islamic State radicals to attack subway systems in the United States and Paris, following reported comments by Iraq's leader about such a threat.

Abu Qatada walks free after Jordan terror acquittal

Amman - Radical cleric Abu Qatada was acquitted of terrorism charges by a Jordanian court Wednesday and freed from jail, ending more than a decade of legal cases against the firebrand preacher.

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

New York - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman was jailed for life on Tuesday after a US judge warned he remained a deadly threat to American citizens.

PM promises jail for returning Australian jihadists

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.
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