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Myanmar man convicted for 2013 hotel blast

Yangon - A Myanmar man has been sentenced to life in prison for planting a bomb that exploded two years ago inside a luxury Yangon hotel wounding an American woman, state media reported Sunday.

UK police launch major counter-terror drill in London

London - British police on Tuesday launched a major counter-terror exercise in London partly influenced by the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January, just days after an Islamist gun massacre in Tunisia.

'A great bloke': Neighbours pay tribute to France attack victim

France - Friends and neighbours of Herve Cornara, a successful businessman who was found beheaded in a suspected jihadist attack in France, paid tribute to the 54-year-old father-of-one as a "great bloke" who fought passionately for local issues.

France attack suspect sent 'selfie' with victim's severed head: Legal source

France - The man suspected of decapitating his boss and pinning his head to the gates of a gas factory in France sent a "selfie" with the severed head, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

World leaders condemn string of 'barbaric' attacks

Paris - US and UN leaders led an international chorus of outrage and condemnation after a string of suspected Islamist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia Friday left dozens dead.

Dozens killed in multiple jihadist attacks

Paris - A gunman shot dozens at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Kuwait and in France, a lone killer pinned a decapitated head to the gates of a factory, in an international Islamist assault on Friday.

Boston bomber apologizes, sentenced to death

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims for the first time at a highly emotional court hearing Wednesday where he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attacks.

Boston bomber back in court for death sentencing

Boston - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was back in court Wednesday to be sentenced to death by a US federal judge at an emotionally charged hearing where he will be offered a chance to speak.

France urges Jordan 'respect' in Paris attack suspect extradition

Amman - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982."I have asked our Jordanian friends...

Chad's ban on Islamic veil after attacks divides Muslims

Ndjame - Chad's decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy.

Medium killed, tomb desecrated in latest Brazil attacks

Rio De Janeiro - A well-known medium popular with the stars was killed and the tomb of another was desecrated Friday in the latest wave of violence targeting spiritualists in several days in Brazil, police said.

Global 'terror' death toll soared in 2014: US

Washington - Islamic jihadists fuelled a huge spike in terror attacks last year with the global death toll soaring 81 percent in more than 1,100 assaults a month, the United States said Friday.

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews 'held in Jordan'

France - The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

Suspected mastermind of 1982 Paris attack on Jews 'held in Jordan'

France - The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured, has been arrested in Jordan, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

Security clampdown in Chad capital after 'Boko Haram' attacks

Ndjame - Scores of police and soldiers patrolled Chad's capital on Tuesday, a day after twin suicide bombings blamed on Boko Haram jihadists killed 24 people and wounded more than 100.

Chad blames Boko Haram for deadly suicide attacks

Ndjame - The government of Chad accused Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram of carrying out a double suicide attack against police in the capital on Monday, killing 23 people."Boko Haram chose the wrong target.

Kenya police accused of abuses against Muslims after massacre

Nairobi - The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya's coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, human rights groups said Monday.

Hackathons take on Islamic State in cyberspace battle

Sydney - In a small room close by the Sydney Opera House, 60 people representing a vast range of communities and industries are working feverishly to come up with ways to combat the Islamic State group's online propaganda machine.

Australian talks tackle jihadists' use of social media

Sydney - The Islamic State group has "global ambitions" and more must be done to tackle its use of social media for recruitment, representatives of governments and technology giants heard in Australia Thursday.

French 'anti-Islamophobia' group on trial for plotting attacks

Paris - Members of a French group that said it was formed to combat Islamophobia went on trial in Paris on Monday accused of plotting terrorist attacks.

Belgium charges two linked to Syria jihadist recruitment

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Monday charged two people in connection with a probe into a Chechen extremist group suspected of seeking to recruit jihadists to fight in Syria, federal prosecutors said.

Second Boston bomber friend jailed 3.5 years

New York - A second college friend of convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to jail on Friday for obstruction and conspiracy that impeded the FBI investigation into the 2013 attacks.

Tunisia arrests second Morocco suspect in Bardo attack

Tunis - Tunisia has arrested a second Moroccan suspect over a deadly attack in March on the Bardo museum in Tunis, detaining him at the border with Libya, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Austria convicts 14-year-old on 'terror' charges

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy was convicted Tuesday of planning to bomb a Vienna train station in the name of the Islamic State group and sentenced to eight months behind bars.

Austria tries 14-year-old 'terror' suspect

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison.The defendant, named only as Mertkan G.

Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: PM

Sydney - Australia on Tuesday announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country", but insisted no one would be left stateless.

Hundreds pay tribute to Brussels Jewish Museum dead

Brussels - The mayor of Brussels led tributes Sunday to the four people murdered at the Jewish Museum a year ago as he sought to reassure Jews about their future in the Belgian capital.

Rallies after student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute

Saint-maur-des-foss - Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Clinton emails on Benghazi attack released to public

Washington - Hundreds of emails by former top US diplomat Hillary Clinton were released by the State Department Friday, seeking to quell a lingering political row about a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya.

U.S. agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds: Report

Washington - The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report said Thursday, citing documents leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden.
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