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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.

Swede charged with complicity in 2015 Paris attacks

Paris - French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage.

Muslim rapper at Bataclan 'sacrilege' says French right

Paris - Right-wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

Britain to unveil new counter-terrorism strategy

London - Britain on Monday was to unveil a new counter-terrorism strategy under which it will boost intelligence cooperation between the domestic MI5 service and police as well as the private sector.

Belgium charges Abdeslam accomplice over 2016 bombings

Apo - A Belgian judge has charged an accomplice of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam with a terror offence linked to the Brussels suicide bombings, prosecutors said Friday.

Canada orders review of Paris bombing suspect's extradition

Ottawa - Canada's justice minister on Wednesday ordered an independent review of the extradition of a Lebanese-Canadian academic to France where he was wanted in a deadly 1980 Paris synagogue bombing.

Guantanamo geriatrics? Detainee population quietly ages

Washington - They arrived at Guantanamo Bay as young men, captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and elsewhere early in America's war on terror, following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Last Paris attacks suspect not to appeal Belgium sentence

Apo - Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, will not appeal his 20-year prison term over a gun battle with police in Brussels that led to his capture, his lawyer says Monday.

Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya - A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family.

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ: authorities

Surabaya - Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, wounding at least 10 people including officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

Saudi-financed Belgian mosques teach hatred of Jews, gays: report

Apo - Teaching manuals in Gulf Arab-financed mosques in Belgium promote anti-semitic stereotypes of Jews and call for the persecution of homosexuals, according to a leaked Belgian intelligence report.

Rocket fire kills four in Syrian capital: state media

Damascus - Rocket fire in the Syrian capital killed four people and wounded dozens of others on Wednesday, state media said.State news agency SANA said four people were killed and 24 wounded in "attacks on the Damascus Tower and Maysat Square".
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