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Memorial of Utoya massacre angers Norwegian neighbours

Norway - He rescued terrified youths fleeing the bullets of a fanatical killer. Ironically, a decade later Terje Lien is fighting to stop a memorial to the victims.

Pakistan jails leader of group linked to Mumbai attacks

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced a militant leader accused of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks to five years in jail for terror financing.

Ten to face trial for 2016 Brussels bombings

Apo - Ten suspects will go on trial over the 2016 Brussels bombings, Belgium's worst peace-time atrocity that left 32 dead, a court source told AFP on Tuesday.

Belgian judges to decide on trial for attack suspects

Apo - Belgian judges will decide on Tuesday whether to send a dozen suspected jihadist extremists to trial for their alleged roles in the March 2016 Brussels bombings.

Trial over deadly Paris jihadist attacks to begin late 2021

Paris - The trial of 20 people charged over the November 13, 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris that were France's deadliest peacetime atrocity will get underway in late 2021, sources close to the case and prosecutors said on Friday.

Jihadism in Spain: a silent but real threat

Madrid - Europe's latest jihadist attacks may have targeted France and Austria, but Spain, like the rest of the continent, remains within the sights of extremists and the threat level is still "severe", experts say.

'No plausible way' Christchurch mosque shooter could have been detected

Wellington - New Zealand police and intelligence services made a string of errors ahead of last year's Christchurch mosques attack, but may not have been able to prevent the massacre of 51 Muslim worshippers, an inquiry found Tuesday.

Christchurch mosques attack could only have been prevented 'by chance': inquiry

Wellington - New Zealand security services did not focus enough on the threat from right-wing terror in the run-up to last year's Christchurch mosques attack, but could only have prevented the murders "by chance", an inquiry reported Tuesday.

New fall in terror deaths in 2019: think tank

Paris - The number of people killed in terror attacks worldwide fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, with conflict still the main driver of terror but an increase of "far-right terrorism" seen in the West, a leading think tank said Wednesday.

France on edge five years after Paris attacks

Paris - Five years after a squad of jihadist killers carried out France's deadliest peacetime atrocity, the country is again on its highest security alert following a spate of attacks blamed on Islamist radicals.

Trio on trial for aiding 2017 Barcelona attackers

San Fernando De Henares - Three men went on trial Tuesday for helping the jihadists behind the 2017 attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people and left 140 wounded.

Trio go on trial over 2017 Barcelona jihadist attacks

San Fernando De Henares - Three men go on trial in Spain on Tuesday for helping the perpetrators of a double jihadist attack in 2017 in Barcelona and a nearby seaside town that killed 16 people.

Trio on trial for helping Barcelona jihadist attack cell

Barcelona - Three men go on trial at Spain's top criminal court Tuesday for helping the perpetrators of twin jihadist attacks in 2017 that killed 16 in Barcelona and a nearby seaside town.

Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims can kill French, Twitter deletes post

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad tweeted Thursday that Muslims had a right "to kill millions of French people" after a deadly attack in Nice, sparking widespread anger and prompting Twitter to delete his post.

'You will pay': Paris attacks suspect threatens police witness

Paris - The main suspect in the trial of alleged accomplices in the 2015 Paris terror attacks caused an uproar in court Friday when he threatened a policewoman during her testimony.

Cashier's grim goal during 2015 Paris terror attack: 'Survive'

Paris - It was a Friday afternoon, and Zarie Sibony was at her check-out counter at the Hyper Cacher supermarket on the eastern edge of Paris when a man wielding two Kalashnikov rifles burst through the doors.

Norway killer Breivik seeks parole: lawyer

Oslo - Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway's worses peace-time killing in 2011, has applied for parole, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE

Paris - Al-Qaeda has threatened French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo with a repeat of a 2015 massacre of its staff, after it republished controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the SITE observatory said on Friday.

'Nothing to regret' over Mohammed cartoons: Charlie Hebdo chief

Paris - The current director of France's Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in January 2015, on Wednesday said the magazine had "nothing to regret" for publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that angered Muslims ar...

Survivor of Charlie Hebdo attack recalls 'horror' at trial

Paris - The French cartoonist forced by the attackers of the Charlie Hebdo weekly to let them into its offices said Tuesday that she had been traumatised by feelings of guilt, as she recalled the horror of the January 2015 massacre.

Trial begins over Charlie Hebdo jihadist killings that shook France

Paris - Fourteen people accused of helping jihadist gunmen attack the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket went on trial Wednesday, over five years after days of terror that sent shockwaves through France.

France's Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons for trial

Paris - French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, said Tuesday it was republishing hugely controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark this week's start of the trial of alleged accomplices to the atta...

Mutating terror threat still looms over Europe

Paris - The terrorist threat against Europe has mutated in the last half-decade as jihadist groups have seen their Middle East sanctuaries eroded, but analysts say the West must remain braced for more attacks.

Is France turning its back on blasphemy?

Paris - Their nation born of revolt against Church and Crown, the French have long cherished provocation and irreverence as part of their revolutionary identity.And with it the freedom to blaspheme.

Australia PM 'open' to repatriating NZ mosque gunman

Sydney - Canberra is open to the idea of New Zealand sending the Australian-born gunman behind the Christchurch mosque massacre back home to serve his life sentence, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday.

Cheers, flowers as New Zealand mosque gunman jailed for life

Christchurch - Muslims and non-Muslims cheered and sang together outside a New Zealand court Thursday as the white supremacist who unleashed carnage at two mosques was jailed for life, with one survivor saying he will be able to sleep at night again.

Suspects in France's Charlie Hebdo killings face justice

Paris - Fourteen alleged accomplices in the 2015 jihadist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly and a Jewish supermarket go on trial next Wednesday more than half-a-decade after days of bloodshed that still shock France.

'Wicked' New Zealand mosque gunman sentenced to life without parole

Christchurch - New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the massacre of 51 Muslim worshippers, with a judge calling his actions "wicked" and "inhuman".

'Poisoned' New Zealand mosque gunman's road to extremism

Christchurch - There were no obvious warning signs when the Christchurch mosques gunman moved to New Zealand from Australia in 2017 -- he had no criminal history and was not on any security watch list.

Unprecedented sentence demanded for Christchurch mosque gunman

Christchurch - New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant will be sentenced Thursday over the attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year, with survivors demanding he remain behind bars "until his last gasp".
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