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French court jails brother of jihadist killer for 30 years

Paris - A Paris appeal court on Thursday handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty of being an accomplice in the 2012 murders.

Prince William visit set to 'bring comfort' to Christchurch

London - Britain's Prince William will "bring comfort" to survivors of last month's Christchurch massacre when he visits the city next week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.

France jails 'jihadist' woman accused over foiled terror attack

Paris - One of three women allegedly involved in a foiled plot in 2016 to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was on Friday sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for earlier offences.

Judge orders psychiatric test for Christchurch shooting suspect

Christchurch - The man accused of shooting dead 50 Muslim worshippers in a Christchurch mosque sat impassively Friday as a New Zealand judge ordered him to undergo tests to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial for murder.

Christchurch accused to face 50 murder charges

Christchurch - The man accused of attacking two mosques in Christchurch last month will face 50 murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, New Zealand police said.

Paris attacks 'landlord' sentenced to four years in jail

Paris - A French man who rented his flat to the ringleader of the 2015 Paris attacks during a massive police manhunt was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for "hiding terrorists".

Christchurch survivor tells remembrance service: 'I choose peace'

Christchurch - A Maori lament echoed across Christchurch Friday as a survivor of the New Zealand mosque attacks told a national remembrance service he had forgiven the gunman responsible for the racist massacre that took his wife, and shocked the world.

Christchurch survivor tells remembrance service: 'I choose peace'

Christchurch - A Maori lament echoed across Christchurch Friday as a survivor of the New Zealand mosque attacks told a national remembrance service he had forgiven the gunman responsible for the racist massacre that shocked the world.

New Zealand PM says Facebook curbs not enough

Christchurch - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday welcomed Facebook's move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Prince William visit to honour Christchurch attack victims

Christchurch - Prince William will visit victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings next month, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday on the eve of a national remembrance service being held in the grieving South Island city.

Austria arrests Iraqi over 2018 Germany rail sabotage

Vienna - Austria has arrested an Iraqi suspected of committing "terrorist attacks" by sabotaging railway lines in Germany last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

NZ police probe mosque attack links after man dies in stand-off

Wellington - Christchurch police launched an urgent investigation Wednesday to find out whether a man who died after an early morning stand-off with armed officers had links to mosque attacks which killed 50 people.

Popular NZ website seeks comments detox after Christchurch attack

Wellington - New Zealand's largest news website, Stuff, cracked down on reader comments Tuesday after the Christchurch mosque massacre sparked debate about how the media handles online hate.The stuff.co.

Accomplice of Paris attacks mastermind sentenced in Poland

Warsaw - A Moroccan accomplice of the suspected mastermind of the deadly 2015 terror attacks in Paris was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Friday by a Polish court for belonging to the Islamic State group.Mourad T.

Lawmakers ask tech leaders to explain viral Christchurch video

Washington - A US congressional panel said Tuesday it was asking top executives from US tech firms to explain the proliferation online of the "horrific" video of deadly attacks in New Zealand that were streamed on Facebook and then reposted on other platforms.

Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

Christchurch - When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find -- a hand-held credit card machine.

Pakistan to award 'courage' of citizen killed in Christchurch

Islamabad - A Pakistani victim of the Christchurch attack who apparently tried to tackle the gunman before being shot dead will be awarded posthumously in his home country for his courage, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday.

Hero refugee chased gunman away from NZealand mosque

Christchurch - When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find -- a hand-held credit card machine.

Radicalised in jail, troubled French teen who became a jihadist killer

Apo - Mehdi Nemmouche has been convicted of carrying out Europe's first terror attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

Coalition confirms death of 'Voice of Paris attacks'

Washington - The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria confirmed Thursday the death of a notorious French jihadist who was killed in an air strike last week.

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing probe

Buenos Aires - The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's former president Carlos Menem was acquitted.

'Voice of Paris attacks' killed in Syria: sources

Paris - A top French Islamic State jihadist who became notorious after voicing an audio recording claiming responsibility for the November 2015 attacks in Paris has been killed in an overnight airstrike, security sources told AFP.

Saudi prince agrees to step up anti-terror 'pressure' with India

New Delhi - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Indian leader Narendra Modi vowed Wednesday to increase pressure on countries that fuel terrorism.

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.
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