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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.

Australia to toughen up anti-terror laws after IS threat

Sydney - The government will next week introduce legislation in parliament to tackle a growing terror threat, the attorney general said Saturday, in the aftermath of Australia's biggest crackdown in history.

Australia terror crackdown sees armed police in parliament

Sydney - Australia deployed armed police inside parliament on Friday in the face of extremist threats, ramping up an anti-terror crackdown after foiling a plot by Islamic State jihadists to carry out gruesome "demonstration executions" in the country.

Australia raises terror alert level to 'high' on Mideast fears

Sydney - Australia on Friday raised its terror threat level to "high" for the first time in a decade on growing concern about Australian jihadists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Guantanamo 'a living grave' for dozens cleared to leave

Washington - After more than a decade held without charge, dozens of Guantanamo detainees ought to have sight of freedom, but hard-won deals for their release are languishing awaiting a final Pentagon signature.

Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison

Oslo - Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, says he wants to establish a "fascist" party from prison, claiming this could prevent a repeat of his massacre.

Uruguay denies cold feet on taking Guantanamo detainees

Montevideo - Uruguay denied that it had delayed taking in six detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, saying no date for the transfer had been set yet.

Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

Mumbai - A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.

Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US

Washington - The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday.

European court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

Strasbourg - Europe's top human rights court condemned Poland on Thursday for hosting secret CIA prisons on its territory, saying Warsaw knowingly abetted unlawful imprisonment and torture of Guantanamo-bound detainees.

FBI pushed Muslims to plot terrorist attacks: rights report

Washington - The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.

U.S. sentences British men over Taliban support

New York - A U.S. judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.Computer engineer Babar Ahmad was sentenced to 12.

Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist' blast

Dubai - A police officer died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shiite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official announced Saturday.

Security alert in Philippines over terror threat

Manila - The Philippines stepped up security at key installations and all public areas in parts of the country's volatile south on Sunday following a terror threat, police said.

Spain raids jihadist cell 'led by ex-Guantanamo inmate'

Madrid - Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid on Monday against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, the government said.

Boston remembers marathon victims one year on

Boston - Boston paid solemn tribute Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.

Dad attacks 11-year-old accused of bullying his 9-year-old son

A furious dad escorted his nine-year-old son, who is autistic, onto a school bus last week. Once on the bus, he allegedly beat up an 11-year-old who has reportedly been bullying his son.

U.S. confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

Washington - An American fighting for a hardline Islamist group carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Syria, U.S. officials said Friday, in the first such case in the war.

Taxi driver charged over Boston attacks FBI probe

Boston - A 23-year-old taxi driver was charged Friday with obstructing FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others last year.

Spain sentences 'Al-Qaeda's librarian' to eight years in jail

Madrid - A court in Spain on Thursday convicted a Saudi man dubbed "Al-Qaeda's librarian" of the charge of membership in a terrorist organisation and sentenced his to eight years in jail.

Boston marathon bombs made with Christmas-light fuses

New York - The twin bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon last year were made using improvised fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts, US prosecutors said.

Guantanamo ordered to stop detainee's forced feeding

Washington - A US federal judge has ordered President Barack Obama's administration to temporarily stop force feeding a Syrian detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison and hand over videotapes of his treatment.

Ten dead, more than 70 wounded in Nairobi blasts

Nairobi - Ten people were killed and over 70 wounded in two bomb attacks at a busy market in Nairobi, the latest in a wave of unrest blamed on Kenya's Islamist militants.

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

U.S. House votes to create Benghazi committee

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to create a select committee to investigate the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.

British hate preacher managed London strip club

New York - British hate preacher Abu Hamza told his US terror trial how he once jointly managed a London strip club in his quest to live a Western, movie-style life.

Fresh arrest in Malaysia anti-terror operation

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested an 11th suspect in an operation to break up Islamic terror groups posing as humanitarian organisations, an official said on Saturday.
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