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Two suspects charged in France over possible terror plot

Paris - Two men who had been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in France were charged on Saturday, legal sources said.

Belgium to offer terror attack victims special help

Brussels - Belgium's government approved special help for terror victims Friday, as the country prepares to mark the first anniversary of deadly Islamic State-claimed attacks in Brussels which killed 32 people.

France arrests three suspected of planning terror attack

Paris - French police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand, legal sources said.

Three suspects charged in France over 'terror plot'

Paris - Two men and a 16-year-old girl were charged in southern France on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terror attack that the authorities believe was imminent, judicial sources said.

Turkish court formally arrests Istanbul New Year attacker: report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of an Uzbek man suspected of killing 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub, local news agency reported.

French jihadist Kassim targeted in Mosul strike: Pentagon

Washington - French jihadist Rachid Kassim, suspected of inspiring several attacks in France, was targeted in a coalition air strike near the Iraqi city of Mosul, but his death is not yet confirmed, the Pentagon said Friday.

Security fears dictate new route for Nice carnival

Nice - For the first time in living memory, carnival revellers will not parade down Nice's Promenade des Anglais this year, seven months after the Bastille Day truck massacre that left 86 people dead.

Teenage girl arrested over 'imminent' attack in France

Paris - Anti-terrorist police on Friday arrested four people in southern France, including a 16-year-old girl, who were suspected of preparing an "imminent" attack linked to the Islamic State (IS) group.

Belgium releases 11 detained in anti-terror raids

Brussels - The Belgian authorities on Thursday released 11 people arrested in a series of anti-terror raids targeting jihadists who have returned from Syria, federal prosecutors said.

Belgian alarm over spread of Saudi-backed hardline Islam

Brussels - Belgium's terror monitoring centre has expressed concerns about the spread of Saudi- and Gulf-backed fundamentalist Islam in the country's mosques, according to an official report published in local media Wednesday.

French Louvre attacker 'acted on his own'

Paris - A 29-year-old Egyptian arrested after a machete attack at the Louvre in Paris last week has said he acted on his own and was not under orders from the Islamic State group, a source close to the probe said Wednesday.

Brussels bomber's friend fled Belgium despite conviction: prosecutor

Brussels - A friend of one of the Brussels bombers managed to flee Belgium despite having been sentenced to seven years in prison for terrorist offences, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Turkey detains over 750 in anti-IS raids: state media

Istanbul - Turkish security forces have detained over 750 people suspected of links to the Islamic State extremist group in Turkey's biggest ever crackdown against the organisation, state media said Monday.

Louvre attack suspect refuses to talk during police grilling

Paris - The suspected Louvre Museum attacker refused to talk to French police during two rounds of questioning, a judicial source said.

Turkey detains 450 IS suspects in nationwide sweep

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadists.

Turkey detains 450 IS suspects in nationwide sweep

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadists.

Turkey detains 450 IS suspects in nationwide sweep

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the jihadists.

Turkey detains 60 IS suspects in Ankara raids: state media

Ankara - Turkish police on Sunday detained 60 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the capital Ankara, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremist organisation, state media said.

Worries rise anew that US could revive torture

Washington - President Donald Trump's advocacy of waterboarding and the promotion of a CIA official who once led brutal interrogations have raised concerns that the United States could yet resume torturing suspects in its fight against Islamist extremists.

Louvre suspect's condition 'no longer life-threatening'

Paris - The condition of a man who was shot after attacking troops at the Louvre in Paris has improved and is "no longer life-threatening", a source close to the case said Saturday.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

German police arrest three suspected jihadists

Berlin - German police said they arrested three people in Berlin on Tuesday suspected of trying to reach foreign "war zones" in order to train to carry out an attack.

EU states can reject asylum for 'terrorists', court rules

Luxembourg - EU states can reject asylum applications from people who have worked with terrorist groups, even if their role was only logistical, the bloc's highest court ruled Tuesday.

EU states can reject asylum seekers with terror links: court

Luxembourg - EU nations can reject asylum seekers who have taken part in a terrorist groups' activities even if their role was confined to logistics, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday.

Brussels bombing suspect charged in France over Paris attacks

Paris - Mohamed Abrini, the "man in the hat" bombing suspect caught on security cameras during the Brussels airport attack, has been charged in France over the November 2015 jihadist massacres in Paris, his lawyers said Monday.

Deadly civilian shootings: from Peshawar to Quebec

Quebec City - Gunmen killed at least six people and injured eight more when they opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada on Sunday night.Here are some of the major attacks perpetrated by gunmen against civilians around the world over the last two years.

Plenty of room for 'bad dudes' at Guantanamo

Guant - It's been almost a decade since the last detainee landed at Guantanamo Bay. Most of the jail's camps are now mothballed and the inmate population is down to just 41.

Nobel Peace winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Trump order

New York - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said Friday she was "heartbroken" by Donald Trump's order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the world's "most defenseless.
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