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German hostage drama 'likely a terrorist act': prosecutors

Berlin - German federal prosecutors took over the investigation into an arson attack and hostage-taking at Cologne's train station Wednesday, saying there were enough indications to suggest a terrorist motive.A Syrian refugee, identified only as Mohammad A.R.

Taiwan pardons over 1,200 'White Terror' victims

Taipei - Taiwan wiped the criminal records of 1,270 victims of the island's "White Terror" purges on Friday, the first time the government has fully exonerated those who suffered political persecution under martial law.

Social media have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill

Strasbourg - The European Union on Wednesday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines.

Russia jails IS-linked teen for St Petersburg cathedral bomb plot

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed a teenaged supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group over a plot to carry out a suicide attack at Saint Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, a key tourist attraction.

Bodies of Czech soldiers killed in Afghanistan returned home

Prague - The bodies of three Czech soldiers killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban in Afghanistan were on Wednesday returned home.

Belgium charges two for attack plot on Iran opposition in France

Apo - Belgian prosecutors on Monday charged a husband and wife over a plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.Amir S. and Nasimeh N.

Big hurdles await West African anti-crime initiative

Abidjan - Facing a rising crime wave from drug-running to human organ smuggling that siphons money into terrorism, 16 West African states have launched an unprecedented data-sharing scheme to fight illegal activity, but observers say the initiative faces sizeabl...

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.

Paris attack latest linked to Russian Caucasus

Moscow - A knife attack in Paris that killed one man on Saturday, carried out by a French citizen born in Chechnya, is the latest of numerous suspected acts of terrorism linked to the troubled Russian region.

Dutch arrest four for 'terrorism': prosecutors

Den Haag - Dutch police have arrested four men including a Swedish citizen suspected of being involved in terror-related activities, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Authorities probe ex-Marine held in San Francisco terror plot: FBI

San Francisco - Federal agents are probing the background of a former US Marine for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents.

Russia trolls try to sow UK discord amid attacks: report

London - Russian-linked fake social media accounts have systematically attempted to amplify social division in Britain around the terror attacks of the past year, according to a new study released Monday.

Taiwan moves to erase authoritarian legacy with new laws

Taipei - Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers voted in favour of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past.

Police foil Australia New Year's Eve 'terror plot'

Melbourne - An Islamic State sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year's Eve in Melbourne, police alleged Tuesday after foiling the plot.

Central Asia's terror attackers were radicalised abroad

Bichkek - When Sayfullo Saipov used a truck to mow people down on a New York street, ultimately killing eight according to terror charges, he guaranteed his former homeland Uzbekistan would receive the worst kind of headlines.

Dutch man gets four years for plotting terror attack

Den Haag - A Dutchman was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for preparing a terror attack, following his arrest last year when police discovered an assault rifle and a large amount of fireworks.

France charges eight over plot targeting politicians

Paris - France has charged eight men, including three minors, following an investigation into far-right activists allegedly plotting to target politicians and mosques, prosecutors announced Saturday in Paris.

Suspected IS recruiter arrested in Saint Petersburg

Sanktpeterburg - A suspected Islamic State recruiter has been arrested in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, officials said Friday.

Terror probe opened after homemade bomb found in Paris: sources

Paris - The Paris prosecutor has opened an anti-terror investigation after the discovery at the weekend of a homemade bomb at a building in Paris and five people have been arrested, sources close to the case said Monday.

Jihadist arrests in Europe nearly double in two years: Europol

Den Haag - The numbers arrested in Europe on suspicion of jihadist activities nearly doubled over the last two years, Europe's policing agency said Thursday, with an alarming rise among women and young adults.

France and Britain announce anti-terror action plan

Paris - The leaders of France and Britain on Tuesday announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalisation through social media.

Terror attacks in Britain since 2005

London - The terror attack in central London that left seven people dead was the latest in a string of strikes to hit Britain in recent years.Here is a rundown of major terror incidents since 2005.

Iraq war made Britain prime jihadist target: expert

Paris - Britain has been a prime target for jihadist groups for nearly 15 years, beginning with Al-Qaeda and now the Islamic State group (IS) which claimed the Manchester bombing.

Italy foils plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

Rome - Three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor have been arrested in Venice on suspicion of plotting to blow up the city's celebrated Rialto Bridge, Italian police said Thursday.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Austria arrests 14 in major anti-terror raids

Vienna - Fourteen people were arrested in Austria on Thursday as some 800 police investigating possible members of the Islamic State jihadist group carried out raids in Vienna and Graz in the south, authorities said.

Germany arrests 'accomplice' of Austrian terror suspect

Berlin - German police said Sunday they have arrested a man accused of having ties to a suspected Islamic extremist captured in Austria and thought to have been plotting an attack.

Raids in Austria as 'terror' suspect grilled

Vienna - Austrian police raided several addresses early Saturday as they grilled a suspected Islamic extremist thought to have been planning an attack, authorities said.

Austria 'foils potential terror attack'

Vienna - Austria's interior minister said authorities had averted a potential "terror attack" in Vienna with the arrest by armed police of an 18-year-old suspected Islamist extremist.
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The September 11 memorial in New York City; two lights shining where the World Trade Center buildings once stood.
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