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Albanian police arrest an Islamist sought by Italy

Tirana - Albanian police on Tuesday arrested a 28-year old man following a request from Italy where he is sought for "terrorist activities".

'Armed groups' planned attack on Colombian president: attorney general

Apo - The Colombian attorney general on Monday announced authorities had uncovered a suspected terrorist plot to target a meeting between President Ivan Duque and indigenous leaders over ongoing protests."We have reliable information that...

UN pushes countries to crack down on terror financing

New York - The UN Security Council ordered countries worldwide to step up the fight against terrorism financing Thursday by ensuring they have laws that make it a serious crime to fund terrorist acts.

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Melbourne - Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Three arrested over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Melbourne - Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were arrested early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

EU's anti-terror fight at risk after Brexit

Paris - Britain's looming exit from the EU risks hindering essential Europe-wide cooperation to thwart terrorist attacks, experts warn, despite the determination of security agents on both sides of the Channel to keep working together.

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 IS-claimed terror attack

Jakarta - A radical Indonesian cleric was sentenced to death Friday for masterminding a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks cafe.

Australian faces terror charges after Bangladesh trip plan

Sydney - A Sydney man has been charged with allegedly planning terrorism acts after he was stopped from travelling to Bangladesh following a luggage search, police said Sunday.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

Software better at tackling IS propaganda, Facebook says

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said new detection tools wielded by its counterterrorism team are quickly detecting and removing extremist propaganda for the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.The leading social network 'took action' on 1.

Indonesia suicide bomb mastermind jailed for nine years

Jakarta - The convicted mastermind of a deadly twin bombing in Jakarta last year claimed by the Islamic State group was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

London hardens itself one year on from Westminster attack

London - Like other cities impacted by terrorism, London has adapted its urban facade to protect itself from future risks, especially further vehicle attacks, as occurred in Westminster a year ago.

Macerata, Italy's reluctant immigration battleground

Macerata - "There's starting to be too many of them," says a young man at a bar in the central Italian city of Macerata.He does not wish to give his name, but the "them" he talks about are migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Paris - Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.

Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa's Sahel

London - Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures to be agreed at a summit near London on Thursday.

May, Macron to talk terrorism and migration at UK summit

London - Britain is set to send Royal Air Force helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali, in a package of measures to be agreed at a bilateral summit near London on Thursday.

Putin toughens terrorist recruitment sentences

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Friday a bill toughening sentences for terrorist recruitment as the country deals with the issue of returning jihadists from Syria.

Putin warns terror suspects can be killed 'on the spot'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that armed criminals could be "liquidated on the spot," calling the blast that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket and wounded 14 people an "act of terror.

Russia hit by several terrorist attacks in 2017

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror.

Russia's Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast 'act of terror'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror.

4,500 Russians joined 'terrorists' abroad: security service

Moscow - At least 4,500 Russians have left the country to fight with "terrorists" in the Middle East, North Africa and other regions, the head of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, said on Tuesday.

Trump to decide on North Korea terror list after Asia trip

Bejing - US President Donald Trump will decide whether to re-designate North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism" at the end of his tour of Asia next week, the White House said Wednesday.The designation was lifted by then-president George W. Bush in 2008.

'Devout terrorist' jailed for Australia plot

Sydney - A 22-year-old Australian man described as a "devout terrorist" was sentenced to 22 years in jail Friday for plotting to attack government buildings in Sydney, as authorities grapple with the rise of homegrown Islamist extremism.

UK asks Libya to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

London - British police investigating the deadly concert bombing in Manchester earlier this year said Wednesday they had requested the extradition of the attacker's brother from Libya.

Islamic State: Defeating the virtual caliphate

Paris - The Islamic State group may soon be defeated in Iraq and Syria but a "virtual caliphate" could be harder to conquer, experts and officials have warned.

Activist convicted of UK terror offence for refusing to unlock phone

London - An activist with a London-based rights group was convicted of a terrorism offence on Monday for refusing to divulge the passwords for his phone and laptop computer to the police.

Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says

Sydney - A major attack in Australia is "inevitable", one of the nation's top counter-terrorism police officers said Wednesday, warning that "anything can happen at any time".

W. Europe had less than 1% of terror victims in 2016: study

Paris - Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in terror attacks in 2016 and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.
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The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. The team is tasked with carrying out operations against terrorists both in Jordan and abroad
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The Korps Commandotroepen is a military counter-terrorism team of the Netherlands Army. In this image the members of the team are being trained in Counter-Terrorism tactics. The team's motto is "Now or Never."
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A woman gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a fallen soldier at the War Memorial after a terrorist attack in Ottawa.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team conducting training via helicopter. The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team is a law enforcement-based counter-terrorism team in the United States.
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The Anti-terrorist Operations Unit or ARAS is the law enforcement counter-terrorism team of Lithuania
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