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Terrorism News

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Beirut - From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight "terrorism". What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

Op-Ed: Is another 9/11-style terrorist attack coming to the US soon?

The news is filled with hype about another "9/11-like" terrorist attack headed by the violent Islamic State coming to the United States. But is there actually a legitimate threat or is it all war propaganda?

David Cameron calls ISIS 'monster', Islam a religion of peace

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron announces the brutal murder of David Haines will not deter Great Britain from continuing its fight against ISIS.

'Syria recruiters' in court as Australia stems terror financing

Sydney - Two men charged in Australia with allegedly recruiting, funding and sending jihadist fighters to Syria faced court Thursday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced new measures to stem terrorism financing.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Bosnia arrests 16 would-be fighters, Balkans move against jihadists

Sarajevo - Bosnian police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges of joining European-based Islamists and helping them travel to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Op-Ed: Silver lining of ISIS terror may be dialogue with Iran, Russia

The rise of ISIS has created strange bedfellows: With airstrikes on ISIS renegades, the U.S. is now on the same side as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the leaders of Iran. Could a silver lining of ISIS terror be dialogue with Iran?

Will the US have an alliance of necessity with Syria's Assad?

Recent comments made by Syria's Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, suggest that Syria would cooperate with the U.S when it comes to fighting Islamic State forces in that country.

Op-Ed: We must stop ISIS genocide, even if it means boots on the ground

The U.S. has begun launching airstrikes against ISIS insurgents in Iraq who have isolated thousands Yazidis, a non-Muslim minority, on high ground after overrunning the town of Sinjar. But will limited airstrikes be enough to stop ISIS' brutal genocide?

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

Social media, terrorism and counter-terrorism

A new and disturbing trend has popped up which a few journalists have followed; terrorists using social media to their advantage. Twitter is their favorite platform at the moment.

FAA lifts ban on Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv - The Federal Aviation Administration has just lifted its two day ban on all U.S. owned airlines from flying to and Ben Gurion International airport. The cancellation was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT.

MH17: Demands for investigators to have 'unfettered access'

Donetsk - Forty-eight hours after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 over Ukraine, the US State Department described as “unacceptable” accident investigators not being given full access to the crash site and bodies of crash victims having been remove

Hunt begins for the executioners of Flight MH17

Kiev - As Heads of State worldwide paid tribute to the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shot out of the sky over Ukraine, Thursday, the search began to track down those responsible for the worst terror attack on an aircraft in Europe in over 25 years.

French police foil terrorist plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower

A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.

China seeking foreign counterterror experts

Beijing - China is recruiting foreign experts in counterterrorism to assist the training of anti-terror personnel, state-run media reported Thursday, following a spate of deadly attacks which authorities blame on Islamist-inspired separatists.

Catch 22: North Korean nukes

Tokyo - The Government of Japan will only partially lift a ban on North Korean ships entering Japan as part of an ongoing rapprochement with Pyongyang.

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.

U.S. captures suspected leader of Benghazi attacks

U.S. officials announced they have captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012.

Buddhist terrorists incite mob against Sri Lankan Muslims

Aluthgama - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka were reportedly incited by monks associated with the Bodu Bala Sena, a terrorist organization that seeks to maintain Sinhalese Buddhist prominence on the island.

Terrorists steal $425 million in cash and more

Terrorists affiliated with ISIS have made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) in addition to an undisclosed quantity of gold bullion.

UK Court of Appeal limits secret terrorism trial

The secret trial for two men accused of supporting terrorism will continue with some restrictions. Judges ruled that parts of the trial would be left secret but other parts would be made public.

ISIL terror gang take hostages in Iraq's Anbar University

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/also known as ISIS) jihadists took staff and students hostage in the Iraqi university of Anbar in the city of Ramadi.

Hong Kong carriers on alert following attack warning

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong airlines said Friday that they received a warning from Taiwan about a possible bomb attack targeting a flight to the southern Chinese city.

Syrian war has attracted more jihadists than 1980s Afghanistan

A report from the private security company, Soufan Group, indicates that some 12,000 foreign fighters, many of them Islamists, have gone to fight in the ongoing war in Syria.

Syria and Iraq dropping barrel bombs on their own cities

In the last couple of days the Syrian regime has continued to drop barrel bombs on opposition fighters in Aleppo. In neighboring Iraq the Maliki government is also using the same kind of weapon in Fallujah.

British Islamists in Syria responsible for terrorism and torture

The most violent terrorist group fighting in Syria is the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Britons make up most of the foreign fighters currently in its ranks.

Two Israeli tourists among dead in Brussels Jewish Museum attack

Brussels - Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that two of the three people killed in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the Belgian capital, on Saturday, were Israeli tourists.
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U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
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An American neo-nazi militant holding a holding a 30-.06 rifle against the backdrop of a Nazi flag.
An American neo-nazi militant holding a holding a 30-.06 rifle against the backdrop of a Nazi flag.
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Assaulters or tactical operators of Groupe d Intervention Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN)  France s cou...
Assaulters or tactical operators of Groupe'd Intervention Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), France's counter-terrorism police unit conduct training to keep skills razor sharp.
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Abū Qatāda  convicted terrorist  and a major headache for the British Government.
Abū Qatāda, convicted terrorist, and a major headache for the British Government.
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An image of Scott Stedeford  the lead singer of the white supremacist rock band  Day of the Sword. S...
An image of Scott Stedeford, the lead singer of the white supremacist rock band, Day of the Sword. Stedeford was also a member of the Aryan Republican Army (ARA), a domestic terrorism organization that was active during the mid 90's with the expressed purpose of violently overthrowing the government and establishing the United States as an all white nation. Stedeford is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence for his part in the terror group.
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An image from a cartoon produced by the al-Qaida organization. Al-Qaida is suspected by U.S. officia...
An image from a cartoon produced by the al-Qaida organization. Al-Qaida is suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities.
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On the morning of March 11  2004  Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing s...
On the morning of March 11, 2004, Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing spree aboard several trains and railway stations that resulted in 191 deaths and 1,800 wounded or maimed.
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Directorate of Terrorist Identities
Directorate of Terrorist Identities
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Boston Marathon bombing  patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
Boston Marathon bombing, patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
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Kiran Gota  with her mother s  mitaan  Mahantin Sori whom she also calls  Mother .
Kiran Gota, with her mother's 'mitaan' Mahantin Sori whom she also calls 'Mother'.
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A graph developed by the Southern poverty Law Center documenting the rise of the resurgence of the m...
A graph developed by the Southern poverty Law Center documenting the rise of the resurgence of the militia movement. From 149 groups in 2008, the number of Patriot organizations skyrocketed to 512 in 2009, shot up again in 2010 to 824, and then, last year, jumped to 1,274. That works out to a staggering 755% growth in the three years ending last Dec. 31. Last year’s total was more than 400 groups higher than the prior all-time high, in 1996 - a year after the Oklahoma City bombing.
Southern Poverty Law Center
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On August 3  2001  car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing  London  United Ki...
On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday  killing 14 people in the second deadl...
A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in two days and raising fears of further violence as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics
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Osama bin Laden (right)
Osama bin Laden (right)
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The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
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Egyptair Flight 985 from Cairo to New York at Prestwick Airport Scotland yesterday after taxi-ing to...
Egyptair Flight 985 from Cairo to New York at Prestwick Airport Scotland yesterday after taxi-ing to a remote part of the airport away from terminal buildings
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Zahid Iqbal  Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed  Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain  so-called terrorists who...
Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed, Umar Arshad and Syed Farhan Hussain, so-called terrorists who talked about blowing up a barracks with a toy car.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace  says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
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A member of EKAM  the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece s Hellenic Police force.
A member of EKAM, the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece's Hellenic Police force.
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