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South Africa Arrests 4 in Suspected Ruling Party Conference Plot

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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South African police have arrested four right-wing extremists suspected of plotting an attack on a conference of the ruling party. Police issued a statement Monday, but gave few details about the arrests, saying they occurred Sunday and that the men are between 40 and 50 years old. The African National Congress, which has led South […]

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Life in Prison for Failed New York Subway Bomber

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal court in New York City Friday sentenced an al-Qaida member to life in prison for a failed plot to carry out suicide bombings in the city’s subway in 2009. Prosecutors say Adis Medunjanin and his accomplices were just days away from carrying out their plans before federal agents foiled the plot. Authorities also […]

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US Man Gets 17 Year Sentence for Plot to Bomb Pentagon and Capitol

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has sentenced a Massachusetts man to 17 years in prison for plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Rezwan Ferdaus read a statement to the court in Boston on Thursday. Ferdaus did not apologize for his actions, but said he accepts his fate […]

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London Court Opens Trial of 3 British Islamists Accused of Bomb Plot

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Three British Islamists are on trial in Britain, facing accusations of plotting terrorist attacks that could have been deadlier than the 2005 London transit bombings. Prosecutor Brian Altman told a high-security London court Monday the three defendants planned to detonate up to eight rucksack bombs in a suicide attack or set off timer bombs in […]

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London Court Opens Trial of 3 British Islamists Accused of Bomb Plot

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Three British Islamists are on trial in Britain, facing accusations of plotting terrorist attacks that could have been deadlier than the 2005 London transit bombings. Prosecutor Brian Altman told a high-security London court Monday the three defendants planned to detonate up to eight rucksack bombs in a suicide attack or set off timber bombs in […]

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Bangladeshi Man Arrested On Charges Of Plotting Bomb Attack In US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi man arrested on suspicion that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and has been ordered held without bail. Federal authorities arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in lower Manhattan Wednesday on suspicion that he planned to detonate a van […]

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Bangladeshi Man Arrested On Charges Of Plotting Bomb Attack In US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi man arrested on suspicion that he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Federal authorities arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis in lower Manhattan Wednesday on suspicion that he planned to detonate a van with explosives […]

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US Man to Plead Guilty in Plot to Attack Pentagon, Capitol

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. man charged with plotting to use remote-controlled model airplanes filled with explosives to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol has agreed to plead guilty. A Justice Department statement says 26-year-old Rezwan Ferdaus will enter the plea on charges he attempted to damage and destroy a federal building and provide material support to terrorists. […]

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Moroccan Pleads Guilty in US Capitol Bomb Plot

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Moroccan man accused of attempting a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this year has pleaded guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison. Amine El Khalifi, an illegal immigrant living in the eastern U.S. state of Virginia, entered the guilty plea in a federal court in the state Friday as […]

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Ivory Coast Says Exiled Officers Planned Coup

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Ivory Coast say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government by a group of exiled military officers with ties to former president Laurent Gbagbo. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko told state television late Tuesday that authorities arrested several people, including Colonel Kate Gnatoa, whom he identified as the leader of the group. […]

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