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US to Remove Iran Group Off Terror List

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say the Obama administration is planning to remove an Iranian militant group once allied with former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from the U.S. terrorism list. A court had given Secretary of State Hillary Clinton until October 1 to decide the fate of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, also known as the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran or […]

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Al-Qaida Suspects Questioned in Spain

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Three suspected members of the al-Qaida terror group are being questioned in a Spanish court, where a judge will decide whether they remain behind bars. Armed police shut down streets in Madrid Friday as the three men were led into the Audiencia Nacional Court. Spanish officials say the suspects are of Russian and Turkish origin, […]

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Spain Arrests 3 Suspected al-Qaida Members

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish authorities say they have arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida. Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told reporters Thursday that there was a “clear indication” that those detained could have been planning an attack in Spain or Europe. Authorities accuse the men of storing explosives that the minister said would be especially damaging with […]

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Members of International Forces in Afghanistan Killed In Terrorist Attacks

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A man dressed in a police uniform has killed three members of the NATO security force in Afghanistan. The joint command in Kabul said the three civilian contractors were killed in the attack Sunday in western Afghanistan. The attacker was later killed. Separately, at least five NATO soldiers have been killed in roadside bombings over […]

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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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British Police Arrest Seven Terror Suspects

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have arrested seven people this week after finding a cache of firearms and other weapons in the trunk of a car impounded earlier this week. Police said they arrested three of the men Tuesday, three on Wednesday, and one on Thursday. The car had been stopped on a major highway earlier this week […]

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London Police Arrest Six Terror Suspects

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities say they have arrested six terrorism suspects — five men and one woman — in a sting unrelated to the upcoming Olympic Games. Police say the detainees range in age from 18 to 30 and that the arrests were part of a planned intelligence operation conducted as a series of raids across London […]

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France Arrests Web Administrator Suspected of Terrorist Ties

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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French authorities say they have arrested the administrator of an extremist website who is suspected of playing a role in recruiting and financing for al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. The French prosecutor’s office said the Tunisian national, who lives in the French city of Toulon, was being questioned Tuesday. The prosecutor said there is evidence […]

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US Designates Basque ETA Leader As Terrorist

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has put a Basque military leader and explosive expert, Aitzol Iriondo Yarza, on its list of terrorists. The State Department issued a statement Thursday saying that Iriondo, a leader of the terrorist group ETA, is detained in France and awaiting extradition to Spain to face terrorism and murder charges. The designation blocks […]

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Prosecutors Seek Life Term for Bali Bombmaker

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian prosecutors have asked for a life sentence rather than the death penalty for an Islamic militant accused of helping to build the bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks. Prosecutors had originally asked for the death penalty for Umar Patek when the trial started in February. Prosecutor Bambang Suharyadi told the West Jakarta […]