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Jury Selection Starts in Trial of Underwear Bomber

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Jury selection has started in the midwestern American city of Detroit for the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has become known as “the underwear bomber” because prosecutors say he concealed the explosives in his underwear during the flight from […]

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US Terror Suspect to Appear in Court in Aerial Bomb Plot on Washington

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. citizen accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled planes carrying explosives is due to appear in a federal court Monday for a bail hearing. Twenty-six year old Rezwan Ferdaus was arrested last Wednesday after undercover federal agents delivered materials that he allegedly requested for use in the plot. […]

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Spanish Judge Frees 5 Terror Suspects

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Spanish judge has ordered the release of five Algerians arrested last week on suspicion of financing al-Qaida-linked terrorist activities in North Africa, saying there is no significant evidence to keep them in jail. The judge said authorities have not shown the suspects sent significant amounts of money to Algeria, or that the recipients had […]

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US Man Indicted for Plans to Attack Pentagon, Capitol

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. citizen arrested on charges of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization was formally indicted Thursday in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston. Twenty-six-year-old Rezwan Ferdaus is charged with plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled model aircraft filled with plastic explosives. He is also charged with attempting […]

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US Man Charged With Pentagon, Capitol Attack Plan

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Boston, Massachusetts on charges of plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with large, remote-controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives. The Justice Department said Wednesday that Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, also was charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign […]

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Eighth Suspect Arrested in Alleged British Terror Plot

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have made an eighth arrest in Birmingham as part of what officials are describing as a major counter-terrorism operation targeting Islamic extremists. West Midlands police said a 20-year-old suspect from the Yardley area was detained Thursday night “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” Six men arrested […]

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Alleged Minsk Subway Bombers Go On Trial in Belarus

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two men accused of carrying out a deadly rush hour subway bombing in Minsk last April went on trial in Belarus Thursday. The opening day of the Minsk trial was attended by more than 100 people who were injured or lost relatives in the attack. The explosion took place on a crowded Minsk subway platform, […]

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Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty in North Carolina Militant Case

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says a 24-year-old man from North Carolina has admitted to plotting to support overseas militants. Dylan Boyd, also known as “Mohammed,” pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to “aiding and abetting a conspiracy to provide support to terrorists.” Boyd is one of eight men who prosecutors believe were part of a […]

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Singapore Holding 3 Terror Suspects

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 10:51 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore says it is holding three suspected Islamist militants under the city-state’s tough security provisions, including one described as having undergone terrorist training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan. A statement Monday by the Ministry of Home Affairs said the suspects were arrested in other jurisdictions in recent months and later jailed in Singapore under provisions of […]

Sweden Arrests Four Suspected Terrorists

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish police in the southwestern city of Gothenburg say they have arrested four people suspected of plotting a terror attack. The arrests were announced after hundreds of people were evacuated from Gothenburg’s Roda Sten building late Saturday. The building is the venue of the city’s biennial art exhibit. Arts center officials said police ordered them […]

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