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U.S. Indicts Terrorist Suspect

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have charged a 27-year-old Albanian citizen with providing material support to terrorists. They say the case is not connected with what officials are calling a “credible but unconfirmed” threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Authorities say Agron Hasbajrami, who was arraigned Friday, had […]

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Rights Group Urges Sri Lanka to End Detention Laws

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:11 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group says the Sri Lankan government continues to use abusive regulations to detain people without charge, despite its recent decision to scrap long-time emergency laws. New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Sri Lanka to repeal its detention laws and release thousands of people held under the legislation. HRW’s Asia Director […]

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US Sanctions Southeast Asian Terror Leaders

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials are taking more steps to cut off funding for a Southeast Asian-based terror group with links to al-Qaida. The U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday announced sanctions against three leaders of Jemaah Islamiya , prohibiting anyone in the United States from having financial dealings with them and freezing any U.S.-based assets. One of the designated […]

Newspaper: Russian Agents Foil Plot to Blow Up High Speed Passenger Train

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian newspaper says federal agents foiled a plot by alleged militants from the North Caucasus to blow up a high-speed passenger train between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Kommersant Monday printed details of the plot outlined by the Federal Security Service for President Dmitry Medvedev last month. Kommersant says a group of insurgents, led by […]

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Pakistan Extradites Bali Bombing Suspect

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian militant suspected of coordinating the 2002 Bali bombings has been extradited from Pakistan to Indonesia. Indonesian officials say Umar Patek, 41, arrived in the country early Thursday. A trial date has not yet been set. Patek is suspected of playing a key role in the bombings that killed 202 people, mostly Westerners, in […]

Pakistan to Extradite Bali Bombing Suspect Soon

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Pakistan is close to sending a key figure in the 2002 Bali bombings to Indonesia for trial. Officials in Indonesia told the Associated Press the extradition is expected before the end of the month, while Pakistani officials say the extradition can occur at any time. Indonesian national Umar Patek, 41, was arrested in […]

Philippines Pledges to Pursue Militants Despite Ramadan

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippines officials say there will be no let-up in their pursuit of a militant group that beheaded two soldiers last week, even as the military winds down other operations during Ramadan. President Benigno Aquino said Monday that the pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf guerrillas would remain the focus of military operations in the Muslim-dominated southern […]

US Congressman Calls Somali Group Prime Terror Threat

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A United States congressman says a Somalia-based terror group is recruiting more Muslim Americans than al-Qaida. Republican Peter King, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House of Representatives, told fellow lawmakers Wednesday that the Somali group al-Shabab has successfully recruited 40 Muslim Americans to join its ranks. King said al-Shabab’s recruitment campaign […]

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Father of NY Terror Plotter Convicted

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. jury has found the father of an admitted terrorist who plotted to bomb the New York City subway system guilty of lying to investigators and hiding evidence in the case of his son. Afghan-born U.S. citizen Mohammed Zazi was convicted Friday of both counts against him — obstruction of justice and conspiracy. The […]

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US Warns of Possible Terror Threat Against Public Utilities

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. government bulletin is warning that violent extremists could try to use insider access to sabotage public utility facilities — including chemical plants, oil refineries and nuclear power plants. This week’s bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security notes that extremists have obtained insider positions and attempted to solicit employees at public utilities. A […]

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