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French Police Extend Detention for Terrorist Suspects

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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French police have extended by 24 hours the detention of a group of terrorist suspects, after finding bomb-making materials in an enclosed parking lot in a Paris suburb. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Wednesday that the detention of 12 suspected radical Islamists was extended after what he called “particularly significant developments” in the investigation. […]

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French Police Find Bomb Making Materials

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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French police have found bomb making materials and weapons as part of an investigation into a suspected terrorist cell. 3342654 Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Wednesday that police recovered several items, including potassium nitrate, sulfur, saltpeter, pressure cookers and headlight bulbs – all products and instruments that are useful for the manufacture of what […]

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France Beefs Up Security at Religious Sites After Anti-Jewish Attacks

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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French police carried out another raid Sunday in Cannes as part of a nationwide terrorist crackdown after attacks on a Jewish grocery store and a synagogue. So far, police have arrested 11 suspects in Cannes, Paris and Strasbourg, where a suspect was killed during a gunfight with police. French President Francois Hollande says he is […]

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US Takes Iranian Group Off Terror List

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has taken the Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khalq and its aliases off its list of foreign terrorist organizations. The State Department announced the decision Friday, saying that the government has also revoked the group’s designation as a global terrorist. Both decisions are effective immediately. The written statement explains that U.S. entities may now […]

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Iraqi Pleads Guilty to US Charges of Plans to Help al-Qaida

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Iraqi man has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges of planning to send weapons and money to al-Qaida. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi could be sent to prison for the rest of his life when he is sentenced in December in Louisville, Kentucky (in the southern U.S.). Hammadi pleaded guilty to all 10 charges […]

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US Appeals Court Upholds 10 Year Prison Term for Lawyer in Terrorism Case

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a 10 year prison sentence for a disbarred lawyer who helped her jailed terrorist client smuggle messages to his followers. The three-judge panel in New York wrote Thursday that Lynne Stewart still refuses to understand the seriousness of her crime. Stewart was originally sentenced to 28 months in […]

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US Federal Jury Convicts Saudi Student of Planning Terrorist Bombing

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal jury in Texas has convicted a Saudi student on charges of planning a terrorist bombing. The Justice Department says Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari’s list of possible targets included dams in California and Colorado, nightclubs, and the Dallas address for former President George W. Bush. Prosecutors say Aldawsari bought bomb-making chemicals and equipment and […]

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NY Times: Obama Controls Secret al-Qaida ‘Kill List’

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama has a “kill list” of al-Qaida suspects who can be targeted for death by unmanned drone aircraft. The newspaper reported that the president personally oversees the list along with a top-secret process for attacking the suspected terrorists. The Times says the process regards all men […]

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Obama Controls Secret al-Qaida ‘Kill List’ – N.Y. Times

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A published report in the United States says President Barack Obama personally oversees a top-secret process for placing al-Qaida suspects on a list of targets to be killed. The New York Times reported Tuesday that dozens of top U.S. officials and former advisers have confirmed the Obama administration maintains a “kill list” of al-Qaida suspects […]

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Danish Authorities Arrest Terror Suspects

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s Security and Intelligence Service says it has arrested two Danish-Somali brothers suspected of planning a terror attack. The agency said in a statement Tuesday the men are suspected of having discussed the target and type of weapons to be used, and that a “specific act of terrorism” has been averted. It also said one […]

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