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Italian Police Arrest Terror Suspect

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. Italy’s counter-terrorism unit says the 20-year-old man, who grew up in Italy, was arrested early Thursday near the Sardinian city of Cagliari. Authorities say they found evidence on his computer detailing the synagogue’s security, including the number of guards […]

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Four Plead Guilty to London Stock Exchange Plot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Four men in Britain have pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange and other targets. The men were among nine defendants arrested in December 2010 and set to stand trial on charges of plotting to send a series of mail bombs. All had initially entered pleas of not guilty, but on Wednesday […]

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White House Targets Domestic Extremist Threats

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has released a plan aimed at countering so-called homegrown violent extremism in the United States. The 20-page initiative, released Thursday, describes specific steps to strengthen and expand cooperation with officials in communities that might be targeted by violent extremists. The plan says countering violent extremism and terrorism inspired by al-Qaida, its affiliates […]

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German Man Accused of Al-Qaida Links Arrested

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Germany have arrested a man on charges he was part of an al-Qaida-linked cell planning to carry out an attack in Germany. German prosecutors say anti-terror police arrested the suspect — a German — on Thursday in the western city of Bochum. The detainee, identified as Halil S., is suspected of being part […]

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US Man to Stand Trial on Terrorism Charges

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. man will appear in a Texas federal court to face charges of attempting to provide material resources to al-Qaida militants in the Middle East. Thirty-year-old Barry Bujol was arrested in May 2010 after using a fake identification to board a ship at a Houston port to travel to the Middle East. Authorities say […]

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China Mulls Law to Identify and Punish Terrorists

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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China is reviewing new legislation that would allow it to publicly identify terrorist organizations and freeze their assets. State media say the State Council, or cabinet, submitted the legislation on Monday to the National People’s Congress. The China Daily newspaper quoted Yang Huanning, vice-minister of public security, as telling an NPC committee the lack of […]

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China Mulls Law to Identify and Punish Terrorists

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is reviewing new legislation that would allow it to publicly identify terrorist organizations and freeze their assets. State media say the State Council, or cabinet, submitted the legislation on Monday to the National People’s Congress. The China Daily newspaper quoted Yang Huanning, vice-minister of public security, as telling an NPC committee the lack of […]

2 American Women Guilty of Fundraising for Al-Shabab

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American women who claimed they were collecting money for charity could soon be spending substantial time in prison for supporting Somali militants. Jurors Thursday in Minneapolis, Minnesota convicted 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors said the two women funneled […]

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Bali Bombing Suspect Returns to Resort to Re-enact Crime

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek was back in the resort island of Bali on Thursday to re-enact what he says are his movements leading up to the 2002 nightclub bombings there. Police took Patek back to a rental house where, Patek says, he and two other men mixed the chemicals to make the bombs that […]

US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The trial has begun for two American women charged with raising money and recruiting fighters for the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Jury selection began Monday in the U.S. city of Minneapolis for the trial of 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan. Prosecutors say the women, who are both of Somali descent, collected […]

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