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US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two women are going on trial in the U.S. state of Minnesota on charges they raised money and recruited fighters for the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The women, both U.S. citizens of Somali descent, face multiple charges during a trial set to begin Monday. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan […]

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British Police Charge 6 in Terror Investigation

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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British police say they have charged six men with terrorism related charges. They were arrested last week in a major anti-terror operation in the Birmingham area. Four of the men were charged Sunday with preparing for acts of terrorism. Police said two of them had travelled to Pakistan for terrorist training, including bomb and poison […]

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British Police Charge 6 in Terror Plot

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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British police say they have charged six men with terrorism related charges. The six were arrested last week in a major anti-terror operation in the Birmingham area. Four men were charged Sunday with preparing for acts of terrorism. Police said two of them had travelled to Pakistan for terrorist training, including bomb and poison making. […]

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US Court Calls 17-year Terror Sentence Too Short

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. appeals court says the 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla was far “too lenient.” The court also ordered a new hearing to determine what it calls a more appropriate punishment. The three-judge panel ruled Monday that Padilla got off “too lightly” for someone who trained to kill at an […]

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Officials: 2 Terror Suspects Not Planning Attacks on Finland

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Finland say two people arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism and recruiting people for terrorist activities were not planning attacks on the Nordic country. A police detective, Kaj-Erik Bjorkvist, says the suspects’ alleged actions were related to a country “far away” from Finland. Officials are cautioning that the Finnish people should not be […]

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US Official: US Will Target Terrorists in Countries Unable or Unwilling to Act

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 1:56 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. official says the U.S. will continue to target al-Qaida in countries unable or unwilling to do it themselves. John Brennan, White House senior advisor for counterrorism and homeland security, made the remarks in a speech Friday at the Harvard Law School. He said the U.S. does not view its authority to use […]

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Finland Arrests 2 In Its First Ever Terror Case

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Finland have arrested two people in the country’s first ever terrorism-related cases. The National Bureau of Investigation says the two suspects were arrested September 7 after a lengthy investigation. They are being held on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror recruitment. Officials said that following the arrests, police searched several homes in the […]

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US Designates Indian Militant Group Terrorist Organization

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed an Indian militant group with close links to Pakistan on its list of terrorist organizations. In a statement Thursday, the State Department said the Indian Mujahideen has “significant ties” to several U.S.-designated terrorist entities, including Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba blamed for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The statement said the group […]

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US Deems Indian Militant Group a Terrorist Organization

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:42 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has placed an Indian militant group with links to Pakistan on its list of terrorist organizations. The State Department said Thursday that the Indian Mujahideen has been responsible for dozens of deadly bomb attacks throughout India since 2005. The United States says the Indian Mujahideen has close ties to the Pakistan-based militant […]

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US Commander in Africa Worried Terror Groups Could Link Up

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. military operations in Africa says he is very worried that three well-known terrorist groups could link up to threaten the United States. General Carter Ham told reporters in Washington Wednesday that the African-based groups have explicitly and publicly said they intend to target Westerners, specifically Americans. He said the three groups […]

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