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Somali Terror Suspect Appears in US Court

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Somali man extradited from the Netherlands this week appeared in U.S. federal court Monday on charges of supporting al-Shabab terrorists. The court in Minneapolis, Minnesota indicted Mahamud Said Omar in 2009 for allegedly backing a foreign terrorist group and conspiring to kill, kidnap and injure people overseas. The indictment alleges that Omar gave money […]

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German-Turkish Citizen On Trial In Germany Bomb Plot

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A German-Turkish citizen has been charged with planning an explosives attack on U.S. installations in Germany and attempting to recruit al-Qaida supporters through the Internet. The 26-year-old man, who is identified only as Adnan V., was in a Frankfurt court Friday for the opening day of his trial. Prosecutor Michael Bruns says the suspect plotted […]

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Key Bali Bombing Figure Returned to Indonesia for Trial

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The last key figure in the 2002 Bali bombings is back in Indonesia, where he will stand trial for that and other crimes. A police spokesman confirmed that Umar Patek was flown to Jakarta Thursday from Pakistan, where he was arrested more than six months ago in the same garrison town where al-Qaida leader Osama […]

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Terrorist Acts

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A man from Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets in the United States. The U.S. Justice Department made the announcement Tuesday in the case of 22-year-old Emerson Winfield Begolly, who also has pleaded guilty to using a firearm during an assault on FBI agents. […]

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Police: Breivik Traveled Abroad to Prepare for 2 Norway Attacks

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Norwegian police say the man who claimed responsibility for the deaths of 77 people in last month’s twin attacks in Norway says he traveled abroad in preparation for the attacks, but that he acted alone. Oslo police prosecutor Christian Hatlo told reporters Thursday that suspected killer Anders Behring Breivik told investigators that he had traveled […]

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India Admits Threat from Home-Grown Terrorists

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s home minister says a triple bombing in Mumbai last month may have been the work of Indian terrorists. Palaniappan Chidambaram told Parliament on Thursday that investigators have yet to reach any conclusions but that “all indications” point to an Indian group. The death toll from the July 13 blasts in Mumbai stands at 26, […]

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Nigeria Seeks Information About Militant Sect

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A radical Islamist sect `bombed a checkpoint in northern Nigeria the same day the government established a new committee tasked with investigating the group. An army spokesman said suspected Boko Haram militants exploded a bomb Tuesday in the town of Maiduguri. There were no casualties from the blast, but the spokesman said there may have […]

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Lawyer: Norway Attacker Makes ‘Unrealistic’ Demands

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Norwegian man who has confessed to killing 77 in the twin attacks in his country last month has presented a list of demands he wants to exchange for sharing information about his alleged crime. The defense lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik told reporters Tuesday that his client has made a long list of “unrealistic” […]

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Nigeria Seeks Information About Militant Sect

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s government has established a committee to learn more about the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. When it first announced the committee on Sunday, the government said the seven-person panel would negotiate with Boko Haram, which is blamed for a long string of killings, mostly in the northeastern state of Borno. But a Nigerian government […]

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US Drug Arrests Link Trafficking to Terrorism

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has unveiled several indictments it says demonstrate a “growing nexus” between drug trafficking and terrorism. The DEA and a U.S. attorney in New York City Tuesday announced the arrests of four people charged with involvement in deals to sell illegal drugs in order to buy weapons for Hezbollah and for […]

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