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London Police Arrest Six on Suspicion of Terrorism

London Police Arrest Six on Suspicion of Terrorism

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Authorities in London have arrested six possible terrorists — subduing one with a stun-gun — as part of a months-long international terror probe.The investigation that prompted Thursday’s arrests by arme…

Iranians Planned to Attack US, Israeli Targets in Kenya: Officials

Iranians Planned to Attack US, Israeli Targets in Kenya: Officials

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) — Two Iranian men who led officials to a 33 pound stash of explosives in Kenya have now allegedly admitted they were plotting to attack the U.S., Israel, Saudi or British targets there.Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad an…

Japan Intensifies Search for Man Allegedly Involved in ’95 Subway Attack

Japan Intensifies Search for Man Allegedly Involved in ’95 Subway Attack

YOSHIKATSU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Japanese police have launched a nationwide manhunt for the member of a doomsday cult that masterminded deadly attacks on Tokyo subways 17 years ago.Police say Katsuya Takahashi drove a car for fellow cult mem…

US Official Confirms Death of a Top Al Qaeda Leader

US Official Confirms Death of a Top Al Qaeda Leader

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A top al Qaeda leader and longtime Osama Bin Laden confidant Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a U.S. drone strike Monday morning in Pakistan, according to a U.S. official. Hours after the strike Pakistani officials …

Al Shabab Terror Group Loses Control of Key Somali Town

Al Shabab Terror Group Loses Control of Key Somali Town

STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images(NAIROBI) — While much of Somalia is still controlled by the hard-line terrorist group al Shabab, the internationally-funded troops who are attempting to push the militants out of the country are claiming an important vict…

President Obama’s Decisions on Counter-Terrorism in Spotlight

President Obama’s Decisions on Counter-Terrorism in Spotlight

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Two stories Tuesday, from the New York Times’ Jo Becker and Scott Shane, and excerpts of Daniel Klaidman’s new book Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Preside…

Somali Journalist Gunned Down, Sixth Killed in 5 Months

Somali Journalist Gunned Down, Sixth Killed in 5 Months

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — A local journalist was gunned down in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, becoming the sixth journalist killed so far this year and putting the east African nation on track to have its deadliest year ever for …

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Al Qaeda may be turning its destructive attention to cyber warfare against the United States. In a chilling video, an al Qaeda operative calls for “electronic jihad” against the United States, and compares vulnerab…

Three Men Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism, Held on $1.5 Million Bail

Three Men Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism, Held on $1.5 Million Bail

Medioimages/Photodisc/ThinkStock(CHICAGO) — Three men who were arrested in a Bridgeport, Il. apartment raid days before the NATO summit have been charged with conspiring to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of a…

Irish ‘Terror Network’ Busted As Queen’s Visit Nears

Irish ‘Terror Network’ Busted As Queen’s Visit Nears

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELFAST) — Six alleged members of a dissident Irish Republican network have been arrested on terrorism charges in Northern Ireland since last Saturday in a joint operation by the Police Service of …

American Terrorist’s Mom Wants Him Back Home

American Terrorist’s Mom Wants Him Back Home

FBI(WASHINGTON) — An Alabama mother whose son joined an al Qaeda group in Africa said she can’t turn her back on her boy even though he advocates attacking America and hasn’t been in direct contact with her in years. “If I could touch him for five min…

Counterterrorism Director Addresses Terror Threats, Media Leaks, Wiretapping

Counterterrorism Director Addresses Terror Threats, Media Leaks, Wiretapping

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, broadly addressed counterterrorism issues speaking before the American Bar Association’s standing Committee on Law and National Security …

FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot

FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — FBI director Robert S. Mueller III Wednesday disclosed that the FBI is investigating leaks to the news media about the recently disrupted plot by al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to smuggle a bomb designed t…

Al Qaeda Manual Warns of Wounds, Sleeping Outdoors, ‘Annoying’ Drones

Al Qaeda Manual Warns of Wounds, Sleeping Outdoors, ‘Annoying’ Drones

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Al Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate has released a new English-language training manual that offers American would-be jihadis details on what to expect when they join al Qaeda, but recommends that they should consider stay…

Will Al Qaeda Mole Get Big Payday for Foiling Plot?

Will Al Qaeda Mole Get Big Payday for Foiling Plot?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –The British spy who managed to infiltrate an al Qaeda cell and thwart a scheme to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner may be eligible for tens of millions of dollars in reward money, courtesy of the U.S. government.The U….

Al Qaeda Bombmaker Designs Bombs to Hide in Cameras, Hard Drives and Pets

Al Qaeda Bombmaker Designs Bombs to Hide in Cameras, Hard Drives and Pets

Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov(NEW YORK) — At the age of only 30, the al Qaeda bombmaker behind the foiled plot on U.S-bound planes has emerged as the most feared face of terror for American authorities, a master technician with a fierce hatred for Am…

Mission Impossible: Mole Infiltrated Al Qaeda, Posed as Suicide Bomber

Mission Impossible: Mole Infiltrated Al Qaeda, Posed as Suicide Bomber

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The CIA, working with allied spy agencies in other countries, has apparently pulled off a real life “Mission Impossible.” According to officials, a double agent disrupted al Qaeda’s latest plane bomb plot by in…

AQAP Bomb Maker Killed in Yemen Drone Strike Tied to Recent Foiled Plot

AQAP Bomb Maker Killed in Yemen Drone Strike Tied to Recent Foiled Plot

FBI(SHABWA, Yemen) — A drone missile strike in Shabwa, Yemen, on Sunday killed a man named Fahd Mohammad Ahmed Al-Quso, the Yemeni government said in a statement.Al-Quso, 37, from Yemen, was best known in the United States for heading terrorist operat…

Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Thwarted; Aimed to Coincide with Bin Laden Anniversary

Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Thwarted; Aimed to Coincide with Bin Laden Anniversary

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. and European officials say that even though an al Qaeda bomber was stopped before he could board a plane for the U.S., the threat is far from over — there are believed to be several other would-be bombers with s…

Secret Terrorism-Espionage Wiretaps Increased in 2011

Secret Terrorism-Espionage Wiretaps Increased in 2011

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department sought 1,745 secret wiretapping warrants in 2011, an increase of 239 over 2010, according to correspondence sent to Congressional leaders and oversight committees posted on the Justice Depart…

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