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Algerian Hostage Crisis: Reported Tape of Terrorists Emerges

Algerian Hostage Crisis: Reported Tape of Terrorists Emerges

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Algerian TV has broadcast what it says is audiotape of terrorists at the In Amenas gas plant threatening to blow up the facility and “slaughter” U.S. hostages unless 100 imprisoned “comrades” are released, and also claimi…

Indonesia Arrests Suspects Involved in Terrorist Plot

Indonesia Arrests Suspects Involved in Terrorist Plot

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — In Indonesia, authorities have arrested 11 people suspected of planning attacks on domestic and foreign targets.Indonesian anti-terror squads carried out raids in four provinces arresting a total of 11 suspects said to…

Terrorist Suspects Extradited to Face Charges in US

Terrorist Suspects Extradited to Face Charges in US

Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Having lost an eight-year battle to fight extradition, radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected al Qaeda suspects were brought into two U.S. courtrooms on Saturday to hear charges on various t…

Two Planes Held at JFK Airport for Threat Investigation

Two Planes Held at JFK Airport for Threat Investigation

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Officials cleared two flights held for a time at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a threat involving the aircrafts was phoned in Monday.A caller told authorities that the flights, a Fin Air fli…

Terrorists Attack Pakistani Air Force Base

Terrorists Attack Pakistani Air Force Base

FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images(PUNJAB, Pakistan) — A major Pakistan Air force base in Kamra in the Punjab province approximately 30 miles from Islamabad has been attacked by terrorists. Military sources said Wednesday that an unknown number of terroris…

Three Suspected Al Qaeda Members Arrested in Spain

Three Suspected Al Qaeda Members Arrested in Spain

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Spanish police arrested three suspected al Qaeda operatives on Wednesday out of fear they were planning an airborne attack in Europe, Spain’s interior minister, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, said Thursday.Spanish …

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…

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Thursday but his mind was clearly on neighboring Pakistan.Tensions between Washington and Islamabad have risen dramatically since t…

US Escalates Drone War on Al Qaeda in Yemen

US Escalates Drone War on Al Qaeda in Yemen

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The United States is intensifying its strikes in Yemen and increasing its presence there as it pursues al Qaeda.Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 11 suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen last Sa…

WH to Give Itself Maximum Flexibility on Terrorist Custody Law

WH to Give Itself Maximum Flexibility on Terrorist Custody Law

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Tuesday night that the Obama administration intends to interpret with rather wide latitude a controversial section of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires law enforcement to pla…

US Intel Head James Clapper on Greatest Threats in 2012

US Intel Head James Clapper on Greatest Threats in 2012

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The man in charge of all of America’s intelligence gathering testified Tuesday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment. The following are excerpts from Nation…

Feds: US Terrorist Took Out Murder Contract on Witnesses

Feds: US Terrorist Took Out Murder Contract on Witnesses

A convicted member of a North Carolina cell of Islamic radicals, Hysen Sherifi,who planned to attack Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia, has been accused of plotting to kill the witnesses who helped convict him. (ABC)(WASHINGTON) — A man already c…

Al Qaeda Magazine Found in Guantanamo Cell, Prosecutor Says

Al Qaeda Magazine Found in Guantanamo Cell, Prosecutor Says

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An issue of a terrorist magazine produced by an al Qaeda affiliate somehow made its way into a cell in Guantanamo Bay, supposedly one of the most secure detention centers in the world, a U.S. military prosecutor r…

Ex-US Soldier Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda Group

Ex-US Soldier Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda Group

Hemera/Thinkstock(LAUREL, Md.) — A former U.S. Army soldier and recent convert to Islam was charged Monday with attempting to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia. The indictment of Craig Baxam, 24, comes just days after the Kenyan and …

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