Terrorist toddlers - are you kidding me?

2015-01-21 15:30

It seems the British government wants to change the role of foundation phase teachers to that of intelligence officers, says Mohamed Saeed.

Is South Africa ready to tackle terrorism?

2015-01-18 17:17

Government has boldly declared that it is ready to combat terrorism - should the need arise. I quite doubt this, says Saber Jazbhay.

Kenyatta signs controversial anti-terror bill

2014-12-19 17:57

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial anti-terror bill that sparked brawls in parliament and charges that it violated basic freedoms.

CIA report: 6 shocking torture methods exposed

2014-12-11 14:12

The newly released summary of an investigation into the CIA's questionable interrogation methods has made some shocking revelations.

CIA report: 6 shocking torture methods exposed

2014-12-10 14:06

The newly released summary of an investigation into the CIA's questionable interrogation methods has made some shocking revelations.

UK police: Up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

2014-11-23 17:51

The head of London's police force says as many as five terror plots have been foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.

7 charged in N Ireland for 'terrorist offences'

2014-11-17 12:31

Seven men have been charged with “terrorist offences” in Northern Ireland and are due in court, police say following an investigation into militants opposed to peace.

GCHQ: Facebook, Twitter networks of choice for terrorists

2014-11-04 16:35

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are the "command-and-control networks of choice" for the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, the head of GCHQ says.

UK anti-terrorism police arrest six

2014-10-14 14:32

British police have arrested three men and three women in a counter-terrorism operation linked to the civil war in Syria.

Can the govt protect us, Americans wonder

2014-10-06 00:23

A poll conducted in the US says Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect them and provide economic security.

Arab League calls for confrontation with ISIS

2014-09-07 15:44

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi has for a military and political confrontation with Islamic State jihadists and other militants he said threatened the existence of Arab states.

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

2014-08-30 22:19

The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the US if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

FBI: Americans fighting in Syria hard to track

2014-08-11 22:19

FBI Director James Comey has said that it's difficult for federal authorities to track how many Americans are trying to go to Syria to join the civil war there.

Obama: European jihadists threaten US

2014-06-29 19:08

US President Barack Obama has warned that "battle-hardened" Europeans who embrace jihad in Syria and Iraq threaten the US because their passports mean they can enter the country without a visa.

Kenya army rescues aid workers from al-Shabaab

2014-04-11 22:32

The Kenyan army has rescued two aid workers held in captivity in Somalia by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab for nearly three years, a military spokesperson says..

Kenya must stop terror hits on tiny budget

2014-03-15 18:17

If Kenyan security officials are able to stop another Westgate Mall-style terror attack, they will have to do so on a shoe-string budget.

Ex-Gitmo man held in UK over Syria terror

2014-02-25 18:17

British police arrested former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg and three other people in the latest in a string of detentions linked to suspected terror offences.

Ukraine launches probe over plane hijack bid

2014-02-09 08:42

Ukraine has launched a terror probe into a bid by an apparently drunk man to force an airliner flying to Turkey to land in Sochi.

Israel foils al-Qaeda plot on US embassy

2014-01-22 20:06

Israel's internal security agency says it has foiled an al-Qaeda plan to attack the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and hit other targets in the country.

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

2014-01-21 21:03

Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

Terror cops arrest woman at Heathrow

2014-01-17 05:30

British police have arrested two women on suspicion of being involved in terrorism, one of them at Heathrow airport as she prepared to take a flight to Istanbul.

Mogadishu hotel targeted by bombs, at least 11 killed

2014-01-01 22:08

Three bombs have exploded within an hour outside a hotel frequented by government officials in a heavily fortified district of Somalia.


Dozens of students have been shot dead by Islamist militants in Nigeria - who stormed a dormitory early on Sunday morning and started killing people.

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2 women sentenced in Somali terror case

2013-05-17 09:34

Two women convicted of conspiring to send money to al-Shabaab in Somalia have been given prison sentences in federal court.

Warning of terrorist attack on Mombasa

2012-06-23 14:40

The US embassy in Kenya warned of the threat of an imminent attack in Mombasa as Kenyan police arrested two Iranians on suspicion of planning bomb attacks.


ISIS hostages: Tokyo won't give in

2015-01-21 05:00

Tokyo has vowed it won't bow to "terrorism" after ISIS demanded a ransom of $200m for two Japanese hostages they are holding.


In today's news headlines: one person is in custody and the search is on for two others responsible for the Paris attacks, cartoonists around the world show solidarity for the slain journalists of Charlie Hebdo and Eskom warns of a high risk of blackouts. Watch.

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Is religion the root cause of terrorism?

2014-12-17 15:58

The outrage by the Pakistani Taliban that led to the death of 141 people including over 80 school children made me think about terrorism and religion, says Saber Jazbhay.

CIA report: 6 shocking torture methods

2014-12-10 14:33

The CIA's questionable interrogation methods reveal how a suspect’s meal, consisting of “hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts and raisins was pureed and rectally infused.”

Stand united against terrorists

2014-12-02 10:34

The news of the murder of Werner Groenewald and his two teenage children in Afghanistan must be condemned by all people and all religions, says Mohamed Saeed.

Saudi convicts 8 for attacks on foreigners

2014-11-19 05:10

A Saudi Arabia court has convicted eight men guilty of involvement in a series of deadly attacks against foreigners.

UK woman jailed for trying to fund terrorism

2014-11-13 20:34

A woman has been jailed in Britain after being convicted of trying to send cash to her jihadi husband fighting in Syria.

UK terror suspect had 'Plan A' document

2014-10-15 19:24

Police have found a checklist-style document labelled "Plan A" in the home of a suspect accused of plotting a terrorist attack in the UK, a prosecutor said.

Trial starts under new UK secrecy rules

2014-10-13 21:00

A British court has begun hearing the country's first major trial on terrorism charges under new secrecy rules..

Italy admits paying ransom for some hostages

2014-09-16 23:42

Italy has admitted paying ransoms to obtain the freedom of some hostages, saying it approached negotiations on a case-by-case basis.

Tech giants unite to censor beheadings

2014-09-04 10:41

US companies have partnered to block content from extremists showing violent footage, but freedom of expression experts question the ethics behind the policy.

Ambassador: UK close to Identifying Foley killer

2014-08-24 19:22

UK's ambassador to the US says police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of US journalist James Foley.

US terrorism database doubles in recent years

2014-08-05 22:19

The Associated Press has learned that a US government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years.

African, western countries create intelligence unit

2014-06-12 09:07

An external intelligence response unit has been created by five African and three Western countries as a result of a summit on terrorism held in May, an official says.

Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at terror trial

2014-03-26 20:49

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been convicted of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as al-Qaeda's spokesperson.

19 Belgians in court on jihadi recruitment charges

2014-03-10 22:27

The trial of 19 Belgians on terrorism charges has begun under tight security amid concerns the 15 men and 4 women were part of a local jihadist recruitment network.

Ukraine security forces placed on alert

2014-02-09 20:15

Ukraine's state security service has placed anti-terrorism units on alert in response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations.

Threat about Sochi attacks considered a hoax

2014-01-22 21:07

An email threatening national Olympic delegations and athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Games is a hoax, not a real danger, officials have said.

Gunmen kill 6 police escorting cyclist

2014-01-22 16:48

Gunmen opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a Spanish cyclist through a volatile province, killing six officers and wounding the cyclist, officials have said.

Greek terrorist on the loose threatens attack

2014-01-20 19:05

An escaped member of one of Greece's most lethal terrorist groups has vowed in an online statement to carry out attacks.

'Jihad Jamie' gets 8 years in Jihad Jane case

2014-01-08 22:00

A Colorado woman who converted to Islam and went to Ireland to join a man she believed was training for terrorist operations has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.

UK man pleads guilty in US to supporting terror

2013-12-10 20:50

One of two men extradited from Britain to the US last year has pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists in Afghanistan by operating websites to raise cash.


Al-Qaeda linked group, Shabaab attacked a UN compound in Mogadishu, Somalia on Wednesday. See photos from the scene.

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Terrorism in Africa set to top G8 agenda

2013-01-21 20:05

Britain will use its chairmanship of the Group of Eight richest nations to tackle the issue of terrorism following developments in Algeria and Mali.

OIC discusses terrorism

2011-09-11 22:53

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has called on the international community to take a multi-dimensional approach to fight terrorism.

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