ARTICLES RELATING TO TERRORISM

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.

Terrorism a Global issue, not just an African problem

2014-08-11 16:45

The biggest challenge facing the fight against terrorism is that the attention is divided because of the many ongoing conflicts around the world, says Lindi Dube.

The rise of terrorism in Africa - who cares?

2014-07-29 15:45

The apathetic view by African leaders on the recent terrorist attacks on the continent goes to show how powerless our institutions are, says Bonolo Mogotsi.

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.

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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.

Somali jailed for lying about terrorism links

2011-04-29 09:56

A federal judge has sentenced a Somali man to 10 years in prison for failing to acknowledge ties to two global groups after he was arrested near the Texas-Mexico border in 2008.

Suicide bomber kills 31 at Russian airport

2011-01-24 18:04

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide bombing at Russia's biggest airport, Russian news agencies have reported.

Henry Okah to appeal bail decision

2011-01-04 11:47

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah is appealing against a decision to deny him bail in a Randburg court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Parcel bomb found at embassy in Rome

2010-12-27 15:20

A parcel bomb has been found at the Greek embassy in Rome, just days after two explosive packages went off at the Chilean and Swiss missions in the city.

Terror attacks: Somalia most at risk

2010-11-15 09:59

Somalia is the country most at risk from terror attacks after overtaking Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a worldwide study.

Four Lions

2010-10-26 12:26

A comedy about Islamic extremists? It's a miracle that this movie even exists.

Islamic group threatens Games

2010-09-19 15:53

A news report has said that an Islamic militant group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which takes place in India.

Morocco: Court upholds verdict

2010-07-18 10:50

The official Moroccan news agency says an appeals court has upheld the life sentence against a man convicted of plotting terrorist attacks in Morocco.

 

Arab League calls for confrontation with ISIS

2014-09-07 15:44
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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Terror suspect detained in Austria

2011-06-18 22:30

Austrian authorities have arrested an alleged Islamic extremist suspected of belonging to a terrorist group, German prosecutors say.

2 terror suspects wanted in Nigeria

2011-02-22 12:41

Nigeria has declared two people wanted over alleged crimes to kidnapping and acts of terrorism in the north of the country, where a wave of violence has claimed hundreds of lives.

US may take Sudan off terrorism list

2011-01-14 15:12

Sudan could be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism by July if the north accepts the results of the south’s independence referendum, an official says.

Financial watchdog for the Vatican

2010-12-30 16:36

The Vatican says it has created a new monitoring agency and issued new edicts in an effort to fight money laundering and terrorist financing.

Chile embassy attack 'cowardly act'

2010-12-24 14:00

The letter bomb that exploded at Chile’s embassy in Rome, slightly injuring one staff, was a “cowardly” act of terrorism, Chilean foreign minister says.

Okah bail application postponed

2010-11-09 11:26

The bail application of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been postponed because the magistrate hasn't had enough time to listen to court recordings.

Nigeria toughens anti-terrorism laws

2010-10-18 07:33

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to toughen anti-terrorism laws so that kidnappers and robbers have their property within and outside the country confiscated.

Cricket could combat terrorism

2010-08-04 18:15

Rashid Latif has proposed a one-day series between Pakistan and Afghanistan as a way to help combat the threat of terrorism.

Uganda blasts: Kenya arrests suspect

2010-07-16 13:44

A Kenyan official says police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Uganda bomb attacks during the World Cup final.

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