Terrorism News, 01 Dec 2018

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Pakistan clerics in blasphemy case to face treason charges

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Khadim Hussain Rizvi

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani minister says the detained Islamic clerics who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case will face treason and terrorism charges.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that …


UK police arrest man on suspicion of encouraging terrorism

November 28, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British police say a man has been arrested in the capital on suspicion of encouraging terrorism.

Counterterrorism officers arrested the 18-year-old man in south London on Wednesday, and he was taken to a police station where he remains in custody.

Police also searched …


Italy accuses Lebanese man of plotting bio-chemical attack

November 28, 2018

ROME (AP) — Police in Sardinia say they have arrested a Lebanese man suspected of trying to buy material online for a planned biological or chemical attack in Italy that he researched using Islamic State propaganda.

Police said 38-year-old Amin Alhaj Ahmad researched the aflatoxin B1 …


After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India

November 24, 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The suicide bomber that targeted the Chinese consulate in Karachi used a foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive, said Pakistani police, who suggested Saturday that the attack was orchestrated in India.

Counter-terrorism officer Umar Khitab said that authorities are …


French says its forces kill at least 30 extremists in Mali

November 23, 2018

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France’s anti-terrorism forces in Mali have killed at least 30 al-Qaida-linked extremists in central Mali, including the possible death of a chief jihadi leader, France’s armed forces ministry said Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that the attack overnight …


The Latest: Pakistan’s death toll from market bombing now 35

November 23, 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country’s northwest has risen further and is now at 35.

The …


Bosnia police arrest suspect with extremist links

November 23, 2018

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia say they have detained one person suspected of affiliation with Islamic extremists and terrorism.

Police said Friday they arrested the suspect on Thursday evening at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital. A statement says the suspect …


UK police arrest man in connection to explosive devices

November 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection to the discovery of two apparent explosive devices found in northwest London.

Police said the man was arrested Thursday morning in north London on suspicion of violating the Explosive Substances …

Asia Pacific

Australia wants it easier to strip extremists of citizenship

November 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia revealed plans on Thursday to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the …

New York City

New Justice Department head erroneously says bomber had help

November 21, 2018
Matthew Whitaker

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker erroneously told an audience of law enforcement officials Wednesday that a terrorist who set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey had two co-conspirators overseas and that one was in custody.

Whitaker, who took over as the …


London counter-terrorism unit involved after 2 devices found

November 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police are investigating after two devices were found in an unoccupied apartment in northwest London.

Police said Wednesday the “initial assessment” is that the items were improvised explosive devices.

Police said the devices were made safe and …


AP FACT CHECK: Trump book didn’t foreshadow bin Laden attack

November 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an echo of his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. There was less to his foreshadowing than he states.

Trump’s tweet about bin Laden …


AP FACT CHECK: Trump boasts anew that he saw al-Qaida coming

November 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an echo of his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. There was less to his foreshadowing than he states.

Trump’s tweet about bin Laden …

Mahathir Mohamad

Australia, Malaysia trade words over Israel embassy shift

November 15, 2018
Mahathir Mohamad

SYDNEY (AP) — A top Australian official seized Friday on past comments from Malaysia’s prime minister seen as anti-Semitic, amid a diplomatic war of words over the possibility of Canberra moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad raised the …


US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.

The planned 10 percent cut from …

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