Latest Counterterrorism News

EXPLAINER: Why was Michigan suspect charged with terrorism?

Dec. 01, 2021 19:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors on Wednesday charged a teen with terrorism in a deadly mass shooting at his high school, a novel approach made possible by a law enacted after the 9/11 attacks nearly 20 years ago. The state's 2002 anti-terrorism law defines a...

The Base, Hezbollah get terrorist designation in Australia

Nov. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Wednesday said it intends to add far-right extremist group The Base and the entirety of the Lebanese group Hezbollah to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations as national security services grapple with a surge in neo-Nazi cells and other...

India anti-terror agency arrests prominent Kashmir activist

Nov. 23, 2021 05:26 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s counter-terrorism investigating agency has arrested a prominent human rights activist in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in a new crackdown on rights groups in the disputed region. The National Investigation Agency, aided by police and...

Liverpool taxi bombing suspect named as police release 4 men

Nov. 16, 2021 09:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A suspected bomber who died when his homemade device exploded in a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital was an asylum-seeker from the Middle East who had converted from Islam to Christianity, British police, church officials and others said Tuesday. Police...

UK says Liverpool taxi blast was a bomb, raises threat level

Nov. 15, 2021 14:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities raised the country's threat level to its second-highest rung on Monday, after police said a blast in a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital was caused by a homemade bomb. Investigators said they were treating Sunday's explosion — which...

UK: 3 arrested over car explosion outside Liverpool hospital

Nov. 14, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested three men under terrorism laws Sunday after a car exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, killing one man and injuring another. Counter-terrorism police said the three men, whose ages ranged from 21 to 29, were detained in the...

Blinken headed to Africa to address various crises

Nov. 11, 2021 20:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Africa next week as the Biden administration intensifies diplomatic efforts to resolve crises in Ethiopia and Sudan and seeks to boost counterterrorism cooperation, the State Department said Thursday. ...

New charges filed against jailed US journalist in Myanmar

Nov. 10, 2021 01:31 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist jailed in Myanmar for more than five months has been served with two new criminal charges, including one that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, his lawyer said. Denny Fenster is already being tried on three other charges that could give him...

Tunisia says tunnel found near French ambassador's residence

Nov. 03, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An anti-terrorism raid in Tunisia uncovered a tunnel being dug in the vicinity of the French ambassador's residence from a house frequented by a known extremist, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry's statement did not indicate the...

Kashmir students face terror law for cheering Pakistan win

Oct. 26, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir are investigating students and staff at two medical colleges under a harsh anti-terror law for celebrating India's loss to archrival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup cricket game, officials said Tuesday. Police said...