Latest Terrorism News

Singapore detains 16-year-old over plans to attack mosques

Jan. 27, 2021 10:21 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Authorities in Singapore have detained without trial a 16-year-old student who made detailed plans and preparations to carry out “terrorist attacks” on two mosques with a machete. The Singaporean teen was inspired by an Australian white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.  Right-wing extremism has previously mostly played out in isolated pockets of America or in smaller cities. In contrast, the deadly attack by rioters on the U.S. Capitol targeted the very heart of government. It brought together members of disparate groups, creating the opportunity for extremists to establish links with each other. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

Jan. 27, 2021 10:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by antigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and...

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to reporters during a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday,  Jan. 27, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Biden pauses Trump policies as Blinken takes diplomatic helm

Jan. 27, 2021 10:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday paused or put under review a wide swath of Trump-era foreign policies as America’s new top diplomat took the helm of the State Department. The administration placed at least temporarily holds on several big-ticket arms sales to the United Arab...

US terrorism alert warns of potential for violence amid lingering anti-government sentiment following Biden's election

Jan. 27, 2021 12:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US terrorism alert warns of potential for violence amid lingering anti-government sentiment following Biden's election.

US deputy Africa commander in Sudan, hails 'new beginning'

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A U.S. deputy commander for Africa on Wednesday welcomed a “new beginning” and a “renewed relationship” between the U.S. and Sudan following the African country's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The remarks by Andrew Young, a deputy...

A wrecked vehicle is seen after a driver struck and injured at least five people over a 20-block stretch of Southeast Portland, Ore., before crashing and fleeing on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, according to witnesses. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Police: Terrorism didn't motivate fatal Oregon car attack

Jan. 26, 2021 6:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated a driver who repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said Tuesday. The driver, whose name has...

Last of 4 domestic terrorists sentenced to 55 years in jail

Jan. 26, 2021 3:21 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The last of four domestic terrorists who robbed banks and planted bombs in the Spokane region in 1996 has been resentenced to 55 years in federal prison. Charles Barbee, 68, along with his co-conspirators, were linked to the white supremacist Phineas Priesthood group and were...

Appeals court weighs constitutionality of terror watchlist

Jan. 26, 2021 2:14 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal appellate judges expressed concerns about ordering wholesale changes to a government watchlist of roughly 1 million individuals labeled as “known or suspected terrorists,” despite a lower court finding that the list was constitutionally flawed. The...

Maldives police say they uncovered plot to attack school

Jan. 26, 2021 10:27 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Tuesday they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. The suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited...

Texas man pleads guilty in plot to attack Trump Tower

Jan. 26, 2021 9:09 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a terror charge after authorities accused him of plotting attacks on the White House and Trump Tower in New York City. Jaylyn Christopher Molina, 22, of Cost, also pleaded guilty Monday to one count of receiving child pornography after authorities found...