Latest Terrorism News

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Judge rejects US bid to send refugee to Iraq in terror case

Apr. 21, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California refused Wednesday to allow the extradition to Iraq of a man accused of committing a killing for the Islamic State, saying cellphone evidence shows he was in Turkey at the time of the slaying. The U.S. Justice...

US outlines possible sanctions relief for Iran in nuke talks

Apr. 21, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that the Biden administration has laid out examples of the kinds of sanctions on Iran it’s willing to lift in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. The official said the U.S....

Feds push to extradite Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a judge to approve a request to extradite a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq on allegations that he participated in the killings of two police officers nearly 15 years ago in the Iraqi city of Fallujah as the leader of an al-Qaida group. ...

Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

Apr. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others, police said. Security forces rushed to the Serena hotel and...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...

German woman convicted over her time with IS in Syria

Apr. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria after traveling there with her young daughter was convicted on Wednesday of participating in a terrorist organization and other offenses. The state court in Duesseldorf sentenced the...

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

Apr. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel's membership between the two parties. Pelosi first...

Sri Lankan archbishop asks Muslims to reject extremism

Apr. 21, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Catholic archbishop appealed to the country's Muslims on Wednesday to reject extremism and join Catholics in determining the truth behind Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal...