Latest Counterterrorism News

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Jul. 17, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from the...

EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

Jul. 15, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union said Monday that it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. It said EU officials held talks on Monday with Sri Lanka's acting...

UK police urge publishers not to use leaked diplomatic memos

Jul. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating...

UK counter-terror police probe leak of ambassador's cables

Jul. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police opened a criminal investigation on Friday into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos that cost the U.K. ambassador in Washington his job. The probe is being led by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command because it is responsible for investigating breaches of...

Police arrest al-Qaeda funder in Pakistan

Jul. 7, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say counterterrorism forces have arrested a man who funding for al-Qaeda militants under the cover of a non-governmental organization. Officer Ilyas Khan of the provincial Counter-Terrorism Department said late Saturday Ali Nawaz was using multiple bank...

Denmark charges 3 men for buying drones for IS

Jul. 5, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish prosecutors have charged three men under Denmark's anti-terror laws on suspicion of buying drones and components with the purpose of delivering them to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq where they were to be used "in combat actions." Prosecutor Kristian Kirk says...

UK police arrested Swedish woman suspected of terrorism

Jul. 5, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a Swedish woman at London's Gatwick Airport on suspicion of committing a terrorism offense. Police said Friday that the 40-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon after arriving in Britain on a flight from Italy. The arrest was made by the South East...

Australia proposes to ban extremists' return for 2 years

Jul. 4, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government on Thursday proposed new laws that would prevent extremist Australians from returning home for up to two years, as the country prepares for the repatriation of Islamic State group supporters from the Middle East. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton...

UN chief to visit Kenya and Mozambique next week

Jul. 1, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Africa next week to attend a counter-terrorism conference and assess recovery efforts from two cyclones earlier this year in Mozambique. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Guterres will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, on...

Indonesia arrests suspected leader of Jemaah Islamiyah

Jul. 1, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested a man believed to be the leader of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network who has eluded capture since 2003, authorities said Monday. National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said Para Wijayanto was arrested Saturday by counterterrorism police...