Latest Terrorism News

Some convictions overturned in terrorism case against Muslim scholar from Virginia

Jul. 19, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has overturned a conviction carrying a life sentence for an Islamic scholar from Virginia who was found guilty of soliciting treason after the Sept. 11 attacks for encouraging followers to fight against the U.S. in Afghanistan. The ruling issued...

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Jul. 19, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter sent...

Prosecutors say neo-Nazi 'murder cult' leader plotted to give poison candy to Jewish kids in NYC

Jul. 16, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a neo-Nazi extremist group based in eastern Europe has been charged with plotting to have an associate dress up as Santa Claus and hand out poisoned candy to Jewish children in New York City to sow terror, prosecutors said Tuesday. Michail...

FBI investigating Trump rally attack as attempted assassination and act of domestic terror, but hasn't identified motive

Jul. 14, 2024 15:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI investigating Trump rally attack as attempted assassination and act of domestic terror, but hasn't identified motive.

Argentina designates Hamas a terrorist group in show of support for Israel

Jul. 12, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina designated Hamas a terrorist organization Friday and ordered a freeze on the financial assets of the Palestinian group, a largely symbolic move as President Javier Milei seeks to align Argentina strongly with the U.S. and Israel. Announcing...

Terrorism and organized crime rampant in Sahel and spilling into West Africa coastal states, UN says

Jul. 12, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorism and organized crime by violent extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State are a “pervasive threat” in Africa's volatile Sahel region and are spilling over to West Africa's coastal countries, the top U.N. envoy for the area warned Friday. ...

Russian authorities put Russian opposition leader Navalny's widow on list of 'extremists'

Jul. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday put the widow of deceased Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on a list of “terrorists and extremists,” continuing a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on the opposition. Earlier this week, a Moscow court ordered the arrest of Yulia...

Iraqi court sentences wife of slain Islamic State leader to death for crimes against Yazidi women

Jul. 10, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court issued a death sentence against one of the wives of the late brutal Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, alleging that she was complicit in crimes committed against Yazidi women captured by the militant group, the country's judiciary announced Wednesday. ...

A Russian playwright and a theater director sentenced to prison on charges of advocating terrorism

Jul. 08, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

A Russian court on Monday convicted a theater director and a playwright of terrorism charges and sentenced them to six years each in prison, the latest in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent across the country that has reached new heights since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine. Zhenya...

A Russian court convicts a playwright and a theater director on charges of terrorism and sentences them to prison terms

Jul. 08, 2024 12:43 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court convicts a playwright and a theater director on charges of terrorism and sentences them to prison terms.