Latest Counterterrorism News

UK police arrest man after explosive device sent in London

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in his 20s after a package containing a small improvised explosive device was sent to a residential address in north London. The Metropolitan Police said the suspect was detained in Cambridge on Saturday morning on suspicion of attempting to...

In this frame grab from a video, Tunisian police officers investigate after Tunisian forces shot dead three suspected Islamic militants who rammed their vehicle into security officers and attacked them with knives, killing one and injuring another in the coastal resort town of Sousse, eastern Tunisia, Sunday Sept.6, 2020. Speaking at the site of the attack, Tunisian prime minister Hicham Mechichi announced the arrest of a fourth suspect who had been aboard the vehicle that rammed the National Guard officers. (AP Photo/Mehdi El Arem)

Tunisia arrests 7 suspects after deadly weekend attack

Sep. 7, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say that they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a deadly weekend attack that left one security officer dead and another wounded. The attack occurred on Sunday in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse when the perpetrators rammed their vehicle...

Albania arrests woman wanted in Italy for terror conviction

Sep. 5, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A woman wanted in Italy for trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State group was arrested in Albania's capital on Saturday, police said. Lubjana Gjecaj, 43, will be extradited to Italy where a court in Milan has sentenced her to three years in prison for association with...

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft  listens as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the United Nations. The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.  (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)

US vetoes UN resolution over Islamic State fighters' return

Aug. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution Monday calling for the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of all those engaged in terrorism-related activities, saying it didn’t call for the repatriation from Syria and Iraq of foreign fighters for the Islamic State...

UK fighter jets escort plane as phone sparks security alert

Aug. 31, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Ryanair plane after the crew reported a suspicious object, which turned out to be a mobile phone. The Royal Air Force said Monday that two Typhoon aircraft were launched from a base in eastern England to escort the passenger plane on...

FILE- In this Feb 4, 2000 file photo, Pakistan-based militant leader Masood Azhar, speaks at the Karachi press club, in Pakistan. India's anti-terrorism agency named the Pakistan-based militant leader as the prime mastermind in a 2019 car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers and brought two nuclear-armed rival nations to the brink of war, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

India indicts Pakistani militant in 2019 Kashmir bombing

Aug. 26, 2020 4:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's anti-terrorism agency named a Pakistan-based militant leader as the prime mastermind of a 2019 car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers and brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war. The National Investigation Agency filed a charge sheet...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Mali's president was ousted on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 in a coup. But Macron doggedly refuses to withdraw France's 5,100 troops even though allies and enemies are now unclear and victory looks like a desert mirage. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight

Aug. 25, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It was a picture postcard meant to portray unity in the vast and fragile lands that once were French colonies: President Emmanuel Macron standing with the leaders of five West African countries where France has spearheaded a counter-terrorism war since 2013. "We are all convinced that victory...

UN: Over 10,000 Islamic State fighters active in Iraq, Syria

Aug. 24, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain active in Iraq and Syria two years after the militant group’s defeat, and their attacks have significantly increased this year, the U.N. counter-terrorism chief said Monday. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N. Security...

Malians supporting the recent overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita gather to celebrate in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Hundreds marched in the streets of Mali's capital Friday to celebrate the overthrow of Keita, as the West African country's longtime political opposition backed the military's junta plan to eventually hand over power to a civilian transitional government. (AP Photo)

Thousands in Mali's capital welcome president's downfall

Aug. 21, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands marched Friday in the streets of Mali's capital to celebrate the overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as the West African nation's political opposition backed the military’s junta plan to eventually hand over power to a civilian transitional government. But...

Cleric extradited from Jamaica to NYC on terrorism charges

Aug. 14, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A radical Islamic cleric has been extradited to New York City on charges he recruited followers and fighters for the Islamic State through fiery online lectures and militant propaganda, prosecutors said Friday. Abdullah al-Faisal, who had been behind bars in Jamaica, pleaded not guilty in...