Latest Terrorism News

Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches

Nov. 20, 2019 5:33 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing act. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC said Wednesday it was pursuing Westpac, one of Australia’s four...

Woman and man charged with terror offenses in Kosovo

Nov. 20, 2019 4:16 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against two people suspected of supporting or fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. A prosecutors’ statement Tuesday said they had accused a woman, identified only as F.Z., as fighting with the Islamic State group in...

New Mexico may form hate-crimes unit after Texas massacre

Nov. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top prosecutor urged lawmakers Tuesday to fund a new investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and other emerging threats that might qualify as terrorism....

House Dems recommend Maloney to head Oversight Committee

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party’s caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....

Man accused of designing process to spread IS propaganda

Nov. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago college student is accused of designing a process to help the Islamic State group spread propaganda online Thomas Osadzinski is charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 20-year-old designed a process...

Evers vetoes honorary highway, bridge naming criteria bill

Nov. 19, 2019 3:45 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bipartisan bill that set criteria for honorary highway and bridge designations. Evers says he vetoed the measure Tuesday because he objects to limiting the ability to commemorate those who have made significant contributions or sacrifices for the people of...

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

Nov. 19, 2019 11:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack, authorities said. The 26-year-old “radical Islamist” was planning an attack in Germany designed to...

Nicaragua files weapons charges against opposition activists

Nov. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The charges,...

Man charged with making explosives tutorial for terrorists

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who moved from Florida to Virginia earlier this year was trying to support the Islamic State terrorist group by posting a video online for making explosives. The Florida Times-Union reports that a federal judge in Jacksonville unsealed a criminal complaint...

Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days. The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in back-to-back-to-back live sessions. Among them, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the wealthy donor...