Latest Counterterrorism News

Indonesia, Australia affirm defense ties amid China concerns

Jun. 05, 2023 10:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to deepen security ties amid China’s increasingly assertive activity in the Indo-Pacific region. Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto said he and Marles discussed...

Myanmar court convicts journalist injured by army on 2nd charge, extending jail term to 13 years

May. 31, 2023 09:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted a 34-year-old journalist of violating the country’s counter-terrorism law, adding 10 years to the three-year prison sentence she was given last December for filming an anti-military protest in which she was injured by a speeding...

Tunisian journalist sentenced to 5 years in prison for counterterrorism reporting

May. 17, 2023 07:15 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian appeals court has sentenced a journalist to five years in prison for revealing details of a counterterrorism operation and refusing to reveal his sources, according to his lawyer, prompting outcry from media rights advocates. Khalifa Guesmi’s...

Pakistani police say 2 blasts at facility in NW kill 12

Apr. 24, 2023 15:56 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two explosions Monday at a counterterrorism police facility in northwest Pakistan killed at least 12 people and wounded at least 50, police said. Senior police officer Ataullah Khan said an initial blast at the facility in the Swat Valley district of...

Russia's top counterterrorism agency says the killing of a military blogger was staged by Ukrainian security agencies

Apr. 03, 2023 05:16 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top counterterrorism agency says the killing of a military blogger was staged by Ukrainian security agencies.

Police in Belgium arrest 8 people in counterterrorism raids

Mar. 28, 2023 05:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police officers in Belgium have arrested eight people during counterterrorism raids across the country as part of operations aimed at thwarting possible attacks, the federal prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Antwerp federal police carried out five searches in...

At least 5 killed in mysterious north Iraq helicopter crash

Mar. 17, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — A mysterious helicopter crash in northern Iraq has killed at least five people, allegedly including militants belonging to an outlawed Kurdish insurgency group, according to statements Thursday from the Iraqi Kurdish-run counterterrorism agency and the regional government. ...