Latest Terrorism News

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

Aug. 14, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local): 6:00 p.m. British counter-terrorism police are carrying out three searches in central England as part of an investigation after a car slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Police say...

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

Aug. 14, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism. With the driver in custody, counterterror detectives were working...

London police say the counter-terrorism command is leading investigation into crash outside Houses of Parliament

Aug. 14, 2018 4:29 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — London police say the counter-terrorism command is leading investigation into crash outside Houses of Parliament.

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

Aug. 14, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China blamed "anti-China forces" on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said anti-China forces had made "false accusations against China...

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

Aug. 13, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and...

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

Aug. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says. The report by U.N. experts circulated...

Uzbek man gets 20 more years for trying to kill warden

Aug. 13, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in prison for plotting to help a foreign terrorist group has been sentenced to another 20 years for trying to kill a federal prison warden in California. Fazliddin Kurbanov was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say he acknowledged fashioning a...

Kentucky to offer new driver's licenses to comply with law

Aug. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will start offering new driver's licenses in January, becoming one of the last states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, requiring states to upgrade the security of their driver's...

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

Aug. 13, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it was actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory. An Emirati general denied the report while...

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Aug. 12, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faced off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday's polls had low...