Latest Terrorism News

Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

Mar. 19, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Colbert's "Late Show," the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on...

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Mar. 19, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July. The nature of the...

US-backed force says it captured IS camp in Syria

Mar. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces took control Tuesday of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after dozens of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that killed four Americans in northern Syria were...

The Latest: Wilders urges justice minister to resign

Mar. 19, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Dutch politician Geert Wilders has demanded that Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus resign after it became apparent that the main suspect in the Utrecht tram shooting had been released recently...

New Zealand leader vows to deny notoriety to mosque gunman

Mar. 19, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — He took away New Zealand's innocence, along with 50 precious lives. And in exchange, the country's prime minister vowed to take away the one thing the gunman so clearly craves: fame. In a passionate speech laced with steely resolve, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday...

The Latest: Internet firms add NZ video to shared database

Mar. 19, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Wednesday A group of big internet companies says it has added more than 800 different versions of the New Zealand mosque shooting video to a shared database used to block violent terrorist...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 19, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

Mar. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that...

Defense criticizes years-long monitoring of terror defendant

Mar. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a New York City terrorist attack said in a court filing Monday that the U.S. had their client under surveillance and perhaps illegally for years. The lawyers in their partially redacted filing in Manhattan federal court demanded...

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

Mar. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Zealand's international spy agency has confirmed it had not received any relevant information or intelligence ahead of last week's deadly mass shooting on two mosques. The Government...