Latest Counterterrorism News

The Islamic State group poses rising threat in Africa despite progress, UN experts say

Feb. 16, 2024 18:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group poses a rising threat amid political instability in West Africa and the Sahel and remains intent on carrying out attacks abroad, the U.N. counter-terrorism chief said Thursday. Vladimir Voronkov reiterated U.N. findings that...

The Dutch counterterror agency has raised the national threat alert to the second-highest level

Dec. 12, 2023 17:33 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch counterterrorism agency on Tuesday lifted the country's threat alert to its second-highest level, saying the possibility of an attack in the country is now “substantial.” The announcement marked the first time the threat level has been so...