Latest Counterterrorism News

Officials: 16 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

Oct. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces say they killed 16 militants in separate shootouts during raids against extremists and separatists on Saturday, with two soldiers killed in the process. One raid was conducted in the Mastung area of Baluchistan...

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb separatist leadership. The exercise was held in the ski resort at Mt....

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

UK counterterror unit leading investigation into lawmaker's slaying, but haven't yet determined if was a terror attack

Oct. 15, 2021 13:40 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK counterterror unit leading investigation into lawmaker's slaying, but haven't yet determined if was a terror attack.

Amid flurry of Taliban diplomacy, Qatar stresses engagement

Oct. 13, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's foreign minister said isolating Afghanistan and its new Taliban rulers “will never be an answer” and argued Wednesday that engaging with the former insurgents could empower the more moderate voices among them. Sheikh...

Qatar diplomat emphasizes engagement with Taliban at forum

Oct. 12, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's diplomatic point man on Afghanistan said Tuesday countries should engage the country's new Taliban rulers, warning that isolation could lead to instability and a wide-reaching security threat, as happened when al-Qaida used the country as a base to...

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

Oct. 05, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The old music box factory had been abandoned for years on the outskirts of the Swiss mountain town, with paint curling at the edges of its dingy grey and yellow walls. It was the perfect hiding place for the young French mother and her 8-year-old daughter...

Greek police arrest asylum-seeker suspected of IS membership

Oct. 04, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek counterterrorism police on Monday arrested an asylum-seeker in central Athens who is suspected of membership in the Islamic State group, authorities said. A police statement said the 34-year-old man's arrest followed cooperation with Greece's...

After knife attack, New Zealand criminalizes terror plotting

Sep. 29, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand politicians on Thursday passed a law that makes plotting a terrorist attack a crime, fixing a legal loophole that was exposed earlier this month by a violent knife attack. The new law had been months in the planning but was...

China, NATO officials discuss Afghanistan, regional tensions

Sep. 28, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO's chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the...