Latest Counterterrorism News

Turkey says Nordic NATO expansion unlikely before June

Jan. 14, 2023 11:22 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Sweden and Finland are unlikely to be able to join NATO before June, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. The Nordic states applied to join the Western military alliance in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but their membership must be approved by all...

UK police investigating uranium-tainted cargo at Heathrow

Jan. 11, 2023 08:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police are investigating after border officers seized cargo contaminated with uranium at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that “a very small amount of contaminated material was identified after...

Pakistan: 1 soldier, 4 militants killed in army operation

Jan. 01, 2023 04:38 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An army operation in Pakistan's northwest targeting militants triggered a firefight that left a soldier and four fighters dead, the army's media wing said Sunday. The development comes weeks after Pakistani Taliban detainees overpowered their guards at a...

Suicide bomber hits Indonesian police station, killing 1

Dec. 07, 2022 07:19 AM EST

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — A Muslim militant and convicted bomb-maker who was released from prison last year blew himself up Wednesday at a police station on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing an officer and wounding 11 people, officials said. The attacker entered the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

Nov. 14, 2022 13:50 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police said Monday they have detained a Syrian woman with suspected links to Kurdish militants and that she confessed to planting a bomb that exploded on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul, killing six people and wounding several dozen others. Kurdish militants...

Bomb rocks avenue in heart of Istanbul; 6 dead, dozens hurt

Nov. 13, 2022 15:34 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A bomb rocked a bustling pedestrian avenue in the heart of Istanbul on Sunday, killing six people, wounding several dozen and leaving panicked people to flee the fiery blast or huddle in cafes and shops. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene on Istiklal Avenue, a...

Belgium stabbing suspect was on list of potential extremists

Nov. 11, 2022 06:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities said Friday that the lone assailant who killed one police officer and wounded another in a stabbing attack had been on a counterterrorism list of potential extremists. The Belgian suspect, who had served six years in prison for common-law crimes,...

Sweden's leader vows to counter terror threats to Turkey

Nov. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweden’s new prime minister pledged Tuesday to work toward countering “terrorism" threats to Turkey, as his government seeks Turkey's approval for his country’s NATO membership bid. Sweden and Finland abandoned their longstanding policies of military...

Group warns of rampant violence in Syria camp of IS families

Nov. 07, 2022 07:34 AM EST

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — A sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Islamic State group is witnessing pervasive violence, exploitation and lawlessness, an international aids group said Monday. Doctors Without Borders also said...