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Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted of 9/11 role

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 te…

  • German court convicts Turkish man of terrorism charges 3 hours ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has convicted a 28-year-old Turkish man of supporting a terrorist organization fighting in Syria and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. More »

  • Pisa police arrest Moroccan for pro-terror stance on the Web 4 hours ago

    ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man near Pisa for allegedly using Facebook and other social media to incite Muslims to use terrorism. More »

  • State media: Jordan arrests terror suspect with explosives 5 hours ago

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state media say the security forces have arrested a man with purported links to an Iranian group on suspicion he planned to carry out terror attacks in the kingdom. More »

  • Egypt arrests Brotherhood members for alleged Suez plot - security sources 6 hours ago

    Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on suspicion of planting bombs around the Suez Canal to disrupt shipping, security sources said on Monday. The waterway, the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, is a vital source of hard currency for Egypt, particularly since the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak and scared off tourists and foreign investment. Egypt's government has escalated rhetoric against the Brotherhood, which it regards as a terrorist group, since the assassination of the country's top prosecutor last week. More »

  • 7/7 survivor reunited with saviour
    7/7 survivor reunited with saviour 6 hours ago

    A survivor of the 7/7 London terror attacks has had an emotional reunion with one of her saviours today. More »

  • Varoufakis: Scourge of Greece's creditors
    Varoufakis: Scourge of Greece's creditors 6 hours ago

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has accused Athens' lenders of "terrorism" More »

  • Boko Haram Kills Scores In Twin Attacks
    Boko Haram Kills Scores In Twin Attacks 7 hours ago

    Two bombs at a mosque and restaurant in the central Nigerian city of Jos have killed 44 people and wounded 67, according to the National Emergency Management Agency. Terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were the latest in a series of bombings and shootings that have killed more than 200 people in the northeast during the past week alone. The explosion at the Yantaya Mosque on Sunday came as cleric Sani Yahaya was addressing a crowd during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to survivors. More »

  • Cameron's fight against militancy leads to battle over freedoms
    Cameron's fight against militancy leads to battle over freedoms 7 hours ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A decade after four Britons in London carried out the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in Western Europe, Britain is planning new anti-terror laws that critics say are an assault on freedoms and will not work. Prime Minister David Cameron's government wants to ramp up powers this year to ban "extremist" groups, close mosques where radicals thrive, stop extremist broadcasts, and give police and intelligence services broader powers to monitor communications. Ministers say those powers are urgently needed to address threats posed by organisations such as Islamic State and to prevent another attack on the scale of the July 7, 2005 bombings when four Muslims killed 52 people on three trains and a bus. More »

  • In pictures: 7/7 attacks remembered
    In pictures: 7/7 attacks remembered 8 hours ago

    It's been 10 years since four bombers detonated devices on three Underground trains and a bus in Tavistock, killing 52 civilians and injuring over 700 more, making it the worst terror attack in Britain since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On July 7, we remember those we lost, those who were heroes, and the day the United Kingdom refused to bow to those who wanted us to live in fear. Here, a brief collection of iconic pictures from the day. More »

  • Dad And Toddler Stopped By Police After Parading ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of …
    Dad And Toddler Stopped By Police After Parading ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of … 9 hours ago

    The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London More »

  • Greek finance minister says resigns to clear path to aid deal 11 hours ago

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, whose forceful denunciations of creditors alienated many of his euro zone colleagues, resigned on Monday, saying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras believed it would help smooth the path to a new aid deal. With relations already frosty, Varoufakis infuriated Greece's European partners last week when he accused creditors of using "terrorism" against the Greek people to intimidate them into accepting more austerity. In a statement, Varoufakis said he had been "made aware" that some members of the euro zone did not want him to attend meetings of finance ministers, and his absence was "an idea the prime minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement". More »

  • BBC One drama A Song For Jenny is a painful look back to the events of July …
    BBC One drama A Song For Jenny is a painful look back to the events of July … 11 hours ago

    A powerfully moving BBC 1 drama shows how difficult it is to lose a loved one to terrorism. More »

  • Call to use ex-inmate intercepts
    Call to use ex-inmate intercepts 19 hours ago

    Intercept evidence could be used to recall former paramilitary prisoners to jail in Northern Ireland, the UK's terrorism watchdog said. More »

  • Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law
    Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday. More »

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency following terror attack on beach resort Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A week after a gunman killed 38 tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia, President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency, granting additional powers to the security services and restricting large assemblies. The Saturday move came as Tunisia is coming to grips with its second major terrorist attack in four months. In March a terrorist attack on the National Bardo Museum near Tunis killed 22 people, most of them tourists. More »

  • 'High risk of terror attack' in Spain: minister
    'High risk of terror attack' in Spain: minister Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Spain is facing its highest level of terror threat since 2004 because of the danger posed by jihadists, said the country's Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz on Sunday. More »

  • Anniversary of 7/7 bombings marked
    Anniversary of 7/7 bombings marked Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Britain will this week mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7 terrorist attacks. More »

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far
    7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing." More »

  • Tunisia Attack: Permanent Memorial For Victims
    Tunisia Attack: Permanent Memorial For Victims Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A permanent memorial for the 30 British victims of the Tunisia terror attack is to be created, David Cameron has announced. The families are being helped by Tobias Ellwood, a Foreign Office minister who has first-hand experience of losing a loved one in an overseas terrorist attack. Mr Ellwood has said the Tunisia attack memorial may be located in the north, which is where most of the victims were from. More »

  • Family channels 7/7 loss into helping fight extremism
    Family channels 7/7 loss into helping fight extremism Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Esther Hyman could be forgiven for hating the suicide bomber who killed her sister Miriam, but she has channelled her grief into trying to stop a new generation of Britons from turning to terrorism. More »

  • 7/7 drama a traumatic job for Emily Watson
    7/7 drama a traumatic job for Emily Watson Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The actress had to get to grips with a harrowing part for the terror attacks anniversary drama. More »

  • Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack
    Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war". Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive flexibility, hand the army and police more authority, and restrict certain rights such as those dealing with public assembly and detention. "Due to the terrorism risk, and the regional context, and spread of terrorism, we have declared a state of emergency," Essebsi said in a televised address. More »

  • Greek Minister Accuses Creditors Of 'Terrorism'
    Greek Minister Accuses Creditors Of 'Terrorism' Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Greece's creditors have been accused of "terrorism" by the country's finance minister as Greeks prepare to vote on a possible new bailout deal. Yanis Varoufakis claimed the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and the European Union wanted to "humiliate Greeks" as he argued for a "no" in Sunday's referendum . The country's arch-critic - Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble - said Greece would remain part of the eurozone whatever happened, but could temporarily lose the single currency. More »

  • Spanish police arrest man suspected of recruiting jihadis Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising jihadi terrorism and disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State group. More »

  • London Teens 'Married' To Syria IS Miliants
    London Teens 'Married' To Syria IS Miliants Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Two of the three east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join Islamic State have been married to militants in the terrorist group, their families have said. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, fled Britain in February. Tasnime Akunjee would not say which of the girls had married and said he had no information about the status of the third girl. More »

  • Families get Tunisia attack bodies
    Families get Tunisia attack bodies Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The bodies of four Scottish tourists killed in the Tunisia terror attack have been released to their families. More »

  • Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism'
    Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism' Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" and of having intentions to humiliate the Greeks. More »

  • 'That's Good Enough': Words Moviemakers Should Never Say to The …
    'That's Good Enough': Words Moviemakers Should Never Say to The … Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    “In television I don't ever want to try and reinvent the wheel,” he said on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Friday. Take Jack Bauer, the terrorist-fighting hero of 24. “He does thing that are very wish-fulfillment oriented,” Grazer said. More »

  • Spain arrests Moroccan accused of distributing Islamic State propaganda Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man in the north eastern city of Badalona on Saturday accused of distributing militant Islamist propaganda across social networks, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said the man was a supporter of Islamic State militants and had called for jihad on two fronts. "On one side, the call for Muslims to go to Syria and Iraq and form part of the self-proclaimed caliphate and, on the other, for those that cannot travel, autonomous terrorist acts in their respective countries of origin or residence," it said. More »

  • Finance minister Varoufakis says action towards Greece is 'terrorism … Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said European action towards the country was "terrorism" in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo and said a trillion euros would be lost if Greece was allowed to crash. "What they're doing with Greece has a name: terrorism," Varoufakis said in the interview, published on Saturday. The vote could decide Greece's future as a member of Europe's single currency. More »

  • Tunisia: Tributes To Beach Massacre Dead
    Tunisia: Tributes To Beach Massacre Dead Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Britain has paused for a minute's silence to remember the holidaymakers shot dead by a terrorist while they sunbathed on a Tunisian beach last week. The Queen, who was at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Prime Minister David Cameron, who was in his constituency in Oxfordshire, joined millions of people across Britain as Big Ben chimed midday. Back in Britain, sporting events at Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta were delayed to allow fans, competitors and match officials to pay their respects. More »

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport. More »

  • Details of gunshot wounds revealed
    Details of gunshot wounds revealed Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The deadly wounds inflicted on eight Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack were confirmed today as inquests were opened into their deaths. More »

  • “The violence is now at our door – it invades our town in two coffins”
    “The violence is now at our door – it invades our town in two coffins” Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The funeral mass for Larry and Martina Hayes, killed in last week’s terrorist attack in Tunisia, has taken place in Athlone. More »

  • 9/11 Firefighter Wins $5m On Lottery Scratchcard
    9/11 Firefighter Wins $5m On Lottery Scratchcard Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A New York City firefighter who retired after suffering lung problems while working at ground zero following the 9/11 terror attacks has won $5m on a lottery scratch card. Carmelo Mercado, 63, was one of the members of Queens Battalion 49 who responded to the World Trade Center attack in 2001. Mr Mercado, who has four children, was at a store in Queens when he decided to play the Cash X100 game. More »