- Al-Qaida branch in Indian subcontinent now on US terror list Updated: Jun-30-16 10:56 am
WASHINGTON - The State Department is putting al-Qaida's branch in the Indian subcontinent on its list of foreign terrorist groups.
- Jordan widens IS crackdown; signs of home-grown extremism Updated: Jun-29-16 2:25 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants.
- Spain: Court drops terrorism probe against puppeteers Updated: Jun-28-16 10:44 am
MADRID - Spain's National Court judge has shelved an investigation into two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism in a theater show.
- Somali minister among 15 killed in extremist attack on hotel Updated: Jun-26-16 12:31 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali Cabinet minister is among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a hotel in the capital, police say.
- Psychologists behind CIA interrogation tactics deny torture Updated: Jun-22-16 11:28 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The acknowledgement by two former Air Force psychologists that they used waterboarding and other harsh tactics against detainees in the war on terror is a striking development, according to a human rights lawyer.
- Lebanese army slowly crushing extremists near Syria border Updated: Jun-22-16 11:54 am
ARSAL, Lebanon - In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains.
- In internal document, US diplomats demand Syria action Updated: Jun-16-16 11:14 pm
WASHINGTON - Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials said Thursday. The position is at odds with U.S. policy.
- Jordan detains professor for criticizing anti-IS air strikes Updated: Jun-15-16 4:57 am
AMMAN, Jordan - An activist says Jordan has detained a prominent Islamic law professor after he criticized the kingdom's participation in U.S.-led airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group.
- Orlando shooter espoused several disparate militant groups Updated: Jun-14-16 8:57 am
BEIRUT - U.S. authorities say Omar Mateen, the man who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, had touted support not just for the Islamic State but also other militant factions, which are enemies of the Sunni extremist group.
- CIA: No evidence that Saudi gov't helped 9/11 attackers Updated: Jun-12-16 9:34 am
WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan said there is no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials supported the Sept. 11 attacks.
- US review board rejects Kenyan release bid from Guantanamo Updated: Jun-10-16 4:57 pm
MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has rejected a Kenyan prisoner's bid to be released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after nine years in custody.
- Syrian-born US citizen gets 32 months for aiding militants Updated: Jun-10-16 2:04 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Amin al-Baroudi wanted to do the right thing in Syria, but knowing what the right thing is in a quagmire like the Syrian war isn't always easy.
- Russian defense minister in Tehran for talks on Syria Updated: Jun-09-16 10:36 am
MOSCOW - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is visiting Tehran for talks with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts.
- US announced airstrikes in Yemen, killing al-Qaida militants Updated: Jun-03-16 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says it conducted four counterterrorism strikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen in recent months, including one May 19 that killed four enemy combatants.
- US court says man can be forcibly medicated in terror case Updated: Jun-01-16 4:35 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A mentally ill North Carolina man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria can be forcibly medicated to see if that will make him competent for trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
- 4 Bangladeshi men convicted of terror financing in Singapore Updated: May-31-16 11:13 am
SINGAPORE - Four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country were convicted of financing terrorism by a court in Singapore on Tuesday.