- Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet Updated: Feb-06-16 3:49 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.
- 2 puppeteers held in Spain for allegedly praising terrorism Updated: Feb-06-16 2:10 pm
MADRID - A Spanish court has ordered the detention of two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism during a performance in Madrid.
- Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali Updated: Feb-06-16 11:10 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali that killed one Malian soldier, an organization that monitors jihadi sites said Saturday.
- Heavy security around Stade de France 3 months after attacks Updated: Feb-06-16 10:53 am
PARIS - Despite a marked increase in security checks, a calm and relaxed atmosphere prevailed outside Stade de France as fans arrived for the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy on Saturday.
- Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan Updated: Feb-06-16 8:07 am
QUETTA, Pakistan - A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.
- UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists Updated: Feb-05-16 11:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December - and that number will only grow in 2016, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday.
- Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters Updated: Feb-05-16 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
- Widow of slain American missionary headed back to Africa Updated: Feb-05-16 7:11 pm
HOLLYWOOD, Florida - The widow of an American missionary said Friday that she believes it is God's plan for her to return to the African country where al-Qaida fighters killed her husband last month, and she has no hesitation about doing so.
- Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism Updated: Feb-05-16 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
- Germany: Suspect in attack plot registered as Syrian refugee Updated: Feb-05-16 11:29 am
BERLIN - One of four Algerian men suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin had registered in Germany as a Syrian refugee and another had contacts in Belgium, police said Friday.
- French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks Updated: Feb-05-16 6:44 am
PARIS - French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched more than 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris - but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime, not terrorism.
- French premier pushes law to revoke terrorists' citizenship Updated: Feb-05-16 4:49 am
PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is appealing to legislators to approve a divisive bill, prompted by last year's attacks on Paris, that would revoke the French citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality.
- General says troop cuts constrain Afghan training mission Updated: Feb-04-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.
- Muslim advocacy group asks for meeting with Alabama governor Updated: Feb-04-16 2:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A Muslim advocacy group on Thursday asked to meet with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley about statements he made on a refugee resettlement program that the group says were "derogatory and dehumanizing."
- US embassy condemns Czechs for not extraditing suspects Updated: Feb-04-16 2:12 pm
PRAGUE - The U.S. embassy in Prague on Thursday blasted a decision by the Czech Republic's justice minister not to extradite a Lebanese national to the U.S. to face weapons charges.
- Paris attack leader said he slipped in with 90 extremists Updated: Feb-04-16 12:22 pm
PARIS - The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location.
- NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50 Updated: Feb-03-16 8:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is "no credible threat" to Super Bowl 50.
- Nigerian leader says army will limit use of force Updated: Feb-03-16 10:53 am
BRUSSELS - Nigeria's president says his country's military will only use the minimum force necessary to deal with extremists after calls for an investigation into senior commanders over abuses, including the deaths of more than 8,000 detainees.
- Germany considers $5,450 limit on cash transactions Updated: Feb-03-16 6:58 am
BERLIN - The German government is considering introducing a limit of 5,000 euros ($5,450) on cash transactions in an effort to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism.
- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling to conduct active shooter drill Updated: Feb-03-16 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - The Navy says military personnel at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington are holding an active-shooter drill as part of their anti-terrorism training.
- China reduces sentences for 11 Uighurs, including Canadian Updated: Feb-03-16 3:52 am
BEIJING - A court in western China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher whose life term had been sharply criticized by Ottawa.
- Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The following is the text of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's 2016 State of the State speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night:
- Federal, state, local officials beef up Super Bowl security Updated: Feb-02-16 6:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - From ticket scalpers to terrorism, football's biggest game always presents challenges large and small for law enforcement officials.
- French schools cite extremism as reason to lift smoking ban Updated: Feb-02-16 8:13 am
PARIS - French high schools say students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds so that they don't become targets for extremists when they gather for cigarette breaks on the street outside.
- Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif. Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating wildfires.