Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, ...

Jan 16, 2015

Counterterror spying foiled plot targeting U.S. Capitol, Boehner says

A recently uncovered jihadi-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol was discovered thanks to the government’s controversial surveillance programs, House Speaker John Boehner claimed on Thursday. “We would never have known about this had it not been for ...

Jan 15, 2015

Tanzania bans witch doctors to stem grisly albino murders

Tanzania has banned witch doctors to try to stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft. “These so-called witches bear responsibility for the attacks against albinos,” interior ministry spokesman Isaac Nantanga said Wednesday. The ban follows the kidnapping ...

Charlie Hebdo exposes satire risks

Jan 14, 2015

Charlie Hebdo exposes satire risks

These are dark days for those who want to believe that the pen is mightier than the sword. The attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has caused grief and soul-searching around the world, and exposed the risks humorists can run — risks intensified ...

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

Jan 13, 2015

Paris gunman, 'underwear bomber' allegedly roomed together in Yemen

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday. Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said ...

Jan 13, 2015

French market attacker was on U.S. terrorist watch list: report

A suspect accused of killing four people in a supermarket siege outside Paris last week had been on a U.S. terrorist watch list, CNN reported Monday. Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of taking hostages and slaying four Jewish shoppers at the Hyper Cacher kosher ...

Jan 12, 2015

Veteran Algerian militant hails Paris killings

Veteran Algerian militant and former al-Qaida fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar praised a deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper and urged Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, a monitoring service said Monday. In a statement distributed on militant online forums, Belmokhtar said ...

France deploys 15,000 security forces to guard 'sensitive' sites

Jan 12, 2015

France deploys 15,000 security forces to guard 'sensitive' sites

France is deploying 15,000 police and security forces to bolster security around “sensitive” sites and Jewish schools in the wake of Islamist attacks that left 17 dead, authorities said Monday. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said 10,000 soldiers will be called up from Tuesday ...