Two gunmen shot dead at Texas Muhammad cartoons show

May 4, 2015

Two gunmen shot dead at Texas Muhammad cartoons show

Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch populist far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Muhammad prompted a shooting at French satirical ...

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

Apr 6, 2015

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

A bomb blast on a bridge leading to an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo killed a policeman and wounded at least two passers-by on Sunday, hours after Egyptian security forces killed the leader of an extremist group that claimed responsibility, police said. An Associated ...

Jan 5, 2015

Journalist among four killed in Yemen al-Qaida attack

A bomb explosion in a mainly Shiite Yemeni city on Sunday killed at least four people, including a reporter, and wounded 25 others, officials said as al-Qaida claimed the attack. The bombing targeted a gathering of Shiite Huthi militiamen, also known as Ansarullah, in ...

Dec 29, 2014

Yemen general escapes deadly blast blamed on al-Qaida

A Yemeni general escaped unscathed on Sunday in a bombing that killed his driver in the southern city of Aden, one of his bodyguards told AFP. “Gen. Farej al-Atiqi, commander of the 31st armored battalion, was unhurt when a device that had been hidden ...

Police search for bomb on plane in Stockholm

Dec 10, 2014

Police search for bomb on plane in Stockholm

Police were searching for a possible bomb on a plane at Stockholm’s main airport Tuesday after a threat that led to the evacuation of part of the international terminal. German budget airline Greenwings said the alert had been triggered when a man who appeared ...

Chilean officials say man died while handling bomb

Sep 26, 2014

Chilean officials say man died while handling bomb

A man handling a bomb died when the device exploded in downtown Santiago on Thursday, officials said, adding to a string of blasts in Chile’s capital. Prosecutor Claudio Orellana said the unknown young man “had been manipulating a homemade explosive artefact, and in those ...

Bomb rocks Santiago metro station; seven injured

Sep 9, 2014

Bomb rocks Santiago metro station; seven injured

A bomb rocked a Santiago metro station on Monday, injuring seven people in a blast Chile’s government called a “terrorist act.” The explosive device that ripped through the food court at Escuela Militar (Military School) station was made with a fire extinguisher and a ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA’s effort announced last week to ...

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

May 23, 2014

Five suicide bombers involved in latest Urumqi attack: state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack that killed 31 people in the capital of China’s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was ...

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

May 22, 2014

Marketplace bombing kills 31 in China's volatile Xinjiang again

Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives at a busy street market in China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90, local officials said. The attack in the city of Urumqi was ...

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

Apr 14, 2014

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists. The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at ...