May 13, 2015

South Korean soldier's shooting spree leaves two dead

A soldier in South Korea’s reserves went on a shooting spree Wednesday, killing a fellow soldier and injuring three comrades before shooting himself dead, a military official said. The incident will spur questions over the country’s rules on compulsory military service at a time ...

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

Mar 10, 2015

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans ...

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Feb 22, 2015

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town, at Nigeria’s border with Chad, Niger ...

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Feb 22, 2015

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. The legal system “had let the country down,” Abbott ...

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

Feb 12, 2015

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

A magazine run by the Islamic State militant organization has published an interview with the French widow of a Paris hostage taker, its first official claim that Hayat Boumeddiene is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq. France launched a search ...

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 ...