Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

Mar 26, 2017

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

British police admitted Saturday they may never know the motive behind Wednesday’s terrorist attack on parliament, after releasing all but one of 11 people held over the assault. They have named 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood as the man who killed four people in Westminster ...

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

Mar 26, 2017

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage on Wednesday had made three trips to Saudi Arabia. He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More ...

Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

Mar 24, 2017

Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States. Security experts say the decision ...

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Mar 24, 2017

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Security at Britain’s parliament was under review on Thursday after a terror attack in the shadow of Big Ben, but lawmakers spoke proudly of a remarkably open policy for public access as part of democracy. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the response to Wednesday’s ...

London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links

Mar 24, 2017

London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links

Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. A British-born former teacher and Muslim convert, Masood had shown up on ...

Low-tech London attack is 'new norm,' experts say

Mar 24, 2017

Low-tech London attack is 'new norm,' experts say

A man with a car, a knife and murderous intent — the London attack shows the “new norm” of low-tech terrorism, experts say. Analysts who have studied similar attacks say their crude nature makes them almost impossible to prevent and easy to copy, posing ...