May 12, 2015

Spanish police arrest 2 for Islamic State propaganda

Spanish police have arrested two people in the northeastern city of Barcelona for allegedly posting pro-Islamic State group videos and propaganda on the Internet. An Interior Ministry statement on Tuesday said the two used several Internet identities to promote the armed Islamic group’s jihad. ...

May 10, 2015

36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraqi prison break: police

Forty inmates in a prison in northeastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners, authorities said Saturday. There were conflicting casualty reports on the attack at the Khalis prison in ...

May 9, 2015

Australian police disrupt bomb plot by teen

Police arrested a 17-year-old and accused him of plotting to detonate three homemade bombs in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said on Saturday, in the latest terrorism scare involving a teenager. The teen was arrested on Friday afternoon in a joint federal-state police ...

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

May 8, 2015

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursday while he appeals a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. A judge in an Alberta court ruled ...

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

May 6, 2015

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

German police arrested four people Wednesday accused of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” organization that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said. The early morning swoops in five states occurred with the country already on edge after authorities last ...

May 6, 2015

Canada to pass anti-terror law critics say tramples rights

Lawmakers are expected to pass an antiterrorism statute Wednesday granting Canada’s spy agency sweeping new powers criticized by civil rights advocates. The final reading of the bill after several failed opposition attempts to water it down in recent days follows two deadly attacks in ...

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

May 6, 2015

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

Although the Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests ...