Two gunmen trained in Libya before attack, official says

Mar 21, 2015

Two gunmen trained in Libya before attack, official says

A top Tunisian security official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a top museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack. Rafik Chelli, the Interior Ministry’s top security official, said the attackers had slipped out of ...

Japanese in Tunis were on Mediterranean cruise

Mar 20, 2015

Japanese in Tunis were on Mediterranean cruise

The six Japanese who were killed and wounded during Wednesday’s terrorist attack at a museum in Tunis were all passengers taking part in a cruise around the Mediterranean. At the time, the tourists were visiting the famed Bardo National Museum in the Tunisian capital ...

Tokyo subway attack still baffles 20 years on

| Mar 20, 2015

Tokyo subway attack still baffles 20 years on

As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the fatal nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, experts say the horrifying case still leaves more questions than answers about what motivated the killings. Thirteen people died and 6,000 were sickened after the doomsday ...

Sydney siege cafe reopens, with plaques honoring victims

Mar 20, 2015

Sydney siege cafe reopens, with plaques honoring victims

A Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened on Friday with plaques honoring two victims killed during the 16-hour standoff, which prompted tighter Australian immigration controls and a review of anti-terror laws. The Lindt Chocolate Cafe opened its ...

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Mar 19, 2015

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia’s national museum on Wednesday, killing at least 18 foreign tourists and three Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region’s Arab Spring turmoil. Prime Minister Habib Essid initially said ...

Mar 18, 2015

Attack on Tunisia museum kills at least eight

Gunmen opened fire on Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia’s capital, leaving at least eight dead and six wounded, including foreign tourists, authorities said. It was the first attack on a tourist site in years in Tunisia, a shaky young democracy that has ...

Mar 18, 2015

Former Aum member appeals nine-year prison term

A former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult is appealing a Tokyo High Court decision in early March to uphold his nine-year prison sentence, court officials said Wednesday. The appeal by Makoto Hirata, 49, who had been on the run for almost 17 years ...