Terrorism

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

A message posted on a jihadist website on Sunday promised that “terrible” attacks will soon strike the US, France, Denmark and other European countries. “Where will the next strike by Al-Qaeda be?” a message on the Ansar al-Mujahidin network read, followed by: “The house of disbelief: America, France, Denmark and other countries in Europe, and in […]

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

In an attempt to scare the public with a looming cyber attack on US infrastructure, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is once again pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing the government to have greater control over the Internet. Napolitano issued the warnings Thursday, claiming that inaction could result in a “cyber 9/11” attack that could […]

25 more bodies found at Algerian gas plant

25 more bodies found at Algerian gas plant

Twenty-five more bodies have been found at the gas complex in Algeria where a clearing up operation continues. It is unclear if all were hostages. Earlier it was reported there were a possible further 25 burned bodies of hostages found inside the plant. It comes as Al-Qaeda linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibly for the […]

Algeria siege: Hostage situation ongoing, dozens of captives and militants dead

Algeria siege: Hostage situation ongoing, dozens of captives and militants dead

The militants who seized an Algerian gas plant, taking scores of hostages, have demanded the release of terrorists, one of whom was involved in the 9/11 attacks. At least 30 hostages, including several foreigners, have died in rescue attempts. The Al-Qaeda-linked military group that claimed responsibility for the kidnappings said it will carry out more […]

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

The hostage rescue operation at an Algerian gas facility is over, a state news agency reported. At least 30 hostages, including seven foreigners, were killed during the siege, a security source said. The final death toll, however, has not been released yet. Among the deceased foreigners were at least two Britons, two Japanese and one […]

President Assad outlines political solution to Syrian conflict

Syria’s president has outlined a plan to end the country’s conflict, starting with a halt to international support to “al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups.” The solution proposes a new constitution and government, as well as national reconciliation. President Bashar Assad said that his government had never refused a political solution, but would not negotiate with terrorists. […]

Senate extends warrantless wiretapping under FISA

Senate extends warrantless wiretapping under FISA

The Senate agreed on Friday to approve an extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, legislation that allows the NSA and other US intelligence agencies to wiretap conversations involving foreign citizens without obtaining a warrant. Despite growing opposition to one of the most notorious and secretive US spying programs, the Senate voted 73-23 early Friday […]

US deploying troops to 35 African countries

US deploying troops to 35 African countries

The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as 35 African nations, the Associated […]

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

More than two dozen people, including as many as 20 children, have been killed during a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut outside of New York City early Friday. Follow live updates here. According to preliminary reports, a gunman opened fire inside of an office at Sandy Hook Elementary at around 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police have verified […]

Open declaration of war? US recognizes Syrian opposition body

US President Barack Obama has recognized the main Syrian opposition group as “the legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. This brings the US in line with its allies, including Britain, France and several Arab states. “We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the […]