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  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the ASEAN summit. Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrived on...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said...

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The tables are crowded and hard to come by, and it is one of the few places in Gaza to rebound and relax. It has been impacted by the rule of the Hamas militant group, experienced the horrors of war, yet somehow...

  • US killed Americans held by, working with al-Qaeda Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama press conference addresses the killing of two hostages conducted by U.S. Special Forces.

    President Obama said he takes full responsibility for the killing of innocent hostages, and that he "profoundly" regrets what happened.

  • OTTAWA, April 21- Canada's Conservative government pledged little new immediate cash in its budget on Tuesday for security agencies already hard-pressed to cope with an increased focus on thwarting domestic attacks. But Finance Minister Joe Oliver came up with just C $18 million in new money for counter-terrorism operations in 2015-16 and that must be...

  • ISLAMABAD, April 21- Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Pakistan on Tuesday for its contribution to security in China's restive far west where a Muslim minority chaffs against Beijing's rule, while Pakistan promised to step up cooperation in tackling terrorism. Xi, in an address to Pakistan's parliament, also called for closer economic cooperation...

  • Sales of US arms fuel the wars of Arab states Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A damaged car which was hit by Saudi-led Arab coalition forces to fight against Houthis, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 1, 2015.

    Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions. The NYT reports.

  • Massive bombing in Afghanistan kills 35; ISIS eyed Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    US military soldier Afghanistan

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani blamed ISIS for a suicide bombing here on Saturday that killed 35 civilians.

  • Australia foils alleged terror attack, arrests 5 teens Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week.

  • Pres. Obama: Must prevent Libya from becoming terrorist haven

    President Obama says the U.S. has to work with Italy to guard against the use of the territories in Libya as a safe haven for terrorist operations.

  • ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    Some military spouses are covering up their online footprints after receiving threats from ISIS, the Today Show reports.

  • Another step: Cuba coming off terrorism list   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Another step: Cuba coming off terrorism list

    The process of removing Cuba from the terrorism list has begun, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign as 'genocide' Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of "genocide" in Yemen.

  • Jury: Tsarnaev guilty in Boston bombing   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Jury: Tsarnaev guilty in Boston bombing

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts inculcating 17 that carry the death penalty. Details, with NBC's Jay Gray; Boston.com reporter Eric Levenson.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Arab Bank Plc's bid to overturn a jury verdict finding it liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts related to a series of attacks in the Middle East. The plaintiffs were victims of 24 attacks in and around Israel that they said were carried out by Hamas. Gary Osen, a lawyer for some victims and their...

  • Bad to worse: ISIS brings fight to Syrian capital Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.

  • Shabab militants learn to kill on a shoestring Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    A relative (C) is assisted by Kenya Red Cross staff as she reacts at the Chiromo Mortuary, where bodies of students killed in Thursday's attack by gunmen are preserved, in Nairobi, April 6, 2015.

    Shabab militants have become proficient in mass murder on the cheap, reports The New York Times.

  • *Twitter ban to be lifted after it complies with requests. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants and a ban on the micro-blogging site will be lifted very shortly, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. "Users across Turkey will be able to access...

  • ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Turkey blocked access to Twitter and YouTube on Monday over the publication of photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants hours before he was killed in a shootout last week, officials said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor had sought the block on access to social media sites...