EXTREMISM | Hunt on for militants who beheaded French mountaineer

France’s defense minister said yesterday that Algerian forces are hunting for the Muslim extremists who beheaded a French mountaineer over France’s airstrikes on the Islamic State group. Jean-Yves Le Drian also said France, which has

AUSTRALIA | Terror suspect had passport canceled 

A terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counter-terrorism police officers had his passport canceled on national security grounds and had recently displayed what appeared to be a

JORDAN | Court acquits radical cleric Abu Qatada of terrorism charges

A Jordanian court yesterday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada — known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches — of involvement in a plot to target Israeli and American tourists and

KHORASAN GROUP | Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack

AUSTRALIA | Abbott warns jihadists they face prison 

Australia’s prime minister warned yesterday that Australians who fight with the Islamic State group in the Middle East will be “jailed for a very long time” when they return home

AUSTRALIA | Gov’t to prohibit secret service torture 

The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had planned to indemnify Australian Security Intelligence Organization officers

UK | Wife of latest hostage issues plea to militants

The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages

TERRORISM | Australian police raids thwart beheading plot 

Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen

INDONESIA | 4 suspected militants are China Uighurs

Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia over the weekend are members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community and were trying to meet Indonesia’s most wanted extremist, authorities said yesterday. Police said they

ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISM | Beheading spurs coalition conference

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic

TERRORISM | Report: Islamic State attracting SE Asian fighters

  Islamic State is attracting a growing number of militants from Southeast Asia to fight in Iraq and Syria, raising the risk they will return to carry out attacks in their

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