Syrian TV denies intelligence chief’s murder

August 27th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A pro-government Syrian TV channel, al-Dunya, has denied media reports that said Jamil Hassan, head of Syria's air force intelligence, had been assassinated.Citing Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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Indian votes split between Sarkozy and Hollande

May 6th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 5 (IANS) As France prepares to vote Sunday to elect a new president, the Indian-origin community also seems to be split between the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and ... Read more...

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Egypt to hold presidential election in May

March 1st, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt will undergo presidential election May 23-24, the head of the country's election commission, Farouk Sultan, has said.The second round of the election, if required, ... Read more...

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Life in prison for underwear bomber

February 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The 25-year-old Nigerian man convicted of trying to blow up a commercial jet with 300 people aboard on Christmas day in 2009 was sentenced Thursday to ... Read more...

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Man held over bomb threat to Amsterdam airport (Lead)

February 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 13 (IANS) A man who claimed to have a bomb at the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands capital Amsterdam was arrested Monday, police said. Two airport terminals ... Read more...

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Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleads guilty

October 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Detroit, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has changed his plea to guilty. The Nigerian, popularly called the “underwear bomber”, is standing trial for trying to blow up a passenger plane ... Read more...

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Plastic based deadly explosive used in Delhi blast

September 7th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Terrorists may have used hard-to-detect plastic-based explosive PETN in Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast -- the same substance used in the underwear bomb plot on ... Read more...

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US counterterrorism chief quits

June 10th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Mike Leiter, the head of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, is quiting after close to five years at the post, the White House said Thursday.The White ... Read more...

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Final Bin Laden doomsday tape may be released by Al Qaeda disciples

May 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): A doomsday tape made by Osama Bin Laden was poised to be released Monday by his Al Qaeda disciples.U.S. officials feared the recording would be akin to ... Read more...

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Brit universities are ‘hotbeds of Islamic extremism’: Report

April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): Britain's homeland security strategy has failed to address in sufficient detail how to tackle the threat of extremism at universities, Members of Parliament and peers have said in a ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim cleric warns royal wedding ‘prime target’ of al-Qaeda, aspiring ‘jihadis’

April 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): A British Muslim cleric has warned that the upcoming royal wedding is a prime target for al-Qaeda operatives, and aspiring 'jihadis'.The cleric, Anjem Choudary, who plans to ... Read more...

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Qaeda to target UK-bound flights with undetectable chemical explosives from Pakistan

April 23rd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 23(ANI): Al Qaeda is planning to target UK-bound flights taking off from Pakistani airports, using undetectable chemical explosives available in liquid form, according to a report.An intelligence agency has reported ... Read more...

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Adopt a terrorist for prayer!

February 26th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) In a unique response to terrorism, a website has listed 165 dreaded terrorists, including Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, and urged people to adopt them so as ... Read more...

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US no-fly list leaves British Muslim stranded in Canada

February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Probably in the first such case in international travel, the US no-fly list has left a British man stranded in Canada.Dawood Hepplewhite, who is a ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Terrorist plan to use teddy bear bombs to blow up planes revealed

February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.2 (ANI): Diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed terrorist plans to use children's toys such as teddy bears to get bombs onto planes.According to the ... Read more...

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Egypt asks German museum for Nefertiti bust

January 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's supreme council of antiquities has asked Berlin's Neues Museum to return a priceless painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the ancient Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty. The ... Read more...

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US streamline watch list database to thwart terror

December 30th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Now a single tip about a terror link will be enough for inclusion in the watch list for US sleuths who have also evolved a quicker system to ... Read more...

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Canada lists Yemen-based al-Qaeda group as terrorist organization

December 24th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Dec. 24 (ANI): The Canadian Government has formally designated a Yemen-based al Qaeda group as a terrorist organization, and banned its entry into Canada.According to the Globe and Mail, the ... Read more...

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Over three in ten UK varsities are training Islamic terrorists?

December 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Chiefs of the British intelligence service M15 have already warned 39 universities in the country that they have a serious problem with Islamic 'violent extremism".They have expressed alarm ... Read more...

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Malaysia to hang Indian for drug trafficking

December 8th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
George Town (Malaysia), Dec 8 (IANS) An Indian man convicted on charges of drug trafficking in Malaysia will be hanged, a media report said Wednesday.Bahurudeen Mohamed Yusoff Ghaney was caught at the ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to punish body-scan pics distributors

December 6th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): US Senator Charles Schumer has introduced a bill that would make it a crime to illegally distribute or record revealing images produced by full-body scanners at airports.According to ... Read more...

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Yemeni cleric Alwaqi says killing Americans does not require consultation

November 8th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S.-born Yemeni radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi in a video message on Monday called for the killing of Americans, while criticizing "corrupt" Arab leaders.A 23-minute video message ... Read more...

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Yemen charges US-born radical cleric Al-Awlaki for first time

November 3rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
San'a, Nov 3 (ANI): Facing intense U.S. pressure to crack down on al-Qaida, Yemen has reportedly put an American-born radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, on trial in absentia on Tuesday on charges ... Read more...

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Parcel bomb case: Yemen woman terror suspect released on bail

November 1st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.1 (ANI): Authorities in Yemen have released the 22-year-old woman suspected of posting two parcel bombs that were found on cargo planes in the UK and Dubai.Reports said Hanan al Samawi ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Al Asiri said to be Yemen parcel bombmaker

October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 31 (ANI): Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, a Yemen-based al-Qaeda terrorist, is being touted as the man who prepared the two parcel bombs that were discovered onboard two US-bound jets in ... Read more...

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Explosive found on US-bound planes were used in past Qaeda plots: NYT

October 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 31 (ANI): Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), the explosive found in two bombs hidden in printer cartridges that were being shipped via jets from Yemen to the United States, were used ... Read more...

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UK varsity report suggests measures to prevent Islamic radicalisation of students

October 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 8 (ANI): Students at a university attended by the 2009 alleged Christmas Day bomber will remain at risk of being radicalised for as long as the institution retains its "educational ... Read more...

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Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab gets the nod to defend himself

September 14th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who was present in the court to defend charges of attempting to bomb an airplane traveling to the Detroit Airport sacked his lawyers on Monday ... Read more...

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Four killed in Iraq attacks

September 2nd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 2 (DPA) Four people were killed and one injured in Iraq Thursday by unknown gunmen and a roadside bomb, while an army base came under rocket attack overnight. A local official ... Read more...

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60 foreigners linked to Al Qaeda held in Yemen

June 10th, 2010 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, June 10 (IANS) Sixty foreigners, including three US citizens, were arrested in Yemen for having links with Al qaeda, a top intelligence official has said. The Yemeni authorities released last week an ... Read more...

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Many Britons among those held in Yemen for Al Qaeda links

June 3rd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Shockingly, several Britons are amongst the foreigners rounded up by Yemen with regard to an investigation into their supposed Al Qaeda links. The group also inluced Frenchmen, Americans, ... Read more...

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Indonesia makes film on Obama’s childhood

May 19th, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 19 (IANS) An Indonesian filmmaker is producing a film on US President Barack Obama, depicting the childhood days he spent with his mother in the Southeast Asian country in ... Read more...

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Stay away from terrorism, says Pakistani-origin rock star

May 16th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Long-haired Salman Ahmad, a Pakistani-origin rock star whose band Junoon has sold over 30 million albums, is Britain's latest effort to combat terrorism -- as he wants ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda trained US major, Nigerian bomber

April 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, April 27 (IANS/AKI) A top Al Qaeda leader in the Arabian peninsula region Tuesday said he trained the US major who killed 13 people at a military base as well as ... Read more...

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No Charges In Diplomat Plane Scare: Costs Taxpayers Thousands

April 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 09 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A serious bomb scare was created by a Qatari diplomat midair, when he went to the restroom of an airplane carrying 180 passengers, and smoked a cigarette. Flight ... Read more...

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