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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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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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U.S. State Department designates al-Qaeda operative Othman Al-Ghamdi


June 17th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday designated Othman al-Ghamdi, an operative with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as a terrorist.The designation was made under ... 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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Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki sentenced to ten years in prison


January 17th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa (Yemen), Jan.17 (ANI): A Yemeni court has sentenced fugitive al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki to ten years in prison for his role in the murder of a French energy contractor. The ... Read more...

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Terrorists could target America this festive season: US security officials


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US security officials have warned that America could come under the purview of terrorist attacks this festive season.ABC News quoted Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Director ... Read more...

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Us judge dismisses suit challenging government’s authority to kill Qaeda’s Al-Awlaki


December 8th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.8 (ANI): US District Court Judge John D. Bates has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the Obama administration's right and authority to assassinate Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is a ... Read more...

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PM Gillard opens new counter-terrorism centre in Oz capital Canberra


October 21st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Oct. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Attorney General Robert McClelland formally opened Australia's first counter-terrorism control center here on Thursday, even as the country's spy chief David Irvine ... Read more...

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Terror attacks against U.S. at all-time high: DHS report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): An internal report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that the number of attempted terror attacks against the U.S. over the past nine months ... Read more...

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FAA urges airlines to crack down on cockpit distractions


April 26th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday called on airlines to crack down on cockpit distractions such as the use of mobile phones and laptops.In an Information ... Read more...

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Los Angeles International Airport briefly increases security after incident aboard Denver plane


April 8th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Security was briefly tightened at Los Angeles International Airport after a Qatari diplomat caused a terrorism scare aboard a flight from Washington to Denver on Wednesday evening.A ... Read more...

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Explosion by “Underwear Bomber” could not have blown up plane


March 11th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): An experiment conducted by a BBC documentary team has proven that even if the "Underwear Bomber" had exploded his device on Christmas day, 2009, the Airbus A330 would have ... Read more...

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Laden emerges again, warns Obama of more attacks like 9/11


January 24th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.24 (ANI): World's most wanted terrorist, Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, while claiming the responsibility for the failed plot to attack on a US airliner on December 25, has ... Read more...

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U.S. Dept. of Justice says Christmas Day bomber legally interrogated


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The arrest, interrogation, and prosecution of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged Christmas Day bomber, was treated no differently than the law permits, a U.S. Department of Justice ... Read more...

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US intelligence chief admits to mistakes on Detroit plane bombing plot


January 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): The United States' Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, has in a candid assessment revealed what went wrong before and after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight.He ... Read more...

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U.S. designates al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula as a Foreign Terrorist Organization


January 20th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States on Tuesday has designated al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the group which claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack, as a ... Read more...

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Report: U.S. to increase airline security amid al-Qaida threat


January 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States is planning to increase airline security amid a purported new threat from al-Qaida in Yemen, NBC News reported on Thursday.The new security regulations – ... Read more...

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Detroit Terror Suspect Files Not Guilty Plea In Court


January 11th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Detroit, Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 23 year old Nigerian, who is accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit bound plane on Christmas Day appeared in a Detroit court ... Read more...

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20 more terrorists trained in Yemen for attacks: Report


January 10th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (DPA) Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man charged with attempting to blow up a Christmas Day flight over Detroit, told investigators that about 20 other Muslims were being ... Read more...

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Detroit plotter Abdulmutallab pleads not guilty in court


January 9th, 2010 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (DPA) Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with attempting to blow up a Christmas Day flight over Detroit, pleaded not guilty during his first appearance in federal court Friday. Abdulmutallab said ... Read more...

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Delta passenger who said that he wanted to kill the Jews, is arrested


January 9th, 2010 - 2:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Jan 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Delta airline passenger Mansor Mohammad Asad shouted that ‘I want to kill all the Jews’ has been arrested. He was on a Detroit based plane when ... Read more...

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New Scanners Come Under Threat Of Breaking Child Porn Laws


January 6th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest terrorist attempt on the Northwest Airlines flight has triggered renewed questions on the security in airports. Consequently, it has also increased the amount of ... Read more...

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Obama admits intelligence system failure, vows to do better


January 6th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has said his government had enough information to thwart the botched Christmas Day terror attack on a US airliner, but intelligence failure ... Read more...

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US adds dozens to no-fly list after Christmas Day attack


January 5th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) The US is overhauling its terror watch lists with dozens of names added to the government's no-fly list as enhanced security procedures began for travellers ... Read more...

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John Brennan says that the Christmas bombing attempt wasn’t similar to 9/11


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism John Brennan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that the security breakdown in the ... Read more...

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How To Identify Terrorists?


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan.02, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following the foiled terrorist attack on Christmas day on Northwest Airlines Flight which was headed to Detroit, security measures at all the important terminals of major cities ... Read more...

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Jet plot suspect told dad he would not see him again


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 2 (ANI): The man accused of trying to blow up a US jet at Christmas told his dad weeks earlier: "You'll never hear from me again."Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, rang ... Read more...

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Plot to blow up US flight shows Qaeda affiliates growing ability to strike


December 31st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 31 (ANI): The plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight over American soil on Christmas Day demonstrates a new and lethal ability by a branch of Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Cheney lashes out at Obama after airline attack


December 31st, 2009 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (DPA) Former US vice president Dick Cheney has accused President Barack Obama of "trying to pretend we are not at war" with terrorists in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Nigerian terrorist was sexually frustrated, had jihad fantasies


December 30th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Umar Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian suspect who allegedly tried to blow up a passenger jet in Detroit Dec 25, was sexually frustrated and had jihad fantasies, a media ... Read more...

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It was a catastrophic breach of security: Obama


December 30th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) President Obama has said that a "mix of human and systemic failure" allowed a terror suspect to board a US airliner on Christmas Day even when ... Read more...

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Obama expects accountability for breach in security


December 30th, 2009 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday slammed his intelligence community for an almost "catastrophic breach" that nearly brought down a US airliner on Christmas Day, and promised accountability ... Read more...

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Alleged Detroit plotters were ex-Guantanamo inmates: Report


December 30th, 2009 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (DPA) Two former detainees of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility are believed to have plotted the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner over Detroit, television ... Read more...

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Obama vows to track all ‘who were involved’ in Detroit flight bombing bid


December 29th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 29 (ANI): President Barack Obama has vowed to track down "all who were involved" in the trans Atlantic flight bombing plot, and assured Americans that he will use ... Read more...

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