Man arrested after knife attack near former offices of Charlie Hebdo

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with an attempted terrorist murder after he seriously wounded two people outside the former Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, the magazine that was attacked by jihadists in 2015. The man was not named but told police he carried out the attack and that he had been born in Pakistan and come to France as a child, according to BFM TV. He was arrested on the steps of…

Four injured in Paris knife attack as police hunt suspects on the run

At least two of the victims are in critical condition, as the attack took places near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo Four people were injured, two seriously, in a knife attack in Paris Friday near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a source close to the investigation told AFP. At least two of the victims were in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries, the Paris police department said. One suspect has…

UK sends US evidence on Islamic State Beatles

The UK has sent the US evidence on two British alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, clearing way for a trial. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of belonging to an IS cell dubbed The Beatles, who were behind the killings of Western hostages. It comes after Britain’s High Court rejected the request by the mother of one of the suspects to block the transfer of information. The men, in US military custody in…

UK prison inmates shouted Allahu Akbar as they tried to kill prison officer, court told

Two prisoners wore fake suicide belts and shouted Allahu Akbar as they tried to kill a prison officer during a terrorist attack at a maximum security jail, a court has heard. Convicted terrorist Brusthom Ziamani, 25, and radicalised inmate Baz Hockton, 26, set upon Neil Trundle with makeshift weapons at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire on January 9, the Old Bailey was told. Opening their trial, prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC said the pair attacked kind and…

A man has been shot in the arms and legs in a house in County Antrim.

The police described the incident in the village of Stranocum as a paramilitary-style attack. It happened at about 22:20 BST on Saturday night. Three men forced their way into a house and shot the victim. This is despicable and should not happen in civilised society, said PSNI Insp Stephen McCafferty. He appealed for anyone with information to contact the police. DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said there had been a worrying increase in these attacks and…

Sudan tries to get removed from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

Sudan has sent a high level delegation to the United Arab Emirates to negotiate with American officials as the country tries to get removed from the US list of countries that sponsor terrorism. The Sudanese delegation is headed by the country’s leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The US added Sudan to the list in 1993 due to its support for Islamist militants including Osama Bin Laden – who lived in the country for five years….

A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to Trump intercepted by law enforcement

A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. A US law enforcement official told CNN that investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump…

UK Man arrested by armed officers after bomb sent to north London home

Counter-terrorism police arrested a man in his 20s after a bomb was sent to a home in north London. Scotland Yard were called shortly after 9am on Thursday after a resident received a suspicious package in Cricklewood. Specialist officers attended the scene and found a small improvised explosive device which they worked to make safe. Met Police teamed up with armed officers to arrest a suspect in Cambridge on Saturday morning just after 9am. He…

9/11 attacks: What’s happened to al-Qaeda?

On the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US, the perpetrator – the then-Afghan based jihadist group al-Qaeda – is in a state of disarray. Its branch in Syria was silenced in June by a rival force; in Yemen it suffered a defeat at the hands of rebels shortly after losing its leader in a US drone strike; and the leader of its North Africa branch was killed in a French raid in…

Tunisia: Policeman and three militants dead after terrorist attack

Security forces chased the attackers through the tourist areas of El Kantaoui Security officials in Tunisia say a police officer has been killed and another wounded in a knife attack in the coastal resort of Sousse. Three assailants were shot dead after the incident, which is being described as a terrorist attack. In 2015 Sousse was the scene of one of Tunisia’s worst attacks, when 38 people, most of them British tourists, were killed by…