08/07/24

Violence breaks out on streets of France as far-right National Rally loses to left-wing alliance in election

Violent clashes erupted on the streets of France as a left-wing coalition won the most seats in the parliamentary elections, beating Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally which came third. The results dashed Ms Le Pen's hopes of forming the country's first hard-right government since the war .....

05/07/24

Two arrested after Enniskillen terrorism searches

Detectives from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have made two arrests and carried out searches in the Enniskillen area earlier today, Wednesday 3rd July. The proactive operation was in relation to the discovery of an improvised explosive device in Co Louth on 9th June. Detective Chief Inspector .....

04/07/24

Trainee nurse guilty of plot to launch suicide bomb attack on hospital

A trainee nurse has been found guilty of attempting to launch an ISIS-inspired suicide attack using a homemade bomb on the hospital where he worked. Mohammad Sohail Farooq, 28, was arrested outside St James's Hospital in Leeds with a viable bomb, manufactured from a pressure cooker containing 9.9kg of low .....

02/07/24

Ten Gets Aggravated Life Sentence for 2015 Ankara Bombing

Ten suspected ISIS militants were sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday for a second time in a retrial over their role in twin bombings that killed 101 people in Turkey’s capital in 2015. The 10 Turkish men were originally jailed for life in 2018 for planning the suicide bombings and for murder. .....

02/07/24

Radical preacher blames 'Kevin Keegan effect' at trial

Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary said the "Kevin Keegan effect" meant people still viewed him as a member of a group banned under UK terror laws, a court has heard. Mr Choudary, 57, faces charges including that he "directed" the group Al Muhajiroun (ALM) - which he told the court was wound up in 2004 - as well as .....

27/06/24

Irish parliament renews counter terror provisions

Justice minister Helen McEntee has welcomed the vote by the Oireachtas to renew legislative provisions designed to combat terrorism and serious organised crime for another year. The Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 made amendments to the Offences against the State Acts 1939-1985, the State’s main .....

27/06/24

Man with Hamas headband given conditional discharge

A man who was found guilty of wearing a headband in support of Hamas at a pro-Palestine rally in central London has been given a conditional discharge. Khaled Hajsaad, 24, wore the green headband which had the basic statement of the Islamic faith "Shahada" written on it in Trafalgar Square last year, Westminster .....

27/06/24

US says it supports Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism, ensure safety of its citizens

The US State Department on Wednesday said that no country should face the kind of terrorist attacks Pakistani people have suffered from, adding that Washington has a shared interest with Islamabad in combating threats to regional security. On Saturday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led federal .....

27/06/24

Man jailed for breaching terrorism notification order

A man has been jailed for breaching the terms of his Terrorism Notification Order following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. Muhammad Abid, 33 (16.08.90) of Newham, was sentenced on Wednesday, 26 June at the Old Bailey, for two breaches of a Part 4 Notification Order under the Counter .....

26/06/24

Britons given fresh warning about holidaying in popular African destination as British nationals may be 'targets' for terrorism

Britons holidaying in an African tourist hotspot have been issued a brand new travel warning regarding their safety. Tanzania is a popular tourist destination and is considered to be very safe. It is famous for its incredible wildlife reserves, majestic animals, and traditional cultures - not to mention the exquisite .....