16/01/24

Women and children who went to live with IS in Syria are being brought home

"Welcome back to Kyrgyzstan," says Shukur Shermatov, addressing a class of 20 women. He is wearing a traditional felt cap, but there is nothing traditional about this school. It sits inside two rings of military security and the students are women who have been brought home from camps in Syria, where they ended up .....

16/01/24

Home Office to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir as terror group

One of the most controversial Islamist groups in the UK, Hizb ut-Tahrir, is to be banned as a terrorist organisation, accused of praising the Hamas attacks. Home Secretary James Cleverly said the group was "antisemitic" and "actively promotes and encourages terrorism". The ban under UK terrorism laws comes after .....

15/01/24

Ra'anana: One dead and 12 injured in terror attack near Tel Aviv, Israel's emergency services say

One person has died and at least 12 people have been injured in a terror attack in central Israel, according to emergency services. Israeli police said two people driving vehicles ran over several people in the city of Ra'anana, to the north of Tel Aviv. Police described the incident as a "multiple car-ramming" .....

11/01/24

Neo-Nazi podcasters sentenced for inciting terrorism against Jews, Prince Harry

Two men, 40-year-old Christopher Gibbons and 36-year-old Tyrone Patten-Walsh were both jailed following an investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police, the police announced on Thursday The pair had been investigated by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command after their podcast was found to encourage listeners .....

11/01/24

Boston Mayor Wu to put rejected anti-terror grant before City Council again

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu intends to refile a rejected $13.3 million federal counter-terrorism grant at the Jan. 24 City Council meeting, but it may be discussed among the nine affected communities at a separate meeting this week. A Wu spokesperson said the mayor will be refiling the U.S. Department of Homeland .....

08/01/24

Urgent need for terrorism AI laws, warns think tank

The UK should "urgently consider" new laws to stop AI recruiting terrorists, a counter-extremism think tank says. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) says there is a "clear need for legislation to keep up" with online terrorist threats. It comes after the UK's independent terror legislation reviewer was .....

08/01/24

Edward Little: Sentence increased for Hyde Park gun attack plotter

A man who planned a gun attack at central London's Hyde Park has had his jail sentence increased. Edward Little, 22, had intended to kill Christian preacher Hatun Tash after travelling from Brighton to the capital on 23 September 2022. He had £5,000 to buy a firearm and bullets when he was arrested by police. .....

29/12/23

Counter terror police to investigate threat to Queensgate following evacuation

An investigation into the threat made to Queensgate on Thursday (December 28) is to be carried out by counter terror officers. Cambridgeshire Police were called to the shopping centre in the city centre at around 10:30am on Thursday following a “security threat” that forced the centre to be evacuated for the .....

29/12/23

Burkina Faso’s Military Ramps Up Counter-Terrorism Operations Amid Rising Extremism

Amidst the growing unrest in the Sahel region, Burkina Faso’s military has escalated its counter-terrorism operations, focusing specifically on the eastern part of the country. The objective is to cleanse the area of menacing threats posed by various terrorist factions, thus restoring peace, stability, and state .....

29/12/23

Tunisia says three killed in ‘counterterrorism’ operation

Tunisian security forces killed on Wednesday three "terrorists" during an ongoing operation in a mountain area near the Algerian border, said the interior ministry.National guard and army forces were involved in the "counterterrorism operation" near the city of Kasserine, the ministry said, without providing further .....