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Mother of returning British jihadist warns of Paris-style attack in UK
The mother of a young jihadist who fought in Syria last year said the UK risks a Paris-style terror attack if it fails to step up its support for de-radicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning British jihadis.

19.01.2015 09:29

​Israel indicts ‘ISIS in Palestine’ jihadi cell
Israel has indicted seven Israeli Arabs suspected of being members of an “Islamic State cell in Palestine.” The group was allegedly planning to carry out a shooting attack on Israeli soil, according to the Israeli security service.

19.01.2015 02:48

Secret Service investigating drive-by shooting outside Joe Biden’s house
Multiple shots were fired Saturday night outside US Vice President Joe Biden’s house in Delaware, where the official and his wife planned to spend the weekend. They were not home at the time of the shooting.

18.01.2015 17:20

Thousands cheer Chadian troop deployment against Boko Haram (PHOTOS)
Thousands of people have marched in the Chadian capital N'Djamena in support of the government's decision to send troops and armored vehicles against Boko Haram to challenge the Islamist advance in Nigeria and Cameroon.

18.01.2015 03:35

US visa waiver program is loophole for extremists, ‘much work’ needed – DHS chief
Amid the heightened terror alert in the EU, authorities in Washington are concerned that extremists who have received training in Iraq or Syria and since returned back to Europe might also try to slip into the US undetected through a visa waiver program.

18.01.2015 01:39

Churches torched, 5 killed as Niger’s anti-Charlie Hebdo protest escalates
Police fired tear gas as hundreds of Niger Muslims came out to yet again protest Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons targeting Islam. At least five people were killed and several Christian churches set on fire by rioting crowds throughout the day.

17.01.2015 14:34

Charlie Hebdo fallout: Belgium deploys troops, UK raises terror alert to ‘severe’
Europe is in a state of high alert after anti-terror raids netted over two dozen arrests. UK police have raised threat level to ‘severe’ fearing attacks similar to the one narrowly averted in Belgium, while Brussels has deployed troops to guard key sites.

17.01.2015 10:56

​US troops training Syrian ‘moderates’ could top 1,000 – Pentagon
The Pentagon announced that a mission to train the “moderate” Syrian opposition may involve over 1,000 US troops. The first soldiers may flow into the region in a month, while the trained fighters may return to Syria to “fight ISIS” by the end of 2015.

17.01.2015 01:26

US, UK want to tackle ‘technical issues’ of accessing encrypted private information
Western intelligence agencies must be able to intercept any communications in order to thwart potential terror attacks being hatched by extremist groups, and this must be done without violating citizens' rights, US and British leaders said.

17.01.2015 01:54

Police ramp up patrols in Jewish areas after Paris attacks – Scotland Yard
Police will step up patrols in Jewish areas of British cities amid fears of copycat terror attacks following last week’s massacre in Paris.

16.01.2015 15:11

​British man arrested for PlayStation, Xbox hack
British police say they have arrested a man in England for his role in last month’s hack on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems.

16.01.2015 17:02

Recruiting girls into Army Cadets ‘could cut teen pregnancy rates’ – UK education minister
Army cadet units could be used to help tackle social issues affecting teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds, including teenage pregnancy, an education minister has said.

16.01.2015 13:13