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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.