“The leader of Somalia’s main armed group al-Shabab has threatened to attack the United States if Barack Obama, the US president, does not embrace Islam. The group has not launched an attack outside Africa but western intelligence agencies have long been concerned about the group targetting young Somali-Americans for recruitment.
“At least 32 people were killed in suspected bomb blasts yesterday in the central Nigerian city of Jos, where violence between Christians and Muslims has left hundreds dead this year, Police said. More than 50 people were injured in the explosions, Abdulrahaman Akanno, Plateau state Commissioner of Police, told journalists
“Dutch police arrested 12 Somalis on Christmas Eve on suspicion of plotting an imminent terrorist attack in the Netherlands. The alleged plot was uncovered in a country seen as a potential target for militants over its former military role with NATO forces in Afghanistan and due to the growing influence
“Security was stepped up in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday, after intelligence warnings of a possible militant attack targeting foreigners, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was scheduled to fly to Mumbai on Wednesday on the second leg of a two-day India visit. ‘Extensive
“We operate under the premise that individuals prepared to carry out terrorist acts are in this country,’ said Dec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Dec. 6, 2010. The plot uncovered earlier this year is said to involve the use of two poisons – ricin and cyanide – slipped into
“British counter-terror police arrested 12 men early Monday in a ‘large-scale, pre-planned, intelligence-led’ operation, they said. The suspects, aged from 17 to 28, were arrested in London, Cardiff in Wales and Stoke in central England. They are due to be questioned Monday, West Midlands police said.” (Source: British police nab
“South Korea will go ahead with live firing drills from a disputed island on Monday, local media said, despite threats of attack by Pyongyang and pressure from Russia and China to cancel the exercise. The drills were delayed from the weekend by bad weather, giving time for an emergency U.N.
“At least 27 people were killed and 52 injured after an oil pipeline exploded Sunday morning in central Mexico, the state-run news agency said. The cause of the explosion in San Martin Texmelucan, in Puebla state, was under investigation, but preliminary reports pointed to the illegal extraction of oil from
” Lisa Suarez’s voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London’s Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas. ‘It’s very hard,’ she says. ‘All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter.’ She and her family are among hundreds of thousands of people
“But this year, which ends amid a heightened concern over terror, is a little different. A Department of Homeland Security bulletin sent to law enforcement nationwide Thursday says that federal authorities worry terrorists will try to rattle Americans by attacking during the holidays, and lists concerns including car bombs, trucks