19 Nov 2018

Terror Threat Snapshot

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee has released a new Terror Threat Snapshot report.

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18 Oct 2018

‘Terrorism does not terrorize’ suggests new global health study

A review of 400 research articles that examine the link between terrorist attacks and mental health suggests that terrorism is not correlated with increased distress in comparison with other distressing events. The association of terrorism with global/public health concerns that is often made in commentaries are likely the result of

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13 Jun 2018

U.S. embassy warns Americans to leave northeastern Mozambique due to imminent attacks

Following a series of brutal attacks, the US embassy in Mozambique have issued a warning to citizens living in the northeast that future attacks are imminent. Departure from the area will include the closing of a major gas field. Terrorism in Mozambique is a fairly new phenomenon and it is

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07 Jun 2018

Family terrorism is Southeast Asia’s newest threat, defense officials warn

A growing number of terror attacks and suicide bombings have been carried out by families, including children, in Indonesia, in a worrying new trend for the region that has struggled to contain radicalization. In one case this May, a family of six, including two children under the age of 12,

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30 May 2018

Belgium terrorism: jihadist attack targets, kills 2 police officers and a civilian hostage

“The country remains on alert following the most recent jihadist attack in the country. Liège mayor “said it was an assault on the state of Belgium, adding: ‘Police were definitely the target of this attack.” Source: Liege shooting: Two police officers and civilian dead in Belgium – BBC News

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06 Feb 2014

Sochi 2014 Threat Overview

Fear Before the March of Flames Even as the flames of the Olympic torch approach their destination in Sochi, Russia, security officials race to respond to emerging threats by non-state actors. Multiple terrorist organizations have issued ominous threats against the games while reports of other threats, both credible and doubtful,

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19 Sep 2013

The Growing Threat of Maritime Terrorism

Introduction The 21st century has seen large-scale, well-organized terrorist attacks by Islamist terrorists on nearly every continent. These same terrorists and terrorist organizations have leveraged the cyber domain to support recruitment, training, and attacks. The maritime frontier, however, is perhaps the one that has continued comparatively untouched throughout the history

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17 Nov 2012

Boko Haram: A Threat to Nigeria and Beyond

Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Al-Shabaab, Hezbollah, the Haqqani network, and the Taliban are all infamous names to the Western world. These organizations, however, are but a handful of the many dozens of organizations with the official US designation of “Foreign Terrorist Organizations.” Each organization has its country or region of operations and

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21 Sep 2010

France raises anti-terror security after tip-offs

“France is on heightened alert for possible terror attacks after intelligence suggested public places could be targeted, officials have said. The officials, who spoke anonymously, said one tip-off suggested a female suicide bomber was planning to attack the transport system. Without confirming the reports, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said ‘the

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11 Mar 2010

Success of lone gunmen may shift al-Qaida strategy

“On Christmas Day, a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit tried to blow up the plane with plastic explosives in his underwear. He failed, yet the very attempt shook the U.S. government, set federal agencies against each other and triggered months of political second-guessing. In fact, short

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