Category: Terrorism

“Black widow” eyed as threat to Sochi Olympics

U.S. authorities have become increasingly concerned about security at the upcoming Olympics in part because Russian intelligence is indicating that a widow whose husband was an Islamic militant killed last year by Russian security forces is believed to be helping…

Second blast in Russia kills 14 a day after first attack

AT least 14 people were killed yesterday when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a packed trolleybus in Volgograd a day after a deadly attack on the southern Russian city’s train station, raising fresh concerns about security at the…

Brunt of Global Terrorist Attacks Born By Three Countries

A new study tracking worldwide terrorism attacks has found that last year more than half occurred in just three countries: Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. But the survey also notably illustrates the shift of terrorism out of the war zones of…

Libya, Somalia raids show U.S. reach, problems

* Libyan wanted for 1998 embassy bombings seized in Tripoli * Libyan prime minister seeks explanation for “kidnapping” * Somali port raid on al Shabaab fails to take target * Kerry: “Terrorist organisations can run but they can’t hide”

War in Syria Has Reverberations in the North Caucasus

On September 20, the first deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Sergei Smirnov estimated that 300-400 Russian citizens are participating in the conflict in Syria. “They will come back and that, naturally, is posing a serious danger,” the…

Obama Team Fears al-Shabab Could Duplicate Kenya Attack in U.S.

The United States is sending investigators to Nairobi, Kenya, to gather forensic information and details about the recent deadly attack in a shopping mall, citing concerns that the responsible terrorist group could try a similar assault on the U.S. homeland,…

U.S. Concerned About Pakistani Nuke Security, Secret Budget Reveals

U.S. intelligence officials are far more worried about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and materials than the government has publicly admitted, according to a report on the secret budget for U.S. intelligence operations that was leaked to the Washington Post by…

Hamas eats humble pie in Tehran

28/08/2013 (IOL)- Deprived of its Egyptian rear-guard since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in early July,Hamas has been desperately trying to re-establish contact with its former ally, Iran. Imad Alami, the leader of Hamas’ pro-Tehran faction, went to Iran earlier this month. Similarly, the leader of…

Terrorists’ Psywar Strikes Fear From Middle East To Mindanao

Forbes: The Ramadan holiday is done and the threat to U.S. diplomats in most of the middle east is over.  Or at least they can return to their embassies and consulates with enough confidence to think the Al Qaeda bombers…