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Palestinian attack kills Israeli soldier in West Bank – army

Mar 17, 2019 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, welcomes the attack, but is not claiming responsibility for it

ATTACK. Israeli police inspect a car at the site of an attack at the Ariel junction leading to the Israeli settlement of Ariel, in the occupied West Bank on March 17, 2019. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

UK police probe Manchester knifings as 'terrorist' attack

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The suspect reportedly shouts 'Allah' during what Hopkins called a 'horrific attack' on 3 people, including a police officer, at Manchester Victoria station

STABBING. Police officers stand near a cordon at Manchester Victoria Station, in Manchester on January 1, 2019, following a stabbing on December 31, 2018. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

'Major terrorist attack' foiled in Netherlands, 7 arrested

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'Police arrested 7 men on Thursday... suspected of being at a very advanced stage of preparation for a major terrorist attack in the Netherlands,' says the public prosecutor's office

FOILED. Police officers conduct an investigation at the residence of an alleged jihadist in Rotterdam on September 27, 2018. Photo by Robin Utrecht/AFP

Gunman with Islamist links kills 3 in Belgium terror attack

May 29, 2018 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) Federal prosecutors say they have launched a terror investigation into the incident in Liege, Belgium

TERROR ATTACK. Police and forensic police officers work on the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, after a gunman on May 29, 2018 shot dead two female police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police.  Photo by Eric Lalmand/Belga/AFP

Philippines slams 'cowardly' attack on Sinai mosque

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:55 AM

'Attacks on any place of worship are totally unacceptable,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

FRIDAY PRAYERS. View of the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, after a gun and bombing attack, on November 24, 2017. Photo by AFP/STR

Police probing knife attacks in Brussels and London

Aug 26, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The two incidents come as much of Europe is on high alert following a string of major attacks over the past two years

KNIFE ATTACK. Policemen stand guard the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the city centre of Brussels on August 25, 2017, where a man is alleged to have attacked soldiers with a knife and was shot. Photo by AFP

Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Catalonia s regional police identify 3 of the suspects who were killed as Moroccan nationals

AFTER THE ATTACK. A woman takes pictures of flowers displayed at the Canaletas fountain on the Rambla boulevard on August 18, 2017, a day after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100 on the Rambla in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

13 dead, 100 injured in 2 Spanish seaside city attacks

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:09 AM

6th UPDATE Spain the world s 3rd tourism destination has until now been spared the kind of extremist violence that has rocked nearby France Belgium and Germany

VAN ATTACK. Medical staff members and policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

Russia arrests 7 for 'preparing' fresh Saint Petersburg attacks

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The 7 nationals from Central Asia are said to have been preparing terrorist attacks in Saint Petersburg

Gov't retakes Maute stronghold, Dansalan College, in Marawi

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:13 PM

The Philippine military claims it retrieved the cadaver of a foreign fighter believed to be from Singapore

LAKE LANAO. Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Teen jailed for 16 years over Elton John bomb plot

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The 19 year old admitted to planning attacks targeting highly populated London destinations including Elton John s Hyde Park concert

ROCKET MAN. Elton John continues to perform around the world as a teen is sentenced to life in prison for planning to attack the British singer’s 9/11 anniversary concert last year. Photo from Twitter.com/eltonofficial

#PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops

May 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The hashtag PrayforMarawi tops Twitter s trending topics in the Philippines as the clash between government forces and the Maute terror group worsened towards evening

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Paris airport attacker said he was 'ready to die for Allah'

Mar 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

UPDATED The incident comes as France remains on high alert following a series of jihadist attacks that have claimed more than 230 lives since January 2015

SHOOTING. Travellers are evacuated from Paris' Orly airport on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP

Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:04 PM

3rd UPDATE The incident has thrust security and the terror threat back into the limelight 3 months before elections in France with authorities saying it was a terrorist assault

REOPENING. People stand outside the Louvre Pyramid of the Louvre museum at night on February 3, 2017, in Paris, after a French soldier patrolling at the Louvre shot and seriously injured a machete-wielding attacker earlier. Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt /AFP

Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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9/11: A day that changed my life forever

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

15 years later this writer looks back on how the terror attacks affected life growing up across the river from the World Trade Center

NEVER FORGET. Life changed forever for this New Jersey-born writer after the terror attacks of 9/11.

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Jul 22, 2016 - 7:23 PM

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Bangladesh police may have killed hostage in cafe siege

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Bangladeshi police say they are investigating whether security forces accidentally shot dead an innocent kitchen worker when they stormed a Dhaka cafe where Islamist attackers were holding people hostage

AFTERMATH. A Bangladeshi policeman keeps guard near a group of peace activists who had come together to sing and light candles in a park following an attack and seige in Dhaka on July 3, 2016. Photo by Roberto Schmidt / AFP

Jihadists 'switched attack to Brussels from France'

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Numerous elements in the investigation have shown that the terrorist group initially had the intention to strike in France again Belgium s federal prosecutor s office says

POLICE RAIDS. Belgian police during a search in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, April 9, 2016. Photo by Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

PH troops regain control of town attacked by terrorists

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The town of Butig in Lanao del Sur is the site of a 10 day battle between soldiers and an ISIS inspired militant group

Troops attend flag raising ceremony Tuesday, March 1, 2016 as they end their operation against Jemaah Islamiyah-affiliated Maute in Butig, Lanao del Sur after capturing their three camps. The military claimed 24 rebels, three soldiers killed in the more than 10 days offensive. Residents affected by the firefight can now return.

Concert hall at center of Paris attacks to reopen late 2016

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The Bataclan concert hall is set to undergo a renovation and reopen before the end of 2016

BATACLAN. The Paris concert hall is set to reopen before the end of 2016. File photo shows roses adorning lamp-posts across the Bataclan concert venue, where terrorists killed 89 people in Paris in November 2015. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Jakarta Starbucks branch reopens after terror attacks

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:49 PM

There was little fear from coffee lovers downtown with many regulars returning to the popular coffee shop which is central to a number of large office buildings

REOPENED. Starbucks Skyline reopens after terror attacks. Photo by Uni Lubis/Rappler

ISIS and Jakarta attacks: What we need to know

Jan 18, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Here are 4 reasons why last week’s attacks mark a significant development in the threat landscape of Southeast Asia

SECURITY. Plainclothes police aim their handguns towards suspects outside a cafe after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Aquino: No imminent terror threat in PH but remain vigilant

Jan 15, 2016 - 3:08 PM

In the wake of the Jakarta attacks claimed by ISIS President Aquino says in Filipino there s a credible threat but it s not specific

REMAIN  VIGILANT. President Benigno S. Aquino III urges Filipinos not to let their guard down following the terrorist attacks in Jakarta. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

TIMELINE: Terrorist attacks in Indonesia

Jan 14, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Indonesia – the world s most populous Muslim majority country – is no stranger to attacks by Islamic radicals

CASUALTIES. Three bodies lie on the street next to a damaged police post after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

ISIS claims deadly shooting in Russia's Caucasus

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:24 PM

The Russian authorities are battling to prevent residents from joining up with the brutal jihadist group in Iraq and in Syria

DERBENT FORTRESS. A file picture taken on September 19, 2015 shows people walking in front of the Naryn-Kala Fortress in Derbent where one person was killed and 11 were injured in a shooting claimed by ISIS. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Attacks cast pall over Christmas in Paris, world

Dec 25, 2015 - 8:13 AM

It was a subdued Christmas Eve in Paris with tourist numbers down security bolstered at shops and churches and locals still on edge after last month s jihadist attacks

ON GUARD. A French soldier patrols next to the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on December 24, 2015 as part of security measures set following the November 13 Paris terror attacks. Photo by AFP

Eagles of Death Metal to play Paris in February

Dec 17, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The group is set to finish the tour that was cut short by the Paris attacks

Bataclan support act dedicate Austrian gig to Paris victim

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

White Miles Eagles of Death Metal s support act during the Paris attacks dedicate their next gig to a member of their entourage who was slain that night

WHITE MILES. Eagles of Death Metal's support act during the Paris attacks dedicate their next gig to a member of their crew who died that night. Screengrab from Facebook/whitemilesmusic

Eagles of Death Metal to join U2 in emotional Paris return – report

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Eagles of Death Metal will be back on a Paris stage this time with U2

BACK ON STAGE. Eagles of Death Metal joins U2 at a Paris concert on Sunday, December 6. File photos by Hugo Marie/EPA, Henning Kaiser/EPA

France accepts Russian replacement for police dog killed in Paris attack

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:27 PM

France warmly accepts the offer of a puppy from Russia as a replacement for a police dog named Diesel that was killed during operations after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris

Eagles of Death Metal want to be first band to reopen Bataclan

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Our friends went there and died I m gonna go back there and live says vocalist Jesse Hughes

FIRST BACK. Eagles of Death Metal want to be the first band to play at the Bataclan after the Paris attacks. File photo by Hugo Marie/EPA

U2 reschedule Paris concerts delayed by attacks

Nov 24, 2015 - 10:18 AM

U2 s new show dates include a performance to be broadcast on HBO

TRIBUTE. Bono and David Howell Evans of U2 lay flowers lay flowers at a tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 14. The band has rescheduled their two cancelled shows following the attacks. Photo by Malte Christians/EPA

Russia gives France puppy to replace police dog killed by jihadists

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The dog is named Dobrynya Nikitch after a hero of Russian folk legend famed for his strength goodness and courage

NEW PUPPY. Russia is offering send France a puppy named Dobrynya to replace Diesel, a Belgian Shepherd killed in a huge raid north of Paris earlier in the week. Photo from the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

US filmmaker Michael Moore opens home to Syrian refugees

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

This is a response to the Michigan governor s decision to turn away refugees in light of the Paris attacks

MICHAEL MOORE. The director opens up his home to Syrian refugees. In the photo, Moore is at a Workers' Union rally in Portugal in May 2015. File photo by Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Eagles of Death Metal urges compassion, halts shows after Paris attack

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Bataclan concert hall also releases a statement following the attack

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The band issues its first statement following the Paris attacks. In the photo, band member Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes performs during a concert at the 27th Eurockeennes Festival in July 2015. File photo by Hugo Marie/EPA

Bacolod church holds mass for victims of Paris attacks

Nov 18, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED San Sebastian Cathedral rector Felix Pasquin says the Paris attacks should strengthen us in our faith in the Lord Jesus as the conquerer of evil

AFTERMATH. People walk by a graffiti reading "Paris doesn't yield to fear" following a minute of silence, on November 16, 2015 at Republique subway station in Paris. Photo by Loic Venance / AFP

'Unprecedented' rise in deaths from terrorism – study

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:04 AM

The Global Terrorism Index finds that 32 658 people are killed by terrorists in 2014 up from 18 111 fatalities of the previous year the largest increase on record

FIGHTING TERRORISM. Members of the New York City Police Department's new Critical Response Command (CRC) gather for their first day on patrol in the new counterterrorism unit at their headquarters on Randall's Island in New York, USA, on November 16, 2015. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

VLOG: Paris slowly getting back to normal after attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Businesses and schools have opened but other tourist sights remain closed

UK fans try to push Eagles of Death Metal to number 1

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:04 PM

Some fans are starting a social media campaign to push one of the group s songs to the top spot in music charts

Prince cancels European tour following Paris attacks

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:01 PM

In light of the tragic events in Paris the organizers decided to cancel the European tour says ticket company Interconcerts

Motorhead, Marilyn Manson latest to cancel Paris shows

Nov 16, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Papa Roach also cancels their show

France's fragile economy under siege after Paris attacks

Nov 16, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Just hours before the attacks the French government was celebrating the best economic news in months: that France had finally returned to growth in the third quarter

SERIES OF ATTACKS. A victim lies on the ground covered by a white sheet outside of the Cafe Bonne Biere in Paris, on November 13, 2015 following an attack. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Syrian refugees brace for backlash after Paris attacks

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:13 PM

The discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one attacker has sparked concerns that some assailants might have entered Europe as part of the huge influx of people fleeing Syria s civil war

MORE EVACUATIONS. People are evacuated by bus, near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, on November 14, 2015. Photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

WATCH: Musician plays 'Imagine' outside Bataclan, site of deadly Paris attack

Nov 15, 2015 - 2:15 PM

German pianist Davide Martello brings a mobile keyboard near the entrance of the Bataclan theater and plays John Lennon s Imagine

The viral 'Peace for Paris' symbol

Nov 15, 2015 - 12:03 PM

Given the scale of the violence the peace and love symbol was essential It was then quite an easy thing to combine it with the Eiffel Tower the symbol of Paris says French graphic artist Jean Jullien

New York's Met Opera sings French anthem after attacks

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Placido Domingo conducts the French national anthem ahead of the scheduled performance of Tosca

Music world in shock over Paris concert massacre

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:46 AM

It s very upsetting These are our people This could be me at a show says U2 frontman Bono of the tragedy

PH 'confident' it can weather APEC security challenge

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The inter agency task force in charge of APEC security holds a full scale simulation to practice and spot loopholes in their plans