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CT News: March 2015
Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
Associated Press
- 31 March 2015 - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack...

U.N. Warns of 'Total Collapse' in Yemen as Houthis Continue Offensive
New York Times
- 31 March 2015 - The United Nations' human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein warned on Tuesday that Yemen was on the brink of collapse...

Turkish special forces enter courthouse as prosecutor held at gunpoint
Reuters
- 31 March 2015 - A far-left Turkish group took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage on Tuesday and threatened to kill him, prompting special forces to enter the courthouse and police to evacuate the building...

Iran nuclear talks: 'Good chance' of deal as deadline looms
BBC News
- 31 March 2015 - Russia's foreign minister has said prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are "very good" on the final day of negotiations...

Commencing jihad: ISIS tweets photos of military 'graduation'
Fox News
- 30 March 2015 - The black-clad graduates listened intently as speakers inspired them to change the world, but instead of caps and gowns, they wore masks and fatigues, and in place of diplomas, they clutched AK-47s...

Family of Hasan Edmonds, Ill. Natl Guardsman Accused of Trying to Join ISIS, Speaks
ABC 7 News
- 30 March 2015 - Hasan Edmonds, a 22-year-old Illinois Army National Guardsman accused of trying to join ISIS, appeared in court Monday for a detention hearing, which was postponed until next week...

U.S. ends Boston Marathon bomb case with grisly photos and testimony
CNN
- 30 March 2015 - Martin Richard, an 8-year-boy who once urged people in a school project to "stop hurting each other," was literally blown apart by a homemade bomb as he watched the 2013 Boston Marathon with his family, jurors heard Monday. Federal prosecutors rested their case with grisly testimony about how the bomb Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placed near the marathon's finish line tore through the bodies of Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu, a 23-year-old grad student...

Encrypted communication 'biggest problem' in tackling terrorism, Europol warns
ZDNet
- 30 March 2015 - Monitoring threats to national security is becoming increasingly difficult as tech companies ramp up encryption efforts, Europol has warned...

Some in Bergdahl's platoon undercut his emerging defense
CNN
- 29 March 2015 - U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense...

ISIS Girls: Syria-Bound Teens' Families Struggle With Blame
NBC News
- 29 March 2015 - They were "smiling," a shell-shocked Turkish worker told the families of three London schoolgirls as he begged forgiveness for his chance role in their disappearance in Syria...

At Tunisia anti-terror march, protesters return to site of museum massacre
CNN
- 29 March 2015 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Tunisia's capital Sunday, protesting against terrorism less than two weeks after gunmen attacked a museum and killed more than 20 people there...

Islamist groups seize Syrian city Idlib for first time
Reuters
- 28 March 2015 - Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria's civil war, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday...

Islamist gunmen storm inside Somali hotel, shots heard - police
Reuters
- 27 March 2015 - Islamist gunmen fought their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials inside, police said...

Aurora cousins charged in terror plot
Chicago Tribune
- 27 March 2015 - Aurora cousins Hasan and Jonas Edmonds had been aspiring terrorists for months when they arrived at the Joliet Armory on Tuesday to scout out a brazen attack, federal authorities say...

Regional offensive against rebels trying to take over Yemen presses on
Washington Post
- 27 March 2015 - Saudi Arabia pressed its bombardment of neighboring Yemen on Friday, striking near the presidential compound in the rebel-controlled capital at dawn as well as at military installations, residents reported...

Boko Haram HQ Gwoza in Nigeria 'retaken'
BBC News
- 27 March 2015 - The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram...

In Bergdahl Case, the Rare Charge of Misbehavior
New York Times
- 26 March 2015 - In the military's case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the charge of desertion, with the maximum penalty of imprisonment for five years, is the lesser count and the easier one to prove, legal experts say...

Acts of Terrorism Very Rare Among US Muslims, Study Finds
Voice of America
- 26 March 2015 - After the September 11, 2001, attacks and more recent efforts by militant groups in Muslim countries to radicalize and recruit Muslims living in the West, there have been fears among U.S. authorities and the public of large-scale terrorist strikes on home soil...

National Guard Soldier Accused of Conspiring to Support Islamic State
Wall Street Journal
- 26 March 2015 - U.S. authorities arrested an Army National Guard soldier and his cousin Wednesday on charges related to a plot prosecutors allege would have involved the soldier traveling to join Islamic State while his cousin used his uniforms to attack a northern Illinois military base...

Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen against Houthi rebels
CNN
- 26 March 2015 - With the support of nine mostly Arab countries, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in neighboring Yemen on Thursday, where for months Houthi rebels have intensified their violent campaign against the government...

Student cleared of London terror charge after partially secret trial
The Guardian
- 26 March 2015 - A man who faced accusations that he was plotting to mount an Islamic State-inspired gun or bomb attack on the streets of London has been acquitted after a highly secretive Old Bailey trial...

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Warns of Possible Terror Attack
NBC News
- 26 March 2015 - The United States said it had information of "possible terrorist threats" to locations frequented by Westerners in Uganda's capital, Kampala, and warned that an attack could take place soon...

US launches Tikrit air strikes
BBC News
- 25 March 2015 - The US has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the United States military has confirmed...

Palestinian Factions Committed 'War Crimes' in Gaza Conflict, Says Amnesty
Newsweek
- 25 March 2015 - Palestinian militants committed direct and indiscriminate killings of civilians in the Gaza conflict last summer in acts that "amount to war crimes”, according to a new report from human rights group Amnesty International published today...

FBI adapts to face terrorism threats but still faces challenges, report finds
Washington Post
- 25 March 2015 - The FBI improved its ability to fight terrorism in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but a new report says the bureau still faces significant challenges as it strengthens its intelligence capabilities to deal with nimble enemies...

White House Continues to Back Yemen as Model for Successful Counterterrorism
ABC News
- 25 March 2015 - The White House continues to hail Yemen -- a country that is descending into chaos -- as a model for fighting extremism, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today...

Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion
Washington Post
- 25 March 2015 - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer...

F.B.I. Lagging Behind U.S. Terrorism Threat, Report Says
New York Times
- 25 March 2015 - The F.B.I. urgently needs to improve its intelligence capabilities and hire more linguists to counter the rapidly evolving threats to the United States, according to a report released on Wednesday that examined the bureau's progress since the Sept. 11 attacks...

Five questions on the delay in a decision on Bowe Bergdahl's fate
CNN
- 25 March 2015 - It's been nearly a year since Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States as part of a prisoner exchange and since the Army began a formal investigation into his disappearance from his unit. Yet the Army still hasn't made public its findings and, with them, what discipline -- if any -- Bergdahl will face for leaving his base in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009...

Italy police seek three suspects over terrorism offenses
Reuters
- 25 March 2015 - Italian magistrates have ordered the arrest of two Albanians and an Italian on suspicion of terrorism-related offences and are searching several addresses in northern Italy, police said on Wednesday...

The brutal reason Boko Haram just took 500 'young women and children'
Washington Post
- 25 March 2015 - This is the story of what comes after the headlines. What happens after the shock dissolves and the news marches onto the next tragedy. This is what happens to the boys, girls and women who are kidnapped by Boko Haram — and why...

Yemen's Houthi Militants Take Al Anad Air Base
Wall Street Journal
- 25 March 2015 - The Houthi militants who control Yemen’s capital took over a key southern air base on Wednesday, extending their recent military push southward and drawing within a short distance of the country’s embattled president, raising fears that the country is on the brink of civil war...

Obama: Dim Hope for End to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
ABC News
- 24 March 2015 - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution...

Australia says counterterrorism squads prevents 200 suspected jihadis from leaving Australia
Fox News
- 24 March 2015 - Counterterrorism squads have prevented 200 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East including at least three teenage boys this month, officials said on Wednesday...

Iraq Opts for Consolidation Over Advance in Battle Against ISIS
New York Times
- 24 March 2015 - ...But the hard lessons of the Tikrit offensive, with a heavy cost in casualties for the Shiite militiamen and soldiers involved, have Iraqi officials thinking more cautiously about their next steps...

North Korea: 'No apology' for S Korea Cheonan sinking
BBC News
- 24 March 2015 - North Korea has rejected South Korean calls for an apology over the sinking of a warship, calling it an "intolerable mockery..."

Evacuation Could Cripple U.S. Anti-al-Qaeda Efforts in Yemen
NBC News
- 23 March 2015 - The evacuation of U.S. special forces in Yemen will seriously degrade the ability to coordinate targeting for U.S. drone operations against al Qaeda over the country...

U.S. pledges to keep funding Afghans amid calls for slower pullout
Reuters
- 23 March 2015 - The United States assured Afghanistan's leaders on Monday it would keep funding Afghan security forces at a targeted peak level of 352,000 personnel at least into 2017 to provide stability as foreign troops withdraw from the country...

Turkey Tightens Border With Syria Amid Terrorism Fears
Wall Street Journal
- 23 March 2015 - Turkey partially closed its last two border gates into Syria this month amid fears of an impending terror attack, highlighting Ankara’s difficulties in coping with a humanitarian crisis on its doorstep while trying to stop the flow of foreign jihadists...

'ISIS Hackers' Googled Their Hit List; Troops' Names Were Already on Public Websites
The Daily Beast
- 23 March 2015 - They swore they ‘hacked military servers’ to threaten U.S. troops. Actually, these self-proclaimed ISIS whiz kids basically cobbled together information that was already online...

Pentagon notifying troops named by alleged IS hackers
Associated Press
- 23 March 2015 - The Pentagon said Monday it is notifying 100 military members that their names and addresses were posted on the Internet by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division...

Why is ISIS so successful at luring Westerners?
CNN
- 23 March 2015 - For a throng of radical anti-Western militants, ISIS is pretty good at getting Westerners to join them. The latest may be 11 foreign medical students whose families fear they might have gone to Syria to work in ISIS-controlled hospitals...

California Man Facing Terrorism Charge Writes to Newspaper
ABC News
- 22 March 2015 - A 21-year-old Southern California man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group vowed revenge and identified with the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France in a series of writings to a newspaper...

Tunisia hunts for third gunman as President Essebsi admits security failures
The Telegrap
h - 22 March 2015 - Terrorist on the run after Wednesday's attack on Tunisia's Bardo museum, which killed 20 foreign tourists and a policeman - while the guards were having coffee...

Yemen could become 'protracted conflict'
BBC News
- 22 March 2015 - The conflict in Yemen could become "protracted in the vein of an Iraq, Syria, Libya combined scenario'' the UN's special envoy has warned...

ISIS Urges Sympathizers to Kill U.S. Service Members It Identifies on Website
New York Times
- 21 March 2015 - In a new online threat to American military personnel, the Islamic State has called on its members and sympathizers in the United States to kill 100 service members whose names, photos and purported addresses it posted on a website...

Israel, counterterrorism to dominate Sunday shows
USA Today
- 21 March 2015 - Disputes over Iran, Israel and counterterrorism look likely to dominate this week's Sunday news shows...

Two men convicted of terrorist plot to attack New York-Toronto train
The Guardian
- 20 March 2015 - Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, who investigators say were advised by al-Qaida members, could face life sentences after Canadian court verdict...

Teenager jailed for 22 years for plotting to copy Lee Rigby beheading
The Guardian
- 20 March 2015 - A teenager who was arrested on a London street carrying a knife and hammer in his bag and said he was en route to behead a soldier has been jailed for 22 years...

Suicide attacks hit Sanaa mosques
BBC News
- 20 March 2015 - Suicide bombers have blown themselves up at two mosques in the centre of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 46 people, reports say...

Security bolstered across Tunisia as rallies decry reach of terrorism
Washington Post
- 20 March 2015 - Tunisian authorities bolstered security at vital installations across the country Friday amid fears of follow-up attacks after a museum massacre apparently carried out by Islamic State gunmen...

British woman arrested by counterterrorism police at Luton airport 'took baby son to Syria'
The Independent
- 20 March 2015 - A British woman who was arrested at an airport on suspicion of trying to reach Syria was allegedly stopped last year as she returned from the crisis-hit country with her infant son...

UN: Hot Pursuit Laws Needed to Fight Terrorism in West Africa
Voice of America
- 20 March 2015 - The United Nations is calling on African countries affected by terrorism to draw up legislation to facilitate hot pursuit...

EU Reaches Agreement to Keep Russian Sanctions In Place
Wall Street Journal
- 19 March 2015 - European Union leaders agreed on a plan that would likely keep the bloc’s broad economic sanctions on Russia in place until year’s end...

A Peek Into The Center That Helps Ward Off Terrorism
CBS Local
- 19 March 2015 - The Southeast Florida Fusion Center looks like a rather bland, random office. It’s anything but that.  It’s where crucial tips come in that ward off terrorism or just every day crime from Key West to West Palm Beach...

Tunisia Museum Attack: ISIS-Linked Site Claims Responsibility
NBC News
- 19 March 2015 - ISIS purportedly claimed responsibility for the Tunisia Bardo Museum massacre in an online audio recording posted on a website linked to the group, analysts said Thursday...

Al Shabaab Leader Killed in Drone Strike
Time Magazine
- 19 March 2015 - Adan Garar is believed to have masterminded the 2013 Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi An American drone strike has killed a leader of Somali militant group al-Shabab, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday...

UN: Islamic State may have committed genocide against Yazidis in Iraq
The Guardian
- 19 March 2015 - Human rights office report also says Iraqi government forces may have committed war crimes while battling insurgency...

Gunman Laabidi was known to security services, says PM
BBC News
- 19 March 2015 - A gunman involved in the attack that killed 20 tourists at the Bardo museum in Tunis was known to the authorities, Tunisia's prime minister has said...

Chechen's Ties to Putin Are Questioned Amid Nemtsov Murder Case
New York Times
- 19 March 2015 - Ramzan A. Kadyrov, the strongman leader of Chechnya, has been at the center of intrigue surrounding the murder of Boris Y. Nemtsov, a prominent critic of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin...

Lawyer Says NJ Air Force Vet Accused of Planning To Join ISIS Will Plead Not Guilty
CBS New York
- 18 March 2015 - A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will plead not guilty to terrorism charges, his attorney said...

Gunmen kill tourists in museum raid
BBC News
- 18 March 2015 - At least seven foreign tourists and a Tunisian have been killed after gunmen targeted a museum in the the Tunisian capital, officials say...

White House is mailed package with cyanide
CNN
- 17 March 2015 - The White House received an envelope this week containing a substance that testing revealed to be cyanide, the Secret Service confirmed Tuesday...

U.S.-Cuba Talks on Restoring Diplomatic Ties End Abruptly
New York Times
- 17 March 2015 - The United States and Cuba have ended their third round of talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations as abruptly as the meeting was announced, with no breakthrough on sticking points and in an atmosphere of rising tension over Venezuela...

Former US Air Force Mechanic Charged With Trying to Join ISIS in Syria, Officials Say
ABC News
- 17 March 2015 - A former U.S. Air Force veteran has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, after watching their online propaganda videos, authorities announced today...

Nigeria says it has ousted Boko Haram from town of Bama
BBC News
- 17 March 2015 - Nigeria's military says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Bama from the Islamist military group Boko Haram...

California Man Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism Charges
ABC News
- 16 March 2015 - A 21-year-old California man originally charged with lying on a passport application so he could travel to Syria pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court to new charges alleging he also tried to provide support to the Islamic State terror organization...

U.S. Omits Iran and Hezbollah From Terror Threat List
Newsweek
- 16 March 2015 - An annual security assessment presented to the U.S. Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has excluded Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to U.S. interests, despite both being consistently included as threats in previous years...

CIA Chief: Terrorism Morphing Into Different Threats
Defense Department
- 16 March 2015 - Terrorism is morphing into different types of threats, including cyberattacks that can impact nations across the globe, the director of central intelligence said in New York last week...

Mother kidnaps two Dutch children and joins Islamic State - prosecutors
Reuters
- 16 March 2015 - A Chechen mother has taken her two young children to Syria to join Islamic State, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday, in the first known case in the Netherlands of kidnapping by one parent to join the militant group...

ISIS Still on the Attack, Despite Internal Strife and Heavy Losses
New York Times
- 13 March 2015 - The Islamic State is facing growing dissension among its rank-and-file fighters and struggling to govern towns and villages it has seized, but the militant Sunni group is still managing to launch attacks and expand its ideological reach outside of Iraq and Syria, senior American officials said...

Islamic State 'accepts' Boko Haram's allegiance pledge
BBC News
- 13 March 2015 - Islamic State (IS) has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram, according to an audio message...

Eight Suspected Jihadists Arrested in Spain
Wall Street Journal
- 13 March 2015 - Spanish police early Friday arrested eight suspected jihadists who were allegedly inciting others to commit acts of terrorism and recruiting fighters for Syria and Iraq, the second such sweep this week in Spain...

South Florida brothers plead guilty to terrorism charges
Miami Herald
- 12 March 2015 - Two South Florida brothers are likely to spend decades behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to plotting with terrorists to blow up New York City landmarks...

Iraqi forces slowed by snipers and bombs in Tikrit
Reuters
- 12 March 2015 - Iraqi security forces and mainly Shi'ite militia exchanged fire sporadically with Islamic State fighters in Tikrit on Thursday, a day after they pushed into Saddam Hussein's home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants...

Australia had teen 'suicide bomber' under surveillance
The Telegraph
- 12 March 2015 - The government is investigating claims Jake Bilardi, 18 and also known as Abu Abdullah al-Australi, carried out a suicide attack in Iraq...

Insider the ISIS Naval Base on the Mediterranean
Newsweek
- 11 March 2015 - On the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean lies a town with an idyllic coastline, at the foot of the Jebel Akhdar, or Green Mountain, just a half-day’s sail from the shores of Greece and the tip of Italy, with bustling souks and colonial piazzas in its old city, baked by the heat of the North African sun...

ISIS sympathizer arrested after plotting to bomb U.S. consulate in Toronto: CBSA
National Post
- 11 March 2015 - A Pakistani man arrested by immigration officials this week is an ISIS supporter who had plotted to bomb financial buildings and the U.S. consulate in Toronto, the Canada Border Service Agency alleged at a hearing Wednesday...

Nemtsov murder: Zaur Dadayev confession 'forced'
BBC News
- 11 March 2015 - Zaur Dadayev, one of two suspects charged with the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, confessed under duress, a member of Russia's Human Rights Council says...

Iraqi forces take military hospital from ISIS as Tikrit offensive continues
CNN
- 11 March 2015 - Joint Iraqi forces now have control of Tikrit Military Hospital as they continue their offensive to liberate the city from ISIS...

Tsarnaev's own words from inside boat shown in court
Boston Globe
- 10 March 2015 - As he hid in a boat stored in a Watertown backyard, a wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a message in pencil on the inside panels. On Tuesday in federal court, a jury got to read those words, which were interrupted by bullet holes and smeared with blood...

Obama Said to Resist Growing Pressure From All Sides to Arm Ukraine
New York Times
- 10 March 2015 - As American intelligence agencies have detected new Russian tanks and artillery crossing the border into Ukraine in recent days, President Obama is coming under increasing pressure from both political parties and more officials inside his own government to send arms to the country. But he remains unconvinced that they would help...

Samantha Power: defence cuts are 'deeply concerning'
The Telegraph
- 10 March 2015 - A senior American diplomat has described defence cuts planned by Britain and other European countries as "very concerning” given the scale of challenges currently facing the world...

Spain says dismantles Islamic cell in North African enclave
Reuters
- 10 March 2015 - Spain said on Tuesday it has dismantled a militant Islamic cell in its North African enclave of Ceuta that it claims was ready to attack either Spain or other targets in Europe...

Deadly bomb attacks hit Egypt's Sinai peninsula
BBC News
- 10 March 2015 - Bomb attacks targeting the police and army in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula have killed two people and wounded more than 30, officials say...

'Eco-terrorism' threat to poison infant formula in New Zealand
CNN
- 10 March 2015 - New Zealand police have revealed a threat to contaminate infant formula and other dairy formula with poison, in an apparent attempt to blackmail the government over its pest control policies...

French police arrest suspects linked to Paris hostage-taker
Deutsche Welle
- 09 March 2015 - Four people have been arrested over suspected links to the attacks in Paris in January. A French policewoman is among those detained...

Putin Contradicts Claims on Annexation of Crimea
New York Times
- 09 March 2015 - President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has publicly indicated for the first time that the planning to reclaim Crimea from Ukraine started weeks before the Crimean referendum on the issue, which he had cited repeatedly as the main reason for Russia's annexation...

3,000 US Troops Head to Eastern Europe for Exercises
ABC News
- 09 March 2015 - The Pentagon says that about 3,000 U.S. soldiers from the Georgia-based 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Eastern Europe beginning next week, to conduct training exercises with forces from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania...

UN peacekeeper killed in attack in Mali's Kidal
Al Jazeera
- 09 March 2015 - Three deaths reported in northern city, a day after blast in Bamako restaurant killed five people, including UN experts...

Stopped at Sydney Airport on Suspicion of Joining Islamic State
Wall Street Journal
- 08 March 2015 - Two Australian brothers aged 16 and 17 were stopped at Sydney Airport on suspicion that they were young jihadists headed to join the Islamic State group, officials said Sunday...

In campaign against terrorism, U.S. enters period of pessimism and gloom
Washington Post
- 07 March 2015 - U.S. counterterrorism officials and experts, never known for their sunny dispositions, have entered a period of particular gloom.In congressional testimony recently, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. went beyond the usual litany of threats to say that terrorism trend lines were worse "than at any other point in history..."

FBI Investigates Possible ISIS Supporters' Hack of Western Sites
NBC News
- 07 March 2015 - The FBI is investigating the hacking of several U.S. websites by someone claiming to be affiliated with ISIS over the weekend, which spread to Europe on Sunday night. Law enforcement and security analysts said they suspected no link to the Islamist terrorist group, however...

Nigeria's Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State
New York Times
- 07 March 2015 - Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group...

Ohio terrorism suspect says he would have shot President Obama
CBS News
- 06 March 2015 - A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head...

Canada gunman blamed foreign policy, video shows
BBC News
- 06 March 2015 - The gunman who shot dead a Canadian soldier and tried to storm parliament last year was protesting against Canada's military role overseas...

Jerusalem: Israelis wounded in attack by Palestinian driver
BBC News
- 06 March 2015 - A Palestinian has rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians in Jerusalem, injuring four policewomen and another bystander, police say...

ISIS bulldozes ruins ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi TV says
CNN
- 06 March 2015 - ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the nation's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said...

Boko Haram extremists kill at least 45 in Nigerian village
The Guardian
- 05 March 2015 - At least 45 people were killed on Tuesday by suspected Boko Haram militants in a remote village in the north-eastern Borno state of Nigeria, according to sources from the military and authorised vigilante groups...

ISIS claims upper hand in fight for Iraq's cities
CBS News
- 05 March 2015 - The front line in Iraq's Kirkuk province was as close as CBS News correspondent Holly Williams and her team could get Thursday to the battle for Tikrit...

North Korea applauds 'knife attack of justice' on U.S. ambassador
CNN
- 05 March 2015 - A man opposed to the joint South Korea-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arms as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning...

China's new terrorism law provokes anger in U.S., concern at home
Washington Post
- 05 March 2015 - A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign health workers...

Northern Va. teen thought to have helped man join Islamic State
Washington Post
- 04 March 2015 - A 17-year-old Northern Virginia high school student who federal authorities believe successfully helped a man make his way to Syria to fight with the Islamic State has been taken into custody, according to the boy’s neighbors and an official familiar with the case...

Nusra Front claims assault on Aleppo security forces
Al Jazeera
- 04 March 2015 - The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front, has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the intelligence headquarters of Syria's air force...

Southern California Man Charged With Attempted Support of Islamic State
Wall Street Journal
- 04 March 2015 - A Southern California man has been indicted in a Santa Ana federal court on a charge of attempting to materially aid Islamic State...

UK bomb plot suspect Abid Naseer found guilty
BBC News
- 04 March 2015 - A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries...

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial to Start Today
ABC News
- 04 March 2015 - A jury of 10 women and eight men will hearing opening arguments today as the eyes of a city turn to the trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...

3 suspects sought in France over 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter
Fox News
- 04 March 2015 - More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest...

China defence budget rise to defy slowing economy
Reuters
- 04 March 2015 - China's defence budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment such as submarines and stealth jets...

Vietnamese Man Extradited From UK to Face US Terror Charge
ABC News
- 03 March 2015 - A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said...

Final stage of jury selection set for Boston bombing trial
Reuters
- 03 March 2015 - The long-running process of choosing a jury to hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to wrap up on Tuesday with the judge and lawyers for both sides selecting the panel of 12 jurors and six alternates...

Virginia cabbie on FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia
Washington Post
- 02 March 2015 - A Northern Virginia man who fled the United States more than two years ago and was recently placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list is in the custody of the Somali government, U.S. officials said...

Terrorism Case Against Pakistani Man Is Going to Jury
New York Times
- 02 March 2015 - As arguments in Abid Naseer's trial on terrorism charges come to a close on Monday, jurors had heard from British intelligence officers in disguise, an F.B.I. attache who had observed Osama bin Laden's dead body and Mr. Naseer himself arguing that he was an innocent man...

'Attractive jihadists can lure UK girls to extremism'
BBC News
- 02 March 2015 - "Attractive" jihadist fighters can be "eye candy" to lure in British Muslim girls, a former extremist has said...

Iraq Begins Offensive to Recapture Tikrit From ISIS
New York Times
- 02 March 2015 - The Iraq military, alongside thousands of Shiite militia fighters, began a large-scale offensive on Monday to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State...

North Korea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin
BBC News
- 02 March 2015 - North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises got under way, officials in Seoul say...
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