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Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:25 GMT2017-01-19T19:39:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant tracking devices in his sons, according to a document released Thursday in a batch of materials seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader....



NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:36:32 GMT2017-01-19T17:36:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists....



Kosovo sentences 7 for ties to terror groups in Syria

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:09:58 GMT2017-01-19T15:09:58Z

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- A Kosovo court has sentenced seven Albanian citizens on charges of terror, participating in terror groups and recruiting for Islamic terror groups in Syria....



Spain: Rapper gets 1-yr sentence for tweets praising terror

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:49:24 GMT2017-01-19T13:49:24Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced a rapper musician to a year in prison for exalting terrorism and humiliating terrorism victims in Twitter messages....



Report: 2 men imprisoned over UAE beach bar attack plot

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:56:55 GMT2017-01-19T06:56:55Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that an Emirati and a Palestinian man have been sentenced to prison for planning an attack on a beach bar....



Committee decisively approves Mattis for defense secretary

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:25:26 GMT2017-01-18T20:25:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee voted decisively Wednesday to approve Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, clearing the way for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be confirmed shortly after the president-elect is sworn in....



Justices leery of expanding right to sue top officials

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:45:37 GMT2017-01-18T18:45:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court sounds leery of expanding the right to sue high-ranking officials in a case that dates to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks....



Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptor

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:52:19 GMT2017-01-18T15:52:19Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities....



Dutch terror suspect arrested after Bulgaria extradition

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:56:43 GMT2017-01-13T11:56:43Z

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Military police in the Netherlands have detained a 33-year-old Dutch woman who is suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group....



China, Russia say united against South Korea missile defense

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:11:29 GMT2017-01-13T11:11:29Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China has a range of economic, diplomatic and military options to retaliate if the U.S. and South Korea proceed with deployment of an advanced missile defense system, experts said Friday, as Beijing remained vague in its threats against the plan....