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Counterterrorism Director: Al-Qaida Still Top Threat to US.

The director of the National Counterterrorism Center said Thursday that al-Qaida remains the number one terrorism threat to the United States, despite the increased media focus on the Islamic State.

- Newsmax - US

Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder In Attack At London Mosque.

Darren Osborne faces charges after a rental van plowed through a crowd of people outside the mosque Monday.

- NPR - US

Finsbury Park attack suspect charged with terrorism-related murder.

Police in London have charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder over an attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park earlier this week.

- CNN Top Stories - US

UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah posing as NGO.

UN disputes Israeli proof that Hezbollah terrorists operate along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities.

The blast was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

- Rediff.com - IN

Taliban-linked group kill 40 in double Pakistan bomb blasts.

Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said. A separate gun attack on police in the southern megacity of Karachi killed four officers on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Saudi security forces foil terror plot on Grand Mosque.

Arrest five suspects, including a woman, who are currently being interrogated The post Saudi security forces foil terror plot on Grand Mosque appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

London mosque attack driver charged with 'terrorism'.

Driver of van in attack near Finsbury Park mosque charged with 'terrorism-related murder' after one man is killed.

- Al Jazeera - QA

In terror fight, tech companies caught between US and European ideals.

Amid European pressure to crack down on terrorist content, US-based tech companies struggle to strike a balance between American and European concepts of censorship and freedom of speech.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Doctors say officer stabbed recovering well.

Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from the life-threatening attack.         


Officer stabbed in neck at Flint airport is recovering well, doctors say.

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday. Hurley Medical...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That's Not a Total Pain 

I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I'd managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch…

- Gizmodo - US

Brits are pissed that Polish hate preachers were invited to a far-right rally

Two of Poland's most notorious far-right hate preachers, one of them a Catholic priest, are scheduled to speak at a rally against terrorism' in the U.K. Saturday as community tensions run high following a string of terror attacks. Anti-racism campaigners say the attendance of Jacek Miedlar, a fiery speaker

- VICE News - US

French jihadist cell sentenced in attack on kosher grocery

, A French court sentenced members of a jihadist network for a grenade attack on a Jewish grocery store in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles in September 2012. The 18 men, known as the “Cannes-Torcy cell,” were handed sentences of one to 28 years in prison at a special anti-terror tribunal Thursday in Paris,...

- JTA - US

Dutch terror threat remains 'substantial' despite recent wave of attacks

The terrorist threat risk in the Netherlands remains 'substantial' and will not be increased despite the attacks and attempted attacks...

- DutchNews.nl - NL

Financial watchdog FATF slams Pak on terror financing

At its meeting in Spain's Valencia, FATF, a Paris-based organisation which sets standards for banks globally, closely scrutinised Pakistan's record on terror financing.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

- Zee News - IN

London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After 'Attacks on Our Way of Life'

This year's Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster and Borough Market Islamist terror attacks.

- Breitbart - US

DHS John Kelly: Islamic Terrorists Are Sincere, So Regulate the Internet

Homeland security Secretary John Kelly acknowledged Thursday that sincere Islamic beliefs are fuelling deadly jihad attacks during Ramadan -- but he quickly hid that key recognition behind vague suggestions that Christian and Jewish beliefs are also causing terrorism.

- Breitbart - US

Finsbury Park attack: Cardiff man Darren Osborne charged

Darren Osborne, 47, is charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

- BBC - UK

Afghanistan: Taliban leader wants US and NATO troops out

The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Qatar given 10 days to fulfil Arab states' 'aggressive' demands

Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent a list of demands including closing Al Jazeera and reducing ties to Iran.

- IOL - ZA

Facebook brings anti-terror initiative to U.K.

The program arrives in the U.K. following four terrorist attacks over the course of three months


UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region.

- UN - INT

Ex-Northern Ireland paramilitary figure admits 200 offenses

A former paramilitary commander turned police informer in Northern Ireland has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offenses.

- FOX News - US

Iran kills 3 terrorists, arrests 1

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps disbanded a terrorist group in Kordestan province in the west of the country, the military force announced.

- AzerNews - AZ

London mosque suspect charged with 'terrorism-related murder'

London, United Kingdom, Jun 23 - The British van driver suspected of mowing down Muslim worshippers near a London mosque appeared in court on Friday charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder. Darren Osborne, 47, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, speaking to confirm his name, age ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Qatar given list of demands by Arab nations

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent a list of 13 demands, including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries has said.

- RTE - IE

Man charged with murder over London mosque attack

A van driver held over the Finsbury Park terror attack has appeared in court charged with murder and attempted murder.

- RTE - IE

'Supergrass' pleads guilty to five murders

Former loyalist paramilitary commander turned supergrass Gary Haggarty has pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to 200 terrorist offences, including five murders.

- RTE - IE

Greece confirms support for Bulgaria's joining the Schengen area

The President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, has reaffirmed his country's support for Bulgaria's joining the Schengen area during the first visit of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Southeastern Europe, the President's office said. Radev said Schengen is important for Bulgaria and the only way to guarantee an effective ...

- Novinite - BG

Saudi security forces kill 'wanted man' in Mecca

Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others, Reuters reported. The gunmen, who are wanted for terrorism, exchanged fire with the security forces who surrounded one of the buildings in the al-Aseelah neighborhood in Mecca where the militants were hiding. ...

- Novinite - BG

Taliban-linked group kill 30 in double Pakistan bomb blasts

Bombs killed nearly 30 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing at least 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later killing at least 15 in the northwest town of Parachinar, officials said. Seven police officers were killed in the first attack, in Quetta, which happened when police ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Taliban chief warns U.S. that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

, June 23 : The leader of Afghanistan's Taliban, Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, has warned the United States that it will be "making a mistake" by increasing its troop strength to combat insurgents.In his remarks on Friday in a message ahead of Eid ul Fitr he said, ""If you think that you may break our determination with ...

- Sify - IN

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

Terrorists group like the LeT, JeM and the Taliban, which have been responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity, still operate openly from their safe havens and the world hasn't done enough to curb them, Indian envoy Syed Akbaruddin has said at a UN conference.

- Zee News - IN

Fueling sectarian strife enemy plot: Haibatullah

By Pajhwok on 23 June 2017 KABUL : Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

6 Taliban killed, 9 injured in Farah clash

By بنیامین بارز on 23 June 2017 FARAH : Half a dozen Taliban militants were killed during an overnight clash with security forces in western Farah province, police...

- Pajhwok - AF

IGP denies former UM lecturer-turned-militant dead in Marawi

SEREMBAN, June 23 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today denied reports claiming that Malaysian most wanted terrorist Dr Mahmud Ahmad was killed in Marawi, the Philippines. He said he just received information that the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

GLASTONBURY, June 23 — Britain's Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revellers into the first day of music at the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UK police charge Finsbury Park mosque suspect with terrorism-related murder

Darren Osborne — the man who allegedly ploughed a van into a group of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque, killing one person and injuring 11 more — is charged with a slew of offences, including terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

- ABC News - AU

NIA files charge sheet against ISIS sympathiser

The investigation agency had on June 22 registered a case and during raids conducted on June 29 in Hyderabad busted the terror module, of which Irfan  alias Abu Jafar and other persons were part.  

- Zee News - IN

Finsbury Park mosque attacker charged with terrorism related murder

According to witnesses, Osborne shouted, 'I want to kill all Muslims' as he drove into a crowd.

- Rediff.com - IN

IDF: Iran Paying $195 Million Annually to Fund Anti-Israel Terrorist Groups

Iran's massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday.

- Breitbart - US

Palestinian Authority: Payments to Terrorists a 'Social Responsibility'

Speaking in the name of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, PA spokesman Nabil Shaath said the Palestinians have a social responsibility' to offer monetary payouts to the families of prisoners in Israeli jails because they are political prisoners,' and that the payouts are the PA's way of look after innocent ...

- Breitbart - US

Report: PA President Abbas Fuming Over Jared Kushner Demand to Stop Paying Terrorists

A meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and senior White House official Jared Kushner reportedly left the Palestinian leader fuming and refusing to agree to watered-down demands that Ramallah cut off payments for some convicted terrorists and their families.

- Breitbart - US

Arab Factionalism in Gaza Electric Deal

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas' electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down. The post Arab Factionalism in Gaza Electric Deal appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

London mosque van attack: UK man charged with terrorism-related murder

The man accused of driving into a crowd of Muslim worshippers this week in Britain, killing one person, was charged Friday with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, officials said.

- FOX News - US

UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack

British authorities have charged 47-year-old Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the van attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers near two north London mosques.

- FOX News - US

Horrifying report describes extreme torture methods at prisons where American troops interrogate suspected militants

Senior U.S. defense officials admitted that American troops have been involved in the interrogation of suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen where horrific, extreme torture is reported to take place in more than a dozen secret prisons, The Associated Press reports. The American officials "denied any participation in or ...

- The Week - US

U.K. charges man with terrorism, murder, in attack on Muslims

Prosecutors charge man who allegedly drove van into Ramadan worshipers in London, day after sole death confirmed