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Algeria to lift state of emergency shortly: president

ALGIERS – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Thursday that the country’s 19-year state of emergency would be lifted “in the very near future”. The state of emergency was installed solely in response “to the fight against terrorism” Bouteflika said in remarks cited by APS news agency, denying it had…

Number of American Muslim terror suspects down: study

WASHINGTON — The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorist acts dropped by more than half last year compared to 2009, easing fears that the minority group is being radicalized, a study showed Wednesday. Twenty Muslim Americans committed or were arrested for terrorist crimes last year, down sharply from 2009…

Britain rolls back some unpopular post-9/11 security restrictions

Britain’s government announced Wednesday that it was overturning some of their unpopular anti-terrorism laws. The measures, put in place after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were widely thought to be some of the toughest in the West. A review published by British Home Secretary Theresa May acknowledged that the…

FBI: Bomb placed at MLK Day parade was ‘domestic terrorism’

Device capable of inflicting ‘multiple casualties’ A bomb left in a backpack on the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington, has been described as being in the “realm of domestic terrorism” by the FBI. The bomb was found on bench Monday morning at the northeast…

Attorney at firm representing Assange accusers helped facilitate CIA renditions in 2001

An attorney representing two Swedish women who brought sexual assault charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was investigated following revelations that during his time in the Swedish government, his administration helped facilitate extraordinary renditions that allegedly resulted in two terrorism suspects being tortured in Egypt. The US policy of extraordinary…

Group protests US plan to give billions in military aid to Pakistan

US-India advocacy group USINPAC slammed the Obama administration’s new aid package to Pakistan, denouncing it as counterproductive to US efforts at fighting terrorism and advancing government accountability in the developing nation. “The U.S. has been trying to get the Government of Pakistan’s support in the war on terror for the…

9 charged with terror conspiracy in UK

9 charged with terror conspiracy in UK; face other terror-related charges as well British police early Monday morning charged nine men with conspiring to cause explosions in what they described as an extensive terror plot against UK targets. The men are expected in a London court to answer charges later…

Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts

WikiLeaks founder calls Bradley Manning ‘political prisoner’; says Fox hosts, politicians committing ‘terrorism’ Julian Assange has accused Fox personalities Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, among others, of committing terrorism through their calls to hunt down and kill the WikiLeaks founder. In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to…

Twelve arrested in British anti-terror swoop

British police on Monday arrested 12 men on suspicion of plotting an act of terrorism, swooping in major pre-dawn raids across the country. The dozen, aged between 17 and 28, were detained “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK,” police said…

UPDATE: House bars moving Gitmo detainees to US soil

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to prohibit moving terrorism suspects from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil, a blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to prosecute them in criminal courts. The proposed legislation prevents moving such prisoners to the United States under…

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