Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Islamic State ‘Beatle’ guilty of all charges in US hostage deaths

Besides taking American hostages, Elsheikh and the other 'Beatles' are accused of abducting some 20 other journalists and relief workers from Europe, Russia and Japan.

US says Kentucky man who allegedly attended IS training camp charged

If convicted of the charged offences, Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison, a fine of US$750,000 and term of supervised release up to life.

Israel issues stricter guidelines for use of its cyber tech exports

NSO has denied any wrongdoing, saying it sells its tools only to governments and law enforcement agencies and has safeguards in place to prevent misuse.

US Supreme Court appears to back death sentence for Boston marathon bomber

But one justice questions how the case jived with the Biden administration's opposition to federal executions.

NZ outlaws terror attack planning after IS-linked stabbing

The new security law gives police the power of entry, search and surveillance without warrants to prevent the planning and preparation of terroristic acts, among others.

Bukit Aman’s top anti-terror officer tells why terrorists see Malaysia as ‘safe transit point’

Special Branch assistant director says most terrorist groups transiting in Malaysia will try to avoid confrontation with the authorities.

20 years after 9/11, is Malaysia ready for a similar attack?

An expert does not rule out the possibility of attempts to replicate the 2001 attacks on the New York twin towers, but believes Malaysia is more prepared now.

Sri Lanka offers help with NZ knife attack probe

Sri Lanka's Muslim Council condemns the Auckland attack as a 'barbaric act of terrorism,' and thanks the NZ police for their swift response.

Bali-bombing terror group planned fresh Indonesia attack, police say

Indonesia's counter-terror squad has rounded up 53 suspected extremists in nearly a dozen provinces over the past week.

US issues new terrorism threat warning ahead of 9/11 anniversary

It cites increased use of 'online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity'.

New Zealand accepts return of IS-linked woman and her children

The decision follows a bitter dispute with Australia over which country should shoulder responsibility for the woman.

Singaporean charged with giving S$1,000 to IS militant ‘for terrorism’

The funds were purportedly intended for facilitating terrorist acts in Syria, says the home ministry.

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