terrorism

    • Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgaria busts terrorist financing ring

      Bulgarian special police forces arrested 43 people on Friday in coordinated raids across the country on a suspected terrorism financing ring. Prosecutors said one of those arrested was a Syrian citizen residing in Bulgaria who is suspected of sending money to people who back international terrorist groups.

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    • UK police probe Manchester stabbing as 'terrorist' attack

      UK police probe Manchester stabbing as 'terrorist' attack

      Authorities in the English city of Manchester announced Tuesday they are treating a New Year’s Eve stabbing of three people - including a police sergeant - at a train station as a terrorist incident. The attack Monday night by a knife-wielding man yelling Islamic slogans brought terrorism back to Manchester after a 19-month hiatus. It took place at a key transport hub right next to the Manchester Arena, where 22 people were killed in an attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

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    • Egypt police kill dozens of militants after tourist bus blast

      Egypt police kill dozens of militants after tourist bus blast

      Police in Egypt killed on Saturday dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts in Giza and North Sinai. Up to 40 terrorists were killed, according to a statement from the interior ministry. It said the militants were planning a series of attacks on tourist sites, churches and military personnel. The raids followed Friday's roadside bomb attack on a tour bus in Giza.

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    • Christmas under siege

      Christmas under siege

      All signs point to us having yet another Christmas period shadowed by fear and increased security measures. This has become a tradition for Germany. Since the Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack of 2016, in which a truck was deliberately driven into a crowd, killing 12 people, these places have been enclosed by solid concrete blocks. Such fortifications are as much a feature of the landscape as Christmas decorations this time of the year.

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    • Strasbourg terrorist killed in gun battle with police

      Strasbourg terrorist killed in gun battle with police

      The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead last Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said. Cherif Chekatt, 29, was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city shortly after a big police operation was launched in the evening.

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    • SIS adapted to new challenges

      SIS adapted to new challenges

      New alerts on unknown persons who are wanted in connection with serious crimes and terrorism proposed MEPs in the upgraded Schengen Information System that they backed on 24 October during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Indeed, they adopted three draft regulations that will bring up to date the Schengen Information System (SIS), vastly used for security and border management in Europe. Just in the last year, the system was used in 30 countries across Europe and was consulted 5.2 billion times.

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