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US will not reverse Middle East terror precautions in wake of foiled plot

The Obama administration cautioned on Wednesday that the terror threat to western outposts in the Middle East and Africa will not necessarily subside in the wake of Yemen's claim to have foiled a large-scale plot to attack an important port.<p>As details of the alleged plot emerged from the government …

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Israel muzzles witness in US anti-terrorism lawsuit

<i>By Crispian Ballmer, Reuters</i><p>JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government has decided to prevent a key witness from testifying in an anti-terrorism case in the United States, drawing accusations that it is caving in to pressure from China.<p>The lawsuit revolves around allegations that Bank of China knowingly …

The First Post-9/11 Terror Case That Never Was

In the video below, Retro Report looks back at the "Detroit sleeper cell" case, the first post-9/11 terror convictions. In a case that would bode ill for similar investigations to come, federal prosecutors quickly jumped to the wrong conclusions, resulting and a massive and embarrassing misfire …

Kenyan rights group accuses anti-terror police of unlawful killings

A Kenyan human rights group has called on Britain and the US to suspend their support for anti-terror police accused of a string of disappearances and extra-judicial killings in the country.<p>Illegal tactics allegedly used by Kenya's anti-terrorism police unit (ATPU), which receives finance and …

Israel's growing gang violence leads to calls for anti-terror tactics

Simon was standing in his shop in sight of Ashkelon's football stadium when he heard the bomb go off.<p>At first, said Simon – who declined to give his surname – he thought it was a Palestinian missile from Gaza, a short distance along the coast. "I shut the shop and smoked a cigarette to calm …

'No room for terrorism in Islam', Turkish president says

Committing acts of terrorism in the name of Islam gives ammunition to Islamophobes, Turkish President Abdullah Gül said in a speech Wednesday, calling on the Muslim world to promote the idea that “there is no room for terrorism in Islam”.<p>Turkish President Abdullah Gül on Wednesday blamed acts of …

Feinstein and Rogers say terrorism threat to US is increasing

The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans are not as safe as they were a year or two ago, the leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees said on Sunday.<p>Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mike Rogers appeared together on CNN's State of the …