Terrorism

U.K. Police Make Further Arrests as More Attack Details Emerge

LONDON—Police said they had made two “significant” arrests overnight in connection with Wednesday’s terror attack in London, the U.K. capital’s deadliest in more than a decade.<p>Police said Friday that the birth name of Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old man who carried out the deadly rampage outside …

How many people are killed by terrorist attacks in the UK and how safe am I?

Westminster was brought to a standstill on Wednesday after Khalid Masood murdered four people - including a police officer guarding Parliament.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May, who said the attacker was known to police, vowed "we are not afraid and our resolve will never waiver in the face of …

Europe

Belgian police arrest man attempting to drive into crowd in Antwerp

Police say the suspect tried to enter a busy shopping street in a car traveling at high speed. Extra security and military personnel have been deployed to the northern Belgian port city.<p>Authorities boosted security in Antwerp's downtown on Thursday after a car ran a red light and careened towards …

Brussels Attacks

The Story of the Man Mistakenly Identified as the London Attacker - Vice

In the aftermath of Wednesday's attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London, a picture of the alleged attacker receiving medical attention began to do the rounds on Twitter. The name of this supposed assailant was Abu Izzadeen. The issue, however, was that Izzadeen was …

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Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer hits out at 'nonsense from armchair critics'

Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer has hit out at "armchair critics" who criticised the security services following the terror attack in Westminster.<p>Mark Rowley made the comments as he was questioned about Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackay's actions on Wednesday, after it emerged the acting …

Europe

London Attacker Khalid Masood Shows ‘Not Everything Can Be Stopped’

LONDON — The journey of British Parliament attacker Khalid Masood from criminal to deadly terrorist underscores the challenges faced by security services in identifying and tracking extremists.<p>The 52-year-old, who killed an American tourist, a police officer and two others in a car-and-knife …

Westminster Bridge

The overhyped coverage of the Westminster attack will only encourage others

Wednesday’s assault was a crime. The last thing we needed was our politicians and media hysterically exaggerating it<p>On Wednesday afternoon a car went on to the pavement on Westminster bridge and killed three passersby. A man leapt out and stabbed a policeman. He was shot. No one knew who he was, …

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Low-tech terrorist attacks like in London will be 'much more common' and the West must adapt

All Khalid Masood needed for his terrorist attack in London was a car, a knife and a hateful desire to kill.<p>Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Muslim …

Westminster Bridge

Sydney Teenager Pleads Guilty To Plotting Anzac Day Terror Attack

Authorities discovered notes at his home declaring that Sharia law should be implemented across the world.

World News

London Terror: Police Make Two More ‘Significant Arrests’

Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said police were trying to work out whether or not killer acted alone

Why Won't America Call White Supremacy Terrorism?

Last weekend, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson traveled from Baltimore, Maryland, to New York City, for the express reason of killing black men. He succeeded. Just after 11pm on Monday night, Jackson approached 66-year-old Timothy Caughman and stabbed him with a 26-inch sword he'd brought with him …

Racism

The Westminster attack shows the new challenges facing UK counter-terrorism

The trend towards the easily accessible, low-cost methods seen in London, Nice and Berlin makes preventing attacks ever more difficult<p>On Wednesday, the wave of terror attacks witnessed in Europe and elsewhere struck at the heart of London. The attacker has now been identified as Khalid Masood, born …

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Why Did It Take ISIS a Full Day to Claim the London Attack?

The delay fit the pattern of previous statements from the group.<p>Less than 24 hours after British national Khalid Masood allegedly plowed a vehicle into bystanders on London’s Westminister Bridge and stabbed an officer outside the U.K. Parliament, the Islamic State took credit for the attack. In a …

Dystopia

Flushing Out Terror, From Molenbeek to Birmingham

In the aftermath of the Belgian terrorist attack a year ago, the world learned of the Brussels district of Molenbeek. After Wednesday's attack in the heart of London, we may hear more about Birmingham.<p>The London attacker, identified by U.K. police as a 52-year-old career petty criminal named Khalid …

London attack victims remembered as investigation continues

As police investigate an attack in Westminster that killed at least five people, the victims are being remembered with silent memorials and floral tributes. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from London.<p>As police investigate an attack in Westminster that killed at least five people, the victims are …

Middle East

Trump aide says London attack by UK-born man justifies travel ban

Sebastian Gorka says Westminster attack proves ban is necessary, despite the fact that the British-born attacker wouldn’t have been affected by it<p>London attack: what we know so far<p>A Trump administration official seized on the Westminster terror attack to justify the president’s blocked travel ban, …

Islamophobia

Brittany fishing port of Concarneau in shock after double terror drama

A fishing port in a small corner of Brittany, western France, served as a stark reminder on Thursday that Islamist terror can wreak pain and indiscriminate suffering on the most sheltered of communities - and has done so here twice in two years.<p>The French school devastated by he Westminster Bridge …

France

Muslims donate over £20,000 for victims of London terror attack

<b>A Muslim-led campaign has raised more than £20,000 for those affected by the London terror attack.</b><p>The Muslims United for London fundraiser was …

Westminster Bridge

What London Police Learned From the Last Big Attack

Law enforcement expected that a terrorist incident like Wednesday’s was inevitable. In many ways, the response system worked.<p>LONDON—Within seconds of Wednesday’s terrorist attack, the Houses of Parliament went into lockdown. Doors were bolted shut by staff, and MPs were locked into the Chamber of …

Westminster Bridge

All the aliases used by the Westminster attacker

The Westminster attacker was born on Christmas Day and converted to Islam after years of criminality.<p>The attack Khalid Masood carried out was the end …

UK News

Police Make ‘Significant’ Arrests in Attack Inquiry

LONDON — The British police on Friday said they had made two “significant” arrests overnight in connection with the attack outside Parliament this week and said the birth name of the 52-year-old assailant was Adrian Russell Ajao.<p>Mark Rowley<i>,</i> assistant <i>c</i>ommissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said …

Europe

London Attacker Had Criminal Convictions and a String of Aliases

Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence …

ISIS Is Claiming Attacks Abroad Because It's Losing Its Empire

The ISIS inland empire is collapsing. Faced with a relentless assault by Iraqi troops backed by American power, the jihadi group now controls only …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Script We All Follow After a Terror Attack - Vice

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Three days before Wednesday's attack in London, 200 anti-terrorism police took part in a large simulated operation, zipping across the Thames River to rescue "hostages" being held on a hijacked river cruiser. The city's police commander told the media, …

How alone are 'lone wolf' jihadi attackers?

The investigation into what exactly happened in London on Wednesday is really only just beginning. But the initial impression is that it was a "lone wolf" attack by an ISIS supporter, like we saw in Orlando, Nice and Berlin.<p>We've become accustomed to hearing the phrase "self-radicalized" in …

Islamism

Israel Arrests Suspect In Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Israeli authorities arrested a man suspected of calling in bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. It was the result of an investigation by the FBI and Israeli police.

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London Terrorist Attack Leaves 5 Dead and 40 Injured

The attacker was shot and killed by police.<p><b>Updated 8:41 a.m.:</b> Eight people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack that took place in London on Wednesday, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the terrorist, a British citizen, had been investigated by M15 …

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American Couple Vacationing in London Among Victims of Terrorist Attack

On Wednesday afternoon, three innocent people were killed when a terrorist plowed into numerous civilians while speeding along the sidewalk of the …

Westminster Bridge

London terror attack live updates: 4th Westminster victim dies as more Khalid Masood details emerge

Updates throughout the day as police investigation into terror attack on capital continues.<p>Live<p>Khalid Masood's birth name revealed.<p>Two more …

Trafalgar Square

This Is How Londoners Carried On Regardless Despite The Westminster Terror Attack

Pundits: “London has been shut down.” Londoners: “Nope.”<p>In the aftermath of the Westminster terror attack on Wednesday, in which at least four people died, some conservative-leaning commentators in the UK and US said that London was “cowed” and “divided”.<p>One Fox News commentator implied the city …

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