Libyan fighters, not al-Qaeda, behind attack on Benghazi consulate: report

An armed man waving his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi. Photo: AFP

The deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was led by fighters who benefited from Nato's support in the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, and not al-Qaeda, according to the New York Times.

Monday, 30 December, 2013, 3:07am 1 comment

US airport worker charged after terror threats made

Bomb squad officers surround the apartment of suspect Nna Alpha Onuoha in Inglewood, California. Photo: AP

An airport security screener in the United States has been charged with making threats as authorities scrutinised a website linked to the suspect that contains rambling letters criticising America as evil and promising something more devastating than the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

13 Sep 2013 - 4:10am

Papers found in Timbuktu suggest al-Qaeda has ground-to-air missiles

A French soldier holds an SA-7 launch tube near Timbuktu. Photo: AP

The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like handouts for a class.

13 Jun 2013 - 4:33am 1 comment

Family of suspect in British soldier's killing condemns his crime

Michael Adebolajo

The family of a man suspected of hacking a British soldier to death on a London street condemned the attack as senseless, distancing itself from the murder which has provoked an anti-Muslim backlash.

30 May 2013 - 2:41am

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills dozens

Firefighters at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad. Photo: AP

Attacks in the Baghdad area and northern Iraq killed 58 people on Monday, the latest in a wave of violence that has raised fears of a return to sectarian conflict in the country. The unrest, including bombings in Baghdad that mainly targeted Shiite areas, comes at a time of heightened tensions in Iraq, with the Sunni minority accusing the Shiite-led government of marginalising and targeting their community.

28 May 2013 - 6:22am

British man arrested under terror laws after TV interview about soldier's slaying

Abu Nusaybah

Michael Adebolajo, 28 and Michael Adebowale, 22, are under armed guard in hospital after being shot and arrested by police on Wednesday on suspicion of murdering 25-year-old Lee Rigby, a veteran of the Afghan war.

26 May 2013 - 6:51am

How terror struck out of nowhere

"We will never stop fighting you," one of the attackers says, as his victim lies on the road

A meat cleaver is clasped in his blood-smeared left hand, the other - stained red with human blood too - waves manically as he shouts at the camera, ranting his justification for the atrocity on the streets of southeast London.

24 May 2013 - 1:58am

Britain names soldier killed in London attack

A picture of victim Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is displayed with flowers near the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

24 May 2013 - 4:22am 1 comment

Woman confronted London attackers: ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose'

A woman who challenged knife-wielding assailants suspected of hacking to death a British soldier in London on Wednesday said she intervened because “it was better having them [the weapons] aimed on one person”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'British soldier' butchered in broad daylight in suspected London terrorist attack

One of the suspected assailants with bloodied hands at the scene attack in Woolwich. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two men wielding knives and a gun murdered a man believed to be a British soldier near a London barracks on Wednesday, before delivering an Islamist tirade to passers-by.

23 May 2013 - 9:35am 14 comments

Cameron calls security emergency after brutal killing on London street

Police at the scene of the attack in London. Photo: SCMP Pictures

One person was killed and at least two people were wounded in a violent attack near a military barracks in London, British officials said yesterday. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency security meeting in response.

23 May 2013 - 4:08am 1 comment

Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt heads to jail over guns case

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is escorted by his security staff as he arrives to surrender at a court in Mumbai on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt surrendered on Thursday to serve three-and-a-half years in jail for illegal possession of weapons, in a case linked to deadly bombings in Mumbai 20 years ago.

16 May 2013 - 9:24pm

Four men in Minnesota sentenced to prison for aiding Somali rebel group

Investigators believe about 20 young, ethnic Somali men left Minnesota from 2007 to 2009 to go to Somalia to fight for al Shabaab, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation.

15 May 2013 - 12:14pm

Female DNA found on fragment from bomb used at Boston Marathon

A fragment of a pressure cooker used in the Boston bombings. Photo: AFP

Investigators have found female DNA on a fragment from one of the two bombs used in the attack on the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, according to a US official briefed on the probe. The genetic material may have come from a number of sources and its discovery does not necessarily mean that additional people were involved beyond the two brothers suspected in the bombing, said the official.

1 May 2013 - 3:08am

US 'seeking other suspects' over Boston bombings, with aid from Moscow

Investigators are pursuing other "persons of interest" possibly linked to the fatal Boston Marathon bombings, US lawmakers said. "There are still persons of interest in the United States that the FBI would like to have conversations with," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told ABC's This Week. The Michigan Republican declined to indicate how many people were being sought.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:08am