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New York attacker was 'soldier' of ISIS, Islamic State says

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:11 PM

'One of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City,' said an article in the latest issue of the group's al-Naba weekly newspaper

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump vows crackdown after New York attack

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) Trump pledges sweeping changes to curb immigration and later calls for the attacker to be put to death

PRIME SUSPECT. This handout photograph obtained courtesy of the St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections in the midwestern US state of Missouri on October 31, 2017 shows Sayfullo Saipov, the suspected driver who killed 8 people in New York on October 31, 2017. St. Charles County Dept. of Corrections/AFP


U.S. charges suspect who 'felt good' about NYC attack

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) Prosecutors unveil the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed to the attack while being questioned in custody at a hospital after being shot

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

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Nov 01, 2017 - 6:54 PM

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PH slams 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:50 PM

No Filipino is reported dead or injured so far in the first deadly terror-related incident in New York since 9/11

ACT OF TERROR. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slams the 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'We must not allow ISIS to return' to U.S. – Trump

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Trump tweets: 'We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!'

CHECKS. Police officers inspect a truck following a shooting incident in New York on October 31, 2017. Don Emmert/AFP

Truck driver kills 8 in New York 'act of terror'

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) 11 others are seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America's financial and entertainment capital since September 11, 2001 attacks

CRIME SCENE. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Don Emmert/AFP

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIS – report

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED Uzbekistan s foreign minister says Rakhmat Akilov was radicalized after moving to Sweden in 2014 and Uzbek intelligence service had passed on information about him

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Arrested in a Stockholm suburb just hours after Friday s attack Akilov appeared in a special heavily guarded high security courtroom

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Briton who brought Spotify to PH among Sweden attack victims

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Globe CEO Ernest Cu pays tribute to Chris Bevington the 41 year old Spotify executive who helped change the way Filipinos listen to music

CHRIS BEVINGTON. Along with the former Spotify executive, 3 other people died and 15 were injured. Photo courtesy of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's ISIS interest

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED The suspect identified only as a 39 year old man from Uzbekistan had also been due to be expelled from Sweden after his residency application was rejected last year

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

Police identify suspect in Sweden truck attack

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Swedish police identify the suspected truck driver who killed 4 people in Stockholm as a 39 year old man from Uzbekistan

TRUCK ATTACK. Police guards the site where a truck slammed into a crowd yesterday outside a busy department store, in central Stockholm, on April 8, 2017. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

3rd UPDATE Here is what we know about the truck attack in Sweden s capital

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden arrests man for 'terrorist crime' after attack

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:16 AM

3rd UPDATE We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom tells Agence France Presse

4 dead in Sweden truck attack, driver at large

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:24 PM

6th UPDATE Prime Minister Stefan Lofven who cut short a visit in southwestern Sweden to return to Stockholm says he has strengthened the country s border controls

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Germany frees only suspect in Christmas market attack

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:17 AM

Investigators had thought the recipient of Anis Amri s messages was a 40 year old compatriot of Amri s and arrested him in Berlin on Wednesday

Authorities inspect a truck that had sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

German police detain alleged contact of Berlin truck attacker

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:24 PM

UPDATED The suspect was taken into custody early Wednesday after federal police officers searched his home and work premises

Police officers walk at the christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 22, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Tobias SCHWARZ

Tunisia arrests nephew, 2 others linked to Berlin suspect – ministry

Dec 24, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The interior ministry says Tunisian assailant Anis Amri had sent money to his nephew and encouraged him to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State group

File photo by AFP

What was the Berlin attack suspect doing in Milan?

Dec 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Why Italy wonders did Europe s most wanted man end up in the Milan suburb of Sesto San Giovanni?

Italian police and forensics experts stand by the body of suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri after he was shot dead in Milan on December 23, 2016. Daniele Bennati/AFP

Germany hunts possible accomplices of Berlin suspect, Tunisia makes arrests

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED One of those detained was the nephew of attack suspect Anis Amri Tunisia s interior ministry says

Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

Dec 23, 2016 - 5:54 PM

3rd UPDATE Italy s interior minister Marco Minniti tells a press conference in Rome that Amri has been fatally shot after firing at police who had stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3 am local time

This combination of pictures created on December 21, 2016 shows a handout portrait released by German Federal Police Office (BKA) on December 21, 2016 showing two pictures of Tunisian man identified as Anis Amri, suspected of being involved in the Berlin Christmas market attack, that killed 12 people on December 19.  BKA/Handout/AFP

Two arrested in Germany over mall attack plot – police

Dec 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Acting on a tip off from the intelligence services police were deployed to the shopping complex and a nearby Christmas market in the western city of Oberhausen

Police patrols at the reopened Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 22, 2016. Clemens Bilan/AFP

Merkel hopes for 'quick arrest' of Berlin market attacker

Dec 22, 2016 - 11:54 PM

UPDATED Just as Merkel praises the country for not succumbing to fear in the wake of the attack she insists that authorities will manage to track down the alleged assailant

Manhunt for Berlin suspect intensifies as anger grows

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:50 PM

It emerges that the prime suspect in Berlin s deadly truck attack a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker was known as a potentially dangerous jihadist

SECURED. Police officers walk at the Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 22, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Anis Amri: Tunisian suspect in Berlin truck attack

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM

UPDATED Anis Amri is named in European arrest warrants that offered a 100 000 euro 104 000 reward for information and warned he could be violent and armed

PRIME SUSPECT. This combination of pictures created on December 21, 2016 shows a handout portrait released by German Federal Police Office (BKA) on December 21, 2016 showing two pictures of Tunisian man identified as Anis Amri, suspected of being involved in the Berlin Christmas market attack, that killed 12 people on December 19.  BKA/Handout/AFP

Germany hunts for Tunisian asylum seeker in Berlin market attack

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:44 PM

UPDATED Officials say the suspect 24 year old Tunisian national Anis Amri had already been under investigation for planning an attack in a development certain to fuel public outrage

A sign quoting John F Kennedy's sentence 'I am a Berliner' lies amid candles at a makeshift memorial in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), two days after an attack at the nearby Christmas market in central Berlin, on December 21, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Germany hunts Tunisian suspect after ISIS claims truck attack

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:48 AM

3rd UPDATE The man is in his early 20s known by 3 different names and was born in the southern city of Tataouine reports say

The scene of a terrorist attack is seen on December 20, 2016 after a lorry smashed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin. Odd Andersen/AFP

Police fear Berlin truck rampage driver still at large

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

4th UPDATE A Pakistani asylum seeker is suspected of the attack but doubts emerge over whether the man detained overnight actually committed the atrocity

CRIME SCENE. Authorities inspect a truck that had sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. Odd Andersen/AFP

'Blood, bodies everywhere' at Berlin Christmas market

Dec 20, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Witness: I just saw this huge black truck speeding through the markets crushing so many people and then all the lights went out and everything was destroyed

Medics attend to an injured person after a truck crashed into a Christmas market at Gedrhniskirche church in Berlin, on December 19, 2016 killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50 people. John Macdougall/AFP

12 dead as truck plows into Berlin Christmas market

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:41 AM

UPDATED Germany police say it could be a terror attack reminiscent of July s deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice

Rescue forces work at the truck that speeded into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016 killing 9 persons and injuring at least 50 people. Odd Andersen/AFP

Pope urges 'sincere dialogue' as he meets Nice attack victims

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED The pope who this week denounced violence in the name of religion meets with 180 people who were wounded or left traumatized or bereaved by the July 14 Bastille Day attack which claimed 86 lives

DEADLY ATTACK. Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

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Jul 22, 2016 - 7:23 PM

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5 charged over France truck attack

Jul 22, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The revelations come as the French government continues to be plagued by questions over possible security failings prompting authorities to launch an investigation into potential oversights

SOLIDARITY. A banner reading 'Solidarite avec Nice' (Solidarity with Nice) is displayed on a bridge, six days after deadly attack of the Bastille day at the Promenade des Anglais in the French riviera city of Nice, during the 184,5 km seventeenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 20, 2016 between Berne and Finhaut-Emosson. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

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Jul 22, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Killer and suspected accomplices in Nice: What we know

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Here is what we know so far about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel and his alleged accomplices

DEADLY ATTACK. Police secure the area where a truck drove into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. File photo by Andreas Gebert/EPA

France truck attack was planned for months, with accomplices

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The revelations come as government continues to be plagued by questions over possible security failings prompting authorities to launch an investigation into potential oversights

SILENCE. In this file photo, French soldiers patrol in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral during a minute of silence held for the victims of the recent attack in Nice. File photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

ISIS claims Nice massacre as France defends security

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Police say they have arrested 4 more people linked to suspect Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as well as his estranged wife

TERRORIST ATTACK. Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Photo by Franck Fernandes/EPA

France mourns 84 dead in truck attack in Nice

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

President Francois Hollande says the country would observe 3 days of mourning as he warns the death toll could rise further with more than 50 people fighting for their lives

MOURNING. People gather in front of the memorial set on the 'Promenade des Anglais' where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Tunisian 'terrorist' kills 84 in Nice truck attack

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:25 AM

UPDATED Anti terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins says Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel is completely unknown to the intelligence services but that the assault is exactly in line with calls from jihadist groups to kill

TRUCK ATTACK. Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. Photo by Valery Hache/

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Jul 15, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Jul 15, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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Somber Hollande denounces third 'terrorist' act in 18 months

Jul 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

There was a sense of deja vu in France as the visibly moved president took to the airwaves to address a nation once again in mourning

This still image from a BFM TV telecast shows French President Francois Hollande speaking about the attack in Nice on July 14, 2016 in Elysee, Paris. BFM TV/Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

#PrayForNice: Netizens mourn deaths in France truck 'attack'

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:08 AM

What is happening in the world? Netizens express shock and grief at the latest attack to hit France – this time during Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice

GRIEF. People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

At least 84 dead in 'terrorist' truck attack in Nice

Jul 15, 2016 - 7:29 AM

9th UPDATE Details begin to emerge about the driver identified as 31 year old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

ATTACK? Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. According to reports, at least 60 people died and hundreds were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd at the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Photo by Franck Fernandes /EPA