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Teenager charged with terrorism over Sydney bishop stabbing

Sydney, Australia Reuters A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a terrorism offence for allegedly stabbing an Assyrian church bishop in Sydney during a church service, Australian police said on Friday, as investigations continued into a riot after the knife attack. Police from the joint counter terrorism team questioned the boy, who is in a […]

Iran alerted Russia to security threat before Moscow attack, sources say

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reuters Iran tipped off Russia about the possibility of a major “terrorist operation” on its soil ahead of the concert hall massacre near Moscow last month, three sources familiar with the matter said. In the deadliest attack inside Russia in 20 years, gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at concertgoers on […]

Death and fear stoked hell in the Moscow concert attack, witnesses say

Moscow, Russia Reuters The four armed men walked calmly towards the metal detectors at Crocus City Hall, firing their automatic weapons point-blank in short bursts at terrified civilians who fell screaming in a hail of bullets. Nearby, one witness named Natalya had just taken off her coat and was standing in line on Friday evening […]

Gunmen kill more than 60 in concert attack near Moscow, Islamic State claims responsibility

Updated: 1pm (AEDT) Moscow, Russia Reuters Camouflage-clad gunmen opened fire at concertgoers with automatic weapons on Friday, killing at least 60 people and injuring 145 more in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants. In the deadliest attack in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege, gunmen sprayed civilians with bullets just before Soviet-era rock […]

Security hiked at Cologne Cathedral for Christmas amid attack threat

German police walk in front of the cathedral in central Cologne, Germany, on 23rd December, 2023.

Berlin, GermanyReuters German police said on Saturday they were heightening security at Cologne Cathedral following indications of an attack planned for New Year’s Eve and in the wake of government warnings in recent weeks about the rising threat of Islamist violence. The police said in a statement they would use tracker dogs to check the […]

Knifeman kills German tourist, wounds others near France’s Eiffel Tower

French police secures the access to the Bir-Hakeim bridge after a security incident in Paris, France, on 3rd December, 2023.

Paris, FranceReuters A man armed with a knife and a hammer killed a German tourist and left two people, including a British man, wounded near the Eiffel Tower in Paris late on Saturday in what President Emmanuel Macron called “a terrorist attack”. A 26-year-old suspect, a French national arrested after the attack, had pledged allegiance […]

Updated: Two Swedes shot dead in Brussels, Belgium raises terror alert to top level

Police officers secure the area outside the King Baudouin Stadium after a shooting in Brussels, Belgium, on 16th October, 2023

Updated: 11:30am (AEDT)Brussels, BelgiumReuters Two Swedish nationals were shot dead and a third wounded in central Brussels on Monday night, and a man who identified himself as a member of Islamist State claimed responsibility in a video posted online. The suspected assailant fled the scene after the shooting as a football match between Belgium and […]

Israel forms emergency war cabinet against Hamas as deaths and damage in Gaza mount

Israel - Benjamin Netanyahu

Updated: 12:45pm (AEDT)Jerusalem/GazaReuters Israel formed an emergency unity government on Wednesday as its jets pounded Gaza and tanks massed around the Palestinian enclave, and the army said it killed three Hamas militants in a fresh confrontation on nearby Israeli territory. Former Defence Minister Benny Gantz, a centrist opposition leader, spoke live on Israeli television alongside Prime […]