ahmed mohamed is aged 14. his hobbies - inventing stuff. the teenager's school week has included an invitation to visit the white house. he has also felt the long arm of the law. a clock he invented and took to school was mistaken as a bomb. a visit to the headmasters office followed and the police called. the bespectacled ninth grader was led away from macarthur high school in handcuffs and finger printed in a room he says with five officers. no charges have been filed.
there is an uneasy feeling on the streets of bangkok, a week after a bomb killed 20 people at one of the city's most visited shrines. officers say the trail has gone cold.
splendour joe abisoye is no ordinary nine year old. a trip to a camp for displaced civilians in her country's north made such an impression on the young nigerian that she decided to write a book about it.
the united states believes fighters from the group calling itself islamic state (isil) may have used mustard agent in a recent attack on kurdish forces in iraq. it's the first indication the group has obtained a banned chemical weapon, according to a report in the wall street journal.
just over four years since dozens of students were gunned down by a right wing extremist in norway, activists from the country's largest political youth organisation have returned to the tranquil island of utoya.
israeli authorities on tuesday jailed a suspected jewish militant without trial. mordechai meyer has been placed under administrative detention for six months.
reclusive afghan taliban leader mullah mohammad omar has died, local officials have announced. afghan government and intelligent sources say the head of the militant group died two to three years ago.
women and children are among around 50 people reported dead and dozens more injured after twin explosions at a packed market in nigeria. nobody has claimed responsibility for the blasts but they bear all the hallmarks of the boko haram islamist militant group which has killed thousands in the country's northeast.
four us marines have been shot dead at a navy reserve centre in chattanooga, tennessee. local media citing law enforcement officials have identified the suspect as muhammad youssef abdulazeez.
militants who have sworn allegiance to isil said on thursday that they attacked an egyptian naval ship in the mediterranean near the coast of israel and the gaza strip.
double explosions in colombia's capital bogota have wounded eight people. the first blast took place in the financial district while the second hit an industrial area.
the funeral took place on thursday for one of 17 egyptian soldiers killed by islamist militants in the sinai peninsula. a large crowd gathered for a street procession in alexandria attended by the local governor.
france opened a terrorism investigation after an attack at a gas factory friday left one person decapitated and multiple people wounded. french officials say two men attacked the factory in southeastern france friday morning. (june 26)
france attack: 1 killed near a gas factory in south-eastern france
one decapitated in suspected terror attack in saint-quentin-fallavier factory near grenoble in france.
media reports say a suspected us air strike in yemen has killed the leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsular, (aqap), nasser al-wuhayshi. yemeni security officials say he died in an attack near the port city of aden.
the al qaeda militant mokhtar belmokhtar and seven others have been reported killed in a us air strike inside libya. belmokhtar' is thought to have been responsible for orchestrating the 2013 attack on the amenas gas plant in algeria. the us has only admitted carrying out an air strike - its first conducted against a target in the north african country since the end of the war against muammar gaddafi in 2011.
a teenage boy from austria has pleaded guilty to planning to bomb a vienna train station. the 14-year-old downloaded bomb making instructions onto his playstation games console and contacted religious militants in syria liked to the group calling itself islamic state (isil). his lawyer, rudolf meyer, was asked by reporters what motivated the boy to do what he did.
afghan police say a taliban suicide bomber wounded 70 people when a truck laden with explosives was detonated in the south of the country. the afghan taliban said they are to blame for the blast which occured in zabu neighbourhood in qalat city.
the group calling itself ıslamic state (isil) says one of its suicide bombers killed or wounded 250 people in a shi'ite mosque attack in saudi arabia. the saudi health ministry said 21 worshippers were killed and around 90 others wounded in what is one of the deadliest attacks in the kingdom in recent years. the suicide bombing happened during friday prayers in the town of al-qudayh in the east of saudi arabia where most of the kingdom's minority shi'ites live.
ıtalian police say a 22-year-old moroccan man arrested in connection with the bardo museum shooting in tunisia arrived in italy on a migrant boat one month before the attack. photos taken by a reuters photographer show abdelmajid touil waiting in a sicilian port to get off a navy vessel which had rescued him along with other migrants at sea in february. tutto quello che c’è da sapere sull’arresto del presunto
us intelligence has released after months of pressure to declassify documents a list of the reading materials found in osama bin laden's compound.
the united states says its special forces have killed a senior leader of the ıslamic state militant group during a raid in eastern syria. the operation, ordered by president obama, was carried out by us commandos based in iraq. the isil leader known as abu sayyaf was killed during exchanges with us forces according to the obama administration which says sayyaf was involved in isil's military activity as well as helping run its illicit oil, gas, and financial operations.
A US jury has sentenced Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. The jury chose death by lethal injection over life in prison for the 21-year-old, for his role in the 2013 attack which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. The sentencing decision came after 15 hours of deliberations. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen, was found guilty of placing a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line as well as fatally shooting a police officer.
militants from the ıslamic state group raised their black flag over the local government compound in ramadi, the capital of iraq's anbar province, on friday. it is a huge blow to iraq's government and security forces, as fighting rages on. we will fight isil in anbar as long as it takes," said iraqi army major majeed mohamed ali. we will kick them out of anbar. but his determined words contrast with claims of victory from isil, ringing out through the loudspeakers of mosques.
an attack on a popular guest house in the afghan capital kabul has left at least 14 people dead. those killed include four indian nationals, a briton, an american, an italian and a kazakh national.
britain's foreign office is looking in to reports that three british schoolgirls are on the run after escaping from isil jihadists in iraq. there is speculation that the trio could be the london girls who ran away to join isil earlier this year.
pakistan's government is vowing to track down those involved in a deadly bus attack in karachi, which has left at least 43 people dead. militant group jundullah, which has pledged allegiance to isil and has links with the pakistani taliban, says it was behind the killings. gunmen boarded the vehicle and opened fire on terrified passengers.
the 2011 raid leading to the death of al qaeda leader osama bin laden has once again become the centre of controversy. the white house and cia have denounced as utter nonsense a report which diminishes what has arguably been depicted as president barack obama's greatest foreign policy success.
a suicide bomber has attacked a bus carrying afghan government employees in kabul. three people were killed and 10 others injured.
a us air strike is said to have killed a senior militant of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the site intelligence group quotes al qaeda as saying that nasser bin ali al-ansi died in yemen, along with his eldest son and other fighters.
the nigerian military says its continuing to liberate women and children from boko haram captivity in the north-east of the country. the army says the latest group were found in the sambisa forest and taken to a displaced person's camp at yola.
german police have prevented an imminent terror attack after raiding the home of a suspected extremist, according to media reports. they detained a married couple in oberursel near frankfurt overnight on thursday. the pair, named as halil and senay d by die welt newspaper, had been placed under police surveillance several weeks ago after buying unusually large amounts of chemicals. while searching the apartment, police found a pipe bomb, explosives, a rifle and ammunition as well as tools
showing pictures of a defiant dzhokhar tsarnaev to convince the jury that he has no remorse, u.s. prosecutors are making their case to sentence him to death over the 2013 boston marathon bombings.
police in the australian city of melbourne continue to question five suspects arrested in counter-terrorism raids. all five are in their late teens and one has already been officially charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act. the 18-year-old, named as sevdet besim, was remanded in custody after appearing in court. australian prime minister tony abbott gave more details about the case at a media conference.
nigeria's military officials believe they are winning the battle against the boko haram terrorists. they claim to have ousted insurgents from all the major towns and forest camps in a large area of northern nigeria. they deny charges that its soldiers have killed thousands of innocent civilians in retaliatory attacks on villages accused of harbouring the insurgents.
time is up for six french nationals working in romania who have been labelled a threat to national security. on march 31, 2015, a romanian court gave them ten days to leave the country following an investigation launched in 2013 by national intelligence agency, sri.
the british town of rochdale has hit the headlines once again. one of nine britons accused of trying to illegally enter syria is the son of the labour party’s town councillor, shakil ahmed, according to media reports.
nine british nationals have been detained by turkish authorities on suspicion of trying to enter syria illegally. they were taken into custody in the hatay region close to the syrian frontier.
crowds of people have attended a funeral ceremony in the istanbul courthouse where a prosecutor was taken hostage on tuesday and who later died after police tried to rescue him.