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unead Ahmed Khan, 24, and his uncle Shazib Ahmed Khan, 22, both of Luton, have been charged with terror offences(Reuters)

Two Luton men have been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly plotting to join Isis in Syria, while one of the men is further accused of planning to kill US military personnel based in the UK.

Junead Ahmed Khan, 24, and his uncle Shazib Ahmed Khan, 22, were charged with hatching a plan to join the terror network in contravention of the Terrorism Act 2006. The charge dates between 1 August 2014 and 10 May 2015.

5 Dead In Shootings At Military Centers In Chattanooga, Tenn.

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A gunman opened fire today at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., killing four Marines and wounding three other people.

The gunman is also dead, though it's unclear how he was killed.

The FBI identified the gunman as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. Law enforcement officials tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that he is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kuwait. His parents are Jordanian.

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Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist


Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist
Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist (ABC News)

The estranged son of a respected Boston police captain was arrested July 4 byFBIagents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists, federal officials told ABC News today.

French jihadi network chief sentenced to 9 years in prison

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FILE - In this photo dated Nov. 21, 2011 Mohammed Achamlane, left, leader of Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), an Islamic radical group which was outlawed in 2012, speaks to the media during a demonstration in Nantes, western France. The chief of a dismantled French radical network who wanted to “scar” France has been sentenced to nine years in prison for recruiting for jihad, plotting attacks at home and praising terrorism, Friday July 10, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni, File)

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The chief of a dismantled French radical network was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for recruiting for jihad, plotting attacks against Jewish targets and praising terrorism. The relatively severe verdict comes as France is trying to prevent extremist violence by angry, marginalized Muslims.

Student rent payments covertly funding Islamist projects – report

Europe Trust's executive director Ahmed al-Rawi (Still from YouTube video/Horn Cable TV)

Europe Trust's executive director Ahmed al-Rawi (Still from YouTube video/Horn Cable TV)

British university students’ rental payments are being channeled through a charity with links to the Muslim Brotherhood in a bid to finance Islamist projects throughout Europe, an investigation claims.

These financial flows were uncovered by the Times on Friday, following an in-depth investigation.

UK charity Europe Trust, funded by Gulf donors, has invested millions of pounds in a broad-based property portfolio that includes student accommodation attached to the University of Leeds.

Islamic Cleric in Pakistan Arrested in Mob Attack on Christians Accused of Blasphemy

Rare instance of police intervention saves couple.

By Our Pakistan Correspondent
Rukhsana and Awais Qamar. (The Voice Society)LAHORE, Pakistan, July 5, 2015 (Morning Star News) – In a rare move by Pakistani police, an Islamist cleric was taken into custody on Friday (July 3) for inciting a Muslim mob to try to kill a Christian couple for alleged desecration of the Koran, a police official said.

Area residents and rights activists told Morning Star News that hundreds of Muslims in Makki village, near Farooqabad in Sheikhupura District, on Tuesday (June 30) attacked Owais Qamar, 35, and his wife Rukhsana after a neighbor complained that they were sleeping on a salvaged advertising sign inscribed with a koranic verse.

Graham blames Obama for rise of ISIL in Middle East

Senator Lindsey Graham gives a speech where he announced his candidacy for US President on June 1, 2015 in South Carolina, (AFP photo).

Senator Lindsey Graham gives a speech where he announced his candidacy for US President on June 1, 2015 in South Carolina, (AFP photo).

US Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has lashed out at President Barack Obama over his foreign policy, arguing that his policy helped the rise of the ISIL terrorist group in the Middle East.

“Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Senator Graham said on Sunday.

“Radical Islam is running wild in the Mideast,” he said. “I have never been more worried about an attack on our homeland than I am right now.”

Tunisia terror attack: Brits feared to be among 27 killed in Sousse holiday resort

BRITISH holidaymakers are feared to be among the 27 people killed in an Islamic State-inspired terror attack on two hotels popular with UK tourists in Tunisia.

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Sousse is a popular beach resort in Tunisia

Two gunman attacked a resort in Sousse on the Mediterranean coast, with shots fired on the beach.

Holidaymakers sunbathing were mown down in a hail of bullets in the latest ISIS-linked terror spectacular.

One of the gunmen's bodies lay at the scene with a Kalashnikov assault rifle after he was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police.

The second attacker is believed to be on the run and Tunisian authorities confirmed foreigners were among the dead. 

The Foreign Office said it is aware of the reports that Britons were involved in the incident and is looking into them.

A spokesman said: "We are aware of the ongoing situation at a hotel resort in Sousse, Tunisia. We are urgently looking to establish further details and whether any British citizens are involved."

The attack reportedly took place on the Imperial Marhaba hotel.

France attack: Man decapitated in attack near Lyon

Scene outside the factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier

The site belongs to Air Products, a US-based firm

France has begun a terror investigation after a decapitated body was found at the scene of a suspected Islamist attack on a US-owned gas factory near the south-eastern city of Lyon.

One arrested man suspected to have rammed a car into the factory had been investigated over possible ties to Islamist radicals, officials said.

President Francois Hollande said the aim was to blow up the factory.

Officials say the decapitated person was a local businessman.

His head was found on a post at the gates to the Air Products gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, some 40km (25 miles) from Lyon.

Cameroon Authorities Guiding Moslem Leaders On How To Identity And Denounce Radical Idealogies Within Their Communities

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Cameroon authorities are assembling Muslim leaders in the capital, Yaounde, to teach them how to identify and denounce promoters of the Islamic State group's radical ideology. The effort comes amid reports supporters of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram have dropped their arms and are now preaching "extremism." Boko Haram earlier this year announced its adherence to the Islamic State group. Cavaye Yegue Djibril, speaker of Cameroon's national assembly, traditional ruler and Muslim spiritual guide, said Boko Haram fighters have dropped their guns and are now preaching Islamic State ideology.

Dewsbury teenager is 'UK's youngest ever suicide bomber'

Talha Asmal

Islamic State posted pictures on Twitter of Talha Asmal preparing for the suicide attack on Baiji

A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.

Talha Asmal, 17, was one of four suicide bombers who attacked forces near an oil refinery south of Baiji.

Social media reports linked to Islamic State (IS) said Asmal, going by the name of Abu Yusuf al-Britani, had taken part in the attack.

Plovdiv Appellate Court Upholds Detention of Imam Accused of Preaching Radical Islam

The Plovdiv Appellate Court upheld on Thursday the detention of the imam Ahmed Musa, who has been accused of preaching radical Islam in Bulgaria.

The court justified its decision, describing Musa as potentially dangerous and likely to go into hiding in case he is released.

Several Bosnians charged with joining 'Islamic State' fighters in Iraq, Syria

Prosecutors in Bosnia have brought terror charges against 12 people accused of traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the "Islamic State" (IS). An estimated 200 Bosnians have left to fight with the extremist group.

The Bosnian nationals were charged with "becoming part of a terrorist group and illegally participating in conflicts in Syria in Iraq," according to a statement from the state prosecutor's office in Sarajevo.

The men allegedly traveled to Turkey during 2013 and 2014 before crossing illegally into Syria, where they joined "Islamic State" (IS).

The prosector said some of the suspects had been taken into police custody, while others were under house arrest.

Four Egyptian teenagers face trial for 'insulting Islam' - by making fun of ISIS

  • Teenagers could face up to five years in youth detention centre for the clip

  • Their teacher, 42, who filmed them faces a jail term of up to seven years

  • Group were arrested last month and have been in prison cells ever since 

  • Film shows them imitating an ISIS beheading, and kneeling to pray   

By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline

Four Egyptian teenagers and their teacher have been detained for poking fun at ISIS in a harmless video. 

The teenagers, aged between 15 and 16, could face up to five years in a youth detention centre, while their teacher faces a potential jail term of up to seven years. 

The group were arrested last month and have been stuck in police holding cells ever since.

The teenagers have been detained after the film went public 

'Draw Muhammad' Contest Shooting: Two Suspects Dead, Guard Shot in Texas


Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded Sunday outside a "Draw Muhammad" contest organized by a free speech group at a school arena in Garland, Texas, police said.

The attackers drove up and opened fire on the security guard as the event was finishing up about 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET), said Joe Harn, a spokesman for the Garland police.

Officers at the heavily-policed event returned fire, killing the men.

Egypt sentences 69 to prison for church attack: judicial sources


(Reuters) - Sixty-nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood supporters were each sentenced to 25 years in prison in Egypt on Wednesday for attacking and burning a church in a village near Cairo in 2013, judicial sources said.

The church in the village of Kafr Hakim, near Kerdasa just outside Cairo, was burned in August 2013 in a wave of violence that rocked the country after the army toppled elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi following mass protests against his rule.

Egyptian authorities have jailed thousands of suspected members of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and the courts have sentenced hundreds to death.

White House condemns ISIS video that purportedly shows killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya


This undated image made from a video released by Islamic State militants, Sunday, April 19, 2015, appears to show the killing of a group of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya. (AP)

The White House Sunday evening condemned a video purportedly showing a mass execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya by terrorists affiliated with Islamic State.

"We express our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Ethiopian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens," National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement. "That these terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith lays bare the terrorists' vicious, senseless brutality."

Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard to their deaths during Mediterranean crossing from Libya, say Italian police

  • Migrants from Nigeria and Ghana drown after being thrown overboard

  • Fight broke out on rubber dinghy carrying 105 from Libya to Italy

  • The men were thrown into sea 'for professing the Christian faith'

  • 15 men arrested for 'aggravated murder motivated by religious hate'

By Sara Malm for MailOnline



A group of Muslim migrants have been arrested for 'aggravated murder' after allegedly throwing 12 Christians into the Mediterranean sea during a recent crossing from Libya, Italian police reports.

Witnesses say a fight broke out on a rubber dinghy carrying more than 100 African migrants from Libya to Sicily, after which the men were thrown to their deaths.

A group of 15 men have now been arrested on suspicion of 'multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate,' Palermo police said in a statement.

Murders: A fight over religion broke out on a boat carrying 105 migrants from Libya, after which 12 men 'professing the Christian faith' were thrown to their deaths. Pictured: Migrants are transferred to holding centers after disembarking from in Augusta's port, near Siracusa, Sicily

Murders: A fight over religion broke out on a boat carrying 105 migrants from Libya, after which 12 men 'professing the Christian faith' were thrown to their deaths. Pictured: Migrants are transferred to holding centers after disembarking from in Augusta's port, near Siracusa, Sicily

European Parliament votes to call 1915 Armenian killings genocide


By Adrian Croft and Ayla Jean Yackley

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term.

Although the resolution repeated language previously adopted by the parliament in 1987, it could stoke tensions with EU candidate nation Turkey. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said even before the vote took place that he would ignore the result.

After the vote, the Turkish foreign ministry accused the European Parliament of attempting to rewrite history.

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29 Syrian Christians killed in Aleppo during violent onslaught after threat from Turkey in approach to anniversary of Armenian genocide

Armenian and other solidly Christian neighbourhoods of Aleppo are reeling from a deadly rebel attack last week that peaked on Friday night (10 April) with rockets killing some 29 people, many of them children. At least 56 Christians were injured and seven Christian homes totally collapsed.

Aleppo has been left in ruins by months of fighting

Aleppo has seen massive destruction in the current conflict

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It was “a hell” said one Christian leader in Aleppo, describing the five hours from 9 pm until 2 am on Friday night and Saturday morning in which rockets rained down on the Christian homes. The final rocket to fall weighed 350kg but did not explode.

At least ten or eleven children were killed as they slept. In one home, a mother and her four children all died. But better news came on Saturday night when four other children were found alive under the ruins of one building.