Terrorism

How the would-be Oldham terrorists became radicalised

By Jenni Frazer, July 20, 2012

Mohammed Sajid Khan was born in Pakistan but was raised a British national from the age of three or four years old. He had run a car valeting service in Bradford but was unemployed at the time of his arrest.

Shasta Khan was born in the UK and her marriage to Sajid Khan was her third. She ran a hairdressing business from the couple's home on Foster Street, Oldham.

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Manchester terror trial husband and wife sentenced

By Jenni Frazer, July 20, 2012

The Oldham couple convicted of terrorism offences in which they planned to attack Jews in north Manchester have been jailed today.

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Pregnant woman named among Israelis killed in Bulgaria

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2012

Funerals are to be held for the five Israeli tourists who were killed when their bus exploded at a Bulgarian airport.

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Manchester terror trial wife found guilty on three counts

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 19, 2012

A Manchester Crown Court jury has today convicted an Oldham woman of planning a terror plot against Jews.

Shasta Khan was found guilty of three counts under terrorism laws.

Her husband, Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, had already pleaded guilty to one of the offences, preparation for acts of terrorism, before the trial began.

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Israelis warn: more attacks on the way

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 19, 2012

In the aftermath of Wednesday's bomb attack on Israeli tourists in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas, Israeli security experts are warning that Iranian agents and terrorist groups connected to Iran are planning further attacks around the world.

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Jewish groups highlight Buenos Aires anniversary after Bulgaria blast

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

Jewish groups around the world have offered condolences to the friends and family of the six Israeli tourists killed in an explosion on a bus in Bulgaria and highlighted that the blast coincided with the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires.

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Israeli appointed to UN counter-terrorism body

By Jamie Michaels, July 18, 2012

The United Nations has appointed David Scharia as the legal coordinator for the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, making him the only Israeli national to operate in a senior security position within the UN Secretariat.

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Israelis killed in Bulgaria bus suicide bombing

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the bombing of a bus which killed at least seven Israelis in a Bulgarian resort.

He said "all signs point to Iran" and said Israel would "respond with force".

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Suspected terrorist plotter arrested in Cyprus

By Jamie Michaels, July 16, 2012

Cypriot authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on Israeli tourists in the country. The detainee, a Swedish passport holder of Lebanese origin, was taken into custody in the coastal town of Limassol, before being transported to the nation's capital, Nicosia.

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Oldham terror trial reaches its endgame

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 12, 2012

After three weeks of evidence at the trial of the Oldham hairdresser, Shasta Khan, who stands accused of a terrorist plot against Jews in Manchester, the prosecution and defence have closed their arguments.

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