Terrorism

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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Al Qaida terrorist planned London Jewish murders

By Simon Rocker, July 12, 2012

The Community Security Trust has confirmed that it was briefed on potential attacks on Jewish neighbourhoods in London after the discovery of papers on the body of Al Qaeda’s African leader, who was killed last year.

According to documents revealed by a Canadian newspaper this week, terrorists were planning an operation in Golders Green or Stamford Hill during Chanucah.

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Terror trial wife: 'I'm not evil'

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 6, 2012

The woman accused of planning to blowing up Jews in Manchester has told the court "I'm not evil", and said she honestly did not know her husband was planning acts of terrorism.

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Iranians arrested over alleged Kenya terror plot

By Jennifer Lipman, July 3, 2012

Kenyan officials have revealed that two alleged Iranian agents have been arrested over an apparent plot to attack Israeli and other targets.

The men, who were arrested last month, were holding 15 kilograms of explosives that could be used to build a powerful bomb.

Officials told the Associated Press that such a device could be used to bring down a large building, such as a hotel.

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Israel 'in breach of international law' over child detainees

By Martin Bright, June 26, 2012

Israel's treatment of children detained by the military authorities in the West Bank puts it in serious breach of its obligations under international law, according to a damning report by a high-level delegation of British lawyers.

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MI5 chief: Iran terrorism threat cannot be ruled out

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

The director general of Britain's top security agency has warned that the Iranian threat should not be underestimated.

MI5 chief Jonathan Evans told guests at the Lord Mayor of London's defence and security lecture that it was important to view Iran as part of the global terror threat.

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Israel ambassador's plea to UN over rocket attacks

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has urged the Security Council to “raise its voice about the roar of rockets” from Gaza.

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Synagogues, Jewish charities 'targeted by bomb attack couple'

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 22, 2012

A married couple inspired by al-Qaeda to blow up Jews in Manchester had planned a terror attack from their wedding day, a court has heard. Antisemitic Islamic hate speeches and videos of beheadings were found in their home.

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Israel under fire from Gaza and Sinai

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 21, 2012

The political unrest in Egypt, security chaos in the Sinai peninsular and the spike in terror attacks on Israel’s southern border are all directly connected, say senior security officials.

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Couple 'planned to bomb Manchester Jewish area', court hears

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 20, 2012

A court has heard how a husband and wife “were in the early stages” of preparing bombs allegedly to blow up Manchester's Jewish community.

Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks against Manchester's Jews at an earlier hearing, which could not be reported for legal reasons.

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