Terrorism

Bulgaria to prove Hizbollah and Iran behind Burgas attack

By Zoe Winograd, February 5, 2013

Bulgarian officials are expected to provide evidence today that Hizbollah and its ally Iran were behind the suicide attack in Burgas last July. The attack killed five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver of an airport bus.

The Bulgarian government is set to make a public statement today after briefing Israeli officials on the investigation last month.

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Suicide bomber blast at US embassy in Turkey

By Sandy Rashty, February 1, 2013

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the US embassy in Ankara this afternoon.

According to various media reports, the apparent terrorist, who has not yet been identified, detonated the bomb by the security checkpoint of the embassy.

A nearby security guard and the bomber were killed.

No militant groups have yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Amia bomb probe will be a ‘farce’

By Adam Feinstein, January 31, 2013

The Jewish world has condemned an agreement signed by Argentina and Iran in Addis Ababa this week which will establish a “truth commission” to probe the bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. That attack left 85 dead and more than 300 wounded.

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French Jews in danger, says Simon Wiesenthal Centre

By Anna Sheinman, January 23, 2013

The French government must call a state of emergency because terrorist groups are targeting its citizens and especially its Jewish community, a member of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Europe has said.

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Four men arrested on suspicion of terrorism in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2013

Four people have been arrested in the United Kingdom on suspicion of terrorism.

The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into people travelling from the UK to allegedly join jihadist groups in Syria.

Three men – an 18, 22 and 31-year old – were arrested at their homes in east London early this morning.

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Bomb threat to LA synagogue

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2012

A Los Angeles Reform synagogue has been closed while police investigate a series of bomb threats.

A suspicious package, discovered adjacent to Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Monday, was blown up by the LA Police Department (LAPD). The package was not found to contain any explosives.

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Israeli-Arab teenager charged over Tel Aviv bus bomb

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2012

An Israeli-Arab teenager has been charged with planting the Tel Aviv bus bomb that wounded 15 people on November 21, during the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

Eighteen-year-old Mohammed Mafarja, a Bir Zeit University student from Taibe, allegedly informed associates when the bomb was in place, before they detonated the device using a mobile phone.

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El Al bomber Hindawi loses parole bid

By James Brewster, December 17, 2012

A convicted terrorist who has served 26 years in prison for trying to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost his latest High Court bid for parole.

Lawyers for Nezar Hindawi, 57, argued he no longer poses a security threat anywhere in the world and could safely be released on licence.

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Did Iran bomb Amia? The evidence is clear

By Matthew Levitt, December 14, 2012

Iranian and Argentine diplomats recently concluded a first round of negotiations over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

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HSBC fined £1.2bn over ‘Iran cash transfers’

By Anna Sheinman, December 11, 2012

HSBC is expected to pay £1.2bn to settle allegations that it allowed money to be moved to Iran and organisations with ‘terrorist’ links.

The anticipated $1.9bn settlement is higher than the $1.5bn US authorities warned it could take to settle the allegations made in a US Senate Homeland Security report in July this year.

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