Terrorism

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Prosecutor At Trial: Defendant In US Embassy Bombings Was Top Bin Laden Aide

Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.

01/22/2015

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Brooklyn-Born Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Sending $67K To Al Qaeda

Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.

01/20/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer To Introduce Bill That Would Outlaw Homemade Explosives

The New York Democrat said Sunday that current federal rules could potentially allow someone to make homemade explosives without breaking the law.

01/18/2015

NYPD officers stand guard outside the French Consulate on Monday, Jan. 12. (Credit: CBS2)

Push On For More Police Patrols In Midwood, Borough Park After Terror Attacks Across Europe

Following a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe, people in Brooklyn are worried about their streets, their schools and their synagogues, and say now is the time to hire additional protection.

01/15/2015

Policemen and forensic police work into a marked out perimeter in Colline street in Verviers, eastern Belgium, on Jan. 15, 2015, after two men were reportedly killed during an anti-terrorist operation. (credit: Bruno Fahy/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgium Police Kill 2 In Anti-Terror Raid During Shootout

In New York City, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the incident underscores the challenges counterterrorism officers here are facing.

01/15/2015

A screengrab of the apparently hacked Twitter page of the U.S. Central Command. (credit: Twitter.com/CentCom)

U.S. Central Command Twitter Account Hacked, Apparently By ISIS

The hack apparently started at 12:30 p.m. with a message that read “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back. ISIS.”

01/12/2015

Thousands of people make their way down Boulevard Voltaire from Place de la Republique en route to Place de la Nation, following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White House Regrets Failure To Send Top US Official To Paris Rally

As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

01/12/2015

People hold a rally in Paris following the terrorist attacks at a satirical newspaper and kosher grocery. (credit: CBS2)

Millions, Including World Leaders, Rally In France Following Terror Attacks

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday in a massive show of unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France’s bleakest moment in half a century.

01/11/2015

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism (credit: CBS News)

NYPD Official: Islamic State Calls For More Attacks On Western Targets

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter on Saturday.

01/11/2015

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

Security Expert: ISIS, Al Qaeda In A Race To See Who Can Attack New York City First

From the French consulate to synagogues to transit hubs to news organizations in Times Square, the NYPD has visibly increased security in New York City following the attack on a newspaper in Paris.

01/09/2015

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Islamic Cleric Gets Life In NY Terrorism Case

An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge who called his actions “barbaric” and “misguided.”

01/09/2015

A member of the U.S. Secret Service patrols outside the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Terrorism Insurance Bill, Sends To Obama

The Senate Thursday approved legislation to renew a federal program that is credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

01/08/2015

Rockland County Legislator Aaron Weider talks with CBS2's Lou Young about a piece of hate mail that showed his face superimposed on a photo of an ISIS beheading victim. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Rockland Legislator Shocked By Hate Mail Referencing ISIS Terror

An unknown person tapped into ISIS terror imagery to intimidate a Rockland County politician, in a delivery with criminal implications.

12/18/2014

Armed police are seen outside the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Cafe Standoff

The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

Peter Kassig (credit: CBS2)

US Review Of ISIS Video Confirms Death Of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Kassig was captured in eastern Syria while delivering relief supplies to refugees whose lives had been upended by war, and for a year, his family and friends quietly worked to secure the former U.S. Army ranger’s release

11/16/2014

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