Terrorism

Noelle Velentzas (left) Asia Siddiqui appear in U.S. District Court on charges of plotting terror. (Credit: CBS2)

Women Charged In Alleged ISIS-Inspired NYC Terror Plot Plead Not Guilty

Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, both wore blue prison garb as their attorneys entered the pleas on their behalf to an indictment charging them each with a count of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and teaching how to make such a devise.

05/07/2015

Marcos Zea. (credit: Handout)

Long Island Man Who Plotted To Help Al Qaeda Sentenced To 25 Years

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

04/20/2015

Jose Marti Park in Union City. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010WINS)

Obama Announces Plan To Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

04/14/2015

A sketch of defendants Akhror Saidakhmetov (left)  and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. The pair, along with Abror Habibov, face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

4 Men Charged In Alleged Plot To Help ISIS Plead Not Guilty In Brooklyn

The fundraising was “tantamount to providing money to slaughter innocent victims,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Solomon told the judge.

04/08/2015

A sketch of three defendants in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abror Habibov face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Fourth Man Charged In Connection With ISIS Recruitment Plot In Brooklyn

A fourth man was charged Monday in a terrorism case, on allegations that he raised money in a plot for U.S. residents to travel overseas and join ISIS.

04/06/2015

Noelle Velentzas (left) Asia Siddiqui appear in U.S. District Court on charges of plotting terror. (Credit: CBS2)

Prosecutors: Women Charged In Alleged Terror Plot Believed ‘Armageddon’ Was Coming

Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested at their Queens homes early Thursday following a sting operation using an undercover officer wearing a wire.

04/03/2015

Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh appears in court on charges of providing material support to terrorists in Pakistan. (Credit: CBS2)

Prosecutors: U.S. Citizen Went To Pakistan To Help Terrorists Targeting Americans

A U.S. citizen was charged in Brooklyn Thursday with conspiring to provide support to terrorists who sought to kill Americans abroad.

04/02/2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks April 2, 2015 at NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan. (credit: Marla DIamond/WCBS 880)

Homeland Security Dedicating $181 Million To New York City

In addition to the money going to the city, New York state is receiving $76 million. Newark was awarded $20 million, and the state of New Jersey is getting $8 million.

04/02/2015

Tunisian security forces open a gate to allow an ambulance carrying wounded victims from a gunmen attack at Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015 to pass. At least 17 foreigners were killed, they were among 19 people who died in the attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002. (Credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Expert: Tunisia Museum Massacre Targeted Both People And Culture

A local expert Wednesday night said a mass shooting at a museum in Tunisia amounted to a statement by terrorists against both people and the culture they represent.

03/18/2015

A sketch of defendants Akhror Saidakhmetov (left)  and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. The pair, along with Abror Habibov, face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg; background: CBS2)

Men Accused Of Plotting To Join ISIS Plead Not Guilty In Brooklyn Court

The suspects — Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abror Habibov — appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer: FAA Must Upgrade Computer Security Against Hackers

The New York Democrat said Sunday that has written to the Federal Aviation Administration to urge the agency to immediately implement several security upgrades to protect the systems.

03/08/2015

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Vietnamese Man Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges In New York

Minh Quang Pham pleaded not guilty to charges that include providing material support to al Qaeda, receiving military training from the terrorist organization in Yemen and possession of a firearm intended for use in crimes of violence.

03/04/2015

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Vietnamese Man Extradited From UK To Face US Terror Charge

A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.

03/03/2015

Abid Naseer

Documents Obtained After Bin Laden Raid Presented In Terror Trial At Brooklyn Court

Declassified al-Qaida documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.

02/25/2015

Jersey City skyline (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

2-Day Anti-Terrorism Workshop Kicks Off In Jersey City

How would the city that is home to New Jersey’s financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system, or a “lone wolf” attack by individual or multiple gunmen?

02/25/2015

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