Britain Raises Terror Alert to Critical — the Highest Level

VOA Britain has raised its terrorism alert to critical -- the highest level -- and soldiers are being deployed to assist armed police, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. May addressed the country one day after a suicide bomber blew himself up
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Truck Plows Into Crowded Christmas Market in Berlin; 12 Dead

A truck in Berlin plowed into a crowded open air market, killing at least 12 people and injuring as many as 50 others as Germans celebrated the Christmas season with traditional outdoor festivities. Police say the crash occurred outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Monday evening, and later reported the (more...)

Minnesota Mall Attacker Identified as Somali-American

The man who stabbed nine people at a mall in ((the northern U.S. state of)) Minnesota has been identified as a 22-year-old Somali-American. The leader of the Somali community in the state told VOA ((Somali service) that the suspect, who was shot and killed by police during the attack Saturday, was (more...)

Obama: ‘No Clear Evidence’ Orlando Mass Killing Directed from Overseas

VOA Ken Bredemeier U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday there is "no clear evidence" that the shooter who carried out the biggest mass killing in the country's history at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was directed by an overseas terrorist group. "It appears the shooter was informed by extremist (more...)

FBI Chief: California Shooters Radicalized Long Before Attack

VOA Mike Richman The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two shooters in last week's California massacre were radicalized before they met online and started discussing jihad and martyrdom about two years ago. The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two shooters in last week's (more...)

Obama Urges Americans Not to Give in to Fear

VOA News Following the recent attack in California, President Barack Obama has called on Americans not to give in to fear, while trying to assure the public that he and his administration take the threat of terrorism seriously. In a rare speech from the Oval Office in the White House, Obama Sunday (more...)

Death Toll at 27 From Mali Hotel Assault

VOA News Malian army spokesmen say the death toll from Friday's assault on a hotel in the capital stands at 27 people, including two gunmen who carried out the attack. Journalist Katarina Hoije, reporting for VOA from Bamako, says it is not clear if there was a third gunman in the attack (more...)

Nashville Police Kill Gunman Outside Movie Theater

VOA Ken Schwartz Police near Nashville, Tennessee, fatally shot a 51-year-old man Wednesday who apparently was planning an attack inside a movie theater. People watching the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" suddenly rushed out of the theater when the suspect released a chemical that police believe was pepper spray. He fired a gun at (more...)

Kerry on EU’s Terrorist Designation of Hezbollah

TATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY The European Union agrees to designate Hezbollah We applaud the European Union (EU) for the important step it has taken today in agreeing to designate the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. With today’s action, the EU is sending a strong message to Hezbollah (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone today with President Putin of Russia to convey his condolences on the tragic hospital fire outside of Moscow that killed dozens last week, and to reiterate his appreciation for the close cooperation that the United (more...)

Obama’s Remarks to Press on Bombing at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room I've just been briefed by my national security team, including FBI Director Mueller, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and my Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, on the attacks in Boston. We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate (more...)

Tragedy in Toulouse: Deadly Attack on a Jewish School

There's a development from the shocking attack yesterday on a Jewish school in southern France that killed three children and a rabbi, the father of two of the slain children. French interior minister Claude Gueant says the suspect was wearing an "apparatus" around (more...)

Black Bear Attacked a PA Couple in Their Home

A central Pennsylvania couple Richard and Angela Moyers have been attacked by black bear their home in Newport, Pa., CBS News reported. According to Moyer’s father, Richard Sr., Moyer getting ready for work about 3AM when he heard his dog barking. “He called for his dog to come in and was (more...)

Who Was Behind A Suicide Bomb Attack In Domodedovo?

Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said, that ilamist insurgents from the North Caucasus were behind a suicide bomb attack that killed 35 people at Russia's busiest Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

"These leaders of the North Caucasus underground are responsible, like Doku Umarov," - Yevkurov told reporters in

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Clinton About Terrorist Attack at Moscow Airport

I join President Obama in strongly condemning today’s terrorist attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. We stand with the people of Russia in this moment of sorrow and we offer our deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of those injured and killed. The United States condemns terrorism and (more...)

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