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DW.com Bahraini security forces have arrested 116 people on charges of terrorism, accusing them of being part of a network established by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. The suspects allegedly plotted attacks on state officials.Bahrain authorities have busted a network "formed and supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard," the official BNA agency reported on Saturday.The Bahraini interior ministry said 116 people were arrested, with security forces seizing weapons and explosives in raids across the Gulf state.The crackdown thwarted multiple terror plots, according to the report. "The network was planning to target Bahraini officials, members of the security authorities and vital oil installations, with the objective of disturbing public security and harming the national economy," the interior ministry said in a statement.Read more: Bahrain top activist jailed for 5 years over tweetsDuring the raids, police seized 42 kilograms (93 pounds) of high explosives, 757 kilograms of explosive-making materials, grenades, magnetic bombs, as well...
Reuters StaffMANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday. Director-General Ronald dela Rosa paraded before the media Fehmi Lassoued and his Filipino girlfriend, Anabel Salipada, three days after they were arrested in a rented apartment a few blocks away from the U.S. embassy in Manila, the capital. “A thorough investigation is now underway to determine the extent of their involvement with international and domestic threat groups,” dela Rosa said, adding that an undisclosed foreign intelligence ally gave details of Lassoued’s identity and activities. Police also displayed handguns, ammunition and components for making improvised explosive devices and an Islamic State black flag, which were confiscated from Lassoued and Salipada. “Most likely, he is here with the intention to recruit ISIS sympathizers in...
Cruise Laws News by Jim Walker An explosion aboard a Mexican ferry in Carmen del Playa ten days ago, followed by at least one explosive device planted on the hull of another ferry which was discovered yesterday, triggered a United States embassy's alert last night, prohibiting embassy employees from using ferries operating between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.On February 21, 2018, we reported on a violent explosition on a ferry in Carmen del Playa which seriously injured around 25 passengers, includuing 7 U.S. citizens. The explosion on the Barcos Caribe, which has been operating a Playa del Carmen-Cozumel route, injured passengers as they were disembarking from the ferry to the dock. Mexican authorities initially said that the explosion was the result of a Carmen del Playa - Cozumel Warning Explosive Devices mechanical malfunction; however, news sources are now reporting that the explosion was the result of an explosive...
By TAMARA LUSH  Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. –  The gunman who killed 49 people in the Pulse nightclub attack was shot and killed hours afterward. Now, nearly two years later, his widow is being held accountable, charged with helping her husband plan the attack.The trial of Noor Salman, widow of shooter Omar Mateen, opened Thursday with jury selection that is expected to be lengthy, owing to the difficulty of finding jurors in the Orlando area capable of being fair and impartial given the high profile of the massacre - at the time, it was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Prosecutors have said Salman accompanied her husband when he cased locations for potential terrorist attacks, knew ahead of time that he was planning the attack and misled FBI agents about what she knew about her husband's plans.The defense plans to argue that Salman was abused by her husband and afraid...
The Washington Times  By - Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman who sympathized with the Islamic State has admitted sending threatening messages over Twitter.Forty-year-old Safya Yassin, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of transmitting threatening communication across state lines.Federal prosecutor say Yassin used several Twitter accounts to provide information she believed was from the Islamic State, including soliciting violence against two FBI employees and two former members of the military and their families.Using the name “Muslimah,” Yassin tweeted messages supporting ISIS or reposted messages she knew were from ISIS operatives.Court documents say the case started in January 2015 when the FBI received a tip about her Twitter activity.As part of her plea agreement, another conspiracy charge will be dismissed and no additional charges will be filed. Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/28/woman-accused-of-supporting-isis-pleads-guilty-to-/...