A video purportedly released by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab late Saturday urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in Western countries, specifically naming the Mall of America in Minnesota.
Japan’s Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said Sunday the video posted online showing the apparent execution of hostage Kenji Goto by ISIS militants appears authentic. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, an apparent U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed three top militants, including a key leader of the Haqqani network, an Afghan group allied with the Taliban. Also, another series of bombings in Iraq killed nearly 50 people. Continue reading
In the news Thursday, Kenyan military sent warplanes to destroy an al-Shabab training camp in an effort to strike back against the Somalian militants behind a mall attack in Nairobi last month. Meanwhile, a federal appeals court upheld New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, blocking a ruling that deemed the law unconstitutional. Continue reading
More than a month after President Morsi was ousted by the military, an Egyptian court ruled that it no longer had grounds to hold Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian leader who was detained in 2011 on charges of corruption. Jeffrey Brown reports on continuing violence in Egypt, where 25 officers were killed in a militant attack. Continue reading
In other news Friday, U.S. government personnel in Pakistan moved to the capital city of Islamabad following a specific threat to the consulate in Lahore. Recent militant attacks have plagued the city, including one on a mosque that killed six people. Also, two suspected al-Qaida militants have been arrested in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, amid possible terror plots in Europe, police in southern France arrested 12 suspects in raids aimed at Islamic militant groups. Continue reading
Israeli and Palestinian peace talks went on as planned in Washington even as a violent attack erupted in the Middle East. Members of the Hamas militant group shot and killed four Isralei settlers in an attempt to disrupt the peace meetings. Gwen Ifill has more. Continue reading