Terrorism

  • A woman reacts outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan  - RTX2X7YJ
    January 2, 2017  

    What’s behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror. Continue reading

  • Italian Police officers work next to the body of Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack, in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan, Italy December 23, 2016.   REUTERS/Stringer  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTX2WA23
    December 23, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the FBI is warning that Islamic State supporters are urging attacks on holiday gatherings and churches in the U.S. Also, the suspect who plowed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market has been shot dead. Anis Amri was killed by a police officer after an early-morning shootout in Milan. Continue reading

  • Police walks at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, December 21, 2016, after a truck ploughed through a crowd at the Christmas market on Monday night.     REUTERS/Axel Schmidt - RTX2W1F6
    December 21, 2016  

    The manhunt stemming from Monday’s Christmas market massacre in Berlin has spread across Europe, and there’s a new suspect. His name is Anis Amri, and he is a 24-year-old asylum seeker from Tunisia. Judy Woodruff speaks with special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who is in Berlin, about the suspect’s criminal history, the reward for information about him and increased surveillance in Germany. Continue reading

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pauses as he talks to members of the media after a meeting with Pentagon officials at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2W338
    December 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Trump condemned the truck attack in Berlin. He spoke at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, after meeting with Gen. Michael Flynn, his pick for national security adviser. Also, the death toll from Tuesday’s firework explosion near Mexico City rose to 32. It took place in a giant fireworks market, traditional in Mexico during the Christmas season. Continue reading

  • Candles burn at a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, to commemorate the 12 victims of a truck that ploughed into the crowded market.        REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke - RTX2VWZB
    December 20, 2016  

    Berlin’s normally bustling Christmas market was quiet Tuesday, as investigators searched for clues into a truck attack that killed a dozen people and injured 50. A suspect who was detained after the attack was released due to insufficient evidence, and the Islamic State later claimed responsibility. From Berlin, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior advisor to the Trump Presidential Transition Team, speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
    December 20, 2016  

    Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the conclusion by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia tried to influence the election, the president-elect’s tweets in the wake of violence in Germany and Turkey, relations with the Obamas during the presidential transition and a move by President Obama to prevent offshore drilling. Continue reading

  • Newly appointed French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTSV3LM
    December 10, 2016   BY  

    Saying the terrorism risk in France remains high following the Paris attack last November that left 130 dead, France’s Prime Minister on Saturday said the government will extend its state of emergency to protect next year’s election. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking about counter-terrorism during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSUZ6F
    December 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama gave his last major national security speech, defending his record on fighting terrorism while maintaining American ideals. Addressing troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Mr. Obama said he had overseen a “shift” in U.S. efforts to combat terror. Also, in Iraq, anti-Islamic State army units made a new push toward the center of Mosul. Continue reading

  • Flowers and messages are seen next to a Chapecoense soccer team flag in tribute to their players in front of the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTSTVHF
    November 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a chartered plane carrying a top Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia overnight, killing 71 people on board. The plane went down in the mountains near Medellin as athletes and a group of journalists covering them traveled to a major tournament. Also, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack by a Somali-born student at Ohio State University. Continue reading

  • Chemical experts inspect the site of a suicide truck bomb attack, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, Iraq, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTST9C9
    November 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced two more White House staff appointments from his holiday stay in Florida: Kathleen “KT” McFarland as deputy national security adviser, and Donald McGahn as White House counsel. Also, the death toll from Thursday’s bombing in southern Iraq rose to at least 73. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
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