U.S.-Funded Counterterrorism Training Center Opens in Jordan

L-SWAQA, Jordan — A U.S.-funded counterterrorism center has opened in Jordan where law enforcement officers from partner countries in the Middle East and beyond can practice shooting, storming hideouts and responding to bomb threats.

In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 photo, members of a Tunisian police commando unit listen to instructions during a drill at the Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy, in al-Swaqa, about 44 miles (70 km) south of Amman, Jordan. The U.S.-funded center, which formally opens Thursday, will conduct counter-terrorism training for law …

Reuters: British Judge Rejects Legal Challenge to Counter-Terrorism Strategy

London’s Reuters reports: A British judge rejected on Wednesday a case brought against the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, according to lawyers for the claimant, a Muslim activist. Salman Butt, 31, had claimed the government’s “Prevent” programme breached his right to free

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Iraqi General: Mosul Battle to End ‘Within Days’

A senior Iraqi general has said that the city of Mosul will be liberated from the Islamic State “within days” as counterterrorism units close in on the group’s few remaining strongholds, three years after the terror organization declared a “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi Federal Police officers observe as air and ground strikes hit the town of Shura, some 30 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura on Saturday after a wave of US led airstrikes and artillery shelling against Islamic …

UK on Heightened Alert after Terror Arrests

British police warned Friday they were facing an “increased level of terrorist activity”, the day after a knifeman was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid.

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British Police Arrest 6 in Anti-Terror Raids

British police said they had arrested six people in anti-terrorism raids across central England and London on Monday. Officers held four men from Derby and another in Burton on Trent in central England while a woman was also arrested in London on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.


U.S. Police Delegation in Israel to Learn Counter-Terrorism Techniques

Citing Israel’s preeminence in counter-terrorism – and the fact that it is the only country outside the United States to have a 9/11 memorial honoring every victim – a US police delegation arrived to visit the country on the 15th anniversary of the attack.


Europe Eyes Israeli Technologies for Spotting Terrorists Online

European powers are trying to develop better means for pre-emptively spotting “lone-wolf” militants from their online activities and are looking to Israeli-developed technologies, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday.

Erika Jimenez, a fourth grade teacher in the school district, has her iris recorded into the iris recognition system at Park Avenue Elementary School January 30, 2006 in Freehold, New Jersey. Iris recognition systems use a video camera to record the colored ring around the eye's pupil, identifying the unique …

Sen. Schumer: I Defeated Obama on Counter-Terror Funding

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touted his passing of legislation on counter-terror funding in opposition to President Barack Obama on Sunday’s New York AM 970 radio show “The Cats Roundtable.” “There was a hue and cry myself and others when the administration –

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Music Festivals And Stadiums On ‘High Alert’ For Islamic State Attacks

British music festivals, sporting venues and nightclubs are on “high alert” for potential Islamic State (IS) suicide attacks, a senior anti-terror police officer has revealed. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu pointed out that the Paris attackers had photographed

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