War on Terror http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25118/all en UK anti-terrorism police hold four linked to Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/uk-anti-terrorism-police-hold-four-linked-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism officers arrested four men, including one at an airport, as part of investigations into people travelling to Syria "in support of alleged terrorist activity", police said on Thursday.</p> <p>Officers said they had arrested a 33-year-old man at London's Gatwick Airport on Wednesday afternoon as he tried to board a plane leaving Britain, while three others, aged 18, 22, and 31 were held at addresses in east London during early morning raids on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/uk-anti-terrorism-police-hold-four-linked-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Social Issues Syria War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:16:05 +0000 5732697 at http://www.globalpost.com Images of a dead bin Laden still dangerous - US lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/images-dead-bin-laden-still-dangerous-us-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Twenty months after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, the United States told a court on Thursday it is not ready to release images taken after the al Qaeda leader's death because they still might lead to violence.</p> <p>A federal appeals court heard arguments in a lawsuit over whether the government must release the images under the Freedom of Information Act, a 1966 law that guarantees public access to some government records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/images-dead-bin-laden-still-dangerous-us-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamic terrorism War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:15:37 +0000 5732735 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Mali action puts French citizens at risk - Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-mali-action-puts-french-citizens-at-risk-islamists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BAMAKO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - France's military intervention against Islamist fighters in northern Mali puts French hostages and other French citizens at risk, a spokesman for insurgent group Ansar Dine said on Saturday.</p> <p>"There are consequences, not only for French hostages, but also for all French citizens wherever they find themselves in the Muslim world," Sanda Ould Boumama told Reuters.</p> <p>"We are going to continue resisting and defend ourselves. We are ready to die fighting."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-mali-action-puts-french-citizens-at-risk-islamists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Technology War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:04 +0000 5733588 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-ANALYSIS-Mali: one African war France could not avoid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-analysis-mali-one-african-war-france-could-not-avoid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mali is Hollande's first military intervention</p> <p>* International, domestic support is strong - for now</p> <p>* France sees role to prevent jihadist state emerging (Adds Rafale strikes on north, details)</p> <p>By Mark John and John Irish</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Just as its leaders were defining a new "hands-off" strategy for Africa, France has been thrust onto the front line of one of the continent's riskiest battlefields deep in the desert of Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-analysis-mali-one-african-war-france-could-not-avoid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Entertainment Francois Hollande Labor Law Politics War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:00:20 +0000 5733851 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-French early strike shakes up Mali intervention plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/analysis-french-early-strike-shakes-mali-intervention-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* African, western allies are left scrambling to catch up</p> <p>* Dislodging al Qaeda from north Mali seen as "massive" task</p> <p>* Islamists expected to dodge battle, seek hit-and-run war</p> <p>* Intervention could lead to "messy" counter-insurgency</p> <p>By Pascal Fletcher</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/analysis-french-early-strike-shakes-mali-intervention-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:15:25 +0000 5733893 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Mali's mosaic of armed groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-malis-mosaic-armed-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French warplanes on their strongholds in the desert north.</p> <p>Here is a look at the main armed rebel groups in Mali:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-malis-mosaic-armed-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Labor Politics Religion Technology War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:45:18 +0000 5734202 at http://www.globalpost.com US sharing intelligence on Mali with France, eyes other support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-sharing-intelligence-mali-france-eyes-other-support <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander</p> <p>ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The United States is sharing information with French forces battling al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Mali and is also considering providing logistics, surveillance and airlift capability, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.</p> <p>"We have a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters heading with him on a week-long tour of European capitals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-sharing-intelligence-mali-france-eyes-other-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Politics Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:00:28 +0000 5734313 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Mali Islamists counter attack, promise France long war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-mali-islamists-counter-attack-promise-france-long-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Islamists seize town south-west of recent fighting</p> <p>* France says aims to deploy 2,500 troops in Mali</p> <p>* Rebels say Mali will become next Afghanistan</p> <p>* Concerned about reprisals, France tightens security</p> <p>* U.N. Security Council meets Monday, EU to meet this week</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Alexandria Sage</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-mali-islamists-counter-attack-promise-france-long-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Religion War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:30:03 +0000 5734080 at http://www.globalpost.com In northern Mali, civilians between hope and fear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/northern-mali-civilians-between-hope-and-fear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - In the far-flung desert cities of northern Mali, civilians weary of the violent rule of Islamist rebels hope French troops can rout them but fear being caught in crossfire as fighters try to melt into the local population.</p> <p>Several residents contacted by telephone in Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu, towns that are each home to a few tens of thousands of people, told Reuters that militants were keeping out of sight of roving French assault aircraft but could still put up a fight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/northern-mali-civilians-between-hope-and-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Algerian Civil War War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:50 +0000 5735144 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1715 GMT, Jan 16 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1715-gmt-jan-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>ALGIERS - Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, claiming to have kidnapped up to 41 foreigners including seven Americans in a dawn raid in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, according to regional media reports.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1715-gmt-jan-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:35 +0000 5735162 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-"Uncatchable" jihadist kingpin said behind Algeria raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-uncatchable-jihadist-kingpin-said-behind-algeria-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, claiming to have kidnapped up to 41 foreigners including seven Americans in a dawn raid in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, according to regional media reports. [ID:nL6N0AL5LB)</p> <p>A Mauritanian news agency, ANI, said the raiders were commanded by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran Saharan jihadist and smuggling kingpin. Here are some facts about Belmokhtar:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-uncatchable-jihadist-kingpin-said-behind-algeria-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mokhtar Belmokhtar Politics War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:45 +0000 5735165 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 10-Dozens held after Islamists attack Algerian gas field http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-8-dozens-held-after-islamists-attack-algerian-gas-fiel-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Islamists attack Algerian gas field</p> <p>* Dozens of foreign hostages held, three killed</p> <p>* Raid in retaliation for French intervention in Mali</p> <p>* Gas field produces over a tenth of Algerian gas</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-8-dozens-held-after-islamists-attack-algerian-gas-fiel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations Islam Labor Law Politics Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:27:39 +0000 5735190 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-France launches ground campaign against Mali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-3-france-launches-ground-campaign-against-mali-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* French, Malian forces encircle central town of Diabaly</p> <p>* Islamists kidnap dozens of foreign workers in Algeria</p> <p>* African states say sending at least 2,000 troops</p> <p>By Bate Felix and Alexandria Sage</p> <p>BAMAKO/PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - French troops launched their first ground assault against Islamist rebels in Mali on Wednesday in a broadening of their operation against battle-hardened al Qaeda-linked fighters who have resisted six days of air strikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-3-france-launches-ground-campaign-against-mali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Social Issues War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:30:04 +0000 5735206 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Sahara Islamists take hostages, spreading Mali war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-islamists-take-hostages-spreading-mali-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lamine Chikhi and Bate Felix</p> <p>ALGIERS/BAMAKO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Islamist fighters seized dozens of Western and Algerian hostages in a dawn raid on a natural gas facility deep in the Sahara on Wednesday and demanded France halt a new offensive against rebels in neighbouring Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-islamists-take-hostages-spreading-mali-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Entertainment Labor Law Politics War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:30:15 +0000 5735332 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 16-Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens of Westerners, scores of Algerians initially held</p> <p>* One of the biggest international hostage crises in decades</p> <p>* Gunmen demanded end to French war in Mali</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Irregular military Islam Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:30 +0000 5735387 at http://www.globalpost.com