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Port dubbed 'Cathedral of the Mafia' to host transfer of Syria chemical weapons

How Syria's chemical weapons are being destroyed

Foreign Minister Bonino said Italy suspects that "jihadist elements and members of al Qaeda" are among the thousands of migrants arriving by boat from Africa. Over 32,000 migrants have come to Italy and Malta already this year, many of them from Libya.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise, finds survey of European Jewish people

Syrian refugees smuggled into Denmark

Marines again moved to Italy as Libya falters

Freed Italian journalist found 'evil' in Syria

Ex-CIA Milan base chief convicted of kidnapping 'detained in Panama'

Police arrested a 21-year-old Moroccan blogger in the northern city of Brescia for plotting terrorist attacks and using the Internet to wage jihad by means of his blog, Sharia4Italy. The al Qaeda sympathizer had researched sites for attacks, gathered information about explosives and weapons, and expressed a desire to fight with the rebels in Syria.

Cosa Nostra tested killer drones, court hears

Former 'head' of al Qaeda in Italy an 'organizer' of Ansar al Sharia rally

EU to block arming of Syrian rebels

Authorities announced the arrest of four Tunisians on April 30 from an Islamist terror cell in Puglia; the cell leader, Ben Hassen Hosni Hachemi, was arrested in Belgium. Two other cell members, a Tunisian and a Moroccan, are thought to have fled to Tunisia. The group recruited jihadists, trained on Mt. Etna, and planned to send operatives abroad as well as attack targets in Italy. The Foreign Minister said on May 9 there is "no sign" of an Italian journalist who vanished a month ago in Syria while reporting from Homs.

An Italian journalist recently freed by Syrian jihadist kidnappers said her captors, who included Algerians and Moroccans, had threatened to cut off her hands. Another freed journalist said the kidnappers apparently thought the journalists, who had been filming desecrated Christian churches in Syria, were spies.

Pope refers to 'Muslim brothers' on Good Friday

Drone base in Niger gives US a strategic foothold in West Africa

European Obstruction: NATO Reforms Moving at 'Snail's Pace'

Prominent al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in 2012

Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed was a close advisor to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri and served as a military commander in Afghanistan before he was killed. El Sayed was involved in the Luxor massacre and, while living in Milan, was recorded by Italian intelligence discussing terror plots against the West.

Security woes plague Benghazi

Prototype of European combat drone makes maiden flight