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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

UN set to implicitly recognize Palestinian state, despite threats

From al Qaeda in Italy to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia

Two convicted members of an al Qaeda-affiliated terror network in Italy are now senior members of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia. One of them, Sami Ben Khemais Essid, was the head of al Qaeda's operations in Italy and plotted to attack the US Embassy in Rome in early 2001.

Pakistani Taliban Turn to Kidnapping to Finance Operations

Italian Premier Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan

Spain dismantles Pakistani human trafficking ring

Arab World: A souring mood in Tunisia

Setback for Pakistani teen facing blasphemy charges

Italian Supreme Court upholds guilty verdict against 23 Americans