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April 25, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for closer cooperation between the United States and his nation in combating terrorism. Answering questions during an almost five-hour annual call-in show broadcast live on Russian television, Putin started by rebuking the West for what he views as a double-standard in its approach to international terrorism. “It always made me indignant when terrorists who committed atrocious -- bloody, ghoulish crimes on the territory of our country -- were called nothing but rebels by our Western partners and even your colleagues from Western mass media,” he said.
August 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has condemned violence by Islamic militants and deemed helping terrorists "one of the greatest sins." The statement from the Council of Senior Clerics came a day after Saudi authorities arrested at least 11 suspected militants. A council statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said participating in terrorism is "a dangerous criminal act ... punishable by Islamic law."
April 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Tunisian man accused of planning attacks in Germany for Al Qaeda was acquitted of terrorism charges but found guilty of illegal arms possession, tax fraud and immigration violations. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Federal prosecutors alleged that Ihsan Garnaoui, 34, planned attacks on U.S. or Jewish targets to coincide with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
November 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Writers
State Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) will discuss California's response to terrorism at a town hall meeting tonight. A panel of experts will include FBI agent Gary Morley; Ray Golden, communications manager at the San Onofre nuclear plant; and Col. Jim Walker, assistant chief of staff for safety and security at Camp Pendleton. The 7 p.m. session will be at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 190 Avenida La Pata.
February 15, 2002
I don't know what pill Arianna Huffington swallowed one night to wake up the most insightful commentator out there, but I'll take it ("An Unholy Alliance of Two Wars--on Terrorism and Drugs," Commentary, Feb. 8)! Her brilliant characterization of the misguided co-mingling of the drug war with the terrorism war was a fascinating study in wasteful Washington spending designed to prop up the ultimately futile prohibition. Doug Lenier Valley Glen
October 22, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Saudi authorities have indicted 991 suspected militants on charges they participated in terrorist attacks in the kingdom over the last five years, Interior Minister Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz said. Authorities had been reluctant to hold trials in terrorism cases that could result in death sentences until they had shown the public that every effort had been made to give the men a chance to repent.
April 26, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
Despite round-the-clock teamwork by European anti-terrorism agencies in the wake of last month's train bombings here, persistent barriers to cooperation and coordination make Europe vulnerable to attack, senior European and U.S. police officials, prosecutors and other experts say. Justice systems clash, policing styles diverge, and open borders allow terrorists far more mobility than their pursuers.
July 19, 2005
Re "Let's not act shocked," Opinion, July 16 Dilpazier Aslam's assessment of the recent terrorism in London and its perpetrators is almost as shocking as the terrorism he wrote about. His suggestion that it was only a don't-rock-the-boat attitude that prevented those who came to Britain from Muslim countries for the opportunities and civil liberties it provided them, their children and grandchildren from committing such heinous mass murder previously is terrifying. What he does not understand is that there is, or rather needs to be, more than a don't-rock-the-boat attitude to prevent such heinous acts.
June 14, 2003
FAR from being sympathetic to terrorists, "24" harshly and rightly condemns them (" '24' Masks an Insult as Entertainment," by Steven Zak, June 9). But what the writers of "24" do accomplish, much to their credit, is to provide a complex backdrop against which terrorism and politics can be portrayed. Not only does this make for great drama, it offers a refreshingly nuanced approach to politics -- rare for Hollywood. And for those who rely on the major news outlets to shape our understanding of national and world politics, "24" offers a much-needed respite.
March 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Police killed two suspected terrorism recruiters in a gun battle at a boys school after hearing they were trying to sign up students for suicide bombings and holy war, officials said. One police officer was killed by a hand grenade during the brief clash. No students were hurt. Three suspected militants turned up at the privately run Oxford Public School in Tank, about 60 miles from the Afghan border, local Police Chief Mumtaz Khan said. The third suspect was arrested.
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