The arrest of a French jihadist for the fatal shooting of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels confirms the worst fears about the security threat posed by battle-hardened European jihadists returning from the fighting in Syria.
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A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe.
A decision by the European Union to place Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist is likely to have only a limited impact on the Lebanon-based, Iranian-financed Shiite militant group.
The arrests of several Muslim immigrants reflect the mounting challenge that radical Islam is posing for Spain.
Several Western countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands officially classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization many years ago. But the European Union has steadfastly resisted calls to sanction Hezbollah.
Spanish police have arrested six members of an al-Qaeda cell in Barcelona that was dedicated to providing a related terrorist cell in Germany with large numbers of stolen passports.
Three suspected al Qaeda terrorists who were arrested in Spain in early August were allegedly plotting an airborne attack on a shopping mall near Gibraltar, the British overseas territory on the southernmost tip of Spain.
The Basque separatist group ETA said that it would end a 15-month cease-fire and resume its terrorist campaign “on all fronts to defend the Basque homeland.”