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Munich gunman planned attacks for a year: Bavarian officials


MUNICH The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday. | Video

Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. | Video

Jul 24 2016

Factbox: Germany's stringent gun ownership rules

BERLIN/FRANKFURT An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping center in Munich on Friday evening.

Jul 23 2016

Iran urges global anti-terror fight after Munich attack

DUBAI Iran said on Saturday the international community should make fighting terrorism its top priority, after an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman apparently acting alone killed at least nine people in Munich.

Jul 23 2016

Munich gunman raised locally, had no ties to Islamic state: police

BERLIN A German-Iranian teenager who shot and killed nine people and then himself in Munich on Friday had received psychiatric care and was in all probability a lone gunman who had no ties to Islamic State, police said. | Video

Jul 23 2016

Bahrain says dismantles Iran-linked militant cell

DOHA Bahrain said on Thursday it had dismantled an Iranian-linked cell plotting attacks on its territory, arresting five suspects after finding bomb-making materials, guns and knives in their houses.

World, Bahrain, Davos Jul 22 2016

Kuwaiti court upholds death sentence for member of alleged Iran spy cell

KUWAIT A Kuwaiti appeals court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of spying for Iran as part of a cell which Kuwait said was trying to destabilize the Gulf Arab state on behalf of Tehran.

Jul 21 2016

U.S. blacklists three al Qaeda members living in Iran

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday blacklisted three members of al Qaeda living in Iran, saying they had helped the Islamist militant group on the battlefield, with finance and logistics, and in mediating with Iranian authorities.

Jul 20 2016

U.S. appeals court voids forfeiture of Iran-linked New York office tower

NEW YORK A federal appeals court said on Wednesday the U.S. government cannot seize a Midtown Manhattan office tower originally built by the Shah of Iran, whose owners it claimed were fronts for the Iranian government.

U.N. chief: Make sure Iran nuclear deal benefits Iranian people

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world powers on Wednesday to ensure a historic nuclear deal with Iran delivers "tangible benefits to the Iranian people" after Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief.

World, United Nations Jul 20 2016

Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown as Europe sounds alarm

ISTANBUL Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. | Video