terrorist act

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the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature

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The Vice Prime Minister did not exclude the possibility that terrorist acts may repeat, but he said the special services and law enforcement agencies raised their alert conditions.
National Media Council: The terrorist act will increase the resistance's determination Meanwhile, the National Media Council denounced the terrorist act in Beirut, saying it will only increase the determination of the Lebanese national resistance to achieve its goal in defeating the Israeli-U.
But thousands of mid-size and smaller companies have done little to deal with the issues raised by the terrorist acts of September 11, according to Christina Sultan, Managing Director of the Los Angeles and New York-based corporate investigation firm.
The Ministry stressed that this terrorist act "indicates the obscurantist and takfiri thinking which those sides seek to spread by all means in Syria and the world to destroy the values of tolerance and moderation on which Islam is based.
Total remission has also been allowed to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served one-third of their substantive sentence except those involved in culpable homicide, terrorist act, adultery, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping/abduction and anti-state activities.
The terrorist act in al-Salamiya was not the first of its kind in the city, the letters noted, adding that more of these suicide and terrorist operations have been witnessed in other areas in Syria.
Among those condemned the terrorist act were included the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F), Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), Pashtoonkhaw Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Nazrayati (JUI-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI),
The president has granted special remission of 90 days to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment while remission for 45 days to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and also except those convicted of murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist act.
More significantly, the insurance industry should make every possible effort to help those affected recover from this national tragedy and ease the general public's fears that this terrorist act could result in related coverage problems by focusing on prompt, compassionate service.
Such a terrorist act of cowardice is a blatant breach of international laws and covenants and implies no regard to innocent souls and properties," the GCC chief said.
In a press conference in Dushanbe, the Tajik capital, on Thursday, Lavrov said " I saw on CNN that they say that the Syrian government forces are the ones which committed this terrorist act in Aleppo.
Similarly, he granted special remission for 45 days to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and also except those convicted of murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist act (as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999), zina (Section 10 Offence of zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under Section 377 PPC), kidnapping/abduction (Section 364-A and 365) robbery (Section 394 PPC), dacoity (Section 395-396 PPC) and those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act 1946.
A lower court had last March sentenced the convicts, including a former soldier and two students, on charges of "forming a criminal gang to plot and carry out terrorist acts to disturb public order," "inciting others to commit a terrorist act," "exercising an activity within an unauthorised association" and "holding unauthorised public gatherings.
Summary: ABU DHABI - The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolence to President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the victims of the terrorist act that targeted a church in the Egyptian town of Alexandria.
MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday condemned an armed attack on a church in Baghdad, which claimed innocent civilian lives, denouncing it as a terrorist act contradicting all religious, ethical and human values.