German police have arrested three Syrians on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Düsseldorf. The individuals are alleged to have been planning to strike the center of the city. One of the men entered Germany as a refugee last summer.
Three men accused of plotting a killing spree in the German city of Düsseldorf have appeared in court. The attack, using explosive vests and bullets, was to be financed with money extorted from the Vatican.
Police have placed barriers in front the Cologne Cathedral. The measure follows reports that militants sought to target Barcelona's Sagrada Familia - another, albeit more modern, icon of ecclesiastical architecture.
Losing ground in its power base in the Middle East, the "Islamic State" militant group's future appears as open as ever. DW spoke to counter-terrorism experts and scholars to discuss the likelihood of its survival.
Australian authorities have said that a foiled terrorist plot to bring down an airplane was "very sophisticated." A homemade bomb was among the materials apparently found at a home linked to the investigation.
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