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Somalia’s president OKs mandate extension, alarming US, EU

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United...

Pentagon chief orders review of deadly 2020 attack in Kenya

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the...

Explosions in Somalia kill at least 15; army bases targeted

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Simultaneous large explosions were heard in and around two Somali army bases on Saturday, with the military confirming that at...

EXPLAINER: Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader’s entry shakes up planned vote

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said...

Junta’s foes woo ethnic allies with new Myanmar constitution

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s military government declared the country’s 2008 constitution void and put forward an interim replacement charter late Wednesday...

US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the U.S.-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a sprawling camp in northeast...

Suicide bomb hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia, 20 wounded

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two attackers believed to be members of a militant network that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group blew themselves...

Before the Ever Given: A look at the crises that closed Suez

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Since it opened in 1869, Egypt’s Suez Canal has been a source of national pride and a focus...

Prosecutors struggle with consistent story in Jan. 6 cases

BOSTON (AP) — There’s little doubt the Oath Keepers were planning for something on Jan. 6. The question at the heart of the criminal...

Feds: Oath Keeper coordinated with Proud Boys before riot

A reputed leader in the Oath Keepers militia group discussed forming an "alliance” and coordinating plans with another extremist group, the Proud Boys, ahead...

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during...

Officials: Violent extremists pose ‘elevated threat’ to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent extremists motivated by a range of political grievances and racial biases pose an “elevated threat” to the United States, officials...

Jailed terrorist Koufodinas ends hunger strike after 66 days

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has ended a 66-day hunger strike that left him dangerously ill. ...

UN urges Somalia to organize elections without delay

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged Somalia’s government on Friday to organize elections “without delay” in a resolution that stressed the...

Man charged in Capitol riot plot to be released from jail

A man charged with conspiring with members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group in the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released...

Kenyan police believe man who shot 2 dead was an extremist

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's head of criminal investigations said Friday that police now believe that a man who grabbed a gun from a...

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as...

The Latest: Pope honors massacre victims at Baghdad church

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community...

Biden signals support to replace war power authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday signaled support to replace decades-old authorizations for the use of military force in the Middle East,...

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of...

The Latest: Board reportedly wants Capitol fencing removed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a possible threat against the Capitol (all times local): ...

US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House warned that the U.S. may consider a military response to the rocket attack on Wednesday that hit an...

The Latest: House to wrap early amid threat of violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): ...

EXPLAINER: Pope’s risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pushing ahead with the first papal trip to Iraq despite rising coronavirus infections, hoping to encourage the...

FBI chief warns violent ‘domestic terrorism’ growing in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray bluntly labeled the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday and warned of a...

Syria reports Israeli missile attack near capital, Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs Sunday night to repel an Israeli missile...

Oath Keeper charged in Capitol riot renounces militia group

A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with plotting with other extremists in the attack on the U.S. Capitol disavowed the anti-government...

Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to ‘be careful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a warning that...

Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent...

EXPLAINER: How US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a...

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The...

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to...

Police say militants kill 4 women instructors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants on motorcycles ambushed a vehicle carrying instructors from a private vocational school in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing...

6 more linked to Oath Keepers charged in Capitol attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six more people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group have been indicted on charges that they planned and...

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security forces in Somalia's capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country's election on Friday as...

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

BEIRUT (AP) — The deaths stacked up: a policeman shot dead with a pistol equipped with a silencer, a local official gunned down, his...

Turkey vows to expand anti-PKK operations in northern Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Tuesday to expand cross-border operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, following the...

Alleged Central African Republic rebels plead not guilty

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two alleged leaders of a predominantly Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic were key players in a...

Turkey detains wanted New Zealand IS militant at border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Three New Zealand citizens were detained while attempting to illegally cross into Turkey from Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. ...

Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 8

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck outside an airport near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq late Monday, killing one U.S.-led coalition contractor...

Turkey accuses US of backing PKK after Turks killed in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan laid into the United States, accusing it of supporting Kurdish militants on Monday, days after...

Turkey says 13 of its citizens killed by militants in N.Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Troops have found the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens abducted by Kurdish insurgents in a cave complex in northern Iraq,...

Feds: Man charged in riot suggested bringing weapons by boat

A man authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and led other extremists in the attack on the U.S....

3 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes in northern Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a new Turkish military offensive against a Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey’s Defense...

Report: Colombia failing to protect human rights defenders

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Colombia has failed to protect human rights activists in its remote communities, resulting in hundreds of slayings since the government...

Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring...

ICC officials in Sudan seek cooperation for Darfur justice

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s justice minister met with officials from the International Criminal Court in the capital of Khartoum on Sunday to discuss cooperation...

Somalia’s talks on troubled election fail 2 days before vote

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A meeting on Somalia’s troubled election has ended in failure as the federal government and regional states could not reach...

EXPLAINER: What US ending Saudi war support means for Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Joe Biden's announcement that the U.S. will end its support of a Saudi-led coalition's yearslong war against...

Prominent Lebanese Hezbollah critic found killed in his car

ADDOUSSIEH, Lebanon (AP) — A prominent Lebanese publisher and vocal critic of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group was found shot dead in his car...

Amid coup, uncertainty over Myanmar’s fragile peace process

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The future of the fragile peace process that has sought to end Myanmar's decades-long conflict between the military, armed ethnic...

Hate groups migrate online, making tracking more difficult

During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right...

Somali forces end jihadist siege of Mogadishu hotel, 5 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least five people have died in the attack on a Mogadishu hotel by Somalia's al-Shabab rebels that was ended...

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels attack hotel in the capital city

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A hotel in Somalia's capital has been hit by an explosion and an attack by jihadist rebels, police have confirmed. ...

Qatar pledges $360 million in aid to Hamas-ruled Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Qatari government on Sunday said it would provide $360 million in assistance for the Gaza Strip during...

Ohio town unknowingly hosted alleged Capitol attack plotters

WOODSTOCK, Ohio (AP) — In this don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it, one-stoplight town, dozens of residents still fly “Trump 2020” and “Make America Great Again” flags. ...

Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism...

Egypt officials: Bomb kills 1 police and wounds 3 in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Islamic State has blown up a roadside bomb in the restive northern Sinai peninsula, killing one member of Egypt's...

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding...

Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles...

6 suspected militants killed in Russia’s Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader said Wednesday that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011...

3 militia members charged with plotting Capitol breach

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities presented new details on Tuesday about three self-described members of a paramilitary group who are the first to be...

US military says its troop removal from Somalia is complete

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald...

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing...

Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups:...

Pakistani court sentences militant leader to 5 years in jail

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday convicted and sentenced a senior militant leader to five years in jail in a case...

Indonesian cleric who inspired Bali bombings freed from jail

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A firebrand cleric who inspired bombings in Bali and other attacks walked free from an Indonesian prison Friday after completing...

Activists in Kenosha move carefully after US Capitol chaos

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Chaotic protests haven't returned to Kenosha after a prosecutor declined charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake, and...

Pakistan arrests 7 Shiite militants, foils possible attacks

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's counter-terrorism police and the country's intelligence agency raided hideouts of an outlawed Shiite militant group in the eastern Punjab...

Rally in Baghdad marks 1 year since Iran general’s killing

BAGHDAD (AP) — Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of...

5 killed, 14 wounded in suicide attack in Somali capital

ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said. ...

Pakistan arrests key militant on terror financing charges

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces arrested Saturday an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks...

Indian troops kill 3 in Kashmir; families deny militant ties

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Wednesday that government forces killed three suspected militants in a gunfight in the disputed region’s...

Russian military says 3 of its troops wounded in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said three of its troops were wounded Tuesday in an attack by militants in northwestern Syria. ...

‘I would never go back’: Horrors grow in Ethiopia’s conflict

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — One survivor arrived on broken legs, others on the run. ...

UN: Libya’s rivals swap prisoners, part of cease-fire deal

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rival leaders kicked off a U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, United Nations and Libyan officials said Saturday, which was part of a...

After years fighting them, Milley talks peace with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his three combat tours in Afghanistan, Gen. Mark Milley saw the Taliban as a formidable foe, one unlikely to...

Turkey, Iraq agree to cooperate against extremist groups

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Iraq have agreed to continue their cooperation in fighting extremist organizations, including the Islamic State group and Kurdish...

Kenyan man charged with plotting 9/11-style attack on US

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging a Kenyan man with trying to stage a 9/11-style attack on the...

US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration has removed Sudan from the U.S. list of state...

Police foil attack by Kurdish bomber in southeast Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police on Thursday shot and killed a suspected Kurdish militant who was allegedly planning to detonate a bomb that...

Jury convicts Illinois man in Minnesota mosque bombing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group of several civil rights and hate crime charges...

US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iranian attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Pentagon pulls troops out of the Middle East in the coming weeks, under orders from President Donald Trump, U.S....

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election...

EXPLAINER: How could US drawdown in Iraq aid IS, Iran?

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — In a quest to root out Islamic State group hideouts over the summer, Iraqi forces on the ground cleared nearly...

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

MAIDGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen in Nigeria as...

Bombing at ice cream shop in Somali capital kills at least 7

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A local official says a suicide bombing at an ice cream shop in Somalia’s capital has killed at least seven...

‘Why now?’ Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking...

Militant convicted in fatal Benghazi attack seeks new trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked...

IS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan's capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary...

Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket toward Israel on Saturday night, setting off air-raid sirens in the southern...

Iran’s allies on high alert in Trump’s final weeks in office

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has instructed allies across the Middle East to be on high alert and avoid provoking tensions with the U.S. that...

Israel strikes Syria, killing 3 troops, after finding bombs

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Iran-linked targets in Syria overnight after troops uncovered roadside bombs along the frontier in the Golan Heights, the...

Iraqi military says rocket attack in Baghdad kills child

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck Iraq's capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, killing a child and...

US hits East Africa’s al-Qaida affiliate with new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is slapping new sanctions on Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, an al-Qaida-linked organization responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in...

Rwandan genocide suspect enters not guilty pleas at UN court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An elderly former radio station owner appeared Wednesday in a United Nations courtroom where his lawyer entered not guilty...

Russia FM: 2,000 Mideast militants fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Russia's top diplomat said Tuesday that about 2,000 fighters from the Middle East have joined the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, the...

IS attack on Afghan university leaves 22 dead, 22 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian...

Sudan says deal with US blocks further compensation claims

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed an agreement with the U.S. that could effectively stop any future compensation claims being filed against...

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