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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect...

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect...

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...

Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped...

Pentagon says US has dropped to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday, a...

FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence,...

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

UN official: Terrorists using pandemic to stoke extremism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Tuesday that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and appealing to new “racially, ethnically and...

FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence,...

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

CAIRO (AP) — Aid agencies were thrown into confusion Monday over the Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror...

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as...

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” in a move that hits the country with...

Libyan man sentenced to life for deadly UK park stabbings

LONDON (AP) — A Libyan man who stabbed three friends to death as they sat in an English city park on a summer evening...

Pompeo to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as terrorist group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as...

Yemen, China, Cuba top Pompeo to-do list as time runs down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization”...

New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

MIAMI (AP) — For years as a federal prosecutor in New York, Daniel R. Alonso led teams that had to search through a maze...

No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door. ...

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

3 charged in California with aiding deadly Sri Lanka attacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Sri Lankan men have been charged in California with aiding a terrorist group blamed for 2019 Easter attacks that...

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...

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Biden blames Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has denounced the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorists” and he blamed President Donald Trump...

Biden blames Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday denounced the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorists” and he blamed President Donald...

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...

Niger has 3 days of national mourning over deadly attack

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger will hold three days of national mourning after attacks on two villages killed more than 100 civilians, the government...

10 people to stand trial over deadly 2016 Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten people including the lone known surviving suspect in the 2015 deadly Paris attacks have been ordered to stand trial in...

Jihadists in Niger kill at least 100 in mounting violence

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence...

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...

Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Disease, mutinies and uncharted waters nearly sabotaged the global circumnavigation of the expedition led by Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan. Five...

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...

Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison...

Turkish lawmakers pass bill monitoring civil society groups

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law Sunday that would increase government monitoring of civil society groups, which rights groups have warned would...

Federal officials investigate fiery oil train derailment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were...

Turkey’s president slams European court for Demirtas ruling

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president on Wednesday accused the European Court of Human Rights of “defending a terrorist” after it ruled that Turkey must...

Oregon case reflects extremists’ need of online presence

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man supported the Islamic State group for years from a Portland, Oregon, suburb by helping the extremists maintain an...

NYT’s ‘Caliphate’ podcast withdrawn as Pulitzer finalist

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-profile podcast on terrorism from The New York Times that had been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize was...

Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced new charges Monday against a Libyan bombmaker in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over...

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — An official from China's Communist Party signaled Monday that there would likely be no letup in its crackdown in the remote...

New York Times: ‘Caliphate’ podcast didn’t meet standards

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times admitted Friday that it could not verify the claims of a Canadian man whose account of...

Somalia suicide bombing kills 15, misses prime minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a stadium in Somalia's central city of Galkayo Friday, killing 15 people shortly before the arrival...

French court convicts IS operative over foiled train attack

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday convicted an Islamic State operative over a train attack five years ago that was foiled with...

US plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to unseal new charges in the coming days in connection with the 1988 bombing of a Pan...

Nigerians anxious after 330 boys kidnapped by extremists

KANKARA, Nigeria (AP) — Anger, fear and exhaustion. Anxiety has overwhelmed many parents in Nigeria’s northern Kankara village who await word on their sons...

US plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to unseal new charges in the coming days in connection with the 1988 bombing of a Pan...

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...

IS widow convicted in Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks

PARIS (AP) — The fugitive widow of an Islamic State gunman and a man described as his logistician on Wednesday were convicted of terrorism...

Boko Haram claims abduction of students in northern Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's...

US hits alleged Iran-backed Bahrain group with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped sanctions on an alleged Iranian-backed Shiite group in Bahrain that it accuses of trying to...

Top US officials expected to get COVID-19 vaccine this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials will begin receiving coronavirus vaccines this week as part of updated federal continuity of government plans that now...

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...

Hezbollah member sentenced to life in Hariri assassination

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced a member of the Hezbollah militant group to life imprisonment Friday for his involvement in the...

One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Just when the U.S. appears on the verge of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers have become gloomier than...

EU member states, MEPs agree to take terror content down

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union member states and lawmakers reached a provisional deal Thursday to take down terror content online within an hour of...

Report finds lapses ahead of New Zealand mosque attack

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — There were no clear signs that an attack last year on two New Zealand mosques was imminent, but police...

Officials: French church attack suspect faces terror charges

PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Monday that the main suspect behind October’s deadly Nice church attack has been handed terror murder charges. ...

Egypt’s El-Sissi, France’s Macron at odds over human rights

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged Monday “disagreements” with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi over human rights, but said it will not prevent...

Pre-trial hearings in Brussels attacks start at NATO’s ex-HQ

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than four years after suicide bombings killed 32 people and injured hundreds in the Brussels subway and airport, massive pre-trial...

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...

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of...

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of...

Ceremony marks anniversary of fatal California terror attack

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Survivors of a terrorist attack that killed 14 people at a holiday party east of Los Angeles observed the...

Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrage

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges...

Pentagon official overseeing counter-IS effort forced out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civilian official overseeing the Pentagon's campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East was forced to resign...

NATO mulls Afghan dilemma as US draws down, attacks mount

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that the military alliance is grappling with a dilemma over its future in Afghanistan, as...

Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps...

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...

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base...

Biden’s win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope,...

Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to Somalia

The Pentagon's acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have...

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...

Suspect in Swiss knife attack had tried to travel to Syria

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal police said Wednesday a woman suspected of carrying out a knife attack that injured two other women and is...

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...

Swiss probe knife attack injuring 2 as possible terrorism

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are investigating as a possible "terrorist" attack the stabbing of two women in a department store in the southern...

Convicted Lockerbie bomber’s family in new bid to clear name

LONDON (AP) — The family of a Libyan man convicted of blowing up an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988...

Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than...

UK police arrest man over IRA bombings of pubs in 1974

LONDON (AP) — Police arrested a man Wednesday in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1974 bombings of two pubs that killed 21 people...

Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said Tuesday the U.S. will reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid-January, asserting that...

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...

Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, Iraq

The Trump administration is expected to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan almost in half to 2,500 by Jan. 15, U.S. officials...

Dutch court upholds terror conviction in station attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Amsterdam appeals court upheld Monday the terror conviction of an Afghan asylum-seeker who stabbed two American tourists, seriously...

US, Israel worked together to track and kill al-Qaida No. 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a...

US sec’y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed “global challenges” with a handful of members of a Paris think tank Saturday at...

Suspected French church attacker carried killer’s photo

PARIS (AP) — The suspected Tunisian assailant in an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a French church had a photograph...

Attacks spur EU to tighten borders, boost policy agency

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers pledged Friday to beef up border security, boost the powers of the bloc’s police agency and crack...

11 Germans charged with alleged far-right terror plot

BERLIN (AP) — Eleven German men have been charged with belonging to a far-right terror organization on allegations they were planning deadly attacks on...

14 Burkina Faso soldiers killed by extremists in Sahel area

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fourteen soldiers were killed and others were injured in an extremist attack in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region, the government...

Republican senators push for Biden to receive intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump refuses to allow President-elect Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings — even those he was getting during...

Islamic extremists in Mozambique blamed for mass beheadings

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Reports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique's Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of...

Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3

An explosion at a Saudi cemetery where American and European officials were commemorating the end of World War I wounded three people Wednesday, according...

Austrian Cabinet agrees to broad new anti-terror measures

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's Cabinet on Wednesday agreed on a wide range of anti-terrorism measures meant to plug perceived security flaws...

European leaders say collaboration key in anti-terror fight

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that extremist attacks are a “European reality” and the European Union must tighten the screws...

Three go on trial for deadly 2017 Barcelona terror attacks

MADRID (AP) — Three people went on trial Tuesday in Spain for their alleged roles in terror attacks around Barcelona that killed 16 people...

Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief after election defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat...

Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief after election defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat...

Explosion kills former Afghan TV presenter in capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan’s TOLO TV exploded early Saturday, killing the journalist...

German police raid homes of 4 men linked to Vienna attacker

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany on Friday raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried...

France reinforcing its border controls following attacks

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France is reinforcing its border controls after a series of attacks that hit...

Man sentenced to life after failed French church bombing

LYON, France (AP) — A Paris criminal court sentenced a 29-year-old Algerian man Thursday to life in prison for killing a woman and trying...

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