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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses during his meeting in the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

Feb. 20, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. Speaking at a meeting with senior officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the top KGB successor...

Court affirms alleged Islamic State recruiter's conviction

Feb. 20, 2020 1:15 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has affirmed the convictions of a North Carolina man who was accused of trying to recruit people to conduct terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group. Authorities alleged that Erick Jamal Hendricks, arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, in...

Turkish activist Feray Salman and international human rights activists speak to the media before the trial of the Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman and 10 other activists, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. A court in Istanbul will hand down verdicts for defendants in the closely-watched trial on charges of belonging to or aiding terror groups. The case against activists heightened concerns about Turkey's treatment of human rights defenders. (AP Photo)

Turkey probes judges who acquitted businessman, activists

Feb. 19, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The body overseeing Turkish judges and prosecutors has launched an investigation into three judges who acquitted philanthropist businessman Osman Kavala and eight other activists of terrorism charges, Turkey's state media reported on Wednesday. The move by the parliament- and...

Kosovo woman faces terror charges for joining IS group

Feb. 19, 2020 10:36 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovar prosecutors on Wednesday filed terrorism charges against an ethnic Albanian woman who allegedly joined a terror group in Syria. A statement from the special prosecutors' office said the suspect, identified only as H.K., left Kosovo early 2014 to join her husband, who was a...

State trooper says in lawsuit reassignment was retaliation

Feb. 19, 2020 8:26 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police sergeant says in a lawsuit that state public safety Commissioner James Rovella retaliated against him because the sergeant reported the sexually inappropriate conversation of a colleague. Sgt. Timothy Begley says in his suit he was reassigned from the state...

Mucella Yapici, one of defendants, celebrates after a court acquitted nine leading Turkish civil society activists of terrorism-related charges related to anti-government protests, including an entrepreneur known for philanthropy who has been jailed for more than two years, in Silivri, outside Istanbul, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkish philanthropist detained in new case after acquittal

Feb. 18, 2020 4:57 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges and ordered his release from jail after 840 days. The Istanbul prosecutor's office said in a statement that it...

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China’s 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

Feb. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor. But as a Chinese government mass...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, suspected gunman Philip Manshaus appears in court, in Oslo, Norway. Philip Manshaus suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible” last year was formally charged Monday Feb. 17, 2020, with murder and terror. (Cornelius Poppen, NTB scanpix via AP, File)

Suspect in Norway mosque attack charged with terror

Feb. 17, 2020 10:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible” was formally charged Monday with murder and terror. Philip Manshaus was overpowered inside the Al-Noor...

Pakistani rescue workers and volunteers help to remove victims at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The powerful bomb killed a few people and wounded dozen others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Suicide bomber in SW Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist rally

Feb. 17, 2020 9:19 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing killed eight people and wounded 16 others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Monday, local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital. Police said the blast went off near Quetta's press club, where dozens of supporters...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs from the International airport in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, as part of Pompeo's first visit to sub-Saharan Africa during which he will seek to lay out a positive vision for US cooperation with the continent where China has been increasingly active. (Andrew Carballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tour

Feb. 16, 2020 3:10 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region. Speaking at the end of his visit to Senegal, Pompeo said he discussed the...