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Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

Nov. 14, 2022 13:50 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police said Monday they have detained a Syrian woman with suspected links to Kurdish militants and that she confessed to planting a bomb that exploded on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul, killing six people and wounding several dozen others. Kurdish militants...

Bomb rocks avenue in heart of Istanbul; 6 dead, dozens hurt

Nov. 13, 2022 15:34 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A bomb rocked a bustling pedestrian avenue in the heart of Istanbul on Sunday, killing six people, wounding several dozen and leaving panicked people to flee the fiery blast or huddle in cafes and shops. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene on Istiklal Avenue, a...

Belgium stabbing suspect was on list of potential extremists

Nov. 11, 2022 05:49 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities said Friday that the lone assailant who killed one police officer and wounded another in a stabbing attack had been on a counterterrorism list of potential extremists. The Belgian suspect, who had served six years in prison for common-law crimes,...

Sweden's leader vows to counter terror threats to Turkey

Nov. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweden’s new prime minister pledged Tuesday to work toward countering “terrorism" threats to Turkey, as his government seeks Turkey's approval for his country’s NATO membership bid. Sweden and Finland abandoned their longstanding policies of military...

Group warns of rampant violence in Syria camp of IS families

Nov. 07, 2022 07:34 AM EST

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — A sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Islamic State group is witnessing pervasive violence, exploitation and lawlessness, an international aids group said Monday. Doctors Without Borders also said...

UK police say right-wing extremism influenced Dover attacker

Nov. 05, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who firebombed an immigration processing center in southern England last week was motivated by right-wing ideology, U.K. counterterrorism police said Saturday. Andrew Leak, 66, is believed to have killed himself after throwing two or three incendiary devices at...

Sri Lankans rally to demand release of 2 protest leaders

Nov. 02, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police blocked more than a thousand protesters who were attempting to march to the capital's main railroad station on Wednesday to demand the release of two detained protest leaders and an end to a government crackdown on demonstrations against an economic...

Shootout with militants in northwest Pakistan kills 2 troops

Oct. 29, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A shootout with militants in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday killed two soldiers, authorities said as a counterterrorism task force arrested a suspect involved in the recent killing of a former top judge of the country's restive southwestern Baluchistan province. ...

India to contribute $500,000 to UN to counter terrorism

Oct. 29, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will contribute half a million dollars to the United Nations' efforts to counter global terrorism as new and emerging technologies used by terror groups pose fresh threats to governments around the world, the foreign minister said Saturday. The money will go...