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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, people and security forces gather at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, in Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens. In a statement late Thursday, the group said the bombing “targeted apostate Shiites.

Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

Jan. 22, 2021 6:12 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens. The bombing targeted "apostate Shiites," the group said in a statement on an IS-affiliated website late Thursday. At least 32 people were killed and over...

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

Jan. 22, 2021 2:33 AM EST

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 security forces and wounding three others, medical and security officials said late Thursday. The explosion at dawn Thursday was triggered by a remote-controlled...

Security forces work at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Twin suicide bombings hit Iraq's capital Thursday killing and wounding civilians, police and state TV said.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Jan. 21, 2021 2:03 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant militant attacks. The rare suicide bombing hit the Bab...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction in his goodbye to Washington

Jan. 20, 2021 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night before, though he was spot on with this: “We were...

FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov speaks during a meeting in Grozny, Russia. Kadyrov said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011 suicide attack at a Moscow airport. He claimed that the raid marked the elimination of the last group of militants that remained in the region. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, file)

6 suspected militants killed in Russia's Chechnya

Jan. 20, 2021 7:34 AM EST

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 suicide attack at a Moscow airport. Ramzan Kadyrov, the regional leader of Chechnya, said that troops under his command had tracked down the...

The moon rises over the West Wing of the White House, on President Donald Trump's last day in office, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. The Marine guard at the entrance signifies the president is in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's farewell falsehoods

Jan. 19, 2021 8:22 PM EST

On his way out, President Donald Trump claimed credit for things he didn't do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the pandemic and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country. As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, mourners place flowers in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

Jan. 19, 2021 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said. Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, was in custody on charges...

Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty

Jan. 13, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who traveled to Syria and Iraq where prosecutors say he became a soldier for the Islamic State group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a terrorism count. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of Minnesota to one count of providing and attempting...

In this photo provided by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, second from right, greets Karim Khalili, left, an influential Afghan Shiite leader, upon his arrival at ministry for a meeting, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Khalili is visiting Pakistan where members of the minority sect are still reeling from the brutal killing of 11 Shiite coal miners, nine of whom were Afghan immigrants, earlier this month. (Ministry of Foreign Ministry via AP)

Afghan Shiite leader in Pakistan after killings of miners

Jan. 12, 2021 4:17 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An influential Afghan Shiite leader is visiting Pakistan where members of the minority sect are still reeling from the brutal killing of 11 Shiite coal miners, nine of whom were Afghan immigrants, earlier this month. The miners, who were abducted and killed by militants from the Islamic...

Afghan security officers inspect the site of a bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing at least a few people in a vehicle, the latest attack to take place even as government negotiators are in Qatar to resume peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan officials: Bomb kills 3 in Kabul amid peace talks

Jan. 10, 2021 10:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing at least three people in a vehicle. It was the latest attack to take place as government negotiators in Qatar resume peace talks with the Taliban. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman...