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A sign written in Arabic is mounted on the fence of the Assyafaah Mosque in Singapore, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Two Singapore mosques at the center of a foiled terrorist attack by a 16-year-old student stayed open Thursday as police stepped up patrols around the district. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)

Singapore mosques, worshippers react to teen’s attack plans

Jan. 28, 2021 9:07 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Two Singapore mosques that authorities said were the targets of a planned terrorist attack by a 16-year-old student stayed open Thursday as police stepped up patrols in the area. Staff at the Assyafaah Mosque and Yusof Ishak Mosque in northern Singapore said already-frequent patrols had...

FILE - in this Sunday, April 14, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako addresses the faithful during the Palm Sunday service at Mar Youssif Church in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s top Catholic official said Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 that a deadly suicide bombing in Baghdad hasn’t thwarted Pope Francis’ plans to visit, and he confirmed the pontiff would meet with the country’s top Shiite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, in a significant highlight of the first-ever papal trip to Iraq. The Chaldean patriarch, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, provided the first details of Francis’ March 5-8 itinerary during a virtual press conference hosted by the French bishops' conference. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Patriarch: Pope to meet Iraqi Shiite leader Sistani in Iraq

Jan. 28, 2021 8:24 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Iraq’s top Catholic official said Thursday that a deadly suicide bombing in Baghdad hasn’t thwarted Pope Francis’ plans to visit, and he confirmed the pontiff would meet with the country’s top Shiite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, in a significant highlight of the...

Singapore detains 16-year-old over plans to attack mosques

Jan. 27, 2021 10:21 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Authorities in Singapore have detained without trial a 16-year-old student who made detailed plans and preparations to carry out “terrorist attacks” on two mosques with a machete. The Singaporean teen was inspired by an Australian white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers...

A wrecked vehicle is seen after a driver struck and injured at least five people over a 20-block stretch of Southeast Portland, Ore., before crashing and fleeing on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, according to witnesses. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Police: Terrorism didn't motivate fatal Oregon car attack

Jan. 26, 2021 6:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated a driver who repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said Tuesday. The driver, whose name has...

Maldives police say they uncovered plot to attack school

Jan. 26, 2021 10:27 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Tuesday they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. The suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited...

Texas man pleads guilty in plot to attack Trump Tower

Jan. 26, 2021 9:09 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a terror charge after authorities accused him of plotting attacks on the White House and Trump Tower in New York City. Jaylyn Christopher Molina, 22, of Cost, also pleaded guilty Monday to one count of receiving child pornography after authorities found...

Feds: Man in Capitol attack tried to flee to Switzerland

Jan. 22, 2021 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor said the man afterward tried to flee to Switzerland and commit suicide. U.S. Magistrate Judge...

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...

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...

Iraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 wounded

Jan. 21, 2021 5:14 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 wounded.