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Prosecutors can move forward with leaks case against analyst

Dec. 12, 2019 1:20 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in...

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

Dec. 6, 2019 12:46 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims. A police report seen by The Associated Press on Friday says an unknown number of extremists stopped the bus and singled out non-locals....

Focus on early release of terror convict in London stabbings

Dec. 1, 2019 5:14 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Usman Khan was convicted on terrorism charges but let out of prison early. He attended a “Learning Together” conference for ex-offenders, and used the event to launch a bloody attack, stabbing two people to death and wounding three others. Police shot him dead after he flashed...

Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

Nov. 29, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m....

Officials: Airport used by UAE as prison in Yemen reopened

Nov. 27, 2019 12:37 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say an airport in a southern city has been reopened after a five-year closure, during which United Arab Emirates forces used it as a military base and a prison. They say the first civilian flight in five years landed Wednesday at Al-Rayyan Airport in Mukalla in...

Burkina Faso says 18 extremists killed after attacking base

Nov. 21, 2019 3:41 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Burkina Faso says 18 extremists have been killed after they attacked a security base in the north and were repelled. A defense ministry statement late Wednesday says one gendarme also was killed in the afternoon attack in Arbinda in Soum province. Seven gendarmes were wounded, two...

US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

Nov. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had maintained links with foreign extremist groups with the aim of coordinating future attacks. The official spoke on...

UN warns of mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel

Nov. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sawadogo, his wives and children recently fled their village in northern Burkina Faso because of growing extremist violence. After walking 200 kilometers (124 miles) to the regional city of Kaya, they now forage for wild leaves to survive. “What we need now is food....

Mali says 24 soldiers killed in latest extremist attack

Nov. 19, 2019 2:52 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mali’s military says 24 soldiers have died in the latest extremist attack as alarm grows about the vast Sahel region being used as a haven for fighters linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Monday’s attack occurred amid a surge in assaults that have killed over...

Airstrikes kill 9 in rebel-held northwest Syria

Nov. 17, 2019 11:47 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib killed at least nine people on Sunday, an opposition war monitor and a paramedic group said. Syrian troops launched a four-month offensive earlier this year against the country’s last opposition stronghold,...