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Indonesian militant gets 15 years in jail over Bali attacks

Jan. 19, 2022 05:52 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about the 2002 Bali bombings from authorities and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors...

Taliban arrest popular Afghan professor critical of govt

Jan. 09, 2022 07:10 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments, including the new rulers in Kabul, the group's spokesman said Sunday. Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet that professor Faizuallah Jalal was...

Indonesian prosecutors seek life for Bali bombing suspect

Jan. 05, 2022 02:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and accused him of masterminding a series of deadly attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Aris Sumarsono, 58, whose real...

Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

Dec. 30, 2021 09:02 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said he had no choice but to abruptly leave Kabul as the Taliban closed in and denied an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing the accounts of former Afghan and U.S. officials. Former President Ashraf Ghani...

Indonesian prosecutors delay sentence for top terror suspect

Dec. 29, 2021 05:18 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors postponed their sentencing demand Wednesday for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and is accused of masterminding deadly attacks and sectarian conflict in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Aris Sumarsono,...

Today in History

Dec. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2021. There are 15 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than...

The AP Interview: Taliban seek ties with US, other ex-foes

Dec. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers are committed in principle to education and jobs for girls and women, a marked departure from their previous time in power, and they seek the world’s “mercy and compassion” to help millions of Afghans in desperate need, a top...

Today in History

Dec. 13, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2021. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 2000, Republican George W. Bush claimed the presidency a day after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down...

US commander: Al-Qaida numbers in Afghanistan up 'slightly'

Dec. 10, 2021 08:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The al-Qaida extremist group has grown slightly inside Afghanistan since U.S. forces left in late August, and the country's new Taliban leaders are divided over whether to fulfill their 2020 pledge to break ties with the group, the top U.S. commander in the region said Thursday....

Today in History

Dec. 09, 2021 00:15 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2021. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 2014, U.S. Senate investigators concluded the United States had brutalized scores of terror suspects with...