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Militant convicted in fatal Benghazi attack seeks new trial

Nov. 24, 2020 9:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked for a new trial, citing what they say is “recently disclosed exculpatory evidence.” Ahmed Abu Khattala is serving a 22-year prison...

Pakistan police say officers foil police station attack

Nov. 24, 2020 12:53 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's counter-terrorism police on Tuesday said they foiled a possible militant attack by killing a suspected would-be suicide bomber when he tried to sneak into a police station near the eastern city of Lahore. According to a statement released by police, the suspected militant...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, Egypt's leading pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah takes a moment as he speaks about his late father Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most respected human rights lawyers, during a conference held at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court placed nearly 30 people, including Abdel-Fattah and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the official gazette reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

Nov. 23, 2020 12:40 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court placed nearly 30 people, including a leading pro-democracy activist and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the official gazette reported Monday. Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, politician Abdel-Monaem Abul...

Debris lays in front of graffiti that reads in Spanish

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

Nov. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s government called fires set by protesters at Congress “terrorist acts” while the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Sunday condemned what it called an “excessive use of force” by police against demonstrators opposed to a new budget...

Kashmiri men drink tea on a cold day at a local market in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India says Pakistani shelling kills soldier in Kashmir

Nov. 21, 2020 3:39 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One Indian soldier was killed and another was wounded Saturday by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two rivals, the Indian army said. Indian army spokesperson Lt. Col. Devender Anand accused Pakistani troops of firing mortar rounds...

Supporters of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore attend a campaign rally in Bobo-Dioulasso Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Burkina Faso will go to the polls on Nov. 22, 2020, to vote in presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence. Attacks linked to Islamic militants have ravaged the once peaceful nation.(AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Burkina Faso to vote amid escalating violence

Nov. 20, 2020 7:28 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, amid escalating extremist violence that’s killed more than 2,000 people this year and displaced some one million people from their homes. Speaking at a packed rally on his campaign tour in...

French-American Mark Moogalian, right, and his wife Isabelle arrive at the Thalys attack trial, at the Paris courthouse, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The lawyer for an American who was scheduled to testify about his role in the dramatic capture of an Islamic State operative aboard a high-speed train says his witness has been hospitalized after he flew in to Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman

Nov. 19, 2020 4:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — When the bare-chested gunman suddenly appeared aboard the speeding Paris-bound train, laden with weapons and his mind allegedly filled with Islamic State group propaganda, passengers at first were stunned. Then, they sprang into action. "‘You’re not going to sit in the corner...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo armed soldiers stand guard in the motorcade for President Donald Trump speaks during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

US general says IS in Iraq and Syria still long-term threat

Nov. 19, 2020 3:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast...

Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

Nov. 19, 2020 3:09 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 27-year-old Syrian man accused of taking part in executions carried out by the Islamic State group was arrested Thursday at a refugee camp in Greece's capital. Authorities said the suspect was arrested at the camp in Athens early in the day and that a police anti-terrorism division...

FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 22, 1974, an interior view showing the damage caused by a bomb at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, England, one of two public houses bombed late on November 21.  It is announced Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, that police have arrested a 65-year old man in Northern Ireland in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham, England.(AP Photo/Peter Kemp, FILE)

UK police arrest man over IRA bombings of pubs in 1974

Nov. 18, 2020 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police arrested a man Wednesday in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1974 bombings of two pubs that killed 21 people and injured more than 200 in Birmingham, England. West Midlands Police said officers from the West Midlands counterterrorism unit, working with colleagues from the Police...