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EXPLAINER: Qatar's role in diplomacy ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov. 15, 2022 02:16 AM EST

For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. Now, the tiny emirate is receiving extra scrutiny as it welcomes over a million soccer fans from around the world for the 2022 World Cup. ...

India to contribute $500,000 to UN to counter terrorism

Oct. 29, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will contribute half a million dollars to the United Nations' efforts to counter global terrorism as new and emerging technologies used by terror groups pose fresh threats to governments around the world, the foreign minister said Saturday. The money will go...

Pakistan taken off watch list for terror funding, laundering

Oct. 21, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it is removing Pakistan from its so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, a move that was quickly welcomed by the country’s prime minister and other government...

Trial testimony ends for 3 tied to Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot

Oct. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

Prosecutors and defense lawyers rested their case Friday in the trial of three men charged with assisting the 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. An undercover FBI agent, Mark Schweers, told jurors that leader Adam Fox talked favorably about the Wolverine Watchmen, a...

Russia aims new legal action at two prominent dissenters

Oct. 20, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

Russia's most prominent opposition leader reported new charges against him, while a Moscow court ordered further detention of a state TV journalist-turned-anti-war protester as the Kremlin pressed its campaign against dissent Thursday. The moves against Alexei Navalny, who is...

US: French cement firm admits Islamic State group payments

Oct. 18, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — French cement company Lafarge pleaded guilty Tuesday to paying millions of dollars to the Islamic State group to keep a plant operational in Syria — at a time when the militant group was engaged in torturing kidnapped Westerners — and agreed to pay roughly $778 million in...

Canadian gets 20 years for recruiting Islamic State fighters

Oct. 17, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Canadian national who lived in Southern California was sentenced to 20 years in U.S. prison on Monday for helping at least a half-dozen Canadians and Americans join the Islamic State group in Syria in 2013 and 2014 — including the first known American to die fighting for the...

Accused of flirting, juror dismissed from Whitmer plot trial

Oct. 15, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a young woman from the jury hearing the trial of three men in connection with a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after attorneys accused her of flirting with one of the defendants. Judge Thomas Wilson announced Friday...

Informant's Army past raised at trial tied to Whitmer plot

Oct. 13, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

A defense lawyer lashed out Thursday at a star witness in a trial related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, accusing the Army veteran of “stolen valor” and questioning why he wasn't given a Purple Heart if he was truly injured in Iraq. The ruckus broke out in...

A flirt? Concerns about juror in case tied to Whitmer plot

Oct. 12, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

Prosecutors raised concerns Wednesday about a female juror who apparently has been smiling at one of three men on trial in connection with a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Judge Thomas Wilson said he, too, noticed it and pledged to pay “close attention” to...