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Officials: Militants kill 4 workers in Egypt's Sinai

Jun. 22, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say militants have attacked construction workers in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilian workers. The officials say Saturday's attack took place in the Mediterranean city of el-Arish as workers were building a fence around the city's...

Ex-police officer again gets 15 years on terror conviction

Jun. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former police officer who tried to help the Islamic State by purchasing $245 in gift cards will still serve 15 years in prison, even though some of his convictions were tossed out on appeal. Nicholas Young of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to 15 years last year for obstruction of...

Yemeni officials: Gunmen attack military, kill 3 soldiers

Jun. 21, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in the eastern province of Hadramawt, killing three soldiers and wounding four. The officials say the attack occurred early on Friday in the town of Coton, a hotbed for al-Qaida militants. No one immediately claimed...

Witness in Navy SEAL trial takes blame for killing

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the prosecution called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered on that count, saying Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had...

Libyan commander marching on Tripoli dismisses negotiations

Jun. 20, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan commander whose forces are fighting to take the country's capital of Tripoli from militias allied with a U.N.-backed government based there has dismissed an initiative by its prime minister for negotiations to end the crisis. Instead, Khalifa Hifter, vowed in comments to a news...

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Jun. 19, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive militant boy in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how "to nurse him to death," a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner was wounded...

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

Jun. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali

Jun. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A pair of attacks on ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali has left at least 38 people dead and many wounded in the latest intercommunal violence to destabilize the troubled area near Burkina Faso, authorities said Wednesday. It was the second time this month that Dogon villages have...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Jun. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian...