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Russia challenges chemical watchdog on naming perpetrators

May. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia is seeking Security Council approval for a resolution that challenges the global chemical weapons watchdog for setting up an investigative team with the power to name perpetrators of chemical attacks. The draft resolution circulated to council members Thursday and obtained by...

Burkina Faso minister warns terrorists gain ground in Sahel

May. 16, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of Burkina Faso warned Thursday that terrorist activity in Africa's volatile Sahel region is gaining ground and there is "a very real risk" of destabilizing much of West Africa. Alpha Barry told the Security Council that combatting terrorism in the Sahel is a...

New Yorker convicted of giving material support to Hezbollah

May. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker was convicted Thursday of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks. A jury returned its verdict against Ali Kourani in Manhattan federal court after a weeklong trial. Kourani, 34, could face life in prison at a sentencing...

Basque militant ETA chief arrested after 17 years on the run

May. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SALLANCHES, France (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spanish authorities said, proudly announcing the capture of a man accused of crimes against humanity. José Antonio Urruticoetxea...

Man waved box cutter, called bus passenger 'terrorist'

May. 16, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video calling another man a terrorist and waving a box cutter at him aboard a bus in New Jersey has been charged with bias intimidation. Paramus police say Victor Colon also faces counts of making terroristic threats and aggravated assault with a weapon. Colon was...

24 in Morocco face trial in Nordic hikers' slayings

May. 16, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — Twenty-four people went on trial Thursday in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that was then shared on social networks. The 24 were brought to the court in the coast city of Sale in armored vehicles and did not speak at the hearing,...

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional extremist groups

May. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's army chief said Thursday that other groups of Islamic extremists could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks. "There could be other groups, definitely," Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said. "To what extent are they...

Indonesia police arrest 9 suspects ahead of election results

May. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police arrested nine suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week, police said Thursday. The elite counterterrorism squad arrested suspected militant instructor Joko Supriono in the...

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press." The statement came Wednesday after World leaders...

Editorials from around New York

May. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Jamestown Post-Journal on the population decline in upstate New York May 12 Who would have thought that the greener pastures many Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany county residents seek is a stone's throw away in Pennsylvania?...