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IS claims bomb attack targeting US-backed force in Syria

May. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says a suicide bomber from the Islamic State extremist group detonated his explosives on a road in northern Syria, targeting a joint convoy belonging to the force and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition. Mustafa Bali is a spokesman for the Kurdish-led...

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...

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...

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...

Anxiety, hope as church schools wait to reopen in Sri Lanka

May. 15, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels. All of the island nation's schools were set to reopen the day after the...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

May. 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to enter the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to...

Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

May. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne...

Commemorative MetroCards honor ground zero workers

May. 12, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The workers who spent their time helping with recovery efforts at ground zero are being commemorated on special-issue transit system MetroCards. The cards will be available starting Wednesday at 10 subway stations, mostly in the area of the World Trade Center site, the Daily News reported...

Sri Lanka Catholics hold 1st Sunday Mass since attacks

May. 12, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people. Military forces and police armed with assault rifles patrolled the streets leading to churches and stood guard outside the...

IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

May. 10, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad's sprawling Shiite...