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Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...

Blast in Yemen kills 6 government troops, Saudi officer

Sep. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials said Wednesday an explosion targeting a government military convoy killed at least six Yemeni troops and one Saudi Arabian officer. The blast took place in the eastern Hadramawt province, far from the part of Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebels, and also...

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

Sep. 18, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 18, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL'S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he'll insist upon a secular unity government between the main Likud and Blue and White parties, and that...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

Lawyers say leaks prosecution violates freedom of the press

Sep. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter say the case should be dismissed because the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in federal court...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror

Sep. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court in Tuscaloosa. Authorities arrested the one-time University of...

US to disclose name of Saudi sought by 9/11 victims

Sep. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it will disclose the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks who want to link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. Attorney General William Barr had the option of invoking a "state secrets" privilege to withhold the release...

US offers $5 million for information on 3 al-Qaida figures

Sep. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is offering cash rewards for information leading to the identification and location of three top al-Qaida operatives. The State Department says it'll pay up to $5 million each for information about the men who it says were senior members of an al-Qaida affiliate active...