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When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries

Oct. 15, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents. When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week it prompted Turkish officials...

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

Oct. 11, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable." Thursday's comments by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were the first official word in Egypt on the capture of Hisham el-Ashmawi by a self-styled Libyan military...

Egyptian investigators in Libya to question wanted militant

Oct. 9, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eager to access valuable intelligence for its fight against militants, Egyptian military investigators were in Libya on Tuesday to join their counterparts interrogating the most wanted militant in Egypt, who was captured this week by a Cairo-allied Libyan force. Hisham el-Ashmawi was captured...

Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant

Oct. 8, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says it captured one of Egypt's most wanted militants Monday in a raid in an eastern Libyan town long known to be a stronghold of radical Islamists. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the LNA, which is allied with authorities in eastern...

Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight US across the world

Sep. 11, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world. In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of...

Group reports new video from al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri

Aug. 23, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The SITE Intelligence Group says the leader of al-Qaida is urging unity among Muslims in a new 5-minute video speech. Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims everywhere — including fighters and preachers — to unite in Islamic jihad, or holy war, in the video released Thursday,...