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Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

May. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among...

Man with gun tries to enter Argentina presidential office

May. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A man was detained Monday after he tried to walk into Argentina's presidential palace with a pistol while seeking a meeting with the president. Security agents stopped Francisco Ariel Muñiz when he sought to enter the Casa Rosada — or Pink House — with a...

South Asian security experts downplay Islamic State threat

May. 1, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that safety measures and surveillance are adequate to keep militants from carrying out a Sri Lanka-style attack elsewhere in South Asia....

IS leader outlines path forward for his group post-caliphate

May. 1, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — No longer burdened by territory and administration, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined the new path forward for his group: Widen your reach, connect with far-flung militant groups and exhaust your enemies with a "war of attrition." The deadly Easter attacks...

Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

Apr. 26, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka's capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray. Hundreds gathered at the Masjidus Salam Jumma mosque for their communal Friday prayers, one of many mosques that...

The Latest: Military clashes with suspects in Sri Lanka

Apr. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A military spokesman says soldiers have exchanged gunfire with suspects after attempting to raid a building in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province as part of the ongoing investigation into the Easter Sunday...

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Bomb scare pauses flights for hours at Kenya's main airport

Apr. 17, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's flagship airline and officials say a passenger reported a bomb threat that led to flights being grounded at the country's main airport for hours. Kenya Airways said in a statement Wednesday the threat was reported on a flight departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...