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Denmark: Police foil suspected Islamist terror attack plans

Dec. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police have arrested “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in Islamist terrorism in a series of raids across the country, authorities said Wednesday. Flemming Drejer, the operative head of the Denmark's Security and Intelligence Service, said the suspects...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years...

Rights group: Islamist leader’s daughter tortured in prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International alleges the daughter of a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has been tortured and denied medical treatment in an Egyptian prison. The London-based rights group released a statement Thursday deploring “inhumane” and...

Tunisia elects new parliament speaker from Islamist party

Nov. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The longtime leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha has been elected speaker of the North African country’s new parliament. Rachid Ghannouchi was elected Wednesday with 123 votes of a possible 217 in the divided house. Ennahdha won last month’s election. But...

Iran student leader says he regrets 1979 US Embassy attack

Nov. 2, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The...

Senior rabbi warns about rise of anti-Semitism in Europe

Oct. 24, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The chief rabbi of the main Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe says that a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent "poses an existential threat to the Jewish community." The warning by Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmit was sounded as the Conference of European Rabbis awarded the Moshe...

Projections indicate that Islamist-backed professor Kais Saied wins Tunisia's presidential race

Oct. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Projections indicate that Islamist-backed professor Kais Saied wins Tunisia's presidential race.