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Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum attack refuses to testify

Jan. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with "terrorist murder" for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn't commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf. Mehdi Nemmouche, 33, is...

Greek minister criticizes police over clashes with teachers

Jan. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's public order minister strongly criticized riot police for their handling of a violent protest Friday by school teachers in Athens who were demonstrating against government plans for hiring new teachers. Riot police fired tear gas to stop protesters from forcing their way past...

The Latest: Yemen says rebel attack a 'blatant challenge'

Jan. 10, 2019 12:24 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Yemen's government says the drone attack on a military parade held at a military base belonging to the Saudi-led coalition and its allies was a "blatant challenge" to the international community by the country's Shiite rebels. In...

Jewish museum attack suspect on trial in Belgium

Jan. 10, 2019 7:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The trial of a man accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014 after fighting alongside extremists in Syria started in Brussels on Thursday amid high security. The slaying was one of the first in Europe blamed on a foreign fighter — often young,...

Yemen's information minister says rebel drone attack wounded 2 senior commanders, shows Houthis 'not ready for peace'

Jan. 10, 2019 4:22 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's information minister says rebel drone attack wounded 2 senior commanders, shows Houthis 'not ready for peace'

UN envoy: No new Yemen talks until major progress on Hodeida

Jan. 9, 2019 6:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress on implementing a cease-fire and withdrawing rival forces from Yemen's key port has been "gradual and tentative" and new talks between the warring sides won't take place until there is "substantive progress," the U.N. envoy said Wednesday. Martin Griffiths told the Security...

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears

Jan. 9, 2019 6:14 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid the president's attacks on the Catholic faith. Police said they have not monitored any specific threat but...

Egyptian policeman killed while defusing bomb outside church

Jan. 6, 2019 10:46 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry said a policeman was killed as he was trying to defuse an explosive device near a church in a residential Cairo district. The ministry said the blast late on Saturday also wounded the commander of the bomb squad and another policeman. The device was in a suitcase...

Dallas police to investigate assault on Muslim as hate crime

Jan. 4, 2019 6:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police plan to investigate an alleged assault on a Muslim woman from Oklahoma as a hate crime. Police spokeswoman Tamike Dameron said Friday the probe into the attack is ongoing, but that it will be investigated as a hate crime. Jenan Ayesh, who lives in Oklahoma City and Enid, says...

Hindu hardliners clash with police over women at shrine

Jan. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindu hardliners vandalized shops, shut businesses and clashed with police in a southern state Thursday to protest the entry of two women in one of India's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, police said. Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters who also blocked roads...