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Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 Saudi citizens for what it said Tuesday were terrorism-related crimes, the Interior Ministry said, publicly pinning two of the bodies to a pole as a warning to others. The report said the executions were carried out by beheading and that two of...

The Latest: Islamic State claims to identify attackers

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Islamic State group claims to have identified the attackers who carried out the Sri Lanka Easter suicide bombings after earlier asserting it was responsible for the assault that killed over 320 people....

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks

Apr. 23, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres last month by a white supremacist, while the Islamic State group sought to claim...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Apr. 23, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters gathered in Atbara, the northern transport hub...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr. 23, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to some...

As tensions rise, Bosnian Serb businessman slain in ambush

Apr. 23, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution that sparked a shootout. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including Sector Security, was...

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says kingdom has executed 37 nationals connected to terrorism

Apr. 23, 2019 9:35 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says kingdom has executed 37 nationals connected to terrorism.

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide attacks

Apr. 23, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local group...

Sri Lanka's prime minister warns there are more explosives, militants 'out there' after Easter suicide bombings

Apr. 23, 2019 9:02 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister warns there are more explosives, militants 'out there' after Easter suicide bombings .

The Latest: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act....