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Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

Aug. 16, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to bury...

The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime'

Aug. 16, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local): 5 p.m. Amnesty International says the suicide attack on Shiites in Kabul the day before that killed 34 students is a "war crime." Thursday's statement from the...

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Aug. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on...

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

Aug. 15, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. children's agency says children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan and is calling the latest attack on a Shiite class in Kabul which killed or critically...

Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul has risen to 48

Aug. 15, 2018 10:29 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul has risen to 48.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25

Aug. 15, 2018 8:57 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25.

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians

Aug. 14, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself — or did his fellow monks stage a revenge attack? The killing of Bishop Epiphanius, who...

Church gunman's wife says he bound her to bed before deaths

Aug. 12, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The wife of the man who opened fire at a Texas church last November , killing more than two dozen people before killing himself, says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting. In a series of interviews with the San Antonio Express-News , Danielle Kelley said her husband,...

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

Aug. 12, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges. It's the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death in separate trials since his 2013 arrest....

Officials ID 3 Kansas teens killed in church van crash

Aug. 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials have identified three Kansas City-area teens killed in the crash of a church van that injured 10 others. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Friday's crash happened when a rear tire of the van blew out, causing it to skid off of a highway 5 miles (8 kilometers)...