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Islamic State claims Niger killings of French aid workers

Sep. 17, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing six French aid workers, their driver and a local guide in a wildlife park in Niger last month. The Islamic State group said in its al-Naba newsletter published Thursday that a security detachment carried out a “blitz...

Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)

UN welcomes Afghan talks with the Taliban, urges cease-fire

Sep. 15, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday welcoming the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban, encouraging the warring parties to engage in good faith and aim for a permanent cease-fire and political settlement to their 19-year...

Suicide bomber kills 2, wounds 6 outside mosque in Somalia

Sep. 11, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in the southern port city of Kismayo as Friday prayers ended, killing two people. Sahal Nur told The Associated Press that the bomber detonated his explosives belt near the gate of the mosque as worshippers were...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

Sep. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will pull thousands of troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan by November, the top American commander for the Middle East said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump tries to make good on his campaign promise to get America out of “endless wars." During a visit to Iraq,...

Suicide bomber kills 3, including child, in Somali capital

Sep. 9, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali official says a suicide bomber killed at least three civilians, including a young boy, at a restaurant in Somalia's capital Wednesday evening. Ismail Mukhtar, spokesman for Somalia’s information ministry, told The Associated Press that seven other people were...

A man wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus looks on a painting by French street artist Christian Guemy, a.k.a. 'C215' in Paris Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in tribute to the members of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo attack by jihadist gunmen in January 2015. Thirteen men and a woman go on trial Wednesday over the 2015 attacks against a satirical newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris that marked the beginning of a wave of violence by the Islamic State group in Europe. Seventeen people and all three gunmen died during the three days of attacks in January 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Charlie Hebdo artist seized by gunmen recalls sheer terror

Sep. 8, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Charlie Hebdo caricaturist who was forced at gunpoint to open the satirical newspaper’s door to two al-Qaida extremists described on Tuesday the moments of sheer terror from the attack in January 2015, and the feelings of guilt and powerlessness she endured long afterward. Corinne...

US soldier hurt, 2 Somali soldiers dead in al-Shabab attack

Sep. 7, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. soldier was wounded and two Somali soldiers were killed when an al-Shabab suicide bomber tried to pass a checkpoint and attack a military compound in southern Somalia but was stopped by the partner forces, the countries said Monday. A Somali information ministry statement...

Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's chief editor, Laurent Sourisseau, known as Riss, center, arrives at the courtroom for the opening of the 2015 attacks trial, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Paris. Thirteen men and a woman go on trial Wednesday over the 2015 attacks against a satirical newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris that marked the beginning of a wave of violence by the Islamic State group in Europe. Seventeen people and all three gunmen died during the three days of attacks in January 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Charlie Hebdo terror attack suspects go on trial in Paris

Sep. 2, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thirteen men and a woman went on trial Wednesday in the 2015 attacks against the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris that marked the beginning of a wave of violence by the Islamic State group in Europe. Seventeen people and all three gunmen died during the three...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, an injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. The January 2015 attacks against Charlie Hebdo and, two days later, a kosher supermarket, touched off a wave of killings claimed by the Islamic State group across Europe. Seventeen people died along with the three attackers. Thirteen men and a woman accused of providing the attackers with weapons and logistics go on trial on terrorism charges Wednesday Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

French paper attacked in 2015 reprints Muhammad caricatures

Sep. 1, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French satirical paper whose staff was decimated in a violent attack by Islamic extremists in 2015 is reprinting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad cited by the killers, declaring "history cannot be rewritten nor erased." The announcement on Tuesday came on the eve of the first trial for...

Ex-Minnesota college student pleads guilty in terror case

Aug. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

A former Minnesota college student pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that she tried to help al-Qaida. Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 22, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty in U.S District Court to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Charges of lying to the FBI and...