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From the left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, anti-terrorism state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard , and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin answer reporters after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. French terrorism authorities are investigating a stabbing of two people outside the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and two suspects have been arrested, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris stabbings

Sep. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris told investigators he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, France's counterterrorism prosecutor said Tuesday. Two people were seriously wounded in last...

Police officers gather in the area of a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. Paris police say they have arrested a man suspected of a knife attack that wounded at least two people near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police initially thought there were two attackers but now say there was only one. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Official: Paris stabbing suspect targeted Charlie Hebdo

Sep. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris told investigators he carried out the attack in anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, a judicial official said Saturday. Two people were wounded and seven people are in custody...

Police officers stand by a knife, seen on the ground, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, authorities said. A suspect has been arrested. (Soufian Fezzani Via AP)

Paris stabbing suspect wasn't on police radar, minister says

Sep. 25, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A young man stabbed two people Friday outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in 2015, and a terrorism investigation has been opened into the new attack, authorities said. The suspected assailant had been arrested a month ago for...

Two men walk past a Westpac bank branch in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank, agreed to pay a 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($919 million) fine for breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws, the largest ever civil penalty in Australia, a financial crime regulator said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australian bank agrees to $919M fine for money laundering

Sep. 23, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Westpac, Australia’s second-largest bank, agreed to pay a 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($919 million) fine for breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws, the largest ever civil penalty in Australia, a financial crime regulator said on Thursday....

UK police arrest man after explosive device sent in London

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. counter-terrorism police have arrested a man in his 20s after a package containing a small improvised explosive device was sent to a residential address in north London. The Metropolitan Police said the suspect was detained in Cambridge on Saturday morning on suspicion of attempting to...

In this frame grab from a video, Tunisian police officers investigate after Tunisian forces shot dead three suspected Islamic militants who rammed their vehicle into security officers and attacked them with knives, killing one and injuring another in the coastal resort town of Sousse, eastern Tunisia, Sunday Sept.6, 2020. Speaking at the site of the attack, Tunisian prime minister Hicham Mechichi announced the arrest of a fourth suspect who had been aboard the vehicle that rammed the National Guard officers. (AP Photo/Mehdi El Arem)

Tunisia arrests 7 suspects after deadly weekend attack

Sep. 7, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say that they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a deadly weekend attack that left one security officer dead and another wounded. The attack occurred on Sunday in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse when the perpetrators rammed their vehicle...

Albania arrests woman wanted in Italy for terror conviction

Sep. 5, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A woman wanted in Italy for trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State group was arrested in Albania's capital on Saturday, police said. Lubjana Gjecaj, 43, will be extradited to Italy where a court in Milan has sentenced her to three years in prison for association with...

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft  listens as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the United Nations. The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.  (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)

US vetoes UN resolution over Islamic State fighters' return

Aug. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution Monday calling for the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of all those engaged in terrorism-related activities, saying it didn’t call for the repatriation from Syria and Iraq of foreign fighters for the Islamic State...

UK fighter jets escort plane as phone sparks security alert

Aug. 31, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Ryanair plane after the crew reported a suspicious object, which turned out to be a mobile phone. The Royal Air Force said Monday that two Typhoon aircraft were launched from a base in eastern England to escort the passenger plane on...

FILE- In this Feb 4, 2000 file photo, Pakistan-based militant leader Masood Azhar, speaks at the Karachi press club, in Pakistan. India's anti-terrorism agency named the Pakistan-based militant leader as the prime mastermind in a 2019 car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers and brought two nuclear-armed rival nations to the brink of war, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

India indicts Pakistani militant in 2019 Kashmir bombing

Aug. 26, 2020 4:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's anti-terrorism agency named a Pakistan-based militant leader as the prime mastermind of a 2019 car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers and brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war. The National Investigation Agency filed a charge sheet...