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Mali asks Islamic High Council to dialogue with al-Qaida

Oct. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s government has asked the country's Islamic High Council to begin a dialogue with al-Qaida-linked groups in a new effort to address a nearly decade-long insecurity crisis. It is not clear when the dialogue will begin, but the council will...

US says Guantanamo detainee can pen letter about torture

Oct. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will allow a Guantanamo Bay detainee to provide information to Polish officials about his torture in CIA custody following the 9/11 attacks. The decision from the Biden administration was included in a letter government...

Qatar diplomat emphasizes engagement with Taliban at forum

Oct. 12, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's diplomatic point man on Afghanistan said Tuesday countries should engage the country's new Taliban rulers, warning that isolation could lead to instability and a wide-reaching security threat, as happened when al-Qaida used the country as a base to...

Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

Oct. 11, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, identifying the man as Sami Jasim, who oversees the...

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct. 10, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday. The statement came at the...

Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six others

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday in Yemen's port city of Aden by a car bomb that targeted two senior government officials who survived, an official said. The explosion targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s...

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed

Oct. 09, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Colombian nun who was kidnapped more than four years ago by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali has been freed, Mali’s presidency said Saturday. Gloria Narvaez was kidnapped in February 2017 near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso. ...

Mali's presidency says Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in 2017 has been released

Oct. 09, 2021 18:19 PM EDT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's presidency says Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in 2017 has been released.

Ambush attack in central Mali kills 9 soldiers, wounds 11

Oct. 07, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen ambushed Malian army troops in the West African country's central region, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding 11 others, an army statement said. Three army vehicles were destroyed after hitting explosive devices in the Mopti region...

Justices ponder detainee's rights in Guantanamo secrets case

Oct. 06, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of requiring the U.S. government to divulge what it says is secret information being sought by a Guantanamo Bay detainee. But in a surprising turn, several justices also raised questions about the rights of the man, who was...