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US targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. The five are a mix of Turkish and Egyptian nationals who Treasury said provided various...

Germany indict 4, including US citizen, for supporting Nusra

Sep. 16, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Germany said Thursday they have indicted four men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra. Prosecutors said in a statement that one the men — who were indicted last month — is also accused of...

The Latest: Afghan women soccer players enter Pakistan

Sep. 15, 2021 04:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD--- Members of Afghanistan’s women soccer team and their families arrived in Pakistan after fleeing their country in the wake of the Taliban's takeover, local media said Wednesday. It was unclear how many Afghan women players and their family members were...

Minister pledges Taliban govt won't allow militant attacks

Sep. 14, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks. But he refused to say when or if the country’s new rulers would create a more inclusive...

Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Sep. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afghan soil to plot attacks on the United States....

Burkina Faso humanitarian response risks lives, agency says

Sep. 13, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s slow and insufficient humanitarian response to the country’s escalating attacks is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned on Monday. Surging violence linked to...

Indonesia arrests key leader in al-Qaida linked group

Sep. 13, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings in the country, Indonesia police said Monday. Abu Rusdan was seized...

FBI releases newly declassified record on Sept. 11 attacks

Sep. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A declassified FBI document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks details contacts the men had with Saudi associates in the United States but does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were...

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In...

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

Sep. 12, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis. In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing the Taliban regime that had been sheltering Osama bin Laden, the...