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Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on US base in Syria

Oct. 25, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based. Officials said Monday the U.S. believes that Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the...

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on U.S. base in Syria

Oct. 25, 2021 16:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Iran behind drone attack on U.S. base in Syria.

Air Force professor admits concealing Chinese contacts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A longtime professor at a U.S. Air Force school in Alabama has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal investigator about his contacts with a Chinese official, prosecutors said Monday. Xiaoming Zhang, 69, a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent,...

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

Two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers, investigators said Monday in the most detailed public account yet of an episode that tarnished the agency's reputation. ...

Amnesty International to close Hong Kong offices this year

Oct. 25, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city. The group said its...

Lebanese judge charges 68 over deadly clashes south Beirut

Oct. 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge has charged 68 people in this month's deadly clashes in Beirut that left seven people dead and dozens wounded, the state news agency reported Monday. The clashes in south Beirut on Oct. 14 was the worst fighting in the capital in years...

US envoy: Patience with Iran 'wearing thin' on nuclear talks

Oct. 25, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that diplomatic efforts to get Iran back to nuclear negotiations are at a “critical place” and that international patience with Iranian delays in returning to the talks is “wearing thin.” The U.S. special...

ASEAN leaders hold summit with Myanmar’s general shut out

Oct. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders are holding their annual meeting this week without Myanmar’s top general, who seized power in February and shattered hopes for one of Asia’s most dramatic democratic transitions, and was excluded for refusing to take steps to end the...

2 Polish troops hurt as migrants try forcing Belarus border

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland said Monday that two soldiers were lightly hurt when a group of some 60 migrants tried to force their way across the border from Belarus. The Border Guards office said the troops — who have been deployed to help protect the...