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Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty

Jan. 13, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who traveled to Syria and Iraq where prosecutors say he became a soldier for the Islamic State group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a terrorism count. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of Minnesota to one count of providing and attempting...

In this photo provided by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, second from right, greets Karim Khalili, left, an influential Afghan Shiite leader, upon his arrival at ministry for a meeting, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Khalili is visiting Pakistan where members of the minority sect are still reeling from the brutal killing of 11 Shiite coal miners, nine of whom were Afghan immigrants, earlier this month. (Ministry of Foreign Ministry via AP)

Afghan Shiite leader in Pakistan after killings of miners

Jan. 12, 2021 4:17 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An influential Afghan Shiite leader is visiting Pakistan where members of the minority sect are still reeling from the brutal killing of 11 Shiite coal miners, nine of whom were Afghan immigrants, earlier this month. The miners, who were abducted and killed by militants from the Islamic...

Afghan security officers inspect the site of a bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing at least a few people in a vehicle, the latest attack to take place even as government negotiators are in Qatar to resume peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan officials: Bomb kills 3 in Kabul amid peace talks

Jan. 10, 2021 10:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing at least three people in a vehicle. It was the latest attack to take place as government negotiators in Qatar resume peace talks with the Taliban. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman...

People attend the funeral prayer of coal mine workers who were killed by gunmen near the Machh coal field in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites gathered to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending over a week of protests that sought to highlight the minority community's plight. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistani Shiites end protests, hold funeral for 11 miners

Jan. 9, 2021 7:54 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites gathered Saturday to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending a week of protests that sought to highlight the community's plight. Protesters staged a sit-in after the militant group...

Libya’s UN-supported government’s interior minister Fathi Bashagha is interviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Tripoli Libya.  Bashagha says he hopes that bringing stability to his war-torn country will become a top priority for the Biden administration. Bashagha also told The Associated Press he would be ready to take on the role of prime minister in a yet-to-be-formed unity government.   (AP Photo/Hazem Turkia)

AP interview: Libyan minister hopes for support from Biden

Jan. 8, 2021 11:56 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The powerful interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government, seen as a contender for the post of prime minister, has expressed hopes that bringing stability to his war-torn country would become a top priority for the incoming Biden administration. He also announced an...

3 charged in California with aiding deadly Sri Lanka attacks

Jan. 8, 2021 8:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Sri Lankan men have been charged in California with aiding a terrorist group blamed for 2019 Easter attacks that killed 268 people in Sri Lanka, including five U.S. citizens, and injured hundreds, it was announced Friday. Mohamed Naufar, Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Riskan and Ahamed...

People from the Shiite Hazara community gather around coffins of coal mine workers killed by gunmen near the Machh coal field, during a sit-in to protest, in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Pakistan's prime minister Friday appealed the protesting minority Shiites not to link the burial of 11 coal miners from Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group to his visit to the mourners, saying such a demand amounted to blackmailing the country's premier. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistani PM asks Shiites to bury coal miners killed by IS

Jan. 8, 2021 2:03 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday appealed on protesting minority Shiites not to link the burial of 11 coal miners from their Hazara community, killed by the Islamic State group last week, to demands that he visit the mourners. Saying that the miners would not be buried until he...

FILE - This Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office shows a burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a deadly airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq. On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, Iraq’s judiciary issued an arrest warrant for outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year. The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the court’s media office said. (Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office via AP, File)

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Jan. 7, 2021 6:05 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year, Iraq's judiciary said. The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad's investigative court tasked with probing the...

Members of a civil society hold a candle light vigil for coal mine workers killed by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Pakistan's minority Shiites continued their sit-in for a fourth straight day insisting they will bury their dead only when Prime Minister Imran Khan personally visits them to assure protection. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistani Shiites continue sit-in over killing of 11 miners

Jan. 6, 2021 11:31 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of minority Shiites continued a sit-in for a fourth straight day Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan to protest the killing of 11 Shiite Hazara coal miners by the Islamic State group. Despite Prime Minister Imran Khan's request that the miners be buried, family members...

Police officers walk outside the site where two suspected militants were killed during a raid in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Members of Indonesia's anti-terrorism police squad killed the two suspected militants who they believe were connected to a deadly suicide attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines, officials said. (AP Photo/Masyudi S. Firmansyah)

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected militants in raid

Jan. 6, 2021 4:43 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Members of Indonesia's anti-terrorism police squad on Wednesday shot and killed two suspected militants who they believe were connected to a deadly suicide attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines, and arrested 18 others, officials said. The two men,...