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China lashes out at NY Times report on Xinjiang documents

Nov. 18, 2019 3:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry lashed out at The New York Times on Monday over its release of leaked documents portraying the inner workings of Beijing’s campaign to detain more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Spokesman Geng Shuang accused the newspaper of ignoring the...

Burkina Faso: 32 Islamic extremists killed, sex slaves freed

Nov. 18, 2019 2:56 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Burkina Faso’s army says 32 Islamic extremists were killed over the weekend in the country’s north and several women used as sex slaves were freed. An army statement says one soldier was also killed in the latest clashes as the extremist presence grows in the West African...

Sri Lankans seek security in post-Easter attack election

Nov. 14, 2019 11:38 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Worries about Islamic extremism will be paramount for many Sri Lankan voters while others hope to block former leaders accused of human rights violations from returning to power in Saturday’s presidential election, the country’s first national polls since last...

Germany: 3 Islamists detained over suspected attack plot

Nov. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group Tuesday on suspicion of preparing a deadly attack against non-Muslims. Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments in the nearby city of Offenbach and detained the men, who...

Merkel pays tribute to victims of German neo-Nazi group

Nov. 4, 2019 9:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute Monday to 10 people who were killed by a neo-Nazi group over a decade ago, amid concerns that violent far-right extremism is on the rise again in Germany. During a visit to the eastern German city of Zwickau, Merkel took part in a ceremony...

Nazi crisis? Dresden votes to better protect minorities

Nov. 1, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German city of Dresden has passed a resolution aimed at strengthening democracy and protecting minorities amid growing concern about far-right extremism. German news agency dpa reported Friday that city counselors passed a resolution this week with the headline "Nazi crisis?" which warned...

Sri Lanka candidate pledges laws against religious extremism

Oct. 31, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's governing party presidential candidate on Thursday pledged to refocus the country's security policy and introduce tough laws to tackle religious extremism and terrorism. In his election platform, Sajith Premadasa identified religious extremism, illegal drugs and...

Germany ups fight against anti-Semitism, far-right extremism

Oct. 30, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet passed new measures Wednesday aimed at helping fight far-right extremism and anti-Semitism following an attack on a synagogue earlier this month. The proposals include tightening gun laws, stepping up prosecution of online hate, and boosting financial...

IS victims see satisfaction but no closure in leader's death

Oct. 28, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For Georges Salines, whose 28-year-old daughter Lola was killed when Islamic extremists went on a bloody rampage in Paris in 2015, the death of the man who inspired the attack brought a welcome "sense of satisfaction." But like other survivors and families of victims of the Islamic State...

The Latest: UN chief says remember victims of terrorism

Oct. 28, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. forces in Syria killed the Islamic State group's leader (all times local): 8:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the death of the Islamic State group's leader is a moment to remember the...