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Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Sep. 23, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 40 civilians at a wedding party were killed Sunday night during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces and supported by U.S. airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The violence has further rattled Afghanistan which is...

US official meets in Lebanon over anti-Hezbollah sanctions

Sep. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's central bank governor says a senior U.S. Treasury official is visiting Beirut to explain the motives behind recent U.S. sanctions targeting Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Marshall Billingslea, who is on a two-day visit...

China rejects US secretary of state's criticism on Xinjiang

Sep. 23, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Monday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying that Beijing is trying to erase Muslim culture in its northwest. A foreign ministry spokesman rejected Pompeo's comment at the United Nations that the detention of Uighurs was unrelated to anti-terrorism...

Spanish police arrest 9 Catalan activists, seize substances

Sep. 23, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors called for rebellion and terrorism charges to be leveled against nine activists linked to pro-Catalan independence groups who were arrested Monday on suspicion they may have been preparing to commit violent acts, possibly with explosives. A Civil Guard police statement...

IS women on trial for attempted attack near Notre Dame

Sep. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two French women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group went on trial Monday for trying to blow up a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in 2016, in a case that authorities hope sheds light on the wave of extremism that has hit France. The trial is also highlighting the role of women in...

Indonesian police arrest 9 accused of planning attack

Sep. 23, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's counterterrorism squad on Monday arrested nine suspected militants accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack on police using high-explosive materials, police said. Six people were arrested in Jakarta's satellite city of Bekasi, two others in northern Jakarta and...

Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security. Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks of 2001, breaches including a gun-running operation at the nation's...

Judge refuses to toss Coast Guard officer's gun charges

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist who stockpiled weapons and drafted a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. U.S. District Judge George Hazel rejected defense attorneys'...

Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5

Sep. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic...

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought...