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Top US diplomat warns Russian group not to interfere in Mali

Nov. 20, 2021 12:51 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday warned a shadowy Russian company with connections to the Kremlin not to interfere in efforts aimed at restoring democracy in the West African nation of Mali. As he wrapped up a weeklong,...

UN envoy: Afghanistan on brink of `humanitarian catastrophe'

Nov. 17, 2021 20:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Afghanistan is “on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe” and its collapsing economy is heightening the risk of extremism, the U.N.’s special representative for the country warned Wednesday. Deborah Lyons said the United Nations predicts...

Germany charges Syrian man in alleged extremist attack plan

Nov. 16, 2021 05:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man who allegedly supported the Islamic State group's ideology has been charged with making preparations for an attack in Germany, prosecutors said Tuesday. The suspect, who was identified only as Abdullah H. in keeping with German privacy rules,...

Radicalization's path: In case studies, finding similarities

Nov. 04, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

In the months before he was charged with storming the Capitol, Doug Jensen was sharing conspiracy theories he'd consumed online. But it hadn’t always been that way, says his brother, who recalls how he once posted the sort of family and vacation photos familiar to nearly all social media...

In Somalia, a rare female artist promotes images of peace

Oct. 27, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has faced more opposition than most. A rare woman artist in the highly conservative Horn...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

Oct. 19, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Questions surfaced...

Russian court outlaws racist, sexist extremist group

Oct. 18, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views. The regional court in Nizhny Novgorod banned the the Muzhskoye Gosudarstvo (Male State) group as extremist. Its members will face criminal...

UK Parliament honors lawmaker slain at constituents' meeting

Oct. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson led a somber British Parliament on Monday in honoring the Conservative lawmaker stabbed to death as he met constituents at a church hall, an attack that has raised questions about how the country protects it politicians and grapples with extremism...

Terror & tourism: Xinjiang eases its grip, but fear remains

Oct. 10, 2021 03:23 AM EDT

XINJIANG, China (AP) — The razor wire that once ringed public buildings in China’s far northwestern Xinjiang region is nearly all gone. Gone, too, are the middle school uniforms in military camouflage and the armored personnel carriers rumbling around the homeland of...

China appoints new Xinjiang governor amid abuse accusations

Oct. 01, 2021 03:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has appointed a new governor for Xinjiang where the ruling Communist Party is accused of carrying out mass detentions and other abuses against members of the Uyghur and other Muslim minority groups. A former vice governor, Erkin Tuniyaz gained some...