Terrorism

July 12, 2019 - 8:02 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 10 people, including two journalists, were killed in an extremist attack Friday on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said. Abdi Ahmed, a local district official, told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting continued inside...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, July 10, 2019, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, FIle)
July 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police have opened a criminal investigation into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos that cost the U.K. ambassador in Washington his job. The probe is being led by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, which is responsible for investigating breaches of...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
July 12, 2019 - 10:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call it up before the August recess...
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July 11, 2019 - 11:08 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others. Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a...
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Injured boys receive treatment in a hospital after a car bomb attack in Ghazni province, central Afghanistan, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Afghan officials say a car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed a few people and wounded dozens of people, many of them students attending a nearby school. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)
July 07, 2019 - 2:37 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials. The attack came as an all-Afghan peace conference, which includes the Taliban, were underway Sunday in Doha in...
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July 05, 2019 - 3:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish prosecutors have charged three men under Denmark's anti-terror laws on suspicion of buying drones and components with the purpose of delivering them to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq where they were to be used "in combat actions." Prosecutor Kristian...
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July 05, 2019 - 3:34 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a Swedish woman at London's Gatwick Airport on suspicion of committing a terrorism offense. Police said Friday that the 40-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon after arriving in Britain on a flight from Italy. The arrest was made by the South...
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July 03, 2019 - 9:27 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban and U.S. negotiators are scrambling to rewrite a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan as well as detail a verifiable Taliban guarantee to fight terrorism ahead of a summit Sunday in Qatar. Officials familiar with the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file image made from video, retired New York Police Detective and 9/11 responder, Luis Alvarez, speaks during a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alvarez, who died on Saturday, June 29, after a three-year battle with cancer that he believed was cause by working at the World Trade Center after the attacks, will be remembered with a funeral service in the Queens borough of New York on Wednesday, July 3. (US Network Pool via AP, Pool)
July 02, 2019 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police detective who fought until his final days for the extension of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund is being remembered Wednesday with a funeral service in Queens. The funeral ceremony for Detective Luis Alvarez, 53, is being held at Immaculate...
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July 01, 2019 - 1:54 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say they have a "strong indication" that a man accused of fatally shooting four passengers on a tram in the central city of Utrecht in March had a "terrorist motive." In a statement following a preliminary hearing Monday at Utrecht District Court, prosecutors say...
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