Terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 10, 2018 - 3:56 am
QINGDAO, China (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's remarks at a summit of the Chinese- and Russian-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the eastern city of Qingdao (all times local): ___ 3:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says it wasn't his country's decision...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 201, file photo, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during the integration ceremony of TAPI pipeline in Herat city, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan Taliban have announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government. Ghani on Thursday, June 7, 2018 announced a weeklong cease-fire with the Taliban to coincide with the holiday. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)
June 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they...
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June 08, 2018 - 5:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Afghan government's unilateral halt to attacks on the Taliban is giving U.S. counterterrorism forces a chance to intensify combat operations against Islamic State-affiliated extremists in eastern Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Kabul said Friday. Army Gen. John Nicholson,...
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In this April 1, 2018, photo, a vendor waits for customers at a special trade zone along Kazakhstan's border with China near Khorgos. China will seek to further promote its economic links with Central Asia during this weekend's summit of the China and Russia-dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 07, 2018 - 11:39 pm
KHORGOS, Kazakhstan (AP) — At this remote crossing point along China's border with Kazakhstan, mountains rise behind cranes shifting cargo containers from Chinese trains to cars on narrower track used in the states of the former Soviet Union. It's all part of a day's work at the bustling Khorgos...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced a weeklong cease-fire with the Taliban to coincide with the holiday marking the end of Ramadan next week. A statement sent from the president's office on Thursday says the cease-fire will begin on 27 Ramadan, or June 12...
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President Donald Trump speaks at an iftar dinner, which breaks a daylong fast, celebrating Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room of the White House Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 06, 2018 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wishing Muslims around the world a "Ramadan Mubarak" — a blessed holiday — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, attends a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 06, 2018 - 5:09 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande says she has been struggling with some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following last year's suicide bomb attack at the end of her concert at Manchester Arena. The 24-year-old pop star told British Vogue she does not like to talk about her experiences because...
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FILE - This April 29, 2015 file photo shows the Orlando Eye, the city's new 400-foot observation wheel in Orlando, Fla. Officials in tourist hotspots like Las Vegas and Orlando are cheering a Trump administration decision to send more money in anti-terrorism grants to cities that see large numbers of visitors. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 04, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have awarded more money under an anti-terrorism grant to tourist hotspots such as Las Vegas and Orlando after deciding to include the number of visitors and high-profile special events when calculating the risk of an attack. The Urban Area Security Initiative...
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June 04, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on international donors to quickly make financing available for the Sahel regional counterterror force. In a news conference in Paris with visiting Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, Macron said money "now needs to be disbursed" to allow the...
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