Terrorism

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures during an interview in Damascus, Syria. Assad says members of the Islamic State group held in the country will stand trial in local courts specialized in cases of terrorism. Assad made his comments in an interview with Paris Match when asked about a deal with a Kurdish-led force that would eventually bring their areas under government control. (SANA via AP, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Wednesday that members of the Islamic State group held in the country will stand trial in local courts specialized in terrorism cases. Assad made his comments in an interview with Paris Match when asked about a deal with...
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Police escort a member of a banned militant group after he was sentenced to death for an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Judge Mojibur Rahman found seven men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An eighth defendant was acquitted. Five militants took hostages and opened fire on a Dhaka cafe on July 1, 2016. Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
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November 27, 2019 - 2:47 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul...
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November 26, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He was the billionaire businessman and untested politician who took charge of a scarred city and steered it into a new era, shaping a New York that projected glittering prosperity, governmental innovation and cosmopolitan confidence. Michael Bloomberg will be highlighting, and...
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November 26, 2019 - 10:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police counterterror officers have arrested two men suspected of plotting a jihadi attack using suicide vests and one or more car bombs, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The two, aged 20 and 34, were arrested by anti-terror squads on Monday, according to a statement...
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Riot police scuffle with anti-government protesters blocking a road in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. A key road has reopened in the Lebanese capital following clashes throughout the night between rival groups. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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November 25, 2019 - 8:03 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon’s military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country’s dangerous fault lines amid a political deadlock. For weeks, the Lebanese...
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November 25, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against three women repatriated from Syria for allegedly joining terror groups there. Prosecutors said Monday that the three women had left Kosovo in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Al-Nusra in...
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A sample of classified Chinese government documents leaked to a consortium of news organizations, is displayed for a picture in New York, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Beijing has detained more than a million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities for what it calls voluntary job training. The confidential documents lay out the Chinese government's deliberate strategy to lock up ethnic minorities to rewire their thoughts and even the language they speak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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November 24, 2019 - 1:13 pm
The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet,...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:20 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing act. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC said Wednesday it was pursuing Westpac, one of Australia’s...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, acting chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, joined at left by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, meet with reporters to discuss the next steps of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington. House Democrats are set to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee _ a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Three veteran lawmakers, including Maloney of New York, the acting chairwoman, are seeking to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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November 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party’s caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump...
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Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
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November 18, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The...
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