Terrorism

August 03, 2018 - 10:01 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding another 81, officials said. Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, said the heavily armed attackers, disguised in the...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday May 23, 2017 file photo, couple embrace under a billboard in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead. The Royal Navy rescued the Manchester Arena suicide bomber and his younger brother from the civil war in Libya three years before he killed 22 people at the Ariana Grande pop concert. Britain's Daily Mail reported Tuesday, July 31, 2018 that the HMS Enterprise picked up Salman Abedi and more than 100 other British citizens from the Libyan coast and took them to Malta, where they flew back to the U.K. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Navy rescued the Manchester Arena suicide bomber and his younger brother from the civil war in Libya three years before he killed 22 people at the Ariana Grande pop concert. Britain's Daily Mail reported Tuesday that the HMS Enterprise picked up Salman Abedi and more than...
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Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, left, commander of U.S. Africa Command, is joined by U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo S. Mushingi, right, on a tour of a cooperative security location Camp Cisse where the U.S. maintains a small site that allows for U.S. military aircraft to land and refuel, or for storage and use during crisis situations in Dakar, Senegal, Monday, July 30, 2018. The head of the U.S. military in Africa says it has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when U.S. forces go out with local troops. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)
July 30, 2018 - 6:26 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday. Gen. Thomas D...
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Malians wait to cast their ballot during the Presidential elections in Bamako, Mali, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Voting started slowly Sunday as people in Mali head to the polls to vote for a president amid increasing attacks by a number of extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State organization. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
July 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Voting started slowly Sunday as people in Mali head to the polls to vote for a president amid increasing attacks by a number of extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State organization. Voters have expressed concern about being targeted after al-Qaida's Mali branch...
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FILE- In this Monday July 16, 2018, file photo a supporter of Soumaila Cisse, Opposition Presidential candidate, Union for the Republic and Democracy party hold a poster that reads '' Together lets restore hope'' during an election campaign rally in Yanfolila, Mali. Mali's voters have been warned: Months before the presidential election scheduled to take place Sunday, July 29, 2018, the local branch of al-Qaida issued a statement telling people in this increasingly volatile West African nation to stay away from the polls. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed,File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:52 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's voters have been warned: Months before Sunday's presidential election, the local branch of al-Qaida issued a statement telling people in this increasingly volatile West African nation to stay away from the polls. High-profile attacks by a number of extremist groups,...
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Workers collect ballot boxes and polling material after polling in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The suicide attack outside the polling station in Quetta which killed dozens of people, underscored the difficulties the majority Muslim nation faces on its wobbly journey toward sustained democracy. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
July 26, 2018 - 7:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. Election officials said an official...
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July 25, 2018 - 10:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people. Thirteen members of the group had received death sentences. The first seven,...
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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, center, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian government, a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 25, 2018 - 4:03 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on Pakistan's elections (all times local): 12:50 a.m. The head of Pakistan's former ruling party has rejected the results of the country's parliamentary elections before the results are announced, claiming the vote was rigged. Shahbaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan...
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A man mourns the death of his family member at the site of a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, killing dozens of people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday to democratically elect a civilian government.(AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
July 25, 2018 - 10:09 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into people waiting outside a busy polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 31 and casting a dark shadow on what was to be a historic day for the country as Pakistanis cast ballots to elect their thirds...
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