- US fears rise of jihadists in moderate Bangladesh Updated: Apr-29-16 3:47 am
WASHINGTON - The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic extremists.
- After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am
MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.
- Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend Updated: Apr-26-16 3:06 pm
NEW DELHI - The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.
- Pakistan arrests prominent al-Qaida financier Updated: Apr-25-16 9:14 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaida financier who has been on a U.N. sanctions list since 2012, police said Monday.
- White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry Updated: Apr-24-16 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.
- Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation Updated: Apr-22-16 5:35 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.
- Extremists kidnap Int'l Red Cross staff in north Mali Updated: Apr-21-16 1:29 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - An Islamic extremist group connected to al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for kidnapping three International Committee of the Red Cross staffers, said a Tuareg separatist who is in contact with the group.
- Dutch intelligence agency warns of violent extremists threat Updated: Apr-21-16 9:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch intelligence agency has warned that the Netherlands faces a complex threat from violent extremists returning from Syria, those prevented from travelling to fight overseas, and people radicalized by Jihadi propaganda who may want to carry out attacks at home.
- Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.
- Guantanamo review board rejects release for oldest prisoner Updated: Apr-14-16 12:28 pm
MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has decided that the oldest prisoner at Guantanamo is not eligible for release.
- Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am
President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.
- Bangladesh al-Qaida claims responsibility for student death Updated: Apr-09-16 4:46 am
NEW DELHI - A banned Islamist group in Bangladesh tied to the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the killing of a student opponent of radical Islam.
- Spokesman says Saudi-led force will commit to Yemen truce Updated: Apr-08-16 3:31 pm
CAIRO - The Saudi-led coalition behind a year-long military campaign against Yemen's Shiite rebels is ready to commit to a cease-fire as long as the rebels abide by a U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for their pullout from Yemeni cities, the alliance's spokesman said Friday.
- The Latest: Iraqi troops capture key village outside Mosul Updated: Apr-04-16 8:20 am
BEIRUT - The Latest on the interconnected conflicts in Iraq and Syria (all times local):
- Officials: al-Shabab leader killed in Somalia drone strike Updated: Apr-02-16 12:33 am
WASHINGTON - A U.S. drone strike in Somalia has targeted a key leader of the al-Shabab militant group who was involved in two attacks in Mogadishu more than a year ago that killed more than 30 people, at least three Americans among them, the Pentagon said Friday. Several U.S. officials said he and two others were killed.
- UK man convicted of plotting to attack US troops in Britain Updated: Apr-01-16 12:02 pm
LONDON - A British delivery driver was convicted Friday of planning to attack American military personnel in the U.K. with knives or a bomb in a plot inspired by the Islamic State group.
- Algerian government, opposition rally over security, economy Updated: Mar-31-16 10:31 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Political tensions are bubbling between Algeria's governing party and the opposition as threats of Islamic extremist violence and low oil prices that are pummeling the energy-dependent economy.