- Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets Updated: May-06-15 10:34 am
BERLIN - German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.
- Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot Updated: May-06-15 10:23 am
PHOENIX - About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.
- Syrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war Updated: May-06-15 10:20 am
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against insurgents trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops still entangled in heavy fighting.
- UK police arrest 7 in fraud linked to Syria extremists Updated: May-06-15 9:29 am
LONDON - British police say they have arrested seven men as part of an investigation into an alleged fraud linked to extremists in Syria.
- Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks Updated: May-06-15 8:56 am
DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees.
- 5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink Updated: May-06-15 8:49 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.
- Yemen's Shiite rebels take another neighborhood in Aden Updated: May-06-15 8:40 am
SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels and their allies have seized another part of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government.
- Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman Updated: May-06-15 8:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.
- 3 suspected of terror attack on train in Czech Republic Updated: May-06-15 7:49 am
PRAGUE - A prosecution official says Czech authorities have detained three suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a train.
- Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels Updated: May-06-15 7:44 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino bomb-maker who was one of the country's top terror suspects was killed by Muslim rebels who earlier signed a peace deal with the government, the Philippine military said Wednesday.
- Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis Updated: May-06-15 7:31 am
DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.
- Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram Updated: May-06-15 7:22 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the extremists' camps in a northeastern forest stronghold, the army spokesman said.
- Stockbridge robotics team seeks WWII relics in Palau Updated: May-06-15 5:40 am
STOCKBRIDGE, Michigan - Most people wouldn't tie the quiet community of Stockbridge to bloody World War II fighting in South Pacific.
- Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am
YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.
- Illinois cousins due in court in Islamic State case Updated: May-06-15 4:04 am
CHICAGO - An Illinois Army National Guard soldier and his cousin accused of planning terrorist attacks to support the Islamic State group are due in court.
- Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in Updated: May-06-15 3:40 am
SANAA, Yemen - More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse.
- As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure Updated: May-06-15 3:04 am
HOPTIVKA, Ukraine - The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire are laid across the fields to halt advancing tanks and infantry.
- Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids Updated: May-06-15 2:59 am
BERLIN - The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.
- Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC Updated: May-06-15 1:46 am
NEW YORK - Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.
- UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded Updated: May-05-15 10:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing.
- Texas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack Updated: May-05-15 8:44 pm
DALLAS - When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.
- Slain police officers honored at NY memorial Updated: May-05-15 7:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - The names of eight officers who died last year from line-of-duty injuries have been added to the New York Police Memorial, along with 14 who died from illnesses related to recovery work at the World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists in 2001.
- Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate Updated: May-05-15 6:34 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.
- 11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack Updated: May-05-15 5:40 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last week, a spokesman and the government said.
- New sidewalk expands public access to World Trade Center Updated: May-05-15 5:05 pm
NEW YORK - Pedestrians can now walk straight through the heart of the rebuilt World Trade Center by using a new sidewalk.