- Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive Updated: Oct-08-15 4:09 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast.
- Tragedies befall American heroes since French train attack Updated: Oct-08-15 4:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a bar - the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes.
- 9/11 exhibit to be featured at Black Walnut Festival Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am
SPENCER, West Virginia - The upcoming Black Walnut Festival in Spencer is set to feature a traveling 9/11 exhibit.
- Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option Updated: Oct-08-15 2:11 am
BEIRUT - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.
- California men in Islamic State case face new charges Updated: Oct-08-15 2:01 am
SANTA ANA, California - Two California men authorities say conspired to join the Islamic State group are facing new charges of bank and financial aid fraud.
- AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists Updated: Oct-07-15 5:46 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium - enough to contaminate several city blocks - and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.
- Alleged mastermind of Nigeria bomb attempts suicide in court Updated: Oct-07-15 4:17 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - He's alive: the message comes from Nigerian prison officials after the alleged mastermind of a 2010 bomb attack at Nigeria's Independence Day celebrations tried to kill himself at a court hearing, followed by rumors he had died in jail.
- Algeria kills 'dangerous terrorist' near Tunisian border Updated: Oct-07-15 4:06 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria - The Algerian Defense Ministry says its security forces have killed a "dangerous terrorist" active since 1995 in an eastern region near the border with Tunisia.
- Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 40 including in 2 mosques Updated: Oct-07-15 4:01 pm
DAMATURU, Nigeria - Suicide bombers, some screaming "God is great," killed at least 40 people in two northeastern Nigerian states Wednesday, including explosions in two mosques, officials and witnesses said. All the bombers died.
- The Latest: US aircraft rerouted over Syria, avoids Russians Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
BEIRUT - The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- French govt starts anti-jihadi ad campaign to counter IS Updated: Oct-07-15 8:54 am
PARIS - A new French government ad campaign features mourning families to discourage young people from joining extremists in Syria - an attempt at a counter-narrative against an Islamic State publicity machine that churns out huge amounts of propaganda.
- 4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 am
SYDNEY - Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker in a Sydney suburb that officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.
- US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
- Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 5:32 pm
BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.
- Terrorism suspect due in court for 2nd straight day Updated: Oct-06-15 4:01 am
CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago man facing terrorism charges is due in federal court for a second consecutive day.
- New trial date for Ohio man accused of plotting US attack Updated: Oct-05-15 3:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new trial date has been set for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. attack after receiving overseas training.
- Chicago terrorism suspect found competent to stand trial Updated: Oct-05-15 12:59 pm
CHICAGO - A court-ordered report has found that a 21-year-old suburban Chicago man facing terrorism charges is competent to stand trial despite his talk of shadowy conspiracies.
- UK's top counter-terror police official blames social media Updated: Oct-05-15 10:55 am
LONDON - Britain's senior counter-terrorism police official has warned that some social media companies undercut efforts to thwart plots by tipping off suspects about police inquiries.
- Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead Updated: Oct-03-15 12:54 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.
- Tunisia lifts state of emergency imposed after attack Updated: Oct-02-15 3:24 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia lifted a state of emergency on Friday imposed nearly three months ago following a massacre at a luxury beach hotel that killed 38, mainly British tourists, the president's office announced.
- The Latest: Hollande: Only 1 of Russia's raids hit IS Updated: Oct-02-15 3:03 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Netanyahu demands Abbas, PA condemn West Bank murder Updated: Oct-02-15 1:32 pm
NEW YORK - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government explicitly condemn the murder of an Israeli settler couple by suspected Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank.
- UK teen in Australia terror plot jailed for at least 5 years Updated: Oct-02-15 10:09 am
LONDON - A 15-year-old British boy was sentenced Friday to at least five years in custody for organizing a terrorist plot to kill police officers in Australia.
- Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.