- Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack Updated: May-23-15 2:56 am
CAIRO - The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites.
- Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks Updated: May-23-15 2:06 am
BEIRUT - With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.
- Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension Updated: May-23-15 2:01 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 1:46 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- 2 men charged in California in terrorism probe Updated: May-22-15 7:28 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.
- Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing Updated: May-22-15 11:38 am
ROME - The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.
- UN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia Updated: May-22-15 10:18 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.
- Attorney for accused Ohio terrorist asks for delay in trial Updated: May-22-15 3:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The attorney for an Ohio man charged with plotting a U.S. terror attack has asked that next month's trial be delayed.
- Terror suspect wanted in US wins Irish case, walks free Updated: May-21-15 6:13 pm
DUBLIN - An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court Thursday after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition.
- Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US Updated: May-21-15 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security assistance to ensure the North African country's transition to democracy remains a success in a fragile region.
- French school newspaper threatened over Charlie Hebdo issue Updated: May-21-15 1:28 pm
PARIS - Teachers, parents and media freedom activists are urging police action after death threats against a French teenager over a school newspaper issue about the extremist attack against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
- British man charged with trying to join al-Shabab in Somalia Updated: May-21-15 9:34 am
LONDON - A British man has been charged with making plans to travel to Somalia to link up with Islamic extremists there.
- Australia to revoke citizenship of Australian-born jihadis Updated: May-21-15 9:16 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become Islamic State fighters in its crackdown on homegrown jihadis, a minister said on Thursday.
- The frustrations of allied warfare - al-Qaida-style Updated: May-21-15 3:45 am
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama or his predecessor thought fighting a war with coalition partners was hard, they might consider Osama bin Laden's frustrations.
- Judge won't toss informant evidence in Florida terror case Updated: May-21-15 3:05 am
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge has refused to toss out incriminating evidence gathered by jail informants against a Kenyan man accused of supporting terrorists around the world.
- Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist Updated: May-20-15 11:14 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan officials denied entry to a French cartoonist who had been scheduled to speak on a panel paying homage to the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, though the reason remained unclear Wednesday.
- Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State Updated: May-20-15 10:26 pm
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia - One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.
- AP Interview: US secrecy in trade, terror riles EU watchdog Updated: May-20-15 7:28 pm
BRUSSELS - The U.S. government's restrictions on access to documents and its insistence on secrecy are undermining trust in trans-Atlantic trade talks and anti-terror data exchanges, the European Union's transparency watchdog said Wednesday.
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Spain's Civil Guard erroneously listed as terror group Updated: May-20-15 9:50 am
MADRID - Spain's regional Basque Country government is apologizing after the nation's Civil Guard police force was mistakenly listed on an official Internet page as a terrorist group.
- Official: Canada police nab 10 youths for trying to join IS Updated: May-20-15 1:34 am
TORONTO - Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport last weekend who are suspected of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group, a government official said Tuesday.
- Algerian army kills 21 extremists who planned to hit capital Updated: May-19-15 4:54 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian army troops killed 21 armed Islamic extremists who were meeting Tuesday in a forest to plan attacks on the country's capital, a ranking gendarmerie official said.
- Suicide bomber kills 8, wounds 14 at NE Nigerian market Updated: May-19-15 12:13 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - A suicide bomber attacked a rural market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding at least 14, witnesses said. They blamed Boko Haram extremists.
- European nations unify laws to prevent foreign fighters Updated: May-19-15 12:01 pm
BRUSSELS - European governments agreed Tuesday to synchronize their laws to bar citizens from going abroad to fight for the Islamic State group and other extremists.
- Spain arrests 16 for defending terror acts on Internet Updated: May-19-15 9:58 am
MADRID - Spanish police have arrested 16 people suspected of praising and encouraging terror acts by three radical Spanish groups.