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IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan By ISABEL DEBRE and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:33 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn Afghan man buys firewood …

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home unless their jobs cannot be filled by men By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 12:55 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:49 The …

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant’s body from jungle

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant’s body from jungle The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower have been taken to a police hospital for further investigation after they were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces By MOHAMMAD TAUFAN Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 12:46 PM• 3 …

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe

Afghan survivors of errant US drone strike seek probe A survivor of an errant U,S By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:17 Gen. McKenzie issues apology for Kabul drone strike that killed civilians The drone strike during the Afghanistan evacuations hit civilians instead of …

Indonesia’s most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout

Indonesia’s most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout Indonesia’s military says security forces have killed the country’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group By MOHAMMAD TAUFAN Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 4:03 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PALU, Indonesia — Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to …

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group

Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization By KATHY GANNON and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:16 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks

Minister pledges Taliban govt won’t allow militant attacks Afghanistan’s new foreign minister says the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 9:02 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:16 Secretary of State testifies on withdrawal …

Burkina Faso humanitarian response risks lives, agency says

Burkina Faso humanitarian response risks lives, agency says The Norwegian Refugee Council said Burkina Faso’s slow and insufficient humanitarian response to the country’s escalating attacks is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger By SAM MEDNICK Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 3:22 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressDisplaced children …

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks Not long after 9/11, the Bush administration shifted its attention to Iraq, saying it was part of an “axis of evil” that pursued anti-American policies By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:03 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Secure Paris attacks courtroom nestled within storied site

Secure Paris attacks courtroom nestled within storied site The November 2015 Paris attacks trial is taking place in the Palais de Justice, a national monument whose walls date back to the 13th century and King Louis IX By ARNO PEDRAM and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 5:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage

Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage Survivors of Islamic State group’s 2015 attack on Paris and those who mourn the 130 people killed that night are bracing for a long-awaited trial that starts this week in Paris By LORI HINNANT and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 4:29 PM• 7 min readShare …

13 police killed in suspected IS attack in northern Iraq

13 police killed in suspected IS attack in northern Iraq An Iraqi security official says suspected Islamic State militants have opened fire at a federal police checkpoint in northern Iraq’s Kirkuk province, sparking clashes that killed 13 police By QASSIM ABUL-ZAHRA Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 12:35 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Extremist stayed in New Zealand despite immigration fraud

Extremist stayed in New Zealand despite immigration fraud The Islamic State-inspired extremist who attacked shoppers in a New Zealand supermarket had been fighting deportation for immigration fraud, leaving the nation’s leader expressing frustration at the process By NICK PERRY Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 12:28 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Extremist was released from New Zealand jail despite fears

Extremist was released from New Zealand jail despite fears Court documents have identified 32-year-old Ahamed Samsudeen as the extremist who was shot and killed by police after he attacked people in an Auckland supermarket with a knife, injuring seven By NICK PERRY Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 1:02 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

New Zealand police kill ‘terrorist’ after he stabs 6 people

New Zealand police were following extremist who stabbed 6 New Zealand authorities say they shot and killed an extremist after he entered a supermarket and unleashed a knife attack that wounded six shoppers By NICK PERRY Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 11:53 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:13 On Location: September 3, …

Rebels kidnap 20 in east Congo after ambushing convoy

Rebels kidnap 20 in east Congo after ambushing convoy Rebels in eastern Congo have ambushed a civilian convoy that was under military escort and killed five people By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 7:11 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BENI, Congo — Rebels in eastern Congo ambushed a …

Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban’s challenges

Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban’s challenges An official says the U.N.’s stockpiles of food could run out this month in Afghanistan By KATHY GANNON, RAHIM FAIEZ and EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 7:05 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article9:45 Families of 13 slain US service members express …

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan blasts require gov’t credibility

Church: Talks on Sri Lankan blasts require gov’t credibility A Sri Lankan Roman Catholic leader says the government must win back the confidence of the church before the two sides can hold talks on the church’s criticisms of inquiries into 2019 Easter Sunday bomb blasts that killed 269 people By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated PressSeptember 1, …

Pakistan says 11 Islamic State militants killed in raid

Pakistan says 11 Islamic State militants killed in raid Pakistan’s counter-terrorism police say 11 militants of the Islamic State group were killed in a raid in restive southwestern Baluchistan province ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 12:20 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:19 On Location: August 31, 2021 Catch up on the …

Taliban celebrate victory as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan

Taliban celebrate victory as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan Taliban fighters watched the last U.S. planes disappear into the night sky and then fired their guns into the air By KATHY GANNON, TAMEEM AKHGAR and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 9:13 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressLocals view a …

France’s Macron visits Iraq’s Mosul destroyed by IS war

France’s Macron visits Iraq’s Mosul destroyed by IS war French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, which suffered widespread destruction during the war to defeat the Islamic State group in 2017 By HADI MIZBAN and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 2:39 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

The Latest: Last UK troops begin arriving from Afghanistan

The Latest: Last UK troops begin arriving from Afghanistan Military planes carrying British troops and diplomats from Kabul are landing at a U.K. air base after the U.K.’s two-week evacuation operation ended By The Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 8:40 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:23 Honoring the fallen in Kabul Taking …

The Latest: 19 Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in Croatia

The Latest: 19 Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in Croatia Croatian police say 19 Afghan citizens evacuated from their country because of the threat from the Taliban have landed in Croatia By The Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 8:43 PM• 13 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan evacuees from Afghanistan sit in a …

Albania gets 1st Afghan evacuees after deadly Kabul blasts

Albania gets 1st Afghan evacuees after deadly Kabul blasts Albania is housing its first group of Afghan evacuees who made it out of their country despite days of chaos near the Kabul airport, including an attack claimed by the Islamic State group By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 7:35 PM• 3 min readShare to …

7 killed at Kabul airport; fighters seize areas from Taliban

Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee The British military says at least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport By AHMAD SEIR, TAMEEM AKHGAR and JON GAMBRELL Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 8:57 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:36 …

With black flags, Sri Lanka Christians protest bombing probe

With black flags, Sri Lanka Christians protest bombing probe Sri Lanka’s Christian community has hoisted black flags at churches and homes to express anger over the government’s investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks ByThe Associated PressAugust 21, 2021, 3:57 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA policeman stands …

Sri Lanka Catholic Church faults government’s bombing probe

Sri Lanka Catholic Church faults government’s bombing probe Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church says 25 people charged this week in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed 269 people could be “smaller fish,” and accused the government of still not taking steps to identify the true conspirators By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated PressAugust 13, …

Extremists attack Malian villages; at least 40 killed

Extremists attack Malian villages; at least 40 killed Authorities in northern Mali say at least 40 people are dead after gunmen attacked a series of villages over the weekend By BABA AHMED Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 11:28 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAMAKO, Mali — Gunmen have attacked several villages …

Jihadi rebels kill 30 in north Burkina Faso, says official

Jihadi rebels kill 30 in north Burkina Faso, says official At least 30 people, including members of the military, were killed by jihadi rebels in northern Burkina Faso By Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 7:02 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JOHANNESBURG — At least 30 people, including members of the military, …

5 women, 14 children repatriated from Syria back to Albania

5 women, 14 children repatriated from Syria back to Albania Five Albanian women and 14 children who had been related to Albanian nationals who joined Islamic extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq have returned to their homeland from Syria’s Al Hol camp By LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 10:05 AM• 2 min readShare …