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Ex-Saudi official claims damaging intel against crown prince

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A former senior Saudi security official who helped oversee joint U.S. counterterrorism efforts claimed in an interview with “60 Minutes” that the kingdom's crown prince once spoke of killing a sitting Saudi monarch before his own father was crowned king.

Colombia most wanted drug trafficker captured in jungle raid

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who evaded a decade long manhunt by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right.

Israel outlaws Palestinian rights groups, alleging terrorism

JERUSALEM — Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations, a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories.

Father of suspect in U.K. lawmaker’s slaying is ‘traumatized’

LONDON — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws.

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. Relatives laid the bodies of the victims to rest Saturday and called on the Taliban to protect them.

U.K. counterterror officers lead inquiry in lawmaker’s slaying

A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, an attack that united Britain's fractious politicians in shock and sorrow. A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Bow-and-arrow killings in Norway seen as an ‘act of terror’

The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway's capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where violent crime is rare.

Taliban say they won’t work with U.S. to contain Islamic State

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the country in August.

California man gets life sentence for fatal synagogue attack

SAN DIEGO — A 22-year-old white supremacist was denied a chance to address a courtroom before a judge sentenced him Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for bursting into a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover in 2019 with a semiautomatic rifle, killing one worshipper and wounding three others.

School board group asks U.S. for help policing threats

A group representing school board members around the country asked President Joe Biden on Thursday for federal assistance to investigate and stop threats made over policies including mask mandates, likening the vitriol to a form of domestic terrorism.

Atlanta spa-shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 4 killings

A man already sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting four people at a massage business outside Atlanta pleaded not guilty to shooting four others on the same day at two spas inside the city.

Russia says it’s in sync with U.S., China, Pakistan on Taliban

UNITED NATIONS — The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said Saturday.

After Afghanistan pullout, U.S. seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

ATHENS, Greece — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and threatening America and the region.

2015 Paris attacks suspect: Deaths of 130 ‘nothing personal’

PARIS — The key defendant in the 2015 Paris attacks trial said Wednesday the coordinated killings were in retaliation for French airstrikes on the Islamic State group, calling the deaths of 130 innocent people “nothing personal" as he acknowledged his role for the first time.