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Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in region

Four Arab nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

UK hails man who fled attack holding beer an unlikely hero

People in the U.K. have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humor, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit

Ariana Grande returned to the city to pay tribute with an energetic, all-star concert featuring Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect U.S.

President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London’s mayor after he sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence on city streets following the third deadly attack there in the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Terror attack on London Bridge leaves 6 dead; police shoot 3

Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and witnesses told of men with …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Authorities: Several demonstrators killed in Kabul protest

A demonstration in downtown Kabul turned violent Friday as police fired at rock-throwing protesters demanding better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack …


11 killed as girl suicide bombers hit camp in north Cameroon

Two girl suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence and left 11 people dead, authorities in northern Cameroon said Friday.


Belgian charged with leadership role in 2015 Paris attacks

Belgian prosecutors say a suspect in the attacks in Paris in 2015 has been charged with being a leader of the extremist cell that killed 130 people.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity

Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a mustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino …


Anger and sorrow grip Kabul after devastating bombing in diplomatic zone

Afghanistan joined in both anger and sorrow Thursday amid the aftermath in bomb-shattered Kabul, as mourners buried the dead and officials grappled with questions over how to confront a seemingly …


Rampage spurs calls to ban cars from NY’s Times Square

The vehicle rampage that killed a teenage tourist in New York’s Times Square this month has prompted conversations whether the city should still be allowing cars, cabs and trucks to …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government’s ability …


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017

Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber’s suitcase

Police in Manchester, England issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Laptop ban may expand to all international flights, Kelly says

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he may ban laptop computers in the cabins of all international flights into and out of the U.S. amid continuing terrorist threats to bring …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened …


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is …


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

U.K. police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for assistance

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.


Harrop: Need a controlled response to terror

There can be limits to letting one’s emotions get played for the benefit of terrorists.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

U.K. Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism …


Amy Goodman: Show compassion for all young victims of war

Start with the premise that killing children is wrong, period. It is as wrong in Manchester as it is in Sanaa, Yemen.


Manchester bomber said to have pleaded ‘Forgive me’ before blast

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final …


Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 4

A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured four other officers, police said.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday night after a city there was rocked by clashes between government forces and Islamist militants.


NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations “out of an abundance of caution” following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.


Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Manchester police hunt for accomplices after concert blast

MANCHESTER, England – As investigators hunted for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber, thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a vigil Tuesday for victims of a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017

At least 22 dead following ‘terrorist incident’ at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concertgoers late Monday after a performance in the English city of Manchester, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Amid Raqqa, Mosul fights, U.S. prepares for IS endgame effort

The United States is looking ahead toward a decisive battleground in its bid to destroy the Islamic State group, even as U.S.-backed local forces must still finish the fight for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.