Terrorism

People take cover after an attack on a hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A police officer said he saw bodies, "but there was no time to count the dead." (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
January 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 10 p.m. A State Department spokesperson says the United States condemns the "senseless act of violence" at an upscale hotel in Kenya's capital. The spokesperson says the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is closely...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:40 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia said 17 people, including five alleged members of an extremist Islamist cell, were arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation. As well as having terror links, the suspects also allegedly participated in...
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January 14, 2019 - 7:14 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian prosecutors say a suspect who has fought alongside Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq has been charged with terrorism. A statement Monday from the prosecutor's office identified the man as Munib Ahmetspahic, who was born in 1990 in the Bosnian town of...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:34 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Syrians ride on a motorcycle as they pass a checkpoint of the Kurdish internal security forces in Manbij, northern Syria. President Donald Trump warned Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 14, 2019 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically" has drawn a sharp response from Ankara and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman. Trump's decision to pull American troops out...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier, left, sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 12, 2019 - 8:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement is fueling concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish allies, amid...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006 file artist's sketch, terror probe defendant Hamid Hayat, right, and his attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi, left, listen as U.S. District Judge Garlend E. Burrell Jr. reads the jury's guilty verdict at the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. A federal magistrate has recommended overturning the controversial conviction of Hayat, accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes said Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, that Hayat, a young cherry picker from Lodi, likely never would have been convicted in 2006 were it not for the inexperience of his defense attorney. (AP Photo/Vicki Ellen Behringer, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday recommended overturning the controversial 2006 conviction of a California man accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States. Hamid Hayat, now 36, who was then a young cherry-picker from...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and his Turkish counterpart and senior adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, right, talk at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Bolton has said he is trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria in the fight against the Islamic State group(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
January 08, 2019 - 11:18 am
SHANNON, Ireland (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the U.S. national security adviser of making "a very serious mistake" Tuesday by demanding that Ankara guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria before the U.S. withdraws its troops from the war-torn country...
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FILE -- In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier stands in a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The planned U.S. troop withdrawal opens a void in the north and east of Syria, and the conflicts and rivalries among all the powers in the Middle East are converging to fill it. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A top Syrian Kurdish official said Tuesday his fighters are prepared to confront Turkish forces if they enter northeastern Syria, adding that it's clear from Ankara's latest statements that Turkey has a plan to invade the region. Shahoz Hasan is co-chair of the largest Kurdish group...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech to MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Erdogan said Turkey's preparations for a new military offensive against terror groups in Syria are "to a large extent" complete. Erdogan made the comments just hours after U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with Turkish officials seeking assurances that Turkey won't attack U.S-allied Kurdish militia in Syria. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
January 08, 2019 - 5:42 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton's Mideast trip (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests that officials within the U.S. administration may be trying to obstruct a "clear agreement" that he and President Donald...
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