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May 23, 2017 1:15 PM Germany nabs Taliban suspect accused of killing policeman

BERLIN – German authorities have arrested an Afghan man accused of being a member of the Taliban and participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that the 20-year-old, identified only as Omaid N. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested on Friday. The suspect is accused of joining the Taliban in Afghanistan 67

May 21, 2017 4:49 PM President Trump’s full speech from Saudi Arabia on global terrorism

President Trump delivered a speech Sunday in front of Arab and Muslim leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, urging the Muslim world to take a stand against global terrorism and share the burden of eradicating extremism in the region. TRUMP: Thank you. I would like to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent 64

May 20, 2017 2:34 PM Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meeting families after 3 years

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Images from the scene showed brightly dressed families rushing through the crowd and embracing 63

May 20, 2017 7:32 AM Iraq: Suicide attack near oil-rich Basra kills at least 8

A suicide bombing near the oil-rich city of Basra killed at least eight people as the Islamic State group took the fight against Iraqi forces deep into the country's south, a military commander said Saturday. Five civilians and three troops were killed when the bomber blew up his explosives-laden car on Friday at a checkpoint north of Basra just behind 73

May 17, 2017 12:05 PM Puerto Rico militant being freed from custody after 36 years

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera has been freed from house arrest after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr with supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of deadly bombings. Lopez was considered a top leader of Puerto Rican militant group that said it was responsible for more than 100 bombings 103

May 17, 2017 11:40 AM Nigeria: Too soon to close camps for Boko Haram's displaced

Nigerian officials say their goal of shutting down all camps for people displaced by Boko Haram by the end of this month is no longer feasible as the military continues to fight the extremists in so-called liberated areas. Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima says it is not yet safe to return people to their homes in many places across northern Nigeria 54

May 16, 2017 12:46 AM U.S. Plans to Supply Antitank Weapons to Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Move aims to further equip YPG group in battle against Islamic State WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is preparing to provide Kurdish forces in Syria with antitank weapons in their fight against Islamic State, U.S. officials said Monday, a move that would allow them to target armored Islamic State trucks used in suicide bombings but could also give them the ability 59

May 7, 2017 6:40 PM 'Welcome our sisters', Nigeria tells freed Chibok girls

ABUJA A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in exchange for several militant commanders, officials said. "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters, we are happy to have you back, we are very glad that you are back," said Abba Kyari, chief of staff 74

May 3, 2017 1:13 PM Syrian opposition suspends Astana talks over regime bombings

May 3 (UPI) -- Syria's political opposition on Wednesday suspended negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Astana, Kazakhstan, due to ongoing airstrikes. The fourth round of negotiations backed by Russia, Turkey and Iran began earlier on Wednesday. As the opposition High Negotiations Committee and the Syrian government discussed a Russian 62

April 25, 2017 11:11 AM Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a "messenger of peace." In a videotaped message released on Tuesday, Francis also says he hopes the pilgrimage will "be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East." Twin bombings of Coptic Christian churches 70