Militant groups

FILE - This undated file photo shows Basit Sheikh. Sheikh, who the government sought to prosecute as an example to others considering joining militant fighters in Syria, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 29, to spend another two years in federal prison. (The News & Observer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Basit Sheikh to the maximum term under a...
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November 26, 2018 - 12:54 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban ambush of a police convoy in western Afghanistan left 20 policemen dead, officials said Monday as minority Shiite residents in the capital, Kabul, took to the streets for the second day to protest the arrest of local militia commander. The ambush took place on...
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People comfort a relative of a police officer killed during a shootout at the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 23, 2018 - 11:56 am
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country's northwest has risen further and is now at 35. The attack came just a...
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In this photo undated photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Kafranbl News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a portrait of the anti-Syrian government activist Raed Fares, who was also a vocal critic of Islamic militants, killed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, by gunmen with his colleague Hammoud al-Juneid, in Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib. A war monitor and Syrian activists are reporting that masked gunmen in the country's rebel-held northwestern province have killed a prominent figure in Syria's anti-government movement who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. (Kafranbl News via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 9:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen in Syria's rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. Raed Fares' U.S.-funded Radio Fresh station provides news of the conflict to Syria's northern provinces and is a...
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Pakistani troops move in the compound of Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Pakistani police say gunmen have stormed the Chinese Consulate in the country's southern port city of Karachi, triggering an intense shootout. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 23, 2018 - 7:40 am
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. The...
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November 22, 2018 - 7:30 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military on Thursday announced the latest of several deadly airstrikes this week against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia as it targets a region well north of where the al-Qaida-linked fighters control large parts of the country. The U.S. Africa Command statement said...
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November 21, 2018 - 7:05 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday's airstrike occurred in Quy Cad in the Mudug region. The strike was carried out a day after two other U.S...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 19, 2018 - 1:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday survived a political showdown that had threatened to bring down his coalition and trigger early elections. Netanyahu managed to persuade Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the ultranationalist Jewish Home Party, to drop...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 12:36 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Israel's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections. Netanyahu announced on national TV Sunday that he would take over the defense post...
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November 17, 2018 - 11:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S-led coalition airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in Syria near the Iraqi border killed at least 40 people, mostly women and children, a war monitor and Syrian state media reported. The coalition confirmed strikes in the area but said no "civilian...
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