Remains of US soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US

U.S. 12/25/19, 10:47

The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban ...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Asia & Pacific 10/18/19, 09:22

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear ...

Syrian refugee planned ISIS-fueled church bombing in Pittsburgh, feds say

U.S. 06/19/19, 22:41

A Syrian refugee who came to the United States three years ago plotted this spring to bomb a church to inspire followers of the ISIS, federal authorities said on Wednesday announcing the man's arrest. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, a 21-year-old native of Pittsburgh who was raised in Daraa, Syria, and who went ...

Syrian boy survives bombing that killed his mother, siblings

World 05/30/19, 12:31

A 13-year-old boy emerged with a bloodied arm and swollen red eyes from under the rubble to the cries of rescue workers. He didn't yet know that his mother and two siblings were dead — killed by bombs that opposition activists said were dropped by Syrian government warplanes on a ...

Suspect in Lyon explosion claims ties to Islamic State group

Europe 05/30/19, 11:38

A man arrested for a bombing outside a bakery in Lyon, France, last week that injured 13 people has told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.A judicial official said Thursday that the suspect claimed to have acted in the name of IS. The group has ...

Oklahoma City bombing trial judge Richard Matsch dies at 88

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:12

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88.The clerk of the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Jeffrey P. Colwell, announced ...

Update: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack

Politics 05/24/19, 13:33

The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary ...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

Africa 05/14/19, 08:59

A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people.Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to enter the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.Three other people ...

Chris McNair, father of 1963 church bombing victim, dies

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:25

Chris McNair, the father of one of four young girls killed in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church, died Wednesday. He was 93.His family confirmed his death Wednesday in a statement.McNair's daughter Denise was one of four girls killed when a bomb placed by Ku Klux Klan members ripped ...

Suicide bombing outside Pakistan shrine kills 8

Asia & Pacific 05/08/19, 02:23

A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 23 others, police said.Officials said it was not clear if the target was the shrine itself, known as Data Darbar, or police outside guarding ...

Interview: Sri Lankan president says country now safe

Asia & Pacific 05/07/19, 08:42

Sri Lanka's president says "99%" of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized.President Maithripala Sirisena said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that Sri Lanka is now safe for tourists.It's been just over two weeks since ...

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

World 05/06/19, 09:37

Two people were arrested after mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops and vehicles in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church on Easter, police said Monday.Residents of the seaside town of Negombo said the mostly Catholic attackers stoned and vandalized shops on Sunday night. It was unclear ...

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

Asia & Pacific 05/05/19, 23:10

Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted Monday in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims.Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the situation has been brought under control. He ...

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark

Europe 05/05/19, 12:00

A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and their surviving daughter, Astrid, as three flower-covered coffins were brought out ...

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Mass via TV amid new warnings

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 23:29

Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, offered a televised Mass from his residence that was attended mostly by priests and nuns.A letter from ...

Update: Cardinal says more churches could face attacks

World 05/02/19, 11:35

The Latest on attacks by an Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 257 people (all times local):10 p.m.Sri Lanka's Catholic cardinal says that he has received "foreign information" that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another Catholic ...

Catholic services in Sri Lanka capital canceled for 2nd week

Asia & Pacific 05/01/19, 23:24

Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings.Rev. Edmund Tillakaratne, spokesman for the Colombo diocese, said Thursday that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had canceled all Sunday ...

In video message, IS chief emulates other hunted leaders

Asia & Pacific 04/30/19, 09:08

They make threats from their hideaway lairs and celebrate mass attacks. The ending isn't scripted for these hunted men with horrifying death tolls on their hands. When the reclusive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video Monday, he was the latest in a series of most-wanted figures ...

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