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Stories with subject: Militant groups
  • Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 am

    BAGHDAD - Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family - usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.

  • Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:26 am

    ATLANTA - It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland.

  • After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.

  • Mali: Rights groups blame army for deaths of minority group 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 8:17 am

    BAMAKO, Mali - Local rights groups in Mali warn that the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants.

  • Aquino: Canadian's killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage.

  • UN envoy: IS attacks threaten Libya's oil installations 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:27 am

    CAIRO - The U.N. envoy to Libya says attacks by the Islamic State group are a serious threat to Libya's oil installations.

  • Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.

  • House backs bill to use testimonials to combat terrorism 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and other militant groups to recruit new members.

  • Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed without endangering the remaining captives.

  • Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:36 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.

  • Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

  • Turkey says it has deported 3,300 suspected jihadi fighters 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:27 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has deported more than 3,300 foreigners suspected of links to jihadi groups, particularly Islamic State militants, and another 41,000 foreigners have been barred from entering the country as part of its fight against the militant group, a top official said Monday.

  • India revokes visa for Germany-based Uighur activist 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:42 am

    NEW DELHI - India has revoked a tourist visa given to a Germany-based ethnic Uighur activist to attend an upcoming conference at the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India, an official said Monday.

  • University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:57 am

    NEW DELHI - A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said.

  • In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:49 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.

  • Talks stalled, Syrian opposition to stay in Geneva next week story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 2:00 am

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

  • In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 3:09 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security threats. Yet he failed to win the commitments he sought to boost economic aid to Iraq.

  • Israeli general warns of 'devastating war' with Hezbollah 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 3:53 pm

    JERUSALEM - A top Israeli military leader on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying any future war between the two enemies will unleash "devastating" damage on Lebanon.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Taliban attack story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-19-16 7:57 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the militant assault on an Afghan government security compound in Kabul (all times local):

  • 14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 7:32 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Somalia's president said Tuesday a new electoral process for the Horn of Africa nation will be far more democratic this year when an electoral college of thousands elects members of parliament - compared to just 135 elders who selected the current members in 2012.

  • Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai kill 3 policemen, wound 8 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:55 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's Interior Ministry says militants have attacked a police vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing three policemen and wounding eight.

  • US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to Iraq story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-18-16 7:40 pm

    BAGHDAD - The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. forces in nearly a year, U.S. defense officials said Monday.

  • Amnesty Int'l says Republic of Congo airstrikes killed 30 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 1:24 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - An international rights group says airstrikes in Republic of Congo's southeastern Pool region nearly two weeks ago killed at least 30 people.

  • World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:47 am

    JERUSALEM - After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.

  • Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm

    CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.