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High Court sympathetic to embassy bombing victims in case

By JESSICA GRESKO | February 24, 2020

Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Monday that it's inclined to allow a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. No matter what the justices decide, however,...

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

By JOSEF FEDERMAN | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who...

Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case

By JESSICA GRESKO | February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned from the bombing. Pieces of metal and glass were embedded in her skin.The two decades since the bombing have...

Suicide bomber in SW Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist rally

February 17, 2020

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing killed eight people and wounded 16 others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Monday, local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital.Police said the blast went...

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

By FRANK JORDANS | February 13, 2020

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire for authoritarianism are on the rise again in Europe, including in his country.Speaking at a ceremony...

Sudan seeks to end terror designation in USS Cole settlement

By NOHA ELHENNAWY | February 13, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, a key step in having the U.S. remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism...

Dutch police: Letter bomb contained extortion demand

February 12, 2020

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A letter bomb that detonated Wednesday in an Amsterdam mail sorting center was sent by an extortionist who is demanding payment in bitcoins, police said. Nobody was injured when the package went off in the mail sorting...

‘Satanist’ Kansas soldier pleads guilty to bomb plot charges

By JOHN HANNA | February 10, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm.Jarrett...

Turkey says it has retaliated after deadly Syrian shelling

By SUZAN FRASER and BASSEM MROUE | February 10, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it retaliated Monday after "intense" shelling by Syrian forces killed five of its soldiers and wounded five others in Syria's northern Idlib province, a marked escalation a week after a similarly deadly clash between...

Trial of man accused in Minnesota mosque bombing postponed

February 7, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The trial of an Illinois militia leader accused of being the ringleader in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque will be postponed until April to give his defense team more time to prepare, a federal judge ruled Friday.Michael...

NIreland police say IRA dissidents planned Brexit truck bomb

February 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Irish Republican Army dissidents planted a bomb on a truck that was intended to explode on the day Britain left the European Union last week, police in Northern Ireland said Thursday.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a Belfast...

Indonesian sentenced to life in prison in bomb plots

By NINIEK KARMINI | February 5, 2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic State group sympathizer to life imprisonment on Wednesday after finding him guilty of plotting bomb attacks against police and Christians.Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah,...