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Israeli-Palestinian violence spikes a week after Trump plan

By TIA GOLDENBERG | February 6, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at a police officer, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers.Tensions...

Amnesty finds Saudi anti-terror court a weapon of repression

By AYA BATRAWY | February 6, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has used a secretive court established to try terrorism cases as "a weapon of repression" to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics and minority Muslim Shiites, including some who were...

Judge strips terrorist of citizenship at government request

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | February 5, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has stripped a terrorist of his naturalized U.S. citizenship, siding with the government in the case of a Pakistan-born man convicted more than 15 years ago of plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge.Defendant...

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,...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber goes on trial for murder

February 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is just as guilty as the attacker, a British prosecutor said Tuesday, as the surviving sibling went on trial for murder.Hashem Abedi,...

UK to end early release of terror convicts after stabbings

By DANICA KIRKA | February 3, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will introduce emergency legislation to stop people convicted of terror crimes being released after serving half their sentences, following two attacks in London by recently freed offenders.The announcement...

Man wearing fake bomb stabs 2 in London and is shot to death

By GREGORY KATZ and DANICA KIRKA | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A man recently released from prison after serving time for terrorism-related offenses strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed two people on a busy London street Sunday before being shot to death by police, officials said.Deputy Assistant Commissioner...

Feds: Man living in Arizona was al-Qaida leader

January 31, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say they have arrested a Phoenix-area man suspected of killing two men while acting as a leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.The Department of Justice said that 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri appeared before a magistrate...

Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | January 31, 2020

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused by prosecutors of being a domestic terrorist intent on committing politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for firearms...

Second CIA contractor testifies in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

By BEN FOX | January 31, 2020

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former CIA contractor who helped design a harsh interrogation program following the the Sept. 11 attacks sought Friday to minimize the severity of techniques used on the men facing war crimes charges for their alleged roles...

Former FBI translator gets probation for doctored transcript

By MATTHEW BARAKAT | January 31, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former FBI translator was sentenced to probation Friday after he admitted doctoring transcripts when his own voice came up on intercepts of phone calls placed by a terrorism suspect.Abdirizak Wehelie of Burke, Virginia, also...