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  • Captured: Khair Mundos, one of U.S. most-wanted terrorists

    June 11, 2014 11:11 AM 7

    MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine army troops and police on Wednesday captured a top Filipino commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists and has acknowledged receiving al Qaeda funds to finance bombings in the country. Philippine security officials said Khair Mundos was arrested in a slum community near Manila's

  • Egypt court sentences leading activist to 15 years

    June 11, 2014 10:57 AM 274

    Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced leading activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail on Wednesday for violating a protest law and on other charges, his lawyer said. Mr Abdel Fattah was a symbol of the 2011 uprising against the dictator Hosni Mubarak. Twenty-four other people were also sentenced to 15 years in jail on similar charges

  • Korea Ferry Crew Told 'You're Not Human' by Victim's Kin as Trial Begins

    June 11, 2014 10:39 AM 2

    A man takes photographs of a "Yellow Ribbon Garden", dedicated to dead and missing passenger of sunken ferry Sewol, at Seoul City Hall Plaza in Seoul May 19, 2014. Gwangju, South Korea: Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide

  • Iraq authorities determined to recapture Mosul

    June 11, 2014 10:38 AM 12

    BAGHDAD -- Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al Qaeda-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday, after himself fleeing from the city. "Mosul is capable of getting back on its feet and getting rid of all the outsiders ... and we have a plan to restore security," said Atheel

  • Syria's rebel factions announce new push against al Qaeda splinter group

    June 11, 2014 10:14 AM 2

    BEIRUT -- A rebel coalition in Syria dominated by Islamic factions announced a new push to dislodge fighters from a rival, al Qaeda-inspired group from the northern province of Aleppo, activists said Wednesday. The announcement, reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, came as the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

  • How ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became the world’s most powerful jihadi leader

    June 11, 2014 10:11 AM 7

    Undated file picture released Jan. 29, 2014, by the official Web site of Iraq’s Interior Ministry claiming to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Iraqi Interior Ministry, File) For all his power and new-found notoriety, there are only two authenticated photos of a man now called the world’s

  • Author J.K. Rowling donates £1-million to fight Scottish independence Add to ...

    June 11, 2014 10:09 AM 4

    Britain’s best-selling author, “Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling, has donated £1-million ($1.68-million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the United Kingdom. Rowling lives in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and will be among about four million voters to decide at a Sept. 18 referendum

  • Philippines authorities arrest major terrorism suspect

    June 11, 2014 9:53 AM 5

    June 11, 2014: In this photo released by the Philippine National Police Public Information Office (PNP-PIO) in Manila, Philippines, Khair Mundos, a top commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists and has acknowledged receiving Al Qaeda funds to finance bombings in the country, undergoes a police booking

  • Karachi airport: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claims attack

    June 11, 2014 9:36 AM 29

    Uzbek militants fighting with the Pakistani Taliban say they carried out Sunday's deadly assault on Karachi's international airport. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan posted photos of 10 men in black turbans holding AK-47s who had sought revenge for military air strikes. At least 39 people were killed in the airport raid, including all 10 gunmen

  • Oregon shooting: 'This is becoming the norm.' But will anything change?

    June 11, 2014 9:05 AM 3

    "Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There's no advanced, developed country on Earth that would put up with this," he said. The shooting happened just as classes were about to get under way at Reynolds High School. When it started, student Hannah League ducked into a classroom, where she and others huddled in a corner with no lights -- hiding