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Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbu…

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy
    Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. More »

  • CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through Secret Jordan Programme
    CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through Secret Jordan Programme 4 hours ago

    The United States is siphoning weapons and providing combat training to moderate Syria rebels via a secret Central Intelligence Agency programme in Jordan. Growing US involvement has been propelled by continued strikes on rebel strongholds by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's forces. The secret training programme may become more public in coming months, according to National Public Radio (NPR) sources. The covert strategy by American intelligence officials is geared towards pressuring a political settlement out of the Syrian regime as worries continue over Assad's growing strength in the three-year civil war. More »

  • Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting In Syria
    Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting In Syria 5 hours ago

    A sharp rise in the number of people being arrested for travelling to Syria has prompted a new campaign. The campaign comes after several Britons are thought to have died in Syria in the last few months. Around 400 Britons are believed to have gone to Syria over the last two years to train in camps or take part in the fighting, with an estimated 20 having died. Senior National Co-ordinator Counter-Terrorism Helen Ball, said: "We are increasingly concerned about the numbers of young people who have or are intending to travel to Syria to join the conflict. More »

  • Baghdad bombers face an unbowed public
    Baghdad bombers face an unbowed public 6 hours ago

    As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on. More »

  • French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
    French minorities alarmed by far-right wins 7 hours ago

    French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia. More »

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people
    Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people 8 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. More »

  • UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips
    UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips 12 hours ago

    Police reach out to wives, mothers and sisters in drive to stop young British men travelling to and fighting in Syria. More »

  • U.N. chief demands Security Council action on Syria 17 hours ago

    By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in Syria on violations of international law as he reported to the body that none of the warring parties was adhering to U.N. demands for aid access. In his second monthly report to the 15-member council on the implementation of a resolution demanding great humanitarian aid access in Syria, Ban said "none of the parties to the conflict have adhered to the demands of the Council." "The Security Council must take action to deal with these flagrant violations of the basic principles of international law," he wrote in the 21-page report. But diplomats said Russia was unlikely to agree to any action, such as sanctions, if Syria's government was found to be at fault. More »

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks
    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks 18 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side. More »

  • Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications 18 hours ago

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The defense team for five people facing trial before a war crimes tribunal stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according to a motion unsealed on Wednesday. More »

  • Campaign to stop Britons joining Syria fight targets women
    Campaign to stop Britons joining Syria fight targets women 18 hours ago

    British police will ask women to help persuade young people not to go out to fight in Syria, in a new campaign to stem an exodus which authorities fear could breed militants at home. Senior police officers and security chiefs have said they are worried the fighters could return radicalised by hardline Islamists and carry out attacks on British soil. Britain's counter-terrorism police said they were going to appeal to women from "affected communities". "We are increasingly concerned about the numbers of young people who have or are intending ... to join the conflict," Helen Ball, National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said in a statement ahead of Thursday's launch. More »

  • Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy
    Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy 19 hours ago

    Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S. military prison north of Kabul. Their uncertain fate presents sensitive security and legal problems for the Obama administration in an echo of Guantanamo Bay. More »

  • UN envoy calls for more troops in northern Mali 19 hours ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Mali called Wednesday for beefed up national and international forces in the country's volatile north to confront stepped up shelling, terrorist activity and clashes between rival communities. More »

  • Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital
    Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital 21 hours ago

    By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighbourhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning when the bomb exploded, the ministry said. Kenya's security forces are struggling to contain a surge in bomb and gun attacks that the authorities blame on the Somali Islamist militants who killed at least 67 people when they laid siege to Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in September. Kenyans are increasingly alarmed at the relative ease at which the militants and radicalised youths are able to carry out deadly strikes in the heart of Kenya, east Africa's biggest economy. More »

  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers 21 hours ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. More »

  • Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports 22 hours ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage. More »

  • Mali's president names negotiator for Tuareg talks 23 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's president has chosen a former prime minister to negotiate with separatist rebels. More »

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials
    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. More »

  • Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked Egypt jails
    Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked Egypt jails Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Prosecution witnesses in the jailbreak trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday accused members of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah of attacking Egyptian prisons during the 2011 uprising. More »

  • Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali's Kidal Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper from Guinea but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said. There was no immediate claim for the blast but al Qaeda-linked Islamists who seized northern Mali in 2012 have carried out a series of insurgent-style attacks since they were scattered across the Sahara by a French-led offensive last year. Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission, known as MINUSMA, said a U.N. vehicle struck a mine near Kidal's airport but the vehicle was not part of the security detail for the Bamako-based diplomats visiting the town, a flashpoint for Tuareg separatism. Salgado said the peacekeeper was from Guinea's contingent in the U.N. mission. More »

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders. More »

  • Bomb kills police general in Cairo
    Bomb kills police general in Cairo Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt's capital within a week. More »

  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official. More »

  • Trojan Horse probe schools named
    Trojan Horse probe schools named Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published. More »

  • New York Police Department's #MyNYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires
    New York Police Department's #MyNYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A Twitter campaign by the New York Police Department to "communicate effectively" with the city's residents backfired when people responded with hundreds of photos of police brutality. The NYPD official Twitter account had asked its 97,000 followers to send a photo of themselves posing with one of its officers using the hashtag #myNYPD. By the evening on 22 April the NYPD's Twitter hashtag was the number one trending topic in the US. The force did not comment on the backlash the Twitter campaign received and – as would be expected – only chose to retweet the more positive aspects from Twitter users. More »

  • Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base
    Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. More »

  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila
    Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines. More »

  • France to stop citizens joining Syria war
    France to stop citizens joining Syria war Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Proposed measures include a dedicated hotline and stripping people of French nationality as deterrence and punishment. More »

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense
    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday. More »

  • US must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday. More »

  • France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalised and posing a threat to their home country. France, which has been a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, estimates the number of its nationals directly or indirectly involved in the Syrian conflict at about 700 of which a third are fighting against the government. President Francois Hollande has made clamping down on violent cells and self-radicalized operators planning domestic attacks a priority since a Toulouse-based al Qaeda-inspired gunman, Mohamed Merah, shot dead seven people in March 2012. But with the Syrian conflict entering its fourth year, the government has increasingly come under criticism for failing to stop its nationals - some as young as 15 - from heading to Syria. More »

  • French hostage in Mali reported killed by captors Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — One of two remaining French hostages in the west African nation of Mali probably died several weeks ago because of abusive treatment by his Islamic militant captors, President Francois Hollande's office said Tuesday. More »

  • France says one of two hostages held in Mali probably dead Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A French man kidnapped two years ago in Mali by an al Qaeda-linked group is probably dead, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after the insurgents said they had killed him. Gilberto Rodriguez-Leal, who would be 62 now, was captured in November 2012 while camping in the region. He had crossed from Mauritania into Mali where Islamist militants had taken advantage of chaos after a coup to seize the northern two thirds of the country. A spokesman for the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) told Agence France Presse he had been killed because France was "our enemy". More »

  • Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage
    Jihadist group in Mali announces death of French hostage Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead. More »

  • German rapper-turned-jihadist reported dead in Syria
    German rapper-turned-jihadist reported dead in Syria Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria was reported dead on Tuesday by jihadist sources, but hours later some retracted the claim, saying he was still alive. More »

  • FILE - This April 2, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America’s next moves. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
    Senate's newest class speaks out … Associated Press - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation … More »Senate's newest class speaks out …

    FILE - This April 2, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America’s next moves. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.

  • CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through Secret Jordan Programme
    CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through … IB Times - 4 hours ago

    The United States is siphoning weapons and providing combat training to moderate Syria rebels via a secret Central Intelligence Agency programme in Jordan. Growing US … More »CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through …

    CIA Arms and Trains Syria Rebels Through Secret Jordan Programme

    The United States is siphoning weapons and providing combat training to moderate Syria rebels via a secret Central Intelligence Agency programme in Jordan. Growing US involvement has been propelled by continued strikes on rebel strongholds by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's forces. The secret training programme may …

  • Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting In Syria
    Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting … Sky News - 5 hours ago

    A sharp rise in the number of people being arrested for travelling to Syria has prompted a new campaign. The campaign comes after several Britons are thought to have … More »Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting …

    Women Urged To Stop Britons Fighting In Syria

    A sharp rise in the number of people being arrested for travelling to Syria has prompted a new campaign. The campaign comes after several Britons are thought to have died in Syria in the last few months. Around 400 Britons are believed to have gone to Syria over the last two years to train in camps or take part in the …

  • Baghdad bombers face an unbowed public
    Baghdad bombers face an unbowed pub … Al Jazeera - 6 hours ago

    As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on. More »Baghdad bombers face an unbowed pub …

    Baghdad bombers face an unbowed public

    As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on.

  • French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
    French minorities alarmed by far-right … Al Jazeera - 7 hours ago

    French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia. More »French minorities alarmed by far-right …

    French minorities alarmed by far-right wins

    French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.

  • An Iraqi policeman stands guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. There have been a surge of attacks around the country as Iraq gears up for crucial parliament elections on April 30. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
    Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, … More »Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least …

    An Iraqi policeman stands guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. There have been a surge of attacks around the country as Iraq gears up for crucial parliament elections on April 30. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections.

  • UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips
    UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria … Al Jazeera - 12 hours ago

    Police reach out to wives, mothers and sisters in drive to stop young British men travelling to and fighting in Syria. More »UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria …

    UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips

    Police reach out to wives, mothers and sisters in drive to stop young British men travelling to and fighting in Syria.

  • U.N. chief demands Security Council … Reuters - 17 hours ago

    By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in … More »U.N. chief demands Security Council …

    By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in Syria on violations of international law as he reported to the body that none of the warring parties was adhering to U.N. demands for aid access. In his …

  • In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, posted on April 18, 2014, an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, two women and a young girl are treated by a medic in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus. Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath. The reports have been denied by the Syrian government and have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)
    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new … Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, … More »Syrian activists accuse Assad of new …

    In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, posted on April 18, 2014, an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, two women and a young girl are treated by a medic in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Damascus. Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath. The reports have been denied by the Syrian government and have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

  • Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has … Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The defense team for five people facing trial before a war crimes tribunal stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the implications … More »Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has …

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The defense team for five people facing trial before a war crimes tribunal stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks claimed the implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according …

  • Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gather inside the government- controlled Hanano barracks after what they said was an offensive against them by Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo
    Campaign to stop Britons joining Syria … Reuters - 18 hours ago

    British police will ask women to help persuade young people not to go out to fight in Syria, in a new campaign to stem an exodus which authorities fear could breed militants … More »Campaign to stop Britons joining Syria …

    Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gather inside the government- controlled Hanano barracks after what they said was an offensive against them by Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo

    British police will ask women to help persuade young people not to go out to fight in Syria, in a new campaign to stem an exodus which authorities fear could breed militants at home. Senior police officers and security chiefs have said they are worried the fighters could return radicalised by hardline Islamists and carry …

  • Afghan prisoners walk outside the Parwan Detention Facility after their release in Bagram Airbase
    Pentagon dossier to detail secretive … Reuters - 19 hours ago

    Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led … More »Pentagon dossier to detail secretive …

    Afghan prisoners walk outside the Parwan Detention Facility after their release in Bagram Airbase

    Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan winds down, the White House will soon provide Congress a dossier on about 50 non-Afghan detainees in a U.S. military prison north of …

  • UN envoy calls for more troops in northern … Associated Press - 19 hours ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Mali called Wednesday for beefed up national and international forces in the country's volatile north to confront stepped … More »UN envoy calls for more troops in northern …

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Mali called Wednesday for beefed up national and international forces in the country's volatile north to confront stepped up shelling, terrorist activity and clashes between rival communities.

  • A general view shows the scene of an explosion outside the Pangani police station in the capital Nairobi
    Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capit … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighbourhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on … More »Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capit …

    A general view shows the scene of an explosion outside the Pangani police station in the capital Nairobi

    By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighbourhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said. Police officers had earlier stopped the saloon car at traffic lights and were taking the occupants for questioning …

  • Relatives mourn senior Egyptian police officer Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki, who was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb, during his funeral at the police academy in central, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. There has been a surge in political violence since former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's overthrow in July, 2013. Al-Qaida-inspired and other militant groups have claimed most of the larger attacks on Egyptian troops — attacks they say are meant to avenge a government crackdown on pro-Morsi and other Islamist protesters. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)
    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police … Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks … More »Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police …

    Relatives mourn senior Egyptian police officer Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki, who was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb, during his funeral at the police academy in central, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. There has been a surge in political violence since former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's overthrow in July, 2013. Al-Qaida-inspired and other militant groups have claimed most of the larger attacks on Egyptian troops — attacks they say are meant to avenge a government crackdown on pro-Morsi and other Islamist protesters. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi …

  • Tunisia divided over Jews' use of … Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports … More »Tunisia divided over Jews' use of …

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage.

  • Mali's president names negotiator … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's president has chosen a former prime minister to negotiate with separatist rebels. More »Mali's president names negotiator …

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's president has chosen a former prime minister to negotiate with separatist rebels.

  • FILE - In this April 3, 2014, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects. The forthcoming report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
    Report on CIA interrogations shadows … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing … More »Report on CIA interrogations shadows …

    FILE - In this April 3, 2014, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects. The forthcoming report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Egyptian policemen sit on benches on a street in the capital Cairo on April 16, 2014
    Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked … AFP - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Prosecution witnesses in the jailbreak trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday accused members of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's … More »Morsi trial hears Hamas, Hezbollah attacked …

    Egyptian policemen sit on benches on a street in the capital Cairo on April 16, 2014

    Prosecution witnesses in the jailbreak trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday accused members of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah of attacking Egyptian prisons during the 2011 uprising.

  • Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats … Reuters - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper from Guinea but not affecting a delegation of visiting … More »Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats …

    A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper from Guinea but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said. There was no immediate claim for the blast but al Qaeda-linked Islamists who seized northern Mali in 2012 have carried …

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, … More »Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida …

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.

  • Egyptians look at a destroyed police vehicle following an attack which killed senior police officer Brigadir General Ahmed Zaki on April 23, 2014
    Bomb kills police general in Cairo AFP - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt's capital … More »Bomb kills police general in Cairo

    Egyptians look at a destroyed police vehicle following an attack which killed senior police officer Brigadir General Ahmed Zaki on April 23, 2014

    A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Egypt's capital within a week.

  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. … More »Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine …

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official.

  • Sir Albert Bore said Ofsted was not intending to publish its final inspection reports until "the first or second week of May"
    Trojan Horse probe schools named Press Association - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published. More »Trojan Horse probe schools named

    Sir Albert Bore said Ofsted was not intending to publish its final inspection reports until "the first or second week of May"

    A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published.

  • New York Police Department's #MyNYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires
    New York Police Department's #MyNYPD … IB Times - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A Twitter campaign by the New York Police Department to "communicate effectively" with the city's residents backfired when people responded with hundreds of photos of … More »New York Police Department's #MyNYPD …

    New York Police Department's #MyNYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

    A Twitter campaign by the New York Police Department to "communicate effectively" with the city's residents backfired when people responded with hundreds of photos of police brutality. The NYPD official Twitter account had asked its 97,000 followers to send a photo of themselves posing with one of its officers using the …

  • Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base The Daily Beast - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base

    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.

  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Protesters shout slogans during a rally at the U.S. Embassy against next week's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Philippine police armed with truncheons, shields and water hoses clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the embassy to oppose a visit by Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippi …

  • France to stop citizens joining Syria … Al Jazeera - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    France to stop citizens joining Syria war

    Proposed measures include a dedicated hotline and stripping people of French nationality as deterrence and punishment.

  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    FILE - This Nov. 9, 2011, file artist rendering by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the U.S. military, shows Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri during his military commissions arraignment at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba. U.S. prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The five-page order was a victory for defense lawyers representing Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of orchestrating the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, File)

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • US must turn over info on CIA prisons … Associated Press - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

  • France to unveil plan to fight Syrian … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalised and posing a threat to their home country. France, which has been a staunch opponent of Syrian …

  • French hostage in Mali reported killed … Associated Press - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — One of two remaining French hostages in the west African nation of Mali probably died several weeks ago because of abusive treatment by his Islamic militant captors, President Francois Hollande's office said Tuesday.

  • France says one of two hostages held … Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A French man kidnapped two years ago in Mali by an al Qaeda-linked group is probably dead, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after the insurgents said they had killed him. Gilberto Rodriguez-Leal, who would be 62 now, was captured in November 2012 while camping in the region. He had crossed from Mauritania into Mali …

  • This picture released on November 26, 2012 by the Mauritanian news website Alakhbar and provided by MUJAO shows French citizen Gilberto Rodriguez Leal sitting between two armed guards in an undisclosed place

    One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead.

  • A member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) speaks into a microphone urging people to join their fight against the regime, in Aleppo on November 13, 2013

    A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria was reported dead on Tuesday by jihadist sources, but hours later some retracted the claim, saying he was still alive.