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DAKAR, Senegal | Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

DAKAR, Senegal— Jan 21, 2019—SITE Intelligence Group says Mali’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded 25 others in northern Mali’s Kidal region. The U.S.-based monitoring group says Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen, known as JNIM and formed in 2017, says … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

WASHINGTON | Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—President Donald Trump is heading to Dover Air Force Base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week. He tweets: “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer identified as attack suspect

NAIROBI, Kenya —Jan 18, 2019—Kenyan investigators have identified a Kenyan military officer as the father of one of the extremists involved in the attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week. There were conflicting reports on Friday about whether the extremist was among the five attackers who died in the assault, or … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer identified as attack suspect

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KARACHI, Pakistan | Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Pakistani city of Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan  — Three gunmen stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense, hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all the assailants were killed, officials said. All the Chinese diplomats and staff at the consulate were safe and were not harmed during the assault or … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Pakistani city of Karachi

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians launch dozens of rockets into Israel after raid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants on Monday fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel, critically wounding an Israeli teen in what appeared to be an act of revenge after a deadly undercover Israeli military raid the day before. The Israeli military responded by dispatching fighter jets to strike “terror targets” … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians launch dozens of rockets into Israel after raid

PARIS | The Latest: Queen leads Britain’s national WWI remembrance

PARIS— The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has led a national act of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The black-clad queen watched from a balcony in central London on Sunday as her … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Queen leads Britain’s national WWI remembrance

SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

SYDNEY— The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism. Police say the driver of a pickup truck got out of his vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack