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UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:14:02 GMT2017-02-19T16:14:02Z

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen....



Critics: Trump should not ignore domestic terrorist threats

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:55:37 GMT2017-02-17T12:55:37Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building....



Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:56:04 GMT2017-02-17T09:56:04Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many women and children. On Friday, security forces carried out sweeping raids, gunning down and arresting dozens, a day after a massive suicide bombing killed 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine in the country's south....



EU parliament OKs more anti-terror rules

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:51:13 GMT2017-02-16T13:51:13Z

STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- The European Union's legislature has approved more anti-terror rules targeting foreign fighters going to or returning from conflict zones and will make crimes of such actions as public incitement and training for terrorism....



UN Staff Union: 32 personnel killed in line of duty in 2016

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:03:20 GMT2017-02-15T00:03:20Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Staff Union says 32 people working for the world body were killed in the line of duty in 2016, including 26 peacekeepers....



NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:52:14 GMT2017-02-14T12:52:14Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels....



Italian court convicts couple in Islamic State group plot

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:25:51 GMT2017-02-14T12:25:51Z

MILAN (AP) -- An Italian court has convicted a Moroccan-born man and his wife on charges of international terrorism in connection with an Islamic State plot to carry out attacks in Rome during the Holy Year in 2016....



Britain: 65 percent of large companies suffered cyberattacks

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:15:05 GMT2017-02-14T10:15:05Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's treasury chief has warned that cyberattacks are increasing in severity and sophistication as authorities open a new center devoted to thwarting such threats....



Rights Group accuses Syria of 8 chemical attacks in Aleppo

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:22:26 GMT2017-02-13T16:22:26Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A human rights group accused the Syrian government on Monday of conducting at least eight chemical attacks using chlorine gas on opposition-controlled residential areas during the final months in the battle for Aleppo....



Homeland Security head is pressed to define 'sanctuary city'

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:21:27 GMT2017-02-11T07:21:27Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told law enforcement officials on a tour of nation's border with Mexico Friday that he couldn't define a sanctuary city, which President Donald Trump has targeted for withdrawal of federal funding for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities....