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Last-ditch bid to save Oslo building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Face masks are rare and social distances vary but the human chain spreads out, braving the risk of infection, as activists in Oslo make a last-ditch bid to save a building adorned by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Dozens dead in fresh wave of Taliban violence in Afghanistan

Kunduz - The Taliban have killed at least 23 Afghan troops and nine civilians, officials said Monday, as a fresh wave of violence grips Afghanistan despite a deal with the US and a worsening coronavirus crisis.

Sri Lanka Catholic church 'forgives' 2019 Easter suicide bombers

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church said Sunday it had forgiven the suicide bombers behind the attacks that killed at least 279 people last Easter.

French judges order trial for 20 suspects in November 2015 terror attacks: prosecutor

Paris - French judges have ordered 20 people to stand trial over the coordinated attacks that killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015, including Salah Abdeslam, the only suspected assailant still alive, prosecutors said Monday.

Muslims still feel unsafe a year after New Zealand massacre

Christchurch - Aliya Danzeisen rises before dawn every day to hear the news so she can prepare her school-age daughters for any harassment they may face for being Muslim.

Ardern says racist threat lingers after New Zealand mosque attacks

Christchurch - New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern admitted Friday there was "much more" her country could do to tackle white supremacists a year after the Christchurch mosque massacres.

Ardern faces election struggle, despite global praise

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won global acclaim for her response to the Christchurch mosque shootings -- but 12 months on, her political future hangs in the balance and there are signs "Jacinda-mania" has peaked.

New Zealand teen arrested after threat to mosque

Wellington - New Zealand police arrested a 19-year-old man over an "abhorrent" threat made this week against one of the Christchurch mosques targeted in a mass shooting last year.

New Zealand cops probe threat to terror attack mosque

Wellington - New Zealand police said Tuesday they were investigating a threat made this week against one of the Christchurch mosques where 51 Muslim worshippers were killed in a mass shooting a year ago.

Pakistan jails alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attack

Lahore - The alleged mastermind of a deadly attack on India's financial capital over a decade ago has been jailed in Pakistan for nearly six years on separate terror charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Pakistan jails Mumbai terror attack suspect, says lawyer

Lahore - The alleged mastermind of a deadly attack on India's financial capital over a decade ago has been jailed in Pakistan for nearly six years on separate terror charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

Male - Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination.

Afghanistan violence rises amid US-Taliban talks: watchdog

Kabul - Violent attacks in Afghanistan's war jumped to record levels in the last quarter of 2019, a US government watchdog said Friday, underscoring the conflict's continued toll despite a relative calm in Kabul.

Libyan sentenced to 19 years in US for Benghazi attack

Washington - A 47-year-old Libyan man who was captured by US special forces in Libya and brought to the United States for trial was sentenced to prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi.

CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court

Washington - A psychologist who helped design the CIA's "war on terror" torture program after the September 11, 2001 attacks defended the program this week before its victims at the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

US indicts Malian over deadly 2016 attacks in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso

New York - The US Justice Department unveiled murder and conspiracy charges Thursday against a Malian who played a "central role" in suicide bomb attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast in 2016 that killed 49.

Killing Charlie: the attacks that heralded France's year of terror

Paris - "Nothing will ever be as before", predicted Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo after two gunmen massacred cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris five years ago.

Brothers jailed in Australia for meat grinder bomb plot

Sydney - Two brothers were handed lengthy jail terms in Australia Tuesday for plotting to bring down a Sydney to Abu Dhabi flight with a bomb carried in a meat grinder by their unwitting brother.

Vigils held for victims of London Bridge terror attack

London - Tributes were paid on Monday to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, as the government said it was reviewing the early release from prison of dozens of convicted terrorists.

'Heroic' Londoners praised for tackling knifeman

London - Members of the public were praised as heroes on Friday after tackling a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge, unaware he was apparently wearing an explosive device.

French city opens famed Christmas market year after attack

Strasbourg - The celebrated Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg opened for another festive season on Friday, with shopkeepers and visitors vowing not to be cowed by an attack last year by a radical Islamist gunman that killed five people.

French city opens famed Christmas market year after attack

Strasbourg - The celebrated Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg opened for another festive season Friday, with shopkeepers and visitors vowing not to be cowed by an attack last year by a radical Islamist gunman that killed five people.

Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing

Jakarta - Dozens of suspected Indonesian militants have been rounded up after a suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State group killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack last week, police said Monday.

Eye on new threats, US sends personnel abroad to camp

Blackstone - Suffocating white smoke engulfed the corridor as the sound of gunfire rang out, with the blinded US officials inside crawling to safety by latching onto one another's clothes and groping the wall.

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at Indonesian police station

Medan - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a "lone wolf".

Sri Lanka parliament blames president for Easter attack lapses

Colombo - A Sri Lankan parliamentary report accused President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday of "actively undermining" national security and of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year that killed 269 people.

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia's Bali bombings

Denpasar - Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic militant attacks continue to plague the country.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", an anti-terror prosecutor said Saturday, amid a gathering political storm over security safeguards.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death seems to have adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday.

Technician kills four in Paris police HQ knife attack

Paris - A longstanding IT staffer for the Paris police headquarters stabbed to death four colleagues at the building in the heart of the French capital on a knife-wielding rampage Thursday before he was shot dead, officials said.
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