Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what […]

US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabab commander in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military on Friday confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations […]

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as […]

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June. A copy of the list was obtained by The Associated Press and translated from Arabic. A look at the demands: — […]

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in […]

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge. A soldier killed the attacker, who had tried to set […]

Man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

LONDON (AP) — A man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police say they are investigating as a terrorist incident. Ten people were injured in the attack and police said another man died at the scene, though he was receiving first […]

Polls open in UK election after attacks mar campaign

DANIKA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country’s pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on international terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester.Voters are choosing 650 lawmakers for the House of […]

London mayor doesn’t care about Trump tweets

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The mayor of London says he couldn’t care less about the accusatory tweets being issued by the president of the United States. Sadiq Khan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he “really couldn’t be bothered about […]

Terrible London Bridge attack on Saturday teaches important lesson: our police should have proper equipment

Conroe, June 5 – The world is in shock over the London Bridge terrorist attack which occurred on June 3, 2017, and for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. The Associated Press has described the attack as follows: “Police say three men drove a van over London Bridge just before 10 p.m. Saturday and struck pedestrians […]