Russia claims killing IS Syria figure; group not confirming
International News / Middle East

Russia claims killing IS Syria figure; group not confirming

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group’s spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group’s attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group has announced. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Abu Mohammed al-Adnani was “martyred while surveying the operations to repel the … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
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Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading

Bangladesh police arrest 4 in killing of Italian aid worker
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Bangladesh police arrest 4 in killing of Italian aid worker

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have arrested four suspects in the killing of an Italian aid worker last month, and said Monday that the alleged gunmen had confessed to being hired to attack “a white man” in order to destabilize the impoverished South Asian nation. Cesare Tavella was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants … Continue reading