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  • 14 killed in twin blasts outside churches in Pakistan

    14 killed in twin blasts outside churches in Pakistan
    Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshipers were gathered inside, killing 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly...
  • Expected Shiite victory in Tikrit seen as cementing Iran's influence in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias appeared Thursday to be on the verge of victory in a two-week effort to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State, which has held the symbolically important...
  • Australian teen widely seen on social media thought to be among latest ISIS suicide bombers

    Australia's government said Thursday it was trying to confirm reports that an Australian teenager was among a group of suicide bombers from the Islamic State movement that struck Iraq's embattled Anbar province. The Islamic State group claimed in an...
  • Iraqi forces, militias sweep into Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit on Wednesday, launching a two-front offensive to squeeze extremists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown in a major test of the troops' resolve. Explosions and heavy...
  • Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack

    Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack
    A teenage girl carried out a suicide bombing Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 34 people, witnesses said. The blast occurred late afternoon in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema, said...
  • Iraqi forces, militias sweep into Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Iraqi forces, militias sweep into Islamic State-held Tikrit
    Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into Tikrit on Wednesday, launching a two-front offensive to squeeze Islamic State extremists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown in a major test of the troops' resolve. Explosions and heavy gunfire...
  • 34 killed in explosion at market in northeastern Nigeria

    At least 34 persons were killed by a teenage girl suicide bomber on Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, said witnesses. The blast by a female teenager occurred in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema in the late...
  • Officials say bombings across Afghanistan kill at least 13

    A series of bombings across Afghanistan, including one targeting a police checkpoint in the country's south, killed at least 13 people Tuesday, authorities said. The day's deadliest attack targeted the checkpoint on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the...
  • Tokyo remembers devastating, overlooked WWII firebombings

    Japan mourned Tuesday for the 105,400 people killed in a single night 70 years ago, when U.S. B-29 bombers obliterated much of Tokyo in the deadliest conventional bomb attack ever. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bowed in a somber ceremony held in a downtown...
  • Blasts hit police, army in Egypt's Sinai; 2 dead, 46 hurt

    A suicide bomber and roadside explosives targeting police and military in northeastern Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula killed two and wounded 46 early Tuesday, security officials said. In a city south of Cairo, two suspected militants died when a bomb...
  • Correction: Boko Haram story

    In a story Feb. 24 about a bombing in northeastern Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Potiskum is the capital of Yobe state. Potiskum is the largest city in Yobe state but Damaturu is the state capital. A corrected version of the...