Islamic State

French riot police guards the street to access the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this…

 

A man prays next to flowers and candles that have been placed in front of the main entrance of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum in Munich, Germany, on Monday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

IS attacker: Germans ‘won’t be able to sleep peacefully’

ANSBACH, Germany — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum…

 

A truck, used by some leaders of a protest march, is damaged after a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday,…

 

An unidentified woman reacts as she brings flowers to pay respect to the people who died at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, Bangladesh, on Sunday. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh hunts hostage crisis clues, investigates IS claim

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Security officials searched on Sunday for evidence and the…

An unidentified woman reacts as she brings flowers to pay respect to the people who died at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, Bangladesh, on Sunday. (AP Photo)
Iraqi security forces look for victims as civilians gather at the site after a car bomb at a commercial area in Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in…

Iraqi security forces look for victims as civilians gather at the site after a car bomb at a commercial area in Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Family members of victims cry outside the Forensic Medical Center in Istanbul on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Attackers kill 42 in scenes of chaos at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL — Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 42 people…

Family members of victims cry outside the Forensic Medical Center in Istanbul on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. — Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into…

Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France stabbing suspect: ‘I just killed a police officer’

PARIS — In a video released by the Islamic State group and…

French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Brett Crowe, right, sits with friend Myron McCullough on Monday, down the street from the scene of the fatal shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Orlando killer appears to have been ‘homegrown extremist’

ORLANDO, Fla. — The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left…

Brett Crowe, right, sits with friend Myron McCullough on Monday, down the street from the scene of the fatal shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The attack is the worst mass shooting in American history. (Orlando Police Department via AP)

Florida nightclub shooter pledged allegiance to Islamic State

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the man who killed 50 people…

This image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows the helmet an officer in Orlando, Fla., was wearing when responding to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The attack is the worst mass shooting in American history. (Orlando Police Department via AP)
Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq — Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday…

Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
This file image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Friday, which is consistent with AP reporting, a fighter from Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front takes his position as he fights against the Syrian government forces in Idlib province, north Syria. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP, File)

Syria’s cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including…

This file image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Friday, which is consistent with AP reporting, a fighter from Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front takes his position as he fights against the Syrian government forces in Idlib province, north Syria. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP, File)
Security forces and citizens inspect the scene after a bomb explosion at an outdoor market in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Shaab, Iraq, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69

BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant…

Security forces and citizens inspect the scene after a bomb explosion at an outdoor market in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Shaab, Iraq, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Bombings kill 93 in Iraqi capital’s bloodiest day this year

BAGHDAD — In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car…

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in this Dec. 25, 2015 file photo during the Iraqi government offensive that drove the militants out of the city. (AP Photo, File)

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

RAMADI, Iraq — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi…

Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in this Dec. 25, 2015 file photo during the Iraqi government offensive that drove the militants out of the city. (AP Photo, File)
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, receives the rank pennant from US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the outgoing commanding officer of US and NATO troops in Europe, during the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, with General Joseph Dunford, second from left, and Command Master Chief Crispian Addington, second from right,  pictured in the background. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany — The combat death Tuesday of a U.S. Navy SEAL…

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, receives the rank pennant from US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the outgoing commanding officer of US and NATO troops in Europe, during the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, with General Joseph Dunford, second from left, and Command Master Chief Crispian Addington, second from right,  pictured in the background. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
A Civil Defense worker carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday. (Validated UGC via AP video)

Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria’s largest city

BEIRUT — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the…

A Civil Defense worker carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday. (Validated UGC via AP video)
This file image taken from video and first released on April 13 shows Salah Abdeslam, left,  the fugitive from the Nov. 13 Paris attacks whose capture appears to have precipitated the March 22 bombing in Brussels. (TVbrussels via AP)

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam extradited, charged in France

PARIS — The lone known surviving suspect in the Paris attacks was…

This file image taken from video and first released on April 13 shows Salah Abdeslam, left,  the fugitive from the Nov. 13 Paris attacks whose capture appears to have precipitated the March 22 bombing in Brussels. (TVbrussels via AP)
In this photo taken Friday, April 8, 2016 and  provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, a Russian serviceman checks for mines in Palmyra, Syria.  (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Photo via AP)

With UN envoy in Damascus, IS takes Syrian town from rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants recaptured a vital border crossing in…

In this photo taken Friday, April 8, 2016 and  provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, a Russian serviceman checks for mines in Palmyra, Syria.  (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service Photo via AP)
Ruins are seen at al-Qaryatain city in the central city of Homs, Syria on Monday.  (AP Photo)

Syrian cease-fire strained by new clashes ahead of talks

BEIRUT — Government forces and rebels clashed Sunday across northern and western…

Ruins are seen at al-Qaryatain city in the central city of Homs, Syria on Monday.  (AP Photo)