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  • FBI identifies Islamic State beheader

    The FBI said Thursday it has identified the masked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant shown in videotapes of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

  • US may have identified man in beheading videos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters Thursday he would not...

  • Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday. Gunmen with the group's newly declared...

  • Arab resolution on Israel defeated at IAEA meeting

    VIENNA (AP) — An Arab-backed resolution singling out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal was defeated Thursday at an annual conference of the U.N. atomic agency. Nations meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference voted 58-45 against the...

  • Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works. FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its...

  • Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further...

  • US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said. The strikes aimed to knock out...

  • Watchdog warns of attacks on journalists in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international watchdog has expressed concern over increasing attacks on journalists in the Yemeni capital by armed Shiite rebels who swept into Sanaa and took control of the city over the weekend. Reporters Without Borders said in a statement Thursday that the Hawthi...

  • UK counterterror police arrest 9 men in London

    LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested nine men on suspicion of being members of banned organizations as well as supporting and encouraging terrorism. The men, ranging in age from 22 to 51, are in custody at London police stations. British media reported that Anjem...

  • Hamas, Fatah reach partial Gaza deal in Egypt

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Palestinian Hamas group and its rival Fatah movement on Thursday reached a partial agreement on governing the Gaza Strip, signaling a major step forward in reducing their deep-seated enmity. Meanwhile, a senior Palestinian official said President...

  • Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between Turkey and Kurdish rebels to improve. Instead, Kurds who are...

  • Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

    BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic...

  • UN rights body to share Syria war crimes evidence

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted overwhelmingly to share its evidence of Syrian atrocities in hopes it will be forwarded to the world's war crimes tribunal. By a vote of 32-5, with 10 abstentions, the 47-nation council adopted the resolution Thursday strongly condemning...

  • Sudan announces truce talks with rebels next month

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's information minister says the government will hold cease-fire talks with the country's main rebel coalition next month, the Sudan Revolutionary Front. Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said on Thursday that the talks will take place Oct. 12-15 under the leadership of...



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