Tag: Terrorism

8 Dead After Attack in a Wildlife Reserve in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal — Gunmen killed eight people on Sunday at a wildlife reserve in Niger, including six French humanitarian workers, their Nigerien driver and a guide, according to authorities. The group had traveled to Kouré reserve in an area known as the Giraffe Zone, home to the only remaining population of West African giraffes. But […]

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As Lebanon Reels, Long-Awaited Hariri Assassination Verdicts Loom

The blast ripped off balconies along the Mediterranean, smashed windows blocks away and echoed across Beirut, leaving a city shattered by the immeasurable loss. It happened 15 years, five months and three weeks ago, when Rafik Hariri, Lebanon’s former prime minister, was assassinated along with 21 others by a suicide bomber in an explosives-packed van […]

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More U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan Before the Election, Trump Says

President Trump said that there would be fewer than 5,000 American troops in Afghanistan by Election Day in November, signaling that the United States would continue to withdraw troops from the country despite limited progress toward the start of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. “We’re going down to 4,000, we’re negotiating […]

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The Arc of Homeland Security Bends Toward Trump. Chad Wolf Bends With It.

WASHINGTON — It took only 24 hours after President Trump attacked New York City in his State of the Union address for the president’s man at the Department of Homeland Security to act. Chad F. Wolf had joined the department nearly two decades before as a midlevel staff member to help the sprawling new agency […]

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Jailbreak Attack by ISIS Rages On in Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A militant assault on a prison complex in eastern Afghanistan turned into a gun battle that was still raging 16 hours later on Monday, as officials scrambled to recapture hundreds of prisoners, including many from the Islamic State and the Taliban. The attack started at the prison in Jalalabad on Sunday night […]

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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is trying again to find a way to resolve the cases of two British Islamic State detainees who are notorious for their roles in the torture and killing of Western hostages, and who have been held in indefinite wartime detention by the American military in Iraq since October, according to […]

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Inside the Iraqi Kleptocracy

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Early last October, while working in his office in Baghdad, a businessman named Hussein Laqees got a phone call from a number he’d never seen before. “We need to […]

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Pentagon Admits to Civilian Casualties in Somalia for a Third Time

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has admitted for the third time that its bombing campaign against terrorist groups in Somalia, which has been underway for more than a decade, had caused civilian casualties there, a military report said on Tuesday. The announcement, by United States Africa Command, substantiated reports by Amnesty International that a U.S. airstrike […]

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Taliban Executes Female Prison Guard, and U.N. Raises Concern Over Afghan Violence

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban abducted and executed a female prison guard in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, officials and relatives said Monday, as the United Nations expressed concern over the war’s unending toll on civilians. Fatima Rajabi, 23, who had trained as a police officer, was pulled out of a civilian minibus on […]

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Compensation for Embassy Bombing Victims Could Imperil Thaw With Sudan

WASHINGTON — Riz Khaliq and Doreen Oport were both working at the American Embassy in Nairobi on Aug. 7, 1998, when a truck bomb tore through the compound. Both were bloodied. Mr. Khaliq was knocked unconscious and Ms. Oport trapped beneath fallen rubble. Decades later, both periodically pick shreds of glass and metal from their […]

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U.S. Deports Terrorism Convict It Had Sought to Hold Indefinitely

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it had deported a stateless Palestinian man who had completed a terrorism-related prison sentence, averting a legal showdown over whether the federal government has the authority in some cases to indefinitely detain a noncitizen. The […]

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India Offers Escape to Afghan Hindus and Sikhs Facing Attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Indian government said it will expedite visas and the possibility of long-term residency for Afghanistan’s tiny Hindu and Sikh minorities, shrunken by decades of persecution and decimated by attacks in recent years amid the Afghan war. “India has decided to facilitate the return of Afghan Hindu and Sikh community members facing […]

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For Families of 9/11 Victims, Virus Further Slows the Pace of Justice

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — Terry Strada breathed a sigh of relief last summer when a military judge finally set a date to begin the death penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning the attacks that killed her husband […]

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Taliban Stage a Major Attack, as Violence Intensifies in Northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban waged a sustained assault against the Afghan intelligence complex in the city of Aybak on Monday, part of a bloody wave of violence across the country’s north. With the opening of peace talks between the insurgency and the Afghan government stalled for months, the Taliban have intensified their offensives, creating […]

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