At least 14 civilians killed by booby traps in Egypt’s Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — More than a dozen civilians, including women and children, were killed in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai Peninsula over the past two weeks from explosive devices laid down in th...

As France mourns slain teacher Samuel Paty, some question secular values

In January 2015, millions of people flooded the streets of Paris and other French cities to denounce the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks. An angry nation brandished brightly colored pencils and banner...

Group demands release of person who reported Afghan strike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent rights group Friday demanded the release of a person detained by the government for allegedly providing information to media outlets about an army airstrike this ...

The French battle for freedom of speech: 'It's all about the principle'

DW: A week ago, Samuel Paty, a teacher, was killed in Paris. France commemorated his death with a funeral service at the Sorbonne. He was even given a posthumous Legion of Honor award. What is the atm...

Court records: Man had guns, search online for Biden home

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man indicted last month on child pornography charges had searched earlier this year for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s home online, traveled nea...

Taliban rockets kill 4 civilians in northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four civilians were killed in their homes by militant rocket fire in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, the country's Ministry of Defense said. The ...

French militant group dissolved after teacher's beheading

PARIS (AP) — The French government issued an order Wednesday to dissolve a domestic militant Islamic group after the beheading last week near Paris of a teacher who had shown students caricatures of t...

France awards Legion of Honor to slain schoolteacher

Mourners gathered at the Sorbonne University in Paris on Wednesday for a high-level ceremony dedicated to late Samuel Paty. The history teacher wasbeheaded by an 18-year-old Moscow-born ethnic Chechen...

Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of Turkish lawyer

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three police officers went on trial Wednesday in southeastern Turkey for the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago. Lawyer Tah...

Memorial march to be held near Paris to honor slain teacher

PARIS (AP) — A memorial march will be held Tuesday evening near Paris in homage to the history teacher who was beheaded last week, while French police said 16 people remain in custody as part of the i...

France shutters mosque in Paris after teacher's beheading

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Tuesday ordered the closure of a mosque in northeastern Paris as part of a crackdown on radical Islam following the murder of a teacher. History teacher Sa...

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans across the country performed their first weekly prayers in more than seven months as authorities eased some restrictions aimed at containing the virus pandemic. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 18, the 292nd day of 2020. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18,...

Lives Lost: London rabbi worked to end community's isolation

LONDON (AP) — Rabbi Avrohom Pinter gave his life to save his neighbors. When the British government ordered a lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, Pinter went door-to-door in ...

Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests dies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mohammad Reza Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 electio...