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Indonesia bans Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate

Jul 20 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups.

  • | Posted: Jul 20 2017 - 12:06am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups.

  • | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:06am

    AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian soldier was sentenced Monday to life in prison after being convicted of killing three U.S. military trainers last year, but some said questions lingered about his motive for the shooting at a Jordanian air base.

  • | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:06am

    PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires raging along the Adriatic sea coastline that are also raging along the Adriatic sea coastline in neighboring Croatia, reaching a key port, authorities said Monday.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2017 - 12:06am

    VATICAN CITY — The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the “pope’s hospital” for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of the Vatican cardinal who had appointed him.

  • | Posted: Jul 12 2017 - 12:05am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports.

  • | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:06am

    MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq on Monday declared “total victory” over the Islamic State in Mosul, retaking full control of the country’s second-largest city three years after it was seized by extremists bent on building a global caliphate.

  • | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:06am

    GENEVA — The U.N.’s special envoy for Syrian peace talks on Monday said a U.S. and Russia-brokered cease-fire in the country’s southwest was generally holding despite some “teething problems,” adding he hoped it would contribute positively to talks between the government and opposition.

  • | Posted: Jul 9 2017 - 12:05am

    HAMBURG, Germany — World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

  • Posted: Jul 9 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two U.S. bombers flew to the Korean Peninsula to join fighter jets from South Korea and Japan for a practice bombing run as part of a training mission in response to North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, officials said Saturday.

  • | Posted: Jul 9 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIJING — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said.

  • | Posted: Jul 9 2017 - 12:05am

    HAMBURG, Germany — Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the “menace” of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • | Posted: Jul 7 2017 - 12:06am

    HAMBURG, Germany — German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

  • | Posted: Jul 6 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will “demonstrate its mettle to the U.S.” and never put its weapons programs up for negotiations, a day after successfully testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — A bus carrying German seniors on holiday slammed into the back of a truck that had slowed for a traffic jam and burst into flame Monday, killing 18 people on a major highway in Bavaria, authorities said.

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:05am

    MOSUL, Iraq — With the fight for Mosul in its final stage Monday, Islamic State militants sent female suicide bombers hidden among fleeing civilians, while Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition unleashed punishing airstrikes and artillery fire that set dozens of buildings ablaze.