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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: May 23 2017 - 12:05am

    MANCHESTER, England — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack.

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.”

  • | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    ABUJA, Nigeria — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters’ lives.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    TEHRAN, Iran — Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday to decide whether incumbent President Hassan Rouhani deserves another four years in office after securing a landmark nuclear deal, or if the sluggish economy demands a new hard-line leader who could return the country to a more confrontational path with the West.

  • | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange no longer is the subject of an active rape investigation in Sweden, but he remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London facing an unclear future because of uncertainty over whether American authorities will try to get him handed over next.

  • | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — A global ransomware cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations.

  • | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    FATIMA, Portugal — Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines.

  • Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain’s long tradition of bullfighting.

  • | Posted: May 11 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles.

  • | Posted: May 9 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim of state-sponsored terrorism — from the White House.

  • | Posted: May 8 2017 - 12:05am

    YOKOHAMA, Japan — The head of the Asian Development Bank said Sunday he is hoping the U.S. will step up and support the regional lender despite President Donald Trump’s avowed preference for bilateral cooperation.

  • | Posted: May 7 2017 - 12:05am

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late Saturday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group’s rampage to world attention.

  • | Posted: May 5 2017 - 12:05am

    TEHRAN, Iran — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast.

  • | Posted: May 3 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Rescue officials are hopeful that a surfer who was plucked from the sea after more than 30 hours adrift off the western coast of Scotland will make a full recovery despite severe hypothermia.

  • | Posted: May 3 2017 - 12:05am

    ROME — The mausoleum of Emperor Augustus, a towering monument when it was built in 28 B.C. but long a decrepit eyesore in Rome’s historic center, is being restored. The 10-million-euro ($10.9 million) public-private facelift is expected to be completed in 2019.