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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: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — Today marks the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China will reunite for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on “auspicious” foods, many will also munch on staple snacks like “phoenix claws,” the Chinese name for chicken feet.

  • | Posted: Jan 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — Today marks the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster and families in China will reunite for festivities, fireworks and food. While tradition calls for feasting on “auspicious” foods, many will also munch on staple snacks like “phoenix claws,” the Chinese name for chicken feet.

  • | Posted: Jan 27 2017 - 12:05am

    VIENNA — Heavily armed SWAT teams supported by hundreds of other officers detained 14 people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group in early-morning raids on Thursday, Austrian officials said.

  • | Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 12:05am

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.

  • | Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 12:05am

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.

  • | Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 12:05am

    FARINDOLA, Italy — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

  • | Posted: Jan 22 2017 - 12:05am

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — The Hungarian students had just finished a week of skiing in France when their bus swerved right, then left, then hit a highway barrier and burst into flames. Sixteen people were killed and over two dozen injured in a tragedy that sparked a national day of mourning in Hungary.

  • | Posted: Jan 21 2017 - 12:05am

    FARINDOLA, Italy — After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as “angels.” Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies.

  • | Posted: Jan 20 2017 - 12:05am

    TEHRAN, Iran — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.

  • | Posted: Jan 20 2017 - 12:05am

    PENNE, Italy — Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk of more avalanches slowed the search effort.

  • | Posted: Jan 20 2017 - 12:05am

    MEXICO CITY — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

  • | Posted: Jan 18 2017 - 12:05am

    CANCUN, Mexico — Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors’ office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

  • | Posted: Jan 17 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country.

  • | Posted: Jan 17 2017 - 12:05am

    CANCUN, Mexico — Gunfire broke out at a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music on Monday, leaving five people dead and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen.

  • | Posted: Jan 16 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest company, on bribery and other charges in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of the country’s president.