Indonesia reverses course on plan to free radical cleric

Jan 22, 2019

Indonesia's president says an elderly Islamic cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other extremists won't be released from prison unless he renounces radicalism, backing down from plans to free him without conditions

Syria: Blast in coastal city of Latakia kills 1

Jan 22, 2019

Syrian state TV is reporting that an explosion has occurred at an intersection in the coastal city of Latakia inflicting casualties

Denmark: Syrian charged with planning terror goes on trial

Jan 22, 2019

A trial has started against a 31-year-old Syrian man who is charged with planning to explode one or more bombs in Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives

Australia urges Indonesia to respect Bali bombing victims

Jan 22, 2019

Australia's prime minister says he would be disappointed if radical cleric Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show respect for the victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings he inspired

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan 22, 2019

An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

Jan 21, 2019

Islamic State suicide bomber targets joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week

N Ireland police deal with hijackings after weekend car bomb

Jan 21, 2019

Army bomb-disposal experts in Northern Ireland have carried out a controlled explosion on a hijacked vehicle amid heightened tensions in Londonderry following a weekend explosion outside a courthouse

Colombian rebels claim responsibility for deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019

The National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a Colombian police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded

In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria

Jan 21, 2019

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military has confirmed that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

Jan 20, 2019

Protesters have clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people against the Greek-Macedonia name deal


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