The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts used by militant organizations based abroad, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Officials are describing it as the largest-ever seizure of digital currency funds related to terrorism.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Even as Afghan troops seized the prison in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, some 115 kilometers (70 miles) east of Kabul, IS militants continued to fire on Afghan security forces from a nearby neighborhood.
By Associated Press
Gen. Frank McKenzie said the U.S. is ahead of schedule for an initial drawdown by July to 8,600 troops. He stressed, however, that going to zero troops by May 2021 — as envisioned in a U.S.-Taliban deal signed in February…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Investigators with the Commission for International Justice and Accountability is amassing evidence to show the involvement of IS leadership in organizing the trade of Yazidi women, and identifying top IS architects to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, war crimes…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that a political feud in Afghanistan is jeopardizing peace efforts. He met with President Ashraf Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah earlier this week but failed to break their impasse…
In our news wrap Friday, the latest jobs report showed the strongest pace of hiring since 2016. The Labor Department said employers added a net 273,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate matched a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.
By Malcolm Brabant
Today, hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters languish in Syrian and Iraqi jails. President Trump would like to follow the example set by Kosovo, which has reclaimed its jihadis for trial. But many European nations fear the fighters will commit…
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Anil Raj, a civilian aid worker from San Francisco, was killed in a weekend attack on a U.N. vehicle in Afghanistan.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
In a speech Tuesday, President Trump said the U.S. got al-Baghdadi, then got "his second" and now, "we have our eye on his third. His third has got a lot of problems because we know where he is, too."…
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