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June 14, 2016 - 3:22am
1 week 6 days ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A special security court in the United Arab Emirates has issued verdicts in a trial involving 15 Yemeni and four Emirati defendants accused of setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A report on the state-run WAM news agency says the sentences ranged "from acquittal to life imprisonment." It did not provide a breakdown, nor did it name those involved.

It said the court also ordered the confiscation of 3...

June 14, 2016 - 3:16am
1 week 6 days ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of two police officers in an apparent extremist attack in France (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Facebook says it is working closely with the French authorities as they investigate the killing of two police officials by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a 12-minute video that police said was posted on the social media site.

The video appears to have been taken by attacker...

June 14, 2016 - 3:02am
1 week 6 days ago

LONDON (AP) — The security company that employed the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre has been tarred by a series of blunders and scandals that have raised questions about its competency and ethics.

London-based G4S acknowledged Monday that Omar Mateen, whose rampage left 49 victims dead and more than 50 wounded, worked for the firm at a residential community in South Florida.

Concerns contributed to a 5 percent decline in the company's...

June 14, 2016 - 1:25am
1 week 5 days ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An official says an Islamic cleric has left Australia after comments he made against homosexuality sparked a government review of his visa.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said on Wednesday that British cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar had decided to leave Sydney Airport late Tuesday before his visa was cancelled.

Sekaleshfar came under investigation over a newspaper report on Tuesday of comments he...

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