• In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo, a young protester affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood waves a flare while leading chants on the second anniversary of the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as they protest in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. Young Islamists are growing increasingly open in their calls for violence and a move toward extremism, frustrated by the police crackdown since the military ousted Morsi in 2013. Some want to avenge friends and family killed or abused by police. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)

    Egypt’s disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence

    CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.

  • In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, Metin Bekiroglu, right, accompanied by others talk about the recent round of violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels, at a teahouse in the town of Lice, in southeastern Turkey. In an abrupt reversal, Turkey and the Kurdish rebels appear to be hurtling toward the return of an all-out conflict that plagued the nation for decades, before a fragile peace process was launched in 2012. (AP Photo/Desmond Butler)

    Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

    LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.

  • Newspapers hang for sale at a stand  carrying headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group’s newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.

  • A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Turkish soldier Kagan Kandemir, during his funeral in the town of Civril, Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kandemir, was one of the three Turkish troops that were killed on July 30 when Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to the army. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)  TURKEY OUT

    2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • In this photo taken July 8, 2015, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis poses in his chambers his Minneapolis chambers. Davis, who became chief judge of the Minnesota district in 2008, and recently stepped down from that post, will turn 68 later this month, but hasn’t said whether he’ll reduce his caseload. Several men and women have been prosecuted on terror charges in Minnesota since 2009, and all of them have eventually landed in front of Davis. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn’t previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.

  • In this July 17, 2015 photo, a visitor looks at photos of deceased pilots of the Imperial Japanese Army in the World War II at Chiran Peace Museum in Chiran in Kagoshima Prefecture, south west of Japan. As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms. Chiran served as the takeoff spot for 439 pilots on suicide-attack missions, many of them also teenagers. Japan surrendered four months later. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

    Japanese girl’s WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

    CHIRAN, Japan (AP) — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.

  • A United States Navy aeroplane about to land at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday, that an agreement allowing the U.S.-led coalition against the IS to launch airstrikes from Incirlik and other Turkish bases has been approved by Cabinet. Coalition forces could start using the bases “any moment,” Bilgic said. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • An Indian police officer stops a family at a barricade in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Memon, 53, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea, several newspapers and TV stations reported. He was executed inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.

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    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended

  • In this undated image released by the FBI, Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster. An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment on the government’s claims about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.  (FBI via AP, File)

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.