Jan 15, 2015

Algeria announces arrest of 12 suspected terror cell members

Twelve suspected members of a “terrorist cell” planning attacks in Algeria have been arrested in the south of the country, the defense ministry announced Wednesday. It said the arrests were carried out during the past two weeks in army operations in Ghardaia, Laghouat and ...

Jan 6, 2015

Two men charged in U.S. in attempted Gambia coup

Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government in the small West African nation of Gambia, federal prosecutors said Monday. Both men were in custody and were expected to make court appearances Monday, one in Baltimore ...

Counterterrorism police arrest two in Australia

Dec 24, 2014

Counterterrorism police arrest two in Australia

Two men were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation into a group that officials have accused of plotting to kill a random member of the public in Sydney, police said Wednesday, one day after the nation’s prime minister warned of heightened terrorist ...

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school massacre

Dec 22, 2014

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school massacre

Authorities made several arrests Sunday in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. “Quite a few suspects who were facilitators in one way or the other have been taken into custody,” Interior Minister ...

Dec 19, 2014

Germany arrests trio accused of spying for Turkey

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutor’s office said two of the suspects — identified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and ...

Dec 18, 2014

14 pharmacy workers arrested over U.S. meningitis outbreak fatal to 64

Two owners and 12 former employees of a U.S. pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people across the country, prosecutors said. Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro owned the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which lost ...

Oct 27, 2014

Clowns terrorizing parts of France

A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France, where police on Saturday night arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. A police source said Sunday several teens were ...

Oct 13, 2014

Two arrested in Venezuela lawmaker's murder

Two men have been arrested in Venezuela for the murder of a ruling party lawmaker and his assistant, a high-profile crime with political overtones, the country’s supreme court said Sunday. In a statement, the high court identified the suspects as Eduwin Torres and Carlos ...

Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Aug 29, 2014

Brazil arrests eight in Amazon deforestation swoop

Brazilian police said Thursday they had made eight arrests in raids to smash a gang considered the worst perpetrators of deforestation in the Amazon region. “Eight arrests have been made so far. Police are searching for a further six (suspects) considered to be on ...