Sweden hit by third mosque arson attack in a week

Jan 2, 2015

Sweden hit by third mosque arson attack in a week

Swedish police launched a manhunt Thursday after the third arson attack against a mosque in a week, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration far-right movement. “Someone threw a firebomb, a Molotov cocktail, at the building,” Torsten Hemlin, a spokesman for Uppsala ...

Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five

Dec 26, 2014

Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five

An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden on Thursday, injuring five people, police said, as the country grapples with a political crisis caused by the rise of the extreme right. “Somebody threw an object through a closed window and afterwards a ...

Dec 12, 2014

Jewish extremist trio named as being behind Jerusalem school arson

Three members of an extremist Jewish group were named by Israeli security officials on Thursday as being behind an arson attack last month targeting a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet internal security agency said Jerusalem resident Yitzhak Gabai, 22, and brothers Nahman ...

Shock, anger as arsonists hit Jerusalem Jewish-Arab school

Dec 1, 2014

Shock, anger as arsonists hit Jerusalem Jewish-Arab school

An arson attack targeting first-grade classrooms at a Jewish-Arab school sparked a wave of condemnation Sunday, as months of racial tensions in Jerusalem showed little sign of abating. The attack, apparently by Jewish extremists, occurred Saturday evening at the Hand-in-Hand bilingual school, a rare ...

Nov 27, 2014

Suspect in Tokyo hospital arson attack turns himself in

Police have arrested a man who turned himself in following an arson attack on the Tokai University Hachioji Hospital in Tokyo. Shigeyuki Soga, 47, is suspected of pouring flammable liquid down hallways on several floors of the hospital and setting it alight. The attack ...

May 17, 2014

Arson may be behind surge of California fires

A 57-year-old man was charged with arson in one of at least 10 wildfires that erupted in California last week, and investigators are working to determine whether other blazes in the unusually early and intense outbreak were ignited by something as ordinary as sparks ...

Dec 2, 2013

Diplomat tied to fire at embassy in Congo

A diplomat who worked at the Japanese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Monday on suspicion of setting a fire at the mission in June, police said. Tokyo police nabbed Shinya Yamada, 30, third secretary at the embassy in Kinshasa, who ...