Aug 30, 2015

Frequent JR cable fires raise suspicions of serial arson

A recent series of cable fires at Japan Railway facilities in Tokyo has aroused a suspicion of serial arson, due to the abnormally high frequency of such incidents. In only about 10 days through last Thursday, there were four trackside cable fire incidents. In ...

Jul 8, 2015

Father arrested over deadly house fire had 'worries at workplace'

The father arrested on suspicion of setting fire to his house in southwestern Japan has told police that he “had worries at the workplace,” investigative sources said Wednesday. Police have learned that Kenichiro Suemune, a 40-year-old lieutenant in the Maritime Self-Defense Force, who allegedly ...

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 ...