Venezuela lawmaker murdered at home in a planned attack, government says

Oct 3, 2014

Venezuela lawmaker murdered at home in a planned attack, government says

Venezuelan pro-government Congressman Robert Serra and his partner were murdered in a planned attack at their Caracas home, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said. Serra, 27, and Maria Herrera were stabbed in their home Wednesday night in the La Pastora neighborhood “in a planned assassination, ...

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Aug 21, 2014

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops. The ...

Afghan president's cousin killed in 'turban bomb' attack

Jul 29, 2014

Afghan president's cousin killed in 'turban bomb' attack

A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country’s new leader as U.S.-led troops withdraw. Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in the southern ...

Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Apr 3, 2014

Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday. The bomb was planted on Musharraf’s route from ...

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 23, 2013

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet. The young leader’s brutal death, a dark turning point even in an era gripped ...