Italy nabs 11 in hunt for Sicilian Mafia don of dons on run since '93

Aug 4, 2015

Italy nabs 11 in hunt for Sicilian Mafia don of dons on run since '93

Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capture and spread his orders to the rest of the criminal organization. The suspects used coded language and hand-written notes to communicate with the highest-ranking Sicilian ...

Aug 1, 2015

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in British plane crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for the Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British ...

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

Jul 26, 2015

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in southern Italy has risen to nine after one of those hurt succumbed to his injuries Sunday, a hospital source said. Seven people were killed on the spot and several others were injured on ...

Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Jul 24, 2015

Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the U.N. refugee agency Thursday. “My colleagues are interviewing the survivors … who arrived this afternoon ...

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Jul 16, 2015

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Around 2,700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. A German navy vessel and a search and rescue ship deployed by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres participated in the rescues along with the Italian ...

Jul 11, 2015

Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo kills at least one

An explosion Saturday morning in downtown Cairo killed at least one person and heavily damaged the building housing the Italian Consulate. Heath Ministry official Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said at least one person was killed in the blast. An Egyptian security official said one civilian and ...

Jul 9, 2015

€1.6 billion in assets seized from Mafia family in Sicily

Italian authorities said Wednesday they had seized assets worth more than €1.6 billion ($1.75 billion) from a family of five Sicilian pensioners believed to have links to a prominent Mafia clan. The huge sweep of businesses, property and bank accounts “represents, in total value, ...