Jan 14, 2015

Arms for Paris attacks came from abroad: police

The weapons used by a terror cell to kill 17 people around Paris came from outside the country and authorities are urgently tracing the source of the financing, a French police official said Tuesday. Christophe Crepin, a French police union representative, said several people ...

Jan 9, 2015

Survivor of magazine bloodbath: 'I saw horror'

When a masked gunman burst into the Charlie Hebdo editorial meeting shouting “Allahu akbar” and fired off a hail of bullets, journalist Laurent Leger threw himself behind a corner table and hid as horror unfolded around him. The journalists were wrapping up their weekly ...

Blow-by-blow account of Paris massacre

Jan 8, 2015

Blow-by-blow account of Paris massacre

Bloodbath at the editorial conference, police gunned down execution-style in the street, a desperate manhunt: following is a timeline of France’s worst attack in at least 40 years: At around 11:20 a.m. (1020 GMT), two masked Kalashnikov-wielding men dressed in black commando-style gear burst ...

Four of France's top cartoonists killed in Paris massacre

Jan 8, 2015

Four of France's top cartoonists killed in Paris massacre

Four of France’s most famous cartoonists were among the dozen people murdered Wednesday when gunmen attacked the Paris offices of their satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, French prosecutors said. They included the editor-in-chief of the publication, Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb. The other three were: ...

Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorist suspects

Dec 25, 2014

Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorist suspects

Pakistan’s prime minister announced Thursday the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers to prosecute terrorism cases in the wake of the Taliban school massacre. Nawaz Sharif spoke in a nationally televised address after a marathon meeting with ...

Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Dec 20, 2014

Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. Meanwhile, a Pakistani prosecutor said ...

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Dec 8, 2014

Mexico says evidence proves missing students were burned up

Mexican authorities on Sunday said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers who were abducted by corrupt police 10 weeks ago were incinerated at a garbage dump by drug gang members. Attorney General Jesus Murillo told reporters that one ...

Around 100 massacred in east DRC; Uganda rebels blamed

Nov 25, 2014

Around 100 massacred in east DRC; Uganda rebels blamed

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blamed by the government on Uganda rebels, lawmakers told AFP on Monday. The carnage took place Nov. 20 near Beni in North Kivu ...

Nov 11, 2014

Only two bones identifiable in Mexico massacre: attorney general

Mexico’s attorney general downplayed chances Monday of ever identifying charred remains attributed to the suspected massacre of 43 students, saying only two bones were salvageable for DNA tests. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the remains found in the southern state of Guerrero were ...