In Tunisia's tourist heartland, the anxious wait after attack

Mar 24, 2015

In Tunisia's tourist heartland, the anxious wait after attack

The European visitors strolling Tunisia’s Hammamet resort are an encouraging sign for a government determined to minimize the fallout of last week’s shooting of 20 tourists in the nearby capital. But there is anxiety about the future in the five-star hotels, trinket shops and ...

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Mar 19, 2015

Tunisia museum attack kills at least 21, including three Japanese

Gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed Tunisia’s national museum on Wednesday, killing at least 18 foreign tourists and three Tunisians in one of the worst militant attacks in a country that had largely escaped the region’s Arab Spring turmoil. Prime Minister Habib Essid initially said ...

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 ...