Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several weapons also being seized, authorities said. Spain’s interior ministry said police detained a Moroccan man with Dutch identity documents in the northwestern city of Figueras suspected of belonging to IS who recently returned to […]

German spy agency worker arrested over Islamist comments

German spy agency worker arrested over Islamist comments

A German citizen employed by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been arrested on accusations that he made Islamist declarations on the internet and revealed internal agency material, the agency said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Bundesverfassungsschutz (BfV) declined to provide details on the man’s position at the agency or say when he joined. He […]

Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said. “Around 300 migrants, six of them considered a threat to national security, have been arrested,” Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told BNR public radio after visiting the camp […]

French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille and thwarted what the interior minister called a new potential attack. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, announcing the arrests Monday, said six of the suspects arrested hadn’t been known to intelligence services. Cazeneuve said that Sunday’s arrests prevented “a terrorist act that had been envisaged […]

French journalist arrested in Turkey

French journalist arrested in Turkey

A French journalist was arrested in Turkey on Friday, his employer said, in a move that comes against a background of journalist detentions in the country following an attempted coup in July. Isabelle Roberts, the head of French news website lesjours.fr, said journalist Olivier Bertrand was arrested while reporting in the town of Gaziantep, just […]

‘Afghan girl’ from National Geographic cover arrested with fake papers in Pakistan

‘Afghan girl’ from National Geographic cover arrested with fake papers in Pakistan

An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers. The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine’s […]

Two French teenagers arrested for ties to jihadist

Two French teenagers arrested for ties to jihadist

Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday. The suspects, aged 17 and 19, live in the same area of Nice as , the radicalised Tunisian man who drove the […]

New York and New Jersey bombing suspect arrested after shootout

New York and New Jersey bombing suspect arrested after shootout

An Afghan immigrant wanted in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighbourhood and a New Jersey town was captured Monday after being wounded in a gun battle with police, authorities said. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, appeared conscious, his upper right arm bandaged and bloodied, as he was loaded into an ambulance in Linden. […]

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

Three women arrested over suspicious car in Paris, likely planning ‘imminent’ attack

French police arrested three women on Thursday in connection to a car containing suspicious gas cylinders that was abandoned in central Paris over the weekend. One of the women was wounded seriously during the operation. The arrests took place near a train station in the Parisian suburb of Boussy-Saint-Antoine, a day after two more suspects […]

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand […]

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Five arrested after attack on Belgium national crime lab

Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium’s national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence. Five people were arrested nearby and are being questioned, but there is no confirmed link to terrorism so far. No one […]

Relative of Charlie Hebdo attacker arrested en route to Syria

Relative of Charlie Hebdo attacker arrested en route to Syria

A relative of one of the jihadist killers of journalists at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been arrested in Bulgaria after trying to get to Syria, a judicial source said Sunday. Mourad Hamyd, brother-in-law of Cherif Kouachi who was behind the January 2015 attack in Paris that killed 12, was first detained in Turkey […]

Paris attacks ‘accomplices’ arrested in Austria

Paris attacks ‘accomplices’ arrested in Austria

France on Friday filed terror charges against two suspected members of the same Islamic State (IS) group cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source told AFP. The 29-year-old Algerian Adel H. and the 35-year-old Pakistani Mohamad U. were charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists”, the source said of the men […]

Federer to miss Rio Olympics, rest of season with injury

Federer to miss Rio Olympics, rest of season with injury

French police arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday, bringing to seven the number of people detained since the July 14 attack. “They were placed in custody while investigators seek to determine if the Tunisian (attacker) Mohamed […]

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities. U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign […]

At least 36 football fans arrested in Lille unrest

At least 36 football fans arrested in Lille unrest

French riot police charged and used tear gas to disperse rowdy English soccer fans in Lille on Wednesday, though the northern city was spared feared clashes with Russian supporters. Throughout the day, police said, 36 people were arrested for various offences as Russia lost to Slovakiain Lille and England prepared to play Wales in the […]

Police clash with demonstrators in Paris amid fresh labour reform protests

Police clash with demonstrators in Paris amid fresh labour reform protests

French police arrested at least 58 people in Paris on Tuesday as student groups and unions once again marched against contested labour reforms. Tens of thousands of people rallied in the French capital and across the country as unions and student groups refused to yield in a months-long labour row. French unions said 1 million […]

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, police official said. SSP Saqib Ismael Memon told media representatives that the terrorists were arrested after being identified by already arrested suspects during interrogation. He said two suicide jackets, a drum full of explosives and large quantity of weapons […]

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a morning raid but declined to confirm […]