Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

  Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale. The feud has shaken the US presidential campaign and become a flash point 99 days before the November election that […]

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 […]

What we know about the five suspects held in connection with Nice attack

What we know about the five suspects held in connection with Nice attack

Following revelations by Paris Prosecutor François Molins on Thursday that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had support in planning last week’s attack in Nice, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the five suspects being held in connection with the case. The five suspects are believed to have provided Bouhlel with either material or logistical support in planning […]

Nice truck killer had support, accomplices for carefully planned attack

Nice truck killer had support, accomplices for carefully planned attack

French truck killer Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel received logistical support preparing for his deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice from five suspects who are now in custody, Paris prosecutor François Molins revealed Thursday. “The investigation underway since the night of July 14 has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel’s act, but […]

France orders Nice policing inquiry after Bastille Day attack

France orders Nice policing inquiry after Bastille Day attack

France’s government said on Thursday it was ordering an inquiry into security arrangements for the July 14 festivities in Nice, amid mounting anger at the failure to prevent a truck driver from ramming the crowd of revellers. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the national police inspectorate would lead the investigation, a week after Tunisia-born Mohamed […]

Dallas police say gunman was planning other ‘devastating’ attack

Dallas police say gunman was planning other ‘devastating’ attack

The shooter in the Dallas ambush had been practicing detonating bombs and planned some kind of major attack even before the sniper-style assault in which he killed five police, the city’s police chief said Sunday. Releasing chilling new details of the attack by Micah Johnson, police chief David Brown said Johnson taunted police as he […]

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

  Islamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday. The overnight attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, which involved suicide bombers and gun and mortar fire, also wounded 50 people, […]

Dhaka cafe attack: The rich Bangladeshi kids who grew up to be radicals

Dhaka cafe attack: The rich Bangladeshi kids who grew up to be radicals

DHAKA: Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of militants from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas. Six young men were shot dead Saturday at the end of the all-night siege in a Dhaka cafe claimed by the militant […]

IS group claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh restaurant

IS group claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh restaurant

Gunmen attacked a restaurant in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Friday night, taking hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The head of the elite anti-crime force, Rapid Action Battalion, or RAB, told reporters Friday night that they were working to save […]

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said. Three buses were attacked as they approached the capital from neighbouring Wardak province, a police official said, according to preliminary information. “Initial information […]

Hollande leads tribute to police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

Hollande leads tribute to police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

French President François Hollande led a memorial service Friday at Versailles for Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider, two police officers killed Monday at their home by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group. Hollande, accompanied by Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, told a crowd that included hundreds of police […]

Wife of Orlando shooter could be charged for knowledge of attack

Wife of Orlando shooter could be charged for knowledge of attack

The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be charged in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday. The source told Reuters that a federal grand jury had been […]

Gay Pride attack foiled in Los Angeles

Gay Pride attack foiled in Los Angeles

A man with a car full of weapons and bomb-making materials was arrested on Sunday. According to authorities, he told police that his aim was to “harm” the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade. James Howell, 20, was detained in nearby Santa Monica with multiple weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials in his car, which had Indiana […]

Orlando shooter’s dad says attack ‘nothing to do with religion’

Orlando shooter’s dad says attack ‘nothing to do with religion’

  The Afghan-born father of Omar Mateen, the man police identified as the gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Florida on Sunday, is a fringe political commentator who rails against Pakistan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Seddique Mateen, who public records indicate is the father of Omar Mateen, had an […]

Hindu hacked to death in latest attack on Bangladesh minorities

Hindu hacked to death in latest attack on Bangladesh minorities

DHAKA: A Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death on Friday in what police suspected was fourth killing in a week by militants attacking minority groups in the majority-Muslim country. Nitya Ranjan Pandey, 60, who had volunteered at the monastery for 40 years, was taking a walk in the northwestern district of Pabna when he […]

Deadly bomb attack strikes police van in central Istanbul

Deadly bomb attack strikes police van in central Istanbul

At least 11 people have been killed in a bomb attack targeting Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on Tuesday, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters near the scene. The remote-controlled bomb exploded as a service shuttle bus carrying officers from Istanbul’s anti-riot police was passing in the central Beyazit district close to many […]

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Republican House Speaker Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump

Paul Ryan, the top elected U.S. Republican, endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday in the Nov. 8 presidential election, a step toward unifying party loyalists behind the presumptive Republican nominee despite concerns about him. The decision, announced by the House of Representatives speaker in a column for a newspaper in his home state of Wisconsin, ended […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

US-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS group’s ‘capital’

US-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS group’s ‘capital’

A US-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group near their de facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said. An unspecified number of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters were seen moving south from their stronghold of Tel Abyad near the Turkish border Tuesday […]

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 […]

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamist insurgency gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Two military officers and three civilians embraced martyrdom when a suicide bomber hit their twin cabin vehicle in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, Dunya News reported. According to military spokesperson, the two officers were identified as Lt. Colonel Zahir Shah and Lt. Colonel Arshad. The incident took place near railway crossing on Fateh […]

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