Visitors emerge shaken but unscathed by Louvre attacker

Visitors emerge shaken but unscathed by Louvre attacker

Visitors to the Louvre in Paris praised the police response to Friday’s attack against security forces by a machete-wielding assailant. Some however were not so sure to return to the museum amid fears of another drop in tourist figures. Huang Shunqiang was in the underground lobby of the Louvre, under the magnificent I.M. Pei-designed glass […]

Turkey identifies alleged Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkey identifies alleged Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish authorities have identified the gunman responsible for the attack on an elite nightclub that killed 39 people celebrating New Year, the foreign minister said Wednesday. “The identity of the person responsible for the Istanbul attack has been established,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu news agency during a televised interview. He did not name the attacker […]

Europe-wide manhunt under way for Berlin truck attacker

Europe-wide manhunt under way for Berlin truck attacker

German prosecutors say they are searching for a 24-year-old Tunisian suspect named Anis Amri after finding an identity document in the truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 people. The identity document that was found under the truck’s driver’s seat was issued to Anis Amri, born in Tunisia in 1992. […]

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics student at Ohio State University, was the result of IS […]

Bulgaria to extradite brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker

Bulgaria to extradite brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker

Bulgaria is to extradite to France a relative of one of the Islamist militants who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris last year, following a Bulgarian court ruling on Tuesday. Mourad Hamyd, who is French and brother-in-law of assailant Cherif Kouachi, was detained in Bulgaria last month after a Paris court issued a European […]

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 […]

French investigators formally identify second church attacker

French investigators formally identify second church attacker

A day after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly showing the two jihadists who attacked a northern French church and killed a priest, investigators formally identified the second assailant on Thursday. The French prosecutor’s office on Thursday identified the second assailant who attacked a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray as […]

Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatred

Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatred

Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired. Months earlier, he reportedly gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan. When he was done, Satoshi Uematsu, 26, had left dead […]