Dozens killed in New Year’s Eve attack on Istanbul nightclub

Dozens killed in New Year’s Eve attack on Istanbul nightclub

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others, said Turkey’s interior minister. At least one gunman shot his way into an Istanbul nightclub packed with hundreds of New […]

Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Dozens killed in attacks amid political unrest in DR Congo

Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 34 civilians over the weekend, the army and local activists said, and the violence stoked concerns over political instability. Attacks have surged across the country in the past week alongside violent protests over President Joseph Kabila’s failure to step down at the end of his […]

Dozens killed in massive blast at Mexican firework market

Dozens killed in massive blast at Mexican firework market

A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market Tuesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70, authorities said. The conflagration, in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec, set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts and a sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital city. The market had been packed with […]

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 […]

Dozens killed in attack on police academy in Pakistan’s Quetta

Dozens killed in attack on police academy in Pakistan’s Quetta

At least 59 people were killed and 117 critically wounded when gunman stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, government officials said on Tuesday. Some 200 trainees were stationed at the facility when the attack occurred late on Monday, officials said, and some were taken hostage during the attack which […]

Dozens injured as commuter train crashes into New Jersey station

Dozens injured as commuter train crashes into New Jersey station

A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 100 more, some critically, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit (known as the NJ Transit) train crashed […]

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

Dozens of employees at prestigious Paris auction house jailed for theft

A Paris court on Tuesday jailed 35 former porters from the prestigious Drouot auction house for stealing precious antiques, jewels and artworks in an insider racket thought to date back decades. The defendants, who transported and stored objects destined for sale by Drouot, were found guilty of helping themselves to treasures including diamonds and a […]

Dozens hospitalised after suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo

Dozens hospitalised after suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo

A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue workers’ organisation that operates in rebel-held areas, said government helicopters had dropped barrel bombs containing chlorine on the Sukari […]

Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

A loud explosion hit the centre of Kabul late on Monday, hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said. Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an area of the city near to embassies and government […]

Bomb attack on wedding leaves dozens dead in Turkey

Bomb attack on wedding leaves dozens dead in Turkey

At least 30 people were killed when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, security and hospital sources said. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants had carried out the late-night attack, […]

Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into crowd in Nice

Dozens killed as lorry ploughs into crowd in Nice

At least 80 people are dead after a lorry ploughed into a crowd attending Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, in what is being investigated as a terror attack. Here are the main developments so far: At around 11pm local time lorry ploughed into a crowd of people in […]

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, […]

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 […]

Dozens of US diplomats call for military strikes against Syria’s Assad

Dozens of US diplomats call for military strikes against Syria’s Assad

  More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war cease-fire. The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising […]