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 […]

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 […]

Casualties reported in shooting at Florida nightclub

Casualties reported in shooting at Florida nightclub

At least two people were killed and 14 wounded in a shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida early on Monday, NBC reported, citing police. Officers said gunshots were fired in the club’s parking lot, wounding “at least 14-16 people”, with their injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. NBC said a person […]

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre

President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando on Thursday to meet with survivors of the massacre at a gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed, as the U.S. Senate inched closer to a vote on gun control measures. Reprising the role of consoler in chief that he has played following periodic mass shootings since […]

Mass shooting at gay nightclub in Orlando leaves at least 50 dead

Mass shooting at gay nightclub in Orlando leaves at least 50 dead

A gunman killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in US history, an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Police killed the shooter, who was identified as Omar S. Mateen, a Florida resident. A top US congressman said Mateen […]