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 […]

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed in suspected ‘crime of passion’

Brazilian police suspect Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was killed in a “crime of passion,” a source close to the investigation said Friday, as detectives interrogated his wife and a policeman who was reportedly her lover. Amiridis went missing while vacationing with his family in Rio de Janeiro, a picturesque but crime-plagued city where he served […]

German police hunt Syrian man over suspected bomb plot

German police hunt Syrian man over suspected bomb plot

German police were carrying out a huge manhunt Saturday for a 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, after finding “highly explosive” materials in his apartment. Security has been boosted at Berlin’s two airports and at train stations in the capital. The suspect, Jaber Albakr, could have had “an Islamist motive”, police sources told […]

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea’s military said Friday after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” near its main nuclear site. A confirmed test by the isolated North would send tensions soaring over its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, which have already earned […]

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 […]

Mexico federal police chief sacked over suspected cartel executions

Mexico federal police chief sacked over suspected cartel executions

Mexico’s president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country’s human rights commission released a scathing report. The report alleged federal police “executed arbitrarily” at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said President Enrique Pena […]

Bangladeshi police kill suspected mastermind of Dhaka café attack

Bangladeshi police kill suspected mastermind of Dhaka café attack

Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a café last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The dead included Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born […]

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

  A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an “extremist” attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who […]

Suspected gunman kills himself after deadly Munich mall shooting

Suspected gunman kills himself after deadly Munich mall shooting

At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting that began in a shopping centre in the German city of Munich Friday evening. At least nine people were killed in the attack, with another 21 injured, according to the police. 16 of the wounded remain in hospital, three of whom in […]

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks

Twelve people suspected of planning new attacks were arrested in Brussels on Friday and Saturday after police carried out about 40 house searches across Belgium, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. It said a total of 40 people had been questioned after the raids.

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police searched houses in the city of Antwerp on Wednesday and detained four people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group and trying to drum up recruits to fight with Islamist militants in Syria or Libya, state prosecutors said. Two were formally arrested while the other two were given a conditional release. “They […]