Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls during his rampage and warned that “you’re going to see more of this type of action going on,” according to transcripts released on Monday. The partial transcripts were of a 911 call made by Mateen and three conversations he had with the police […]

Trump supports racial profiling after Orlando shooting

Trump supports racial profiling after Orlando shooting

Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told CBS’ […]

Orlando killer had no links to IS: CIA chief

Orlando killer had no links to IS: CIA chief

    WASHINGTON: CIA chief John Brennan has told the Senate intelligence committee that his agency found no evidence of a connection between Omar Mateen and the militant Islamic State (IS) group. Mateen, who killed 49 people when he raided a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, stated allegiance to the militant group minutes before […]

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 […]

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday in North Carolina with a serenade from an estimated 9,000 people and a vicious rebuttal to an afternoon of attacks lodged by Hillary Clinton and the president they both hope to replace. ‘Happy birthday? Ah, don’t tell me about my birthday!’ he grinned as the singing started. Trump’s smile […]

FBI ‘confident’ that Orlando gunman was ‘radicalised’

FBI ‘confident’ that Orlando gunman was ‘radicalised’

  ORLANDO: The US gunman who launched the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11 at a gay nightclub in Orlando was radicalised by Islamist propaganda, officials said, amid reports he was a club regular. Lone gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 and wounded another 53 before he was killed when police stormed the Pulse, […]

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 […]

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

  Democratic President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed US ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House. Clearly annoyed, Obama responded to Trump’s proposed suspension of immigration from countries with a “history of terrorism” after Sunday’s killing of 49 […]

Trump and Clinton strike contrasting tones after Orlando shooting

Trump and Clinton strike contrasting tones after Orlando shooting

The bloody attack on an Orlando nightclub by a radicalized US citizen has crept into the presidential campaign, prompting responses from both of the parties’ presumptive nominees. Republican Donald Trump said the mass shooting in Florida proved tougher action against terrorism was needed, while boasting for “being right” about the threat. For Hillary Clinton, the […]

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 […]

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 […]