Clinton calls on FBI to release all information related to email inquiry

Clinton calls on FBI to release all information related to email inquiry

White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Friday challenged the FBI to defend its renewed probe into emails sent to her private account, declaring herself confident it would find no wrongdoing. The Democratic candidate, who is seeking to be elected America’s first female president on November 8, launched a blistering fightback after the Federal Bureau of […]

Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Jihadist group Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government following a prisoner swap, an official in the president’s office said Thursday. The Chibok girls were released as part of a prisoner swap deal struck between Boko Haram, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Nigerian and Swiss governments, said […]

Pressure builds on Charlotte, NC police to release fatal shooting videos

Pressure builds on Charlotte, NC police to release fatal shooting videos

The family of a black man shot dead by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this week has called on authorities to release police footage of the incident, claiming that the videos contradict the police’s version of the shooting. Charlotte police claim that 43 year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death in […]

Turkey to release 38,000 from prison, frees space for coup plotters

Turkey to release 38,000 from prison, frees space for coup plotters

Turkey will grant early release to some 38,000 prisoners who committed crimes before July 1, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Wednesday, amid reports of prison overcrowding after the failed coup. Bozdag said in a series of messages on Twitter that the move was “not an amnesty” and the convicts were not being pardoned but released […]

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

Boko Haram video ‘shows Chibok schoolgirls’, demand release of fighters

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday that purported to show recent footage of dozens of schoolgirls still missing after being kidnapped from the town of Chibok more than two years ago. The girls, wearing full-body veils but with their faces showing, can be seen seated behind a masked Boko Haram […]

French court rejects conditional release of woman jailed for killing abusive husband

French court rejects conditional release of woman jailed for killing abusive husband

A French court rejected on Friday a plea to release Jacqueline Sauvage, a 68-year-old woman jailed since 2012 for killing her abusive husband; she was granted a rare presidential pardon on January 31 following public outcry. The Melun prosecutor’s office, which backed Sauvage’s conditional release, told AFP news agency that it would appeal the court’s […]

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

WASHINGTON: Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimating and then misrepresenting the extremist threat in Libya. As Washington insiders pored over the minutiae of an 800-page document that was two years and seven million taxpayer […]