Israel buries truck attack victims amid doubts over IS group link

Israel buries truck attack victims amid doubts over IS group link

Hundreds of Israelis attended funerals Monday for four soldiers killed when a Palestinian rammed a truck into troops visiting a popular tourist site in a stark reminder of tensions despite a recent lull in violence. Sunday’s attack, which also saw the driver shot dead, came after months of relative calm and led Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Foreign nationals counted among Istanbul attack victims

Foreign nationals counted among Istanbul attack victims

Foreigners, including many nationals of Arab countries, were among the dead in the New Year shooting rampage at an Istanbul nightclub, officials said on Sunday. A total of 39 people were killed in the assault at the exclusive Reina club on the shores of the Bosphorus and 65 injured, officials said. Here is a breakdown […]

Obama, Japan’s PM pay homage to Pearl Harbor victims

Obama, Japan’s PM pay homage to Pearl Harbor victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama made a joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, laying wreaths for the victims of the Japanese aerial attack that prompted the United States to enter World War II. The two leaders stood solemnly in front of a wall inscribed with the names of those […]

Egypt to hand over Egypt Air crash victims’ remains

Egypt to hand over Egypt Air crash victims’ remains

Egypt’s state prosecutor has ordered that the remains of the victims of the May 19 crash of EgyptAir flight 804 be handed over to their relatives, his office said Saturday. The Airbus A320 had been en route from Paris to Cairo when it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 on board, among them 40 […]

Victims of Cameroon train crash sue French rail owner for manslaughter

Victims of Cameroon train crash sue French rail owner for manslaughter

Victims of a rail crash that killed at least 79 people in Cameroon have filed a lawsuit against train operator Camrail and its French owner Bollore Group, accusing them of negligence and involuntary manslaughter, their lawyer said. A packed passenger train derailed last month between the capital Yaounde and the central African country’s port city […]

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s announcement Friday that it is leaving the ICC surprised many, raising questions about its legality and concerns for the future of a court that counted South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela as a key advocate. The United Nations confirmed receipt Friday of South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, effective October 19, 2017. The withdrawal […]

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Obama vetoes bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Setting up a potential override by Congress, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Obama cited the potential for the popular bipartisan bill to backfire against the U.S., its diplomats and military personnel. The bill sailed through both chambers […]

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in last Wednesday’s earthquake. Among the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding the bodies […]

Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

French President François Hollande met Pope Francis on Wednesday to thank him for his solidarity with the French people after attacks by Islamist militants, including the killing of an elderly priest in July. A professed atheist, Hollande started his brief, private trip to Rome and the Vatican with a stop in San Luigi dei Francesi, […]

Victims’ families sue Facebook for $1 billion over Palestinian attacks

Victims’ families sue Facebook for $1 billion over Palestinian attacks

A group of Israelis and Americans filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for allegedly facilitating deadly Palestinian militant attacks on their loved ones. The plaintiffs, relatives of four Israeli-U.S. dual nationals and one visiting U.S. citizen who died in attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or the occupied West […]

Six months after Paris terror attacks, victims’ families want answers

Six months after Paris terror attacks, victims’ families want answers

    Investigating judges are scheduled to field questions from around 1,000 people over three days in the French capital as the government tackles the complicated task of distributing financial compensations and revealing victims’ autopsies. On Tuesday, they will meet with the families of those killed near the Stade de France sporting arena and outside […]