At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a double suicide bombing Thursday in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. Two suicide bombers with explosive vests carried out the attack at a cafe in Sinjar, a town west of Mosul.
Security forces patrolled the streets of the eastern Pakistan city of Gojra on Sunday, one day after seven people were killed and 20 injured when Muslim demonstrators set fire to houses in a Christian enclave and fighting broke out, authorities said. Police said Muslims were enraged over an alleged desecration of pages in the Quran at a Christian wedding last Saturday, and held a rally to protest such an act.
Two people were reported killed Wednesday after a convoy of buses carrying employees of a U.S. mining company came under fire in the Indonesian province of Papua
More than 300 men convicted by Saudi Arabia for taking part in terror plots have been jailed following trials criticized by a rights group for their lack of transparency. Saudi Arabia reported last week that 330 people had been convicted of membership in a “deviant group” — a reference to the al Qaeda terrorist network, founded by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden. On Monday, a Justice Ministry spokesman released more details about the group, saying that 323 will serve time in jail “varying from a few months to 30 years, with 13 of them sentenced to more than 20 years,” according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
A 21-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Belfast, Northern Ireland, charged in connection with the murder of a police officer earlier this month, police said. The man, who was not named, is charged with withholding information in connection with the murder, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said
A 37-year-old man was due in court Wednesday morning outside Belfast, Northern Ireland, charged with the murder of a police officer two weeks ago. The man, whose name was not released, was scheduled to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court outside Belfast at 10:30 a.m
A new British study has discovered that the highest rates of cervical cancer are found in some of London’s most deprived areas. Significantly high rates of smoking and teenage pregnancies were also discovered in eight areas of the capital city