Security forces arrest, charge man for threatening to kill U.S. Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar

A 55-year-old New York man has been arrested and charged with threatening to assault and murder Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim U.S. Congress member from Minnesota, federal prosecutors said. Patrick Carlineo Jr. of Addison, New York, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, the U.S. Department of Justice… Read More Security forces arrest, charge man for threatening to kill U.S. Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Protesters clash with security forces outside presidential residence in Sudan

Thousands of Sudanese protesters clashed with security forces outside President Omar al-Bashir’s residence in central Khartoum on Saturday in what appeared to be the biggest demonstration in months of protest against his 30-year rule, witnesses said. Security forces fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators and tried to disperse the crowd, which had responded to a… Read More Protesters clash with security forces outside presidential residence in Sudan

U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office stressed that she has an independent and impartial mandate under the court’s founding treaty, the… Read More U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe

Iran set to blacklist U.S. military in retaliatory action

Iran may put the U.S. military on its terror list if Washington designates the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday. The United States is expected to designate the Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials said, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s… Read More Iran set to blacklist U.S. military in retaliatory action

U.S. to deignate Iran military as terrorist organization

The United States is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials said, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn could open U.S. military and intelligence officials to similar actions by unfriendly governments abroad, is expected… Read More U.S. to deignate Iran military as terrorist organization

Three dead, nineteen injured following double explosions in eastern Aghanistan

Twin explosions on Saturday in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad killed three people and injured 19 others, a government spokesman said. Two children and eight security forces were among the casualties, said Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government. It was not clear what caused the explosions. No group took immediate responsibility. Islamic… Read More Three dead, nineteen injured following double explosions in eastern Aghanistan