Two arrested over murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland over the killing of a journalist during a riot, police said, with politicians calling for calm after the shooting added to concerns about the stability of the region’s 21-year-old peace deal. Lyra McKee, 29, an award-winning journalist who was writing a book on the disappearance of young… Read More Two arrested over murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Nine persons in critical condition following fire incident at Russia’s NKNK petrochemical complex

Nine people were hospitalized in critical condition after a fire engulfed Russia’s Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK) petrochemical complex in the Republic of Tatarstan on Friday, TASS news agency reported citing the local health ministry. A spokesman for the emergencies ministry confirmed that in total 17 people had incurred burns “of different degrees” in the fire in the… Read More Nine persons in critical condition following fire incident at Russia’s NKNK petrochemical complex

Sudan prosecutor launches money laundering investigations against ousted President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday. The source said that military intelligence had searched Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million euros, as… Read More Sudan prosecutor launches money laundering investigations against ousted President Omar al-Bashir

Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan

Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban. Saturday’s attack began shortly before midday with an explosion at the entrance to the multi-storey building housing the… Read More Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan