Dozens of inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been aware, the government said. The director of the prison in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired… Read More Dozens of inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that city authorities said had killed three people. The attack appeared to be part of an intensified campaign over the past two weeks by the al Qaeda ally… Read More Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Japan to tighten immigration processes after former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flees country

Japan on Sunday said it would tighten immigration measures after former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn fled the country while on bail, its first official response to an astonishing escape that has transformed the executive into an international fugitive. Authorities have remained quiet after Ghosn revealed on Tuesday that he had fled to his childhood home… Read More Japan to tighten immigration processes after former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flees country

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group on Sunday attacked a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, and a police report said the Islamists had destroyed two planes, two helicopters and multiple vehicles. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu county, close to the Somali border… Read More Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Twitter suspends thousands of accounts linked to recent Saudi spying case

Weeks after U.S. authorities brought a spying case against three Saudi nationals for digging up dissidents’ personal data at Twitter, the company suspended tens of thousands of accounts that appear to be linked to one suspect’s company. Twitter announced the suspension of the accounts on Friday, saying only that they were linked to a significant… Read More Twitter suspends thousands of accounts linked to recent Saudi spying case

Wife of Zimbabwean vice president arrested on charges of fraud, money laundering

Zimbabwean authorities arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating exchange control regulations, the country’s anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Sunday. Marry Mubaiwa was arrested on Saturday evening and will likely appear in court on Monday, ZACC spokesman John Makamure said. He declined to give further… Read More Wife of Zimbabwean vice president arrested on charges of fraud, money laundering

Sudanese court sentences former president Omar al-Bashir to two years in detention for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest. The presiding judge said Bashir, 75, who was deposed by the military in April following months of street protests against… Read More Sudanese court sentences former president Omar al-Bashir to two years in detention for corruption

Man fatally shoots six persons before killing self at hospital in Czech

A gunman shot dead six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava in an unexplained attack, authorities said. It was the worst shooting in the Czech Republic since a man shot eight people dead at a restaurant in Uhersky Brod in 2015. Police said they received calls… Read More Man fatally shoots six persons before killing self at hospital in Czech