U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of ‘narco-terrorism’, the latest escalation of the Trump administration’s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader. The State Department offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest… Read More U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week

Several Iraqi air defense servicemen were critically wounded on Saturday as multiple rockets hit a military base which houses U.S.-led coalition troops, in the second such strike in a week, the military said. Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said 33 Katyusha rockets were launched near a section of the Taji base which houses coalition troops. It… Read More Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week

U.S. judge orders release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

Former U.S. Army soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on a judge’s order after being held since May for refusing to testify in an ongoing U.S. investigation of WikiLeaks. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria, Virginia, ordered Manning released because the grand jury hearing the case had… Read More U.S. judge orders release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathizing with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by Justice James Burke, with Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno afterward… Read More Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years imprisonment

Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Unidentified assailants killed at least 43 people in raids on villages in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, in one of the deadliest such attacks of the past year, the government said. The attackers targeted at least two villages in the North region, near the border with Mali, the government said in a statement on Monday.… Read More Dozens dead following attacks on villages in Burkina Faso

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay

Former Brazil and Barcelona forward Ronaldinho Gaucho was arrested in Paraguay on Friday for attempting to enter the country with an adulterated passport, Paraguayan police said. Gilberto Fleitas, the head of the investigations unit of the Paraguayan police, said Ronaldinho and his brother were taken into custody just hours after a judge refused to ratify… Read More Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay

International Criminal Court set to launch investigation into alleged Afghan war crimes

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will investigate whether war crimes were committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Afghan military and U.S. forces after an appeals panel said on Thursday the “truth-seeking” inquiry should go ahead. The ICC decision, which came days after the United States agreed to pull its troops from the long-running conflict,… Read More International Criminal Court set to launch investigation into alleged Afghan war crimes