One dead, five injured as student opens fire at California high school

A California high school student dressed in black is suspected of having opened fire on campus on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding five others before he was arrested, officials said. “Suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter. In addition… Read More One dead, five injured as student opens fire at California high school

Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing day-long rocket salvoes in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian state media said a separate missile attack had hit… Read More Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Four crew members kidnapped following attack on Greek oil tanker off coast of Togo

Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation’s navy and Greek authorities said, two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin. Of the missing crew members, two are Filipinos, one is Greek and… Read More Four crew members kidnapped following attack on Greek oil tanker off coast of Togo

Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush. All nine people, Mexican-Americans killed in Monday’s daytime attack at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, belonged… Read More Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

Islamic State appoints new leader, vows revenge against U.S.

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, and vowed revenge against the United States. The Iraqi rose from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself ‘caliph’ of all Muslims, holding sway over huge areas of Iraq… Read More Islamic State appoints new leader, vows revenge against U.S.

Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

Turkish authorities have detained 43 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State and of plotting attacks targeting celebrations of Turkey’s national day on Tuesday, police and state media said. The detentions came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by U.S.… Read More Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, messaging service WhatsApp, which… Read More WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones

Leader of Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during U.S. raid in Syria

Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Day-time footage showed a crater in the ground and what appeared to be the aftermath of a raid, with torn blood-stained clothes on the ground. It also showed night-time… Read More Leader of Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during U.S. raid in Syria