South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol grants presidential pardon to Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Friday, with the justice ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a “national economic crisis”. The pardon is largely symbolic, with Lee already out on parole after serving 18 months in jail for bribery in a scandal that… Read More South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol grants presidential pardon to Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee

Prominent Afghan cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in bomb attack in Kabul

A prominent Taliban cleric, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday, according to officials and Taliban sources. “Very sadly informed that respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly attack by enemies,” said Bilal… Read More Prominent Afghan cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in bomb attack in Kabul

Nigerian authorities arrest suspects linked to Ondo Catholic Church massacre

Nigeria has arrested suspects in an Islamist militant attack in a Catholic church that killed 40 people two months ago, Chief of Defence Staff General Leo Irabor told local media on Tuesday. Irabor said the attackers were arrested during joint operations involving the armed forces, the Department of Security Services and police, privately owned Channels… Read More Nigerian authorities arrest suspects linked to Ondo Catholic Church massacre

U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment

A judge sentenced a white father and son to life in prison and their neighbor to 35 years on Monday for a federal hate crime in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man shot after jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood. Travis McMichael, a 36-year-old former U.S. Coast Guard mechanic, his father Gregory… Read More U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment

Eight dead, several injured following bomb blast in Kabul

A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, claimed… Read More Eight dead, several injured following bomb blast in Kabul

U.S. charges four police officers involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack down on abuses and racial… Read More U.S. charges four police officers involved in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Gunmen fatally shoot journalist Ernesto Mendez, three others in central Mexico

A journalist and three other people were killed when gunmen stormed into a liquor store that he owned in Mexico’s central Guanajuato state, local authorities said Wednesday. Ernesto Mendez, who headed local outlet “Tu Voz,” had previously received threats, human rights organization Article 19 said. In addition to his work as a journalist, Mendez was… Read More Gunmen fatally shoot journalist Ernesto Mendez, three others in central Mexico