Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election campaigning, the regional court said on Friday. During campaigning for national and local elections in April and May regional leaders were required to remove… Read More Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ – a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says that around 6,600 people have been killed by police in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte… Read More UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women alive”, the crowd took to the Place de la Republique square as part of the demonstration organized by various women’s rights NGOs… Read More Hundreds rally in Paris to protest against domestic violence

Taliban militants kill government militiamen as talks advance into critical stage

Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the militants and U.S. negotiators prepared for a new round of peace talks in Qatar. The U.S. officials and the Islamist militants are due to launch a seventh round of talks later on Saturday, in what… Read More Taliban militants kill government militiamen as talks advance into critical stage

One dead, several injured following bomb attacks on buses in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

One person was killed and at least 24 wounded when bombs hit two crowded passenger buses in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday, officials said. The two devices exploded as the buses drove through the city center around 7 p.m. (1600 GMT), police sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Iraq’s… Read More One dead, several injured following bomb attacks on buses in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

One dead, several injured following double suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in separate attacks on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, killing one police officer and wounding several other people, the government said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday evening. The attacks came months before an election and at… Read More One dead, several injured following double suicide bomb attacks in Tunisia

Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom firms and stole huge amounts of data in a seven-year spying campaign, researchers from a cyber security company said, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage activities. Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cyber firm Cybereason said on Tuesday the attackers compromised companies in more than 30… Read More Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies