Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Egyptian riot police have cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists’ union and limited access to the building in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists. Hundreds of journalists rallied on the steps outside the union headquarters on Wednesday, chanting “Journalism is not a crime!” and demanding… Read More Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Ethiopian army locate abducted children in South Sudan

Ethiopia’s army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media reported. The children were taken in a cross-border raid in the Gambella region last Friday, in which 208 people died. The government has said members of the Murle community were responsible.… Read More Ethiopian army locate abducted children in South Sudan

South Sudan attackers’ raid leave over 200 dead, about 100 kidnapped in western Ethiopia

A raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has left over 200 people dead, an Ethiopian official said. The official added that about 108 children were kidnapped. By Sunday afternoon, the number had risen to “208 dead and 75 people wounded” from a figure of 140 a day earlier, government spokesman… Read More South Sudan attackers’ raid leave over 200 dead, about 100 kidnapped in western Ethiopia

Hundreds of policemen raid brothel in Germany

Nine hundred police officers have taken part in a raid on one of Germany’s biggest brothels in Berlin, making six arrests over alleged human trafficking and tax fraud. The operation follows months of investigation into the Artemis brothel. Brothel managers are accused of evading some €17.5m (an equivalent of £14m or $19.7m) in social security… Read More Hundreds of policemen raid brothel in Germany

UK police busts cannabis factory, seizes £170,000 worth

Two men have been jailed for running a cannabis factory in an abandoned nightclub opposite a police station. Elidon Leka, 26, and Blerim Daci, 28, had around 60 cannabis plants growing inside the derelict Alley Cats and Basement nightclub in Carshalton Road, Sutton. Police found the haul – with a street value of around £170,000… Read More UK police busts cannabis factory, seizes £170,000 worth

Two dead, three injured as police raid outlawed party hideout in Bangladesh

Two members of outlawed Sarbahara Party have been killed and three others injured in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Tangail Sadar upazila. The deceased were identified as Fazlu and his aide Uzzal. RAB 12 Company Commander ASP Mahiuddin Faruqui said acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB raided… Read More Two dead, three injured as police raid outlawed party hideout in Bangladesh

Drug raid leads to arrest of 18, recovery of 216.8kg of cannabis

Eighteen suspected drug peddlers were arrested by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a random raid in Lagos. The nation news reported that a total weight of 216.8kgs of cannabis was confiscated during the comprehensive raid operation in the Obalende, Alaba Rago, Lagos Island, Isheri Idimu and Bolade Market area of Lagos. Furthermore,… Read More Drug raid leads to arrest of 18, recovery of 216.8kg of cannabis