Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International said late Tuesday there is “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos have fatally shot protesters demonstrating against police brutality

Posted: 21 October 2020 | 12:28 am

Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from Gaza

The Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 11:14 pm

French militant group, mosque to close after teacher slaying

President Emmanuel Macron says a domestic militant Islamist group was “directly implicated” in last week’s gruesome street beheading in a Paris suburb of a history teacher who had discussed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad with his class

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 11:04 pm

Reports: Germany issues warrants for Panama Papers lawyers

German media outlets are reporting the two founders of a Panama-based law firm at the center of a tax haven scandal exposed by the so-called Panama Papers are being sought on international arrest warrants issued by Germany

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 10:48 pm

Pakistan army to probe troops' role in arrest of politician

Pakistan’s army chief has ordered an investigation into allegations that a provincial police chief was kidnapped by army troops to force him to order the arrest of the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 9:57 pm

Palestinian official Erekat in critical, stable condition

The family of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says he remains in critical but stable condition in an Israeli hospital after he was infected with the coronavirus

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 9:13 pm

Serbia mulls Russian Defense Ministry presence

Serbia is thinking of allowing the Russian Defense Ministry presence in the Balkan country, something that could further strain its relations with the West

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 8:34 pm

Mexico halfway through quake restoration of old churches

Three years after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, Mexico is still only about halfway through a titanic challenge, restoring centuries-old churches with the same ancient materials

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 8:33 pm

EU takes action against Malta, Cyprus for 'golden passports'

The European Commission has launched infringements procedures against Cyprus and Malta over their “golden passport” programs, in which wealthy people can acquire EU citizenship in exchange for an investment

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 8:32 pm

Masked pope, faith leaders pray for peace and pandemic's end

A masked Pope Francis has welcomed religious leaders to a socially-distanced interfaith peace prayer

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 8:14 pm