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Blasts hit central Nigerian city

JOS: Two explosions hit a bustling bus terminal and market frequented by thousands of people in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday afternoon, and police said there are an unknown number of casualties. The blasts could be heard miles away, indicating they were sizable. The cause was not immediately known, but the explosions come amid a bombing campaign by ... Read More »

Europe leads global raids on BlackShades malware

AMSTERDAM: Acting on an FBI tipoff, police worldwide have arrested 97 people in 16 countries suspected of developing, distributing or using malicious software called BlackShades that allows criminals to gain surreptitious control of personal computers, European law enforcement officials announced Monday. The malware allows hackers to steal personal information, intercept keystrokes and hijack webcams to make secret recordings of their ... Read More »

Another abduction case filed against Tareque Sayeed

Another case was filed against Rapid Action Battallion -11’s former commanding officer Tareque Sayeed Mohammad along with four other personnel of the elite force in connection with the abduction of two BNP leaders in Comilla. The BNP leaders – former lawmaker Saiful Islam Hiru, also president of Laksham upazila unit BNP, and its Laksham municipality unit president Humayun Kabir Pervez ... Read More »

Two held with 90kg of marijuana in the capital

Two people were arrested from Jatrabari area in the capital by the detective branch of police on Saturday.  Besides, the detectives seized 90 kilograms of marijuana from their possession.  The arrested persons were identified as Ripon Mia, 22 and Shah Poran, 24. DB sources said acting on a tip-off, a team of detective branch of police led by senior assistant ... Read More »

Fake police arrested in Akhaura.

Desk Report: Local people detained a fake police in Akhaura of Brahmanbaria district. Enamul Haque (32), the fake police has been handed to the police. Friday night at 10 pm he was arrested from Ajamapur area. Enamul Haque is the son of Shamsul Haque of Homna Upazila of Comilla district.  Akhaura Police (OC) Hammad Hussain confirmed the news. Read More »

Boko Haram outrages Muslims

DUBAI: Islamic scholars and human rights officials of the world’s largest Muslim organization on Thursday denounced the mass kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by the militant group Boko Haram as “a gross misinterpretation of Islam.” The statements from a research institute and human rights committee of the OIC echoed denunciations of the radical group by religious leaders and officials. “This crime ... Read More »

Islam abuser handed 10 years

A criminal court in Jeddah has sentenced a Saudi man to 10 years in prison, in addition to 1,000 lashes and a SR1 million fine, for setting up a website and insulting Islam, an Arabic electronic newspaper reported on Wednesday. Raif Badawi, the defendant, has rejected the court’s preliminary verdict, but the public prosecutor said he wanted tougher punishment for ... Read More »

India’s Supreme Court orders Sahara chief to remain in jail

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal to release Sahara conglomerate Chairman Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for two months over his group’s alleged failure to refund investors in an outlawed bonds scheme. Roy, one of India’s most enigmatic corporate personalities, is mired in a long-running legal battle between his group and the capital markets ... Read More »

62 killed, villages emptied as Syrian rebels clash

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Fighting between Al-Qaeda’s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. Infighting among rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad has undermined the three-year-old uprising against his rule and killed thousands of people since the start of ... Read More »

Army deployed in Assam after 32 Muslims killed

GUWAHATI: India deployed troops to the state of Assam on Saturday after over 30 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Police found nine more bodies Saturday, taking the death toll to 32. Investigators said they arrested around 22 suspects in the ... Read More »

Manila busts global ‘sextortion’ ring

MANILA — Fifty-eight people have been arrested in the Philippines for their involvement in a giant, global Internet “sextortion” network, local police and Interpol announced on Friday. Victims have been lured by people posing as attractive, young women into giving explicit photos or videos of themselves online, then blackmailed sometimes repeatedly for many thousands of dollars, the authorities said. The 58 ... Read More »

Oklahoma inmate dies in ‘botched’ execution

WASHINGTON — A US death row inmate writhed in agony and mumbled incoherently in a botched execution using untested drugs, before dying Tuesday of a heart attack 40 minutes into the ordeal, news reports said. The gruesome end to the life of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer and rapist, prompted allegations that what he underwent amounted to torture. It also caused ... Read More »

Damascus school shelling kills many

DAMASCUS – At least 14 people were killed on Monday in a rebel mortar attack on Syria’s capital Damascus, as four new candidates registered to run in next month’s presidential vote. The new candidates bring the number of people hoping to compete in the June 3 election to 11, including incumbent President Bashar Al-Assad.   A Syrian youth, wounded by mortar ... Read More »

India police find body of murdered Briton in plastic bag

NEW DELHI — Indian police said on Monday they had found the body of a murdered Briton wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped outside shops in New Delhi. The 40-year-old man had a British passport in his pocket which police said bore the name Rodick Andrew Reymond. The body was found on Sunday morning at a market in the capital, ... Read More »

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