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Woolwich: Michael Adebolajo charged with Lee Rigby murder

A second man has been charged with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, on 22 May. Michael Adebolajo, 28, of Romford, Essex, was also charged with the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm. He has been remanded in custody to appear in Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday. Michael Adebowale, 22, has already been charged with the ... Read More »

Iraq Hit by Worst Violence Since 2008

The worst violence since 2008 hit Iraq in May, raising fears of all-out sectarian strife, as top political leaders met on Saturday for long-delayed talks on persistent disputes that have paralysed the government. Authorities have failed to bring the wave of unrest under control, and have so far not addressed the underlying political issues that analysts say are driving the attacks, while the UN envoy ... Read More »

Rising Tensions Stoke Syrian Crisis

Iran says allowing the arms embargo on Syria to expire will bring terrorists “a few thousand kilometres closer” to the EU’s borders. The comment, by a Foreign Ministry spokesman, is the first by an Iranian official since Brussels failed to reach agreement on extending its ban. The news has prompted others to act. Russia insists it will sell Syria an air defence system despite western ... Read More »

Pakistan: Deadly ‘US drone Strike’ in Waziristan

At least four people were killed when a US drone fired two missiles in the volatile Pakistani region of Waziristan, security officials said. They said the missiles hit a house close to the town of Miranshah. It was unclear whether those killed were the intended targets. Four people were also reported to be wounded. Drone strikes by the US military have become a major point ... Read More »

Syria crisis: UN Debates Qusair Fighting as Powers Spar

The UN is worried about the fate of civilians trapped in the key Syrian town of Qusair, where fighting is raging An emergency debate on Syria is due to be held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. Member states will consider a resolution condemning the presence of foreign fighters in Qusair, as fighting around the strategic town intensifies. Foreign powers have ... Read More »

Two Rockets Hit Beirut’s Southern Suburbs

At least five people are injured in the attack in Lebanon’s capital. Two rockets have hit a district in the southern part of Lebanon’s capital, wounding at least five people. Initial reports said one of the rockets landed in the Mar Mikhael district in Beirut on Sunday, while the second fell on a car exhibit on the street. Lebanon’s state agency said security forces were ... Read More »

Three More Men Arrested on Woolwich Soldier Killing Conspiracy Charge

Detectives investigating the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby arrested three further men last night on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Two men aged 24 and 28 were arrested at a house in south-east London, while a 21-year-old man was arrested in Charlton Lane, Charlton. Police used tasers to detain two of them. The arrests came as ministers were accused of “retreating” from a ... Read More »

US Warns Nigeria Over right abuse

MAKING his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as secretary of state, John Kerry urged Nigeria on Saturday to uphold human rights as it steps up its fight against Islamic extremists. “One’s person’s atrocity does not excuse another’s,” Mr. Kerry said, referring to reports of large-scale civilian killings by the army and the police in Nigeria. “We defend the right completely of the government of Nigeria ... Read More »

Woolwich Attack: Killed Man ‘Was Soldier’ —BBC

A soldier killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London is expected to be named later, while two men remain under arrest in hospital. The soldier’s family have been informed Shortly after the killing in Woolwich, one man – his hands covered in blood- was filmed by a passer-by, saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day. Two men ... Read More »

Fresh Fighting Flares in DR Congo as Ban Visits

Fighting erupted between the Congolese army and rebels near the flashpoint eastern city of Goma for a third straight day on Wednesday, further shattering months of uneasy calm as UN chief Ban Ki-moon began a visit to the country. Residents of nearby refugee camps have been fleeing in their hundreds since Monday when the government says 19 people were killed in battles between M23 rebels ... Read More »

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