Venezuela: Caracas opposition councilman dies in jail

America 10/08/18, 21:45

A jailed councilman in Venezuela arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died of suicide, the government said Monday.The official suicide claim drew swift denials from opposition leaders close to Fernando Alban and dozens of his supporters gathered outside the office of ...

Ethiopia charges 5 with terrorism over assassination attempt

World 09/28/18, 05:08

Ethiopia's attorney general on Friday filed terrorism charges against five people accused of trying to "kill the prime minister" at a huge rally in the capital in June, barely two months after the reformist leader took office.The charges say the five acted on the premise that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ...

Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

World 09/25/18, 12:59

Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests.A police official said Soad al-Ali, who has been involved in organizing protests demanding better ...

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