Mexican president fires top police chief for alleged cartel executions

Mexicos President Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has fired federal police chief Enrique Galindo, following a report police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drug cartel. Nieto fired Galindo to clear the way for a transparent investigation after the country’s National Human Rights Commission accused police of evidence tampering. Police allegedly More...

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Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami party leader, Mir Quasem Ali

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for top Islamist

Bangladesh’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for a top tycoon and senior leader of the largest Islamist party, a defence lawyer said. A Supreme Court bench led by the chief justice rejected More...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Manbij

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Manbij

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels say they are now advancing towards Manbij in northern Syria, a city captured earlier this month by Kurdish forces, as the US condemned the weekend clashes between the sides as “unacceptable”. Turkey’s More...

Dilma Rousseff

Rousseff: ‘I did not commit the crimes I am accused of’

Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff has appeared before the Senate to testify at her impeachment trial, denying allegations of breaking budget rules and saying the future of the country was at stake. “My More...

Bangladesh Police

Kerry visits Bangladesh for talks on security

John Kerry, US secretary of state, has arrived in Dhaka to meet Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh prime minister, and discuss security cooperation following a wave of deadly attacks in the country. Monday’s meeting More...

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace ambassador

Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace ambassador

Iraq has asked Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after he said that Iranian-backed Shia paramilitary units were aggravating tensions with Sunni Muslims in Iraq. The request made by the Iraqi foreign More...

Ceasefire opens new chapter for Colombia

Ceasefire opens ‘new chapter’ for Colombia

A ceasefire to end the 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and FARC fighters has gone into effect, with a full peace agreement expected to be signed in September. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia More...

Deadly suicide blast hits Yemen army camp

Deadly suicide blast hits Yemen army camp

A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen’s second city of Aden killed at least 45 people, medical sources said. A security official told AFP news agency that the attacker drove his vehicle More...

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