Riots in Lebanese Roumieh prison over living conditions

Riots in Lebanese Roumieh prison over living conditions

Inmates in Lebanon’s largest prison have rioted to protest against poor conditions, days after videos were leaked online depicting Lebanese prison guards beating prisoners. Scores rioted inside Roumieh prison on Tuesday demanding concessions and better living conditions, damaging several cells and injuring fellow inmates in the process. The riot More...

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Jail and hard labour for men found spying on N Korea

Jail and hard labour for men found ‘spying’ on N Korea

North Korea’s Supreme Court has convicted two South Koreans on state subversion charges and sentenced them to life in prison with hard labour. The sentences for Kim Kuk-gi and Choe Chun-gil were handed down More...

Kurdish forces capture key ISIL base near Raqqa

Kurdish forces capture key ISIL base near Syria’s Raqqa

Kurdish fighters and their allies have captured a military base controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) considered the first defence line north of ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in More...

Rwandan spy chief arrested in UK

Rwandan spy chief arrested in UK

Rwanda’s foreign minister has said that the arrest of the country’s intelligence chief in London is “lunacy”. British police arrested the director-general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence More...

Up to 700 dead as Pakistan reels under blistering heat

Up to 700 dead as Pakistan reels under blistering heat

Nearly 700 people have died in a severe three-day heat wave in Pakistan, officials have said, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. The majority of people died More...

Gunmen abduct Tunisian consulate staff in Libya

Gunmen abduct Tunisian consulate staff in Libya

Armed gunmen have kidnapped 10 staff members at the Tunisian consulate in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry has said. The ministry statement called Friday’s attack “a vile More...

Body of Canadian found floating in Gulf of Thailand

Body of Canadian found floating in Gulf of Thailand

The body of 65-year-old, Canadian citizen Jean Caroche who disappeared after renting a boat earlier this week has been found in the Gulf of Thailand. The newspapers report that police found Caroche on Thursday floating More...

Naked mountain photo climbers jailed

Naked mountain photo climbers jailed

Four tourists who posed naked on a mountain in Malaysia have been given jail terms and fined. Briton Eleanor Hawkins, Canadians Lindsey and Danielle Peterson, and Dutchman Dylan Snel admitted causing a public disturbance. The More...

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