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Jakarta suicide bombers had IS links, say police

Jakarta suicide bombers had IS links, say police

Jakarta – The two suspects who killed three policemen at a bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday night in a suicide-bombing had ties to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the police said on Thursday. Police spokesmen told a briefing the militants, who were killed in the twin blasts, had links to IS, and […]

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UK police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

UK police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

United Kingdom – British police arrested a seventh person Wednesday in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead. The arrest was made following searches at an address in the town of Nuneaton in central England, and is the first outside the Manchester area. “This evening we have been […]

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Islamist militants in Philippines beheaded local police chief

Islamist militants in Philippines beheaded local police chief

Manila – Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said today. He said the attack occurred near the southern city of Marawi, which is under siege by Islamic militants, as justification for imposing martial law across the southern third of the country. “The chief of police […]

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British police name Manchester Arena attacker as Salman Abedi, 22

British police name Manchester Arena attacker as Salman Abedi, 22

London  – The man who carried out a deadly suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena was named by British police on Tuesday (May 23) as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable Ian Hopkins named the attacker in a media briefing, after police raided a home in the south Manchester area of Fallowfield, where […]

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London police close Victoria Coach Station after finding suspect package

London police close Victoria Coach Station after finding suspect package

London – British police closed London’s Victoria Coach Station and the surrounding streets on Tuesday, the BBC reported, after finding a suspect package. “A suspect package is being checked out,” a Metropolitan police spokesman said. Buckingham Palace Road and other streets in the area are closed, the BBC said.

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

Hong Kong – Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of an ongoing clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc’s operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, which in March said it would help five convicted Uber drivers […]

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Ariana Grande ‘okay’ after explosions, police yet to confirm cause of blasts

Ariana Grande ‘okay’ after explosions, police yet to confirm cause of blasts

Singapore – American singer Ariana Grande is okay, said a spokesman after explosions at the end of her concert in Manchester, England on Monday led to several deaths. “Two loud bangs” were reported at about 10.45pm, said the police who added that the cause could not be not immediately confirmed. According to Fox News, a […]

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Thai cops arrest model-actress Anna for drink driving and hit-and-run

Thai cops arrest model-actress Anna for drink driving and hit-and-run

Bangkok – A Thai-British model and actress, who killed a policeman in a road crash in 2015, was arrested early Monday on charges of drink driving and hit-and-run. Huay Kwang police were alerted about the alleged hit-and-run involving Anna Hamblaouris at about 1am and they spotted her on Soi Ratchada 7 about 500m from a […]

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Indonesian police make mass arrests over ‘gay party’

Indonesian police make mass arrests over ‘gay party’

Jakarta – Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official said today, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country. Officers late last night raided a building in the capital Jakarta called Atlantis that houses a sauna and a gym, and […]

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Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; shooter dead

An armed man gunned down a new village police chief on an Ohio street on Friday and then killed two employees in a nearby nursing home, where he later was found dead, a sheriff said. No nursing home residents were injured, nor were two hostages briefly held by the alleged gunman. The slain police chief, […]

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