A mobile phone video appears to show three men shot dead while dancing after guest with AK-47 loses control of gun
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Sunday 26 May 2013
Administration’s efforts to trace leaks called ‘heavy-handed’ after private emails seized
'A massive and unprecedented intrusion': Associated Press condemns US government for seizing journalists' telephone records without explanation
Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Obama promised to close Guantanamo on his ride to office in 2008. Four years in the White House saw little progress; with blame laid partly at the feet of Congress and partly the President's own slackness. Now he's taking a second run at the notorious Cuban prison-camp, where 100 of the 166 detainees are currently on hunger strike. Here's how the editorial writers at the New York Times and Washington Post responded.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Farea Al-Muslimi stole the show when he appeared at a hearing in Washington this week on the fall-out from American drone strikes. But while he has welcomed the attention, he conceded that his campaign to force a re-examination of the use of unmanned aircraft has barely begun.
'Paranoid' man addicted to legal stimulant khat is jailed for 26 years for murdering former friend by using two knives to 'partially decapitate' him
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Ayanle Adan plunged a knife into each side of Hanad Osman's neck, then used a 'double slashing motion' to partially cut off his head
Thursday 07 February 2013
A ship seized by Yemeni authorities last month was carrying Iranian-made weapons, including material for bombs, explosives, rockets, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and large amounts of ammunition.
Thursday 24 January 2013
The Saudi national spent six years in Guantanamo Bay
Thursday 20 December 2012
Fifty-five people were drowned, or missing and presumed to have drowned, after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast, the UN refugee agency said today.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Gunmen killed a Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni bodyguard on a busy street in the capital here Wednesday, the latest in a string of assassinations of government figures in this impoverished Middle Eastern country.
Thursday 25 October 2012
Women have gained little ground in political leadership around the world, with men still in about 80 percent of key elected and appointed positions, according to the World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report.
Saturday 20 October 2012
The semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland has captured a Yemeni boat carrying heavy weapons destined for al-Shabaab rebels, who are linked to al-Qa'ida.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Wearing a camouflage hunting vest, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks issued a blistering critique of US defense policy during a court hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday, saying Washington has wantonly used national security as a pretext to murder and torture.
Friday 12 October 2012
A Yemeni security official who worked for the US embassy was killed in a drive-by shooting near his home yesterday. Officials said the assault bore the hallmarks of al-Qa'ida's Yemen branch.
Thursday 11 October 2012
A masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official who worked for the US Embassy in a drive-by shooting near his home in the capital Sanaa today, officials said.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Jonathan Brown on the extraordinary double life of motorcycling outdoor pursuits enthusiast Morten Storm
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27