Quantcast
Home » Topics » raid (Page 5)

Reacting to bin Laden’s assassination, Obama hails ‘a good day for America’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Monday hailed a great day for America after Osama bin Laden’s death, but Pakistan faced tough questions over the terror kingpin’s roomy hideout in a key garrison city. A sober but clearly relieved Obama said the world was a better place after US…

Osama bin Laden said to be buried at sea after brutal firefight in Pakistan

by Sajjad Tarakzai Sajjad Tarakzai – 9 mins ago ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AFP) – Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead deep inside Pakistan in a night-time helicopter raid by US covert forces, ending a decade-long manhunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. “Justice has been done,” President…

Mexico makes major raid on exotic animal traffickers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hundreds of police raided illicit markets to crack down on the lucrative trade in wild animals and rare flowers, arresting 15 traffickers across Mexico this weekend in one of the biggest swoops of its kind. Rich in flora and fauna, Mexico is a major hub for animal…

SPLC: MLK bomb suspect linked to neo-Nazi group

The man who has been arrested in connection with the attempted bombing of a parade in Spokane, Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday has been linked to a neo-Nazi organization, according to a group that tracks hate groups. Police took Kevin William Harpham, 36, of Addy, Washington into custody…

Police arrest 33 people at Long Island cockfight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York man and woman were being arraigned on Sunday on felony animal fighting charges following a weekend raid of a cockfight that resulted in the arrest of 33 people, authorities said. In part of an ongoing investigation, police broke up the cockfight in the…

Bahrain army clamps down after protests crushed

MANAMA – Bahrain’s army deployed across Manama Thursday and vowed “strict measures” to restore order after a police raid on anti-regime protesters killed three, wounded nearly 200 and enraged the opposition. Protesters gathered outside a hospital where the wounded were being treated to chant anti-regime slogans, while the largest Shiite…

Atlanta police agreed to back off citizens who videotape

The Atlanta police force will no longer tangle with citizens who videotape their actions in public, according to a recent settlement between citizen activists and the city. “We commend the city for resolving a long-standing problem of police interfering with citizens who monitor police activity,” Gerry Weber and Dan Grossman,…

Ohio bust nets 2,800 pounds marijuana and $1 million cash

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, seized about 2,800 pounds of marijuana from Mexico with a street value of $3.5 million, as well as almost $1 million in cash in two raids, police said on Saturday. The marijuana was seized after a six-month investigation and was to be distributed…

Israeli probe: Gaza flotilla raid was ‘legal’

JERUSALEM — An Israeli probe ruled Sunday that a deadly May 2010 raid on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships, which killed nine Turkish activists and soured ties with Ankara, did not violate international law. However, a Turkish probe into the incident, which also released its preliminary findings Sunday, ruled…

Israeli FM to Turkey: No apology for commando raid on flotilla

JERUSALEM – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed that Israel would not apologise to Turkey for a commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship that killed nine Turkish activists. Speaking in Jerusalem at a meeting of Israel’s ambassadors, Lieberman said Ankara’s demand for an apology before normalising relations between the…

Google+