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London terrorism suspect was on Gaza flotilla ship in 2010: sources

Reuters - 2017-04-28 19:37
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist act on Thursday, carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office, was on a ship raided by Israeli soldiers in 2010, sources familiar with the investigation have tol ...

Head of IS Intelligence in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
Two other prominent members of the group have also been arrested KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces have captured three Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk among which was the group’s head of IS Intelligence Affairs in the area. The insurgents were prio ...

German police arrest German soldier suspected of planning attack

Reuters - 2017-04-27 13:44
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested an army officer suspected of planning an attack, the prosecutor's office in the city of Frankfurt said on Thursday, giving no details on the potential target, motive or weapons he had planned to use. ...

Hong Kong police arrest more political activists: parties

Reuters - 2017-04-27 07:18
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested nine democracy activists on Thursday over a November protest outside Beijing's representative office in the city, opposition parties said, in what one of the activists said was a campaign to stifle oppositio ...

Turkey says detains 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

Reuters - 2017-04-26 11:58
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 people on Wednesday they said had secretly infiltrated police forces across the country on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric blamed by the government for a failed coup attempt last July. ...

Hong Kong police arrest two disqualified lawmakers: party

Reuters - 2017-04-26 09:23
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested two disqualified pro-independence legislators for unlawful assembly over an effort to force their way into a Legislative Council meeting in November, their political party said. ...

The continued detention of citizens in the northern Kurdish city of Van

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-26 08:45
According to reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Turkish police forces attacked the town of functions to homes of citizens in the city of Van, North Kurdistan, arrested at least 10 people. The news agency quoted Roj News, AKP on its repressiv ...

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

Reuters - 2017-04-25 20:19
RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. ...

German police arrest two for alleged human smuggling

Reuters - 2017-04-25 19:56
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested two men on Tuesday and carried out 22 searches in a crackdown on human trafficking that authorities say helped illegally secure asylum approvals for at least 10 migrants, mostly from Iran. ...

IS Governor of Euphrates Arrested

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
He was apprehended during a US operation ERBIL— US forces conducted an airborne operation in Albukamal town of Syria in which the Islamic State (IS) governor of Euphrates was arrested, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the repo ...

German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

Reuters - 2017-04-21 08:14
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police arrested a man on Friday who is suspected of planting explosives targeting the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said. ...

HDP deputy Burcu Celik arrested days after referendum

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
A lawmaker from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Burcu Celik, was arrested in the eastern province of Mus by Turkish security forces just days after the referendum to change the country’s ruling system was approved with a narrow 51.2 pe ...

PYD Storms and Seals ENKS Office in Qamishlo

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
The Kurdish forces arrested an ENKS official ERBIL— Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) on Thursday afternoon stormed an office of the Kurdish opposition coalition, closing down the office and arresting an opposition official ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

Indian businessman Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Reuters - 2017-04-18 13:16
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who has been pursued by authorities over unpaid loans tied to his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. ...

Over 350 HDP Members Arrested on Referendum Day: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-17 22:38
ERBIL — The pro-kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has said that 353 members of the party were detained by authorities on the day of the referendum. Dozens of others were not able to cast their votes at several polling stations, said the party’s spo ...

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested for graft, awaits extradition

Reuters - 2017-04-17 01:31
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A former Mexican state governor on the run from police for more than five months who has come to symbolize corruption within the country's ruling party was arrested on Saturday night in Guatemala and now awaits extradition. ...

Two IS Jihadists Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-13 14:41
Police says they participated in beheading members of Peshmerga forces ERBIL— Two members of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been arrested in Kirkuk province, according to a report by Kurdistan24 news channel. Depending on intelligence informati ...

Armed Men Attacked Kurdish Professor Arrested

BAS News - 2017-04-13 02:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region police forces have arrested the two armed people who on Wednesday attacked well-known Kurdish professor Dr. Farhad Pirbal in Erbil. A source confirmed to BasNews that the interrogation process has already started and the two assa ...

Iran court sentences Kurdish writer to three years in prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-04-13 02:04
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court in Orumiyeh (also known in Kurdish as Urmiye) sentenced Kurdish writer and student Ali Badrkhani to three years in prison on 29 March, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). He was first arrested t ...

Guatemalan police arrest powerful Salvadoran gang leader

Reuters - 2017-04-11 21:32
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemalan police arrested one of the top leaders of the Salvadoran criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) on Tuesday and confiscated arms and vehicles, a police spokesman said. ...

Stockholm attack suspect is Uzbek denied residency in Sweden

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
HJULSTA, Sweden (Reuters) - The arrested man suspected by police of killing four people by ramming a truck into crowds in Stockholm is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan who had been denied permanent residency in Sweden and who had expressed sympathy for Islam ...

Ugandan police arrest minister for receiving a bribe

Reuters - 2017-04-08 20:26
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police said on Saturday a minister had been arrested for taking a bribe from a hotel owner after promising he would in return help him deal with sexual harassment accusations from one of his workers. ...

Swedish police arrest man over truck attack which killed four

Reuters - 2017-04-08 12:30
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish police have arrested a man they suspect drove a beer delivery truck which rammed into a crowd in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding 15 in what they described as a terror crime. ...

Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

Reuters - 2017-04-08 09:24
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the alleged mastermind behind a call center scam that targeted thousands of Americans in the United States, netting more than $300 million. ...

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Reuters - 2017-04-07 13:51
(Reuters) - Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for "plotting to overthrow the government", police said on Friday, days after the opposition's failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament ...

Operation on “No” campaigners: Dozens detained

ANF/English - 2017-04-05 11:06
The AKP-MHP government’s referendum operations continue. 38 people have been detained in Adana, Mersin, Hatay, İstanbul and Erzurum while 12 people have been arrested in Dersim. ...

[In Pictures] Mass Grave of Peshmergas Discovered in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:06
Confessions of arrested IS jihadist leads to the discovery ERBIL — A mass gave containing the remains of six Peshmergas who were killed by a single Islamic State (IS) jihadist was discovered this week. An informed source who demanded anonymity told BasNe ...

Indonesia police arrest five ahead of demonstration: TV One

Reuters - 2017-03-31 08:13
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Friday arrested five people for suspected treason linked to planned demonstrations by hardline Muslim groups demanding the removal of Jakarta's Christian governor, city police spokesman Argo Yuwono told broadcaster ...

Germany arrests Afghan suspected of helping kill U.S. soldiers

Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:17
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested a suspected Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack on a military convoy about a decade ago in which at least 16 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were killed. ...

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation

Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:13
LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, "on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts", the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. ...

London attack: 7 arrests as police probe attacker’s links

Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Police investigating the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years have arrested seven people and searched six addresses, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Thursday. Inquiries are continuing in London, Birmin ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces Kill 15 IS Militants, Arrest Several Others

BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces killed 15 Islamic State (IS) militants and arrested several sleeper cells belonging to the extremist group in central Mosul, a federal police officer said on Wednesday. Captain Khalil Haider from the Iraqi Federal Police sai ...

Iraqi Federal Police Arrests 5 IS Supporters In Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
LEEDS — Security forces arrested five civilians on charges of supporting the so-called Islamic State (IS), while issuing permits for people who wish to leave the city of Mosul, a police officer said on Monday. Captain Amir Wathiq said in a statement on M ...

Rohingya newborns offer frail hope in face of Myanmar violence

Reuters - 2017-03-20 18:36
BALUKHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Scared, hungry and badly beaten, Rohingya women fleeing an army crackdown in Myanmar recount harrowing tales of destruction and death: a father burned alive, an uncle slaughtered with a machete, a brother arrested and not ...

Turkey's Erdogan on German journalist: 'Thank God' he was arrested

Reuters - 2017-03-19 15:03
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused a jailed Turkish-German journalist of being a terrorist agent, adding "Thank God he has been arrested", comments likely to cause further unease in Berlin over the incident. ...

Italy arrests Ghanaian for trafficking, torturing migrants

Reuters - 2017-03-18 18:34
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Saturday they had arrested a Ghanaian man for alleged murder, rape, kidnapping and people-smuggling after migrants he is accused of mistreating attacked him at a reception center on the Mediterranean island of Lampe ...

PYD Tortures ENKS Arrested Members: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-18 14:09
The ruling party pressures the ENKS members to leave Rojava ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) is reportedly torturing the arrested politicians and activists from rival parties in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to force them to lea ...

Turkey Arrests 10 Iraqi Nationals Suspected of IS Membership

BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Friday arrested 10 Iraqi nationals in the north of country, suspecting them of having links to the Islamic State (IS). According to Anadolu Agency, the arrests were made in northern Samsun province of Turkey. It is not ...

PYD, Syrian Regime Jointly Interrogate ENKS Arrestees

BAS News - 2017-03-17 13:53
ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) jointly with the Syrian Regime interrogated the arrested politicians and activists from rival parties in Rojava, a witness said. Imadaddin Ali, member of the Syrian Kurdish National Council ( ...

IS Chief of Industrial Activities Captured

BAS News - 2017-03-13 22:10
His deputy has also been arrested MOSUL — The chief of industrial activities of Islamic State (IS) was captured on Monday in Mosul, said Iraq’s War Media Cell. The Iraqi forces arrested the IS leader with his deputy in western part of Mosul where fierce ...

Assailant shoots and wounds former Kosovo politician

Reuters - 2017-03-13 17:00
PRISTINA (Reuters) - A prominent Kosovo lawyer and former politician was shot and wounded on Monday outside his apartment in the capital Pristina and police said they had arrested two suspects. ...

PYD Arrests a Local For His Brother's Membership with Roj Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-03-12 11:44
Over 62 ENKS members are in PYD's prisons in Rojava ERBIL — Armed men affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) on Sunday, on charges of his relatives ' membership w ...

Drug-related offences on the rise in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shipments of painkillers and a field of fresh marijuana are among the offences for which people were arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan last year. The border between Iraq and Iran is the problem, officials say. For some time ...
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