Crime

News agency: Iranian police confiscate 2 tons of morphine

Jun 11, 2020

The semiofficial ISNA news agency says Iranian police in a single raid confiscated two tons of morphine from drug smugglers in a suburb of the capital Tehran

Turkish soccer player confesses to killing son in hospital

May 14, 2020

Turkish authorities have arrested a former top-tier soccer player who confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while the boy was being treated in hospital on suspicion of a COVID-19 infection

Cyprus: 15 police face probe on serial killer investigation

May 5, 2020

Cyprus’ top lawyer has ordered a criminal probe into how police handled the country’s first serial killer investigation, which led to the conviction of an army officer for the murders of seven foreign women and girls

Egyptian officials say policeman, militant killed in Sinai

Dec 8, 2019

Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula

Lawyers: Egypt releases 200 people swept up in crackdown

Nov 26, 2019

Egyptian rights lawyers say authorities have released over 200 people rounded up in a crackdown on recent, rare anti-government protests that brought the arrest of thousands more

Former Israeli policewoman charged with shooting Palestinian

Nov 21, 2019

Former policewoman in Israel charged for allegedly shooting unarmed Palestinian in the back at West Bank checkpoint

Yemeni town thrives on extortion and torture of migrants

Oct 30, 2019

Thousands of African migrants, ushered to Yemen by smugglers, find themselves in the particular hell of Ras al-Ara

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct 14, 2019

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017

Iranian authorities arrest 'corpse bride' Instagram star

Oct 7, 2019

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that a woman known for posting images of herself online trying to look like a lead character from Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride" has been arrested

Egyptian authorities arrest police officer over abuse claims

Oct 5, 2019

Egyptian authorities have arrested a policeman pending an investigation into claims he beat up a lawyer in a Nile Delta city over a parking dispute

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