Wednesday, April 24

Day: November 21, 2015

Imminent Terror Threat Shuts Brussels Metro
ENGLISH, Europe

Imminent Terror Threat Shuts Brussels Metro

    People in Brussels are being urged to avoid busy areas such as concerts and transport hubs after the city's terror alert was raised to the highest possible level. The Belgian capital's metro transport service will be closed until Sunday afternoon over the "serious and imminent threat". Belgium's Prime Minister said the terror alert was as a result of "quite precise information about the risk of an attack like the one that happened in Paris". Heavily armed soldiers and police are patrolling the city amid fears at least one suspect in the Paris attacks could be in Belgium. Belgium's crisis centre website said it had asked local authorities to cancel large events, urge people to avoid crowds and postpone soccer matches. Belgian PM Charles Michel said the government would revie...
Hasna Ait Boulahcen: Europe’s first female suicide bomber ‘did not blow herself up’
ENGLISH, Europe

Hasna Ait Boulahcen: Europe’s first female suicide bomber ‘did not blow herself up’

    Hasna Ait Boulahcen, the woman labelled "Europe's first woman suicide bomber" did not blow herself up during a police raid on an apartment building in Saint-Denis, new reports have claimed. Despite French prosecutors initially saying she had detonated an explosives vest and died during the assault on Wednesday, a police source reportedly told Agence France-Presse news agency the suicide bomber who blew themselves up was a man, not a woman. Boulahcen is reported to have shouted: “Help me, help me, I am on fire,” prior to the explosion. Her body parts were later found strewn across the road. It was through intercepting Aitboulahcen's phone calls that security agencies were able to track her cousin Abdelhamid Abaaoud and six other terror suspects to their hiding place. After ...
SQ Chy, Mujahid file mercy petitions
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

SQ Chy, Mujahid file mercy petitions

    Death row convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mujahid have filed presidential mercy petitions. Magistrates of the war criminals visited them at the Dhaka Central Jail this morning. President Abdul Hamid to consult Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before taking decision on the matter. The jail authority have already completed the preparations for hanging the death row convicts. Family members of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mujahid visited them Thursday at the Dhaka Central Jail. On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its full verdicts that dismissed their petitions to review their death sentences. Later the verdicts were readout to the war criminals.