European cities tighten security ahead of New Year eve

London: Security is being heightened in major European cities ahead of the New Year celebrations, with officials wary of possible terror plots, the media reported on Thursday. New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital Brussels because of an alert. Extra measures will also be in place in cities including Paris, […]

16 killed in Syria twin bombing

Damascus: At least 16 people were killed and 35 others wounded on Wednesday when twin bombings targeted a predominantly-Kurdish city in northern Syria, pro-government Sama TV reported. Twin bombings ripped through two restaurants in the predominantly-Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishli in the al-Hasakah province, according to the report. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, […]

‘Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks’

Brussels: Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they have arrested a 10th suspect over the attacks in Paris last month and charged him with terror offences. The Belgian national, identified only as Ayoub B, was detained on Wednesday during a raid on a house in the troubled Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, a statement from the federal […]

Bill Cosby charged with felony sexual assault in Pennsylvania

NORRISTOWN: Bill Cosby was charged with sexually assaulting a woman after plying her with drugs and alcohol in 2004, marking the only criminal case against the once-beloved performer whose father-figure persona has been tainted by dozens of misconduct accusations. Cosby, 78, walking with a cane and accompanied by two lawyers, appeared for his arraignment hours […]