A well-known Kuwaiti preacher, Tareq al-Suwaidan, has been sacked from his job as the director of a Saudi religious TV channel because of his links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Channel owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said there was no place for Muslim Brotherhood members in his business.
Mexican troops have captured one of the country's most wanted drug-gang leaders. Mario Ramirez Trevino, known as X-20, is said to be the head of the cocaine and marijuana-smuggling Gulf Cartel. Security was stepped in the north of the country to prevent rival gangs fighting to expand their influence into the void left by the capture.
(CNN) -- A nationwide sweep by federal agents targeting the violent MS-13 street gang has resulted in hundreds of arrests, including 263 gang members, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Friday.
(CNN) -- A nationwide sweep by federal agents targeting the violent MS-13 street gang has resulted in hundreds of arrests, including 263 gang members, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Friday. Those arrested in the July and early August sweep include suspects wanted on murder, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping charges, among other offenses, ICE said in a news release.
NEW DELHI - A train killed at least 37 religious pilgrims as they crossed a railroad track in eastern India on Monday morning, prompting an angry mob to set fire to the train and attack its conductor, local officials said.
Deception Island is one of Antarctica’s biggest surprises. Part of the South Shetland group, the island appears on the map as a broken ring or a “C” shape. But it is actually the collapsed, sunken cone of a still-active volcano.
Suspected al-Qaeda militants have killed five soldiers in an attack on a gas terminal in southern Yemen, reports say. They opened fire on a checkpoint near the Balhaf terminal in Shabwa province, killing the soldiers before fleeing. Almost all US diplomatic missions recently closed in the region due to threats were due to reopen on Sunday.
Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China, the BBC has learned. Five drugs salesmen for foreign companies told the BBC their firms paid bribes in order to increase sales of their products. None of them wanted to be identified, fearing they would lose their jobs.
Israel's government has approved the release of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal which will see peace talks resume next week. A list of names chosen by a ministerial committee was published overnight. The prisoners will be freed on Tuesday. The delay allows time for last-minute legal challenges by victims' families.
ALBANY, N.Y. - A new poll shows that most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by sex scandals want to forget about them. The Siena College poll finds that 68 percent of state voters and 62 percent of New York City voters are embarrassed by the national attention to the men's candidacies.