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Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

MOSCOW: A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow and demanded that Aeroflot flight SU 1515 change course and fly to Afghanistan, Russian news agencies reported. It later turned out he was bluffing and was not armed. State…

Two Pakistanis detained in Nigeria seek help from PM, CJP

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistanis locked up in a Nigerian prison for the last 16 months have requested the prime minister, the chief justice of Pakistan and the foreign minister in a letter to get them free from illegal detention. Giving detailed account of how they got trapped in the dilemma, the Pakistanis, Naseer Khan and Mohammed Ejaz wrote that they got a job in 'Aqleem Shipping Company' in March 2017 and the company first sent them to Greece and then to Nigeria.  "We were made hostage at a ship for seeking permission…

Kazakhstan detains suspect in murder of Olympic figure skating medalist

ALMATY, Kazakhstan: Authorities in Kazakhstan said on Friday they had detained a suspect in the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games. Ten, 25, was knifed during a struggle with two men he had caught trying to steal the mirrors on his car in the Kazakh city of Almaty on Thursday. Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that it had identified the two suspects in Ten’s murder and detained one of them. Police released a photograph of the second suspect and said they were…

Former bin Laden bodyguard detained in Germany: police

BERLIN: A suspect who once served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, was detained in Germany on Monday, police said. The case of the Tunisian man, Sami A., sparked outrage in April after German media reported that he was receiving welfare benefits even though intelligence agencies have classified him as a potential threat. Authorities in the western city of Bochum had asked police to detain Sami A. and the man did not resist, a spokesman for police there said. Top-selling newspaper Bild reported, without citing its…

Melania Trump’s jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, TEXAS: First Lady Melania Trump’s visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children separated from their parents was overshadowed by a jacket she wore with the words: “I really don’t care, do u?” scrawled in white brush strokes on the back. Melania Trump was shown in photos wearing the hooded green khaki jacket designed by fashion chain Zara as she boarded a flight from Andrews Air Force Base to the border facility in McAllen, Texas. She had it on again when she left the aircraft upon returning to…

Kim Jong Un lookalike detained at Singapore airport

SINGAPORE: An Australian comedian known for impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was detained by Singapore’s authorities on Friday and questioned about his political views, before being allowed into the country. The incident came just days before the city-state hosts high stakes talks between U.S. and North Korea’s leaders. Howard X, who declined to give his real name, told Reuters he was detained for two hours and questioned for around 30 minutes when he arrived in the early morning hours at…

Russian opposition leader, more than thousand supporters detained at anti-Putin rallies

MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained along with more than a thousand of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin as police used force to break up rallies in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Riot police beat protesters with truncheons, dragged them along the ground and threw them into police vans in Moscow, in an attempt to disperse a huge crowd that packed Pushkin Square to protest against Putin's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Police grabbed Navalny, 41, soon…

Saudi Arabia says most people detained in anti-corruption sweep have settled

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched last month have agreed to settlements to avoid prosecution while the rest could be held for months. In a statement, the public prosecutor said a total of 320 people had been subpoenaed to provide information about alleged graft while 159 remain in detention and “a number” of them have been referred for judicial action. Saudi Arabian security forces have rounded up members of the political…

Detained suspect in Munich knife attack resembles witness descriptions

BERLIN: Police have detained a suspect in a knife attack in Munich, Germany, a police spokesman said on Saturday. The suspect is believed to have injured four people and tried but failed to stab two others earlier on Saturday. The victims were five men and one woman, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told journalists. Read More: Knifeman kills one, wounds nine in Polish mall “We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker,”…