Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

detains

Ukraine detains MP over parliament attack plot: prosecutor

KIEV: Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said. "She was detained after the prosecutor general read out her indictment," the prosecutor's spokesman Andriy Lysenko told AFP by phone hours after lawmakers voted to lift Savchenko's immunity from prosecution. Savchenko had planned "a large-scale terrorist act in the centre of the Ukrainian capital," general prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko…

Turkey detains 17 in graft case as Erdogan denounces US plot

ANKARA: Turkey has detained 17 suspects in an investigation into a Turkish-Iranian gold trader who was once a close ally of the government but is now testifying against officials as a star witness in a high profile US case, sate media said on Tuesday. Reza Zarrab is giving evidence in a New York trial over alleged subversion of US economic sanctions against Iran that has implicated former Turkish ministers and even President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has rubbished the accusations and on Tuesday said that the case…

Myanmar detains Turkish reporters on assignment

NAYPYITAW/YANGON: Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT and their interpreter and driver on Friday for allegedly flying a drone near the parliament compound, amid tension between the two countries over the Rohingya crisis. The journalists - Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia - were being questioned at a police station in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw after being detained in the morning, a local police officer told Reuters. About 25 police staged an…

Hungary detains migrant wanted for 70 murders in Pakistan: police

BUDAPEST: Hungarian police have detained a Pakistani migrant wanted for murdering around 70 people in his home country, Hungarian and Austrian police said on Wednesday. In a statement, police in Hungary’s Bacs-Kiskun county said they had stopped a group of illegal migrants near the southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and identified the 35-year-old man among them. Read More: Three murder suspects arrested from Karachi’s Azizabad The police identified him only by the initials A.Z. and said he was the target of an…

Turkey detains 450 IS suspects in nationwide sweep

ANKARA: Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the militants. Security forces rounded up 448 suspects, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, in Turkey's biggest police operation against IS since the New Year attack on the Reina nightclub that killed 39. Among those detained were foreigners and those suspected of planning attacks in Turkey, the Dogan and Anadolu news agencies reported.…

Russian economy minister sacked, held over ‘$2mn-bribe’ charges

MOSCOW: Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sacked Tuesday and put under house arrest on suspicion of pocketing a two-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. Ulyukayev is the highest ranking official detained over suspected corruption since Putin took power in 2000, and his arrest unleashed speculation as to whether the probe was linked to an internal power struggle. News agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying that President Vladimir Putin had "published…