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The Paris attackers — What we know so far

Paris - Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam remained at large Monday despite an international manhunt and a wave of overnight raids in Belgium seeking the key suspect in the Paris attacks which killed 130.

Paris police release photo of 3rd stadium suicide bomber

Paris - French police on Sunday released a photo of the third of three suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside France's national stadium during the November 13 Paris attacks.

The Paris attackers -- what we know so far

Paris - Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam remained at large Monday despite an international manhunt and a wave of overnight raids in Belgium seeking the key suspect in the Paris attacks which killed 130.

The Paris attackers -- what we know so far

Paris - One week after the Paris attacks, French investigators have managed to hunt down and kill the ringleader and fully identify four of the seven gunmen and suicide bombers who died carrying out the bloodshed.

Belgian police stage new raids linked to Paris stadium bomber

Brussels - Belgian police staged six raids Thursday in the Brussels area linked to a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the French national stadium last week during the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

Greece names man whose Syrian passport was found at Paris attacks

Atenas - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of one of the Paris attacks was issued to Ahmad alMohammad, an asylum seeker who had taken the migrants' route through the Balkans, Greece's migration minister said on Sunday.

Two attackers killed in Paris were Frenchmen who lived in Brussels: Prosecutor

Brussels - Two assailants who died in the Paris attacks were Frenchmen who had lived in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors said Sunday.

Belgium opens terrorism probe linked to Paris attacks: Prosecutor

Brussels - Belgium has opened a terrorism probe linked to the attacks in Paris as police raided a neighbourhood in the capital Brussels and arrested several suspects, prosecutors said Saturday.

Pentagon chief sacks top military aide for 'misconduct'

Washington - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter fired his top military advisor over allegations of unspecified "misconduct" and ordered that an investigation be launched, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Vatican investigates two journalists over leaks scandal

Vatican City - The Vatican said it has launched a probe into two Italian journalists over confidential documents that were leaked to the media revealing gross financial mismanagement at the heart of the secretive city-state.

Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe

Sanktpeterburg - Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III Tuesday ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.

UN panel head gears up for tough Syria gas attacks probe

New York - A UN panel will soon begin work on tracking those responsible for deadly gas attacks in Syria, but the head of the investigation says it will be difficult to come up with a complete list of perpetrators.

Police raid targets son of Brazil's ex-president Lula

S - Brazilian police on Monday raided the offices of a company belonging to a son of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of an investigation into tax fraud.

Georgia launches probe into 'coup plot'

Tbili - Georgia said Saturday it had launched a probe into controversial media reports suggesting that exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili was plotting a coup to overthrow the authorities.

MSF hails 'first step' towards international probe of Afghan hospital bombing

Ginebra - Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that an international commission has been formally asked to investigate a deadly US airstrike on an Afghan hospital, that killed 22 people, including 12 of the medical charity's staff.

UK police end round-the-clock Assange embassy guard

London - British police on Monday said they will no longer stand guard outside London's Ecuadorean embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in 2012, but will strengthen a "covert plan" to prevent his departure.

Brazil corruption scandal could top $5.3 bn: Prosecutor

Rio De Janeiro - Damage from the gargantuan corruption scandal centered on Brazilian state oil company Petrobras could amount to as much as 20 billion reais ($5.3 billion), a lead prosecutor said Friday.

How would MSF’s proposed hospital bombing investigation work?

Ginebra - The MSF charity on Wednesday called for an international commission that has never before been used to investigate a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital.

France opens probe into Assad regime for crimes against humanity

Paris - France has launched an inquiry into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for alleged crimes against humanity, saying it was forced to act in the face of "systematic cruelty".

Russia digs up remains of last tsar for new probe

Sanktpeterburg - Russian investigators on Wednesday exhumed the remains of the country's last emperor Nicholas II and empress Alexandra as part of a new probe into the notorious 1918 slaying of the Romanov family.

French prosecutor wants dismissal of IMF chief negligence probe

Paris - The French public prosecutor's office requested the dismissal of a negligence case against IMF chief Christine Lagarde linked to her role in an arbitration case while she was finance minister.

France attack train staff 'reacted well under circumstances'

Paris - Staff on the French train involved in a foiled attack by a heavily armed gunman "had the best reaction possible in an unprecedented situation", an internal probe concluded Friday said, despite claims some had locked themselves away.

UN wants international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes court

Colombo - The United Nations on Wednesday detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka's civil war, including the disappearance of tens of thousands of people, and said the country needed international help to probe war crimes and enable reconciliation.

Chinese American scientists tell of spy case ordeal

Washington - Two Chinese American scientists who were indicted by the United States for spying only to see their charges abruptly abandoned spoke out Tuesday against the ordeal they had been put through.

Sri Lanka to set up truth commission, consider war reparations

Ginebra - Sri Lanka's new unity government is planning a range of measures to ensure reconciliation after decades of war, including creating an office for war reparations and a truth commission, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Monday.

Kiev invites ICC to probe war crimes in east Ukraine

Den Haag - Ukraine on Tuesday accepted the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction to probe war crimes committed since February 2014, including in its war-torn east where thousands have been killed.

Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange

Stockholm - Swedish officials will meet their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday to find a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Probe clears Mexican president in mansion scandal

- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and his finance minister have been cleared of conflict of interest charges after a six-month investigation into their purchase of luxury homes from government contractors, the government said Friday.

Britain making 'formal protest' to Ecuador over Assange case

London - Britain is to make a "formal protest" to Ecuador over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a minister said Thursday, as two of the four allegations against him expired because of the statute of limitations.

Swedish prosecutors drop Assange sexual assault probe

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Julian Assange on Thursday after the time limit on the case expired, but still want to question the WikiLeaks founder about a rape allegation.
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