Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.
The reports are like something out of a distant era of ancient conquests: entire villages emptied, with hundreds taken prisoner, others kept as slaves; the destruction of irreplaceable works of art; a tax on religious minorities, payable in gold.
Servando Gómez, who could have served as a model for the AMC television show “Breaking Bad,” fell into police hands before dawn Friday in the city of Morelia without firing a shot. President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the arrest in a posting on Twitter at noon, declaring it the result of “intense intelligence work.”
Mohammed Emwazi was 6 when his parents moved to West London from his birthplace in Kuwait, and he seems to have lived a normal life, studying hard and graduating in computer sciences from the University of Westminster in 2009.
Mykola Tokar stood at attention in his camouflaged fatigues at a news conference while a video recorded a year ago played of him standing at a podium that’s marked, then as now, with the words “Ukrainian Crisis.”
The slain gunman suspected in the deadly Copenhagen attacks was a 22-year-old with a history of violence and may have been inspired by Islamic terrorists – and possibly the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, Danish authorities said Sunday.
Mohammed Emwazi, identified Thursday as the Islamic State fighter known as “Jihadi John,” came to the attention of the British intelligence services in May 2009 in Tanzania, where British officials thought he and his friends were headed to Somalia to fight with the terrorist group al-Shabab. They allegedly tried to recruit him as an informant before shipping him back home.
After months of siege by Islamic State extremists, Turkey early Sunday sent an armored column into Syria to evacuate troops that had been guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.
Russia’s top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.