CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's government announced arrests of both store managers and looters on Sunday as part of what it calls an "economic war" in Venezuela between the socialist state and unscrupulous businessmen.
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian, the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement, an Interior Ministry source said on Wednesday. Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo where he had been in hiding. "Yes, he
The five suspects are accused of assaulting a 22-year-old photojournalist on assignment for an English-language magazine.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities arrested 1,004 "elements" of the Muslim Brotherhood during nationwide protests on Friday, the interior ministry said on Saturday. An Interior Ministry statement said Brotherhood members had committed acts of terrorism during the demonstrations. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Louise Ireland)
The president of a poultry processing company and its general manager have been arrested in the factory fire that killed at least 120 people and injured at least 77 others this week.
A judge is determining the constitutional significance of so-called hit rates, which have long been at the center of the public debate over stop-and-frisk tactics in New York City.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran has stepped up executions of prisoners including juveniles as well as arrests of dissidents who are often tortured in jail, sometimes to death, the United Nations reported on Thursday. In twin reports issued in Geneva, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the U.N. special investigator on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, voiced concern at what they called an apparent
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Saturday arrested at least 100 Chinese nationals accused of an internet fraud scheme targeting people in their home country, a police spokesman said. The accused, all in Sri Lanka on tourist visas, are suspected of hacking into computers in China and then demanding their owners transfer them money, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakodi told Reuters. Chinese police
Four more arrests have been made in connection over the death of a Dutch volunteer soccer official who was allegedly beaten by teenage players at an amateur game earlier this month.
The arrests doubled the number initially reported and suggested that the Iranian authorities had widened their investigation amid deep worries about the instability of the rial.
The accusations against Sergei Udaltsov, the leader of a radical socialist group, suggest an acceleration of government efforts against opposition leaders.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi man in a sting operation on charges he attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with what he believed was a 1,000-pound (450-kg) bomb, federal authorities said.
Libya has made around 50 arrests over the killing of the US ambassador in Benghazi last week, a leading official said on Sunday. In Lebanon, Hezbollah called for protests over the anti-Islam film that has sparked fury in the Muslim world.
Egyptian authorities arrested six "terrorists" in the Sinai region in the wake of a recent military crackdown on suspected militants, according to a military source. A FRANCE 24 correspondent reported the arrest of nine Islamists.
A day after a security scare turned out to be a false alarm, British police officials reported on Friday that they had seized seven men under counterterrorism laws.
The man, identified as Naamen Meziche, was close to members of the Hamburg, Germany, cell who carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to Western intelligence assessments.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, sources said, a case both countries have kept quiet for several months as they strive to prevent a fresh crisis in relations. The official, an aide to a vice minister in China's security ministry, was arrested and detained early this year on allegations that he had passed inform