Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office

Several gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead, just hours into her tenure, police said on Saturday.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official in Kabul

A senior member of Afghanistan`s election commission survived an assassination attempt on Saturday when a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in Kabul, killing one of his employees and wounding two others, officials said.

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing enemies in Colombia of trying to assassinate him as both countries prepare to spar at the Organisation of American States over an increasingly tense border dispute.

20 LeJ members, 4 cops arrested over Pak minister's killing

Pakistani authorities have arrested around 20 members of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi and four cops with alleged links to the banned outfit in connection with Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada's assassination in a suicide bombing.

No valid treaty with Chile when Verhoeven was arrested: Delhi HC told

The Delhi High Court was on Friday told that when a French woman, facing extradition to Chile for her alleged involvement in the assassination of a senator there, was arrested there was no valid treaty, convention or arrangement between India and the South American country.

ISI chief warned Benazir Bhutto of assassination ahead of her murder

 Pakistan's slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto was warned of an imminent assassination threat by ISI chief hours before a fatal attack in an election rally that resulted in her death in 2007.

Cambridge professor claims three leading climate scientists ‘may have been assassinated’
Cambridge professor claims three leading climate scientists ‘may have been assassinated’

In a sensational disclosure, Professor Peter Wadhams from the University of Cambridge has reportedly claimed that three scientists investigating climate change in the Arctic may have been assassinated.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: No mercy for ex-PM killers, Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday asserted in the Supreme Court that the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi did nor deserve any mercy as the assassination was the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals.

'Thatcher wanted to prosecute Sikh who incited Indira Gandhi's killing'

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher had pressed the prosecutors to level charges against a Britain-based Sikh who incited the assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, The Independent reported on Thursday, citing secret government papers.

No bail to French woman accused in Chilean senator killing: HC

Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant interim bail to a French woman facing extradition to Chile for her alleged participation in the assassination of Chilean senator Jaime Guzman Errazuriz on April 1, 1991.

Assad relative assassinated in Syria: Monitor

An influential relative of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, once infamous for smuggling, has been assassinated in a dispute over control of a key government stronghold, a monitor said Saturday.

Chechnya policeman 'confesses' involvement in Nemtsov murder

A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including an ex-police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in the brazen assassination.

Ex-Sri Lanka leader`s brother accused of killing editor

 Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a claim that the toppled president`s younger brother ran a "death squad" and ordered a high-profile newspaper editor`s assassination, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a US company.

Man nabbed for plotting Israeli PM's assassination

Police in Israel have nabbed a 52-year-old resident of Netanya city after he allegedly threatened to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a media report said Saturday.

Truth behind Indira Gandhi's Assassination

When India commemorates the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the country’s first female prime minister who was shot by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.
The truth behind Indira Gandhi's Assassination.

Punjab Youth Congress objects to film on Indira`s assassins

The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) Saturday strongly opposed the permission granted for the screening of the controversial Punjabi movie `Kaum de Heere`, saying it glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Files related to Mahatma`s assassination in NAI custody: Govt

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shripad Naik informed the Lok Sabha that files related to the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case are in the custody of NAI.

Tripoli police chief assassinated: Libyan security

Colonel Mohamed al-Suissi, chief of police in Tripoli, was killed by unidentified attackers in the Libyan capital`s eastern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told AFP.

Philippine ex-general arrested over missing women

A retired Philippine general implicated in multiple political assassinations was arrested in a rundown house in the nation`s capital on Tuesday after nearly three years on the run.