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. 

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated because of Sri Lanka policy: Natwar Singh

Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has claimed that ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated because of his Sri Lanka policy.

Somali lawmaker assassinated, Shebab claim responsibility

Somalia`s al Qaeda-linked Shebab claimed responsibility for shooting dead a lawmaker and wounding another today, the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu during Islam`s holy month of Ramadan.

Prominent female activist killed in Libya

A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country`s efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, police said on Thursday.

On centenary of WWI assassination, the past still haunts Sarajevo

Two concerts in two Bosnian cities will mark the 100th anniversary on Saturday of the Sarajevo assassination that lit the fuse for World War One, in a divided country where the past still haunts the present.

North Korea slams Kim assassination comedy as `act of terror`

North Korea on Wednesday denounced a new Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-Un as a "wanton act of terror" and warned of a "merciless response" unless the US authorities banned the film.

Security Council condemns Afghan assassination bid

The UN Security Council condemned an attempt to assassinate Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah calling for an orderly transition to a new government.

Libya Army chief survives assassination attempt

Libya`s Army Chief Major General Abdulaslam Jadallah Obeidi survived an assassination attempt in the capital Tripoli, an Army spokesperson said.

Venezuela accuses US envoy of plotting Maduro murder

Venezuela`s ruling party accused opposition members and the US ambassador to Colombia on Wednesday of plotting a coup and the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Narrow escape for Pervez Musharraf, bomb planted en route his farmhouse in Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday narrowly escaped an assassination bid while being carried to his Chak Shahzad farmhouse, reports said.