Latest Assassinations News

Suspect charged with murder in assassination of Japan's Abe

Jan. 13, 2023 06:52 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors formally charged the suspect in the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with murder, sending him to stand trial, a court said Friday. Tetsuya Yamagami was arrested immediately after allegedly shooting Abe with a homemade gun as the...

UN extends Lebanon tribunal until Dec. 31 to wrap up work

Jan. 12, 2023 23:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has extended the mandate of the international tribunal that investigated the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri until the end of the year to complete non-judicial functions so it can cease operation. ...

US extends protection for ex-Trump aides from Iran threats

Jan. 10, 2023 20:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has again extended government protection to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and one of his top Iran aides due to persistent threats against them from Iran. In separate notices sent to Congress late last week, the State Department...

Colombia VP says she was targeted with roadside bomb

Jan. 10, 2023 15:22 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s Vice President said on Tuesday that her security team found more than seven kilos of explosives buried next to a rural road that leads to her home in the southwestern province of Cauca. She described the incident as an assassination attempt. ...

Japan ruling party lawmaker quits over funds scandal

Dec. 21, 2022 06:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A key governing party lawmaker in Japan who served in key posts resigned Wednesday over a political funding scandal in a fresh embarrassment for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Kentaro Sonoura, an expert on diplomacy and security, admitted last month that his aide has...

New Japan law aims at Unification Church fundraising abuses

Dec. 10, 2022 09:12 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament on Saturday enacted a law to restrict malicious donation solicitations by religious and other groups, which mainly targets the Unification Church, whose fundraising tactics and cozy ties with the governing party caused public outrage. The South...

Report: Killing of Pakistani journalist in Kenya 'planned'

Dec. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The killing in Kenya of an outspoken Pakistani journalist was a “planned assassination," a team of Pakistani investigators said in a report released Wednesday, weeks after the mysterious slaying triggered condemnations and calls for an independent probe. ...

US condemns shooting at Pakistan's embassy in Afghanistan

Dec. 03, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation. ...

Amid tensions, gun attack targets Pakistan's envoy in Kabul

Dec. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shots were fired Friday at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in what Pakistan’s prime minister described as an attempt to assassinate his country’s envoy in Kabul. The envoy was not harmed, but a body guard was wounded, Pakistani officials said. A prominent...

Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Nov. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The director of Haiti’s National Police Academy was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police said Friday night. The killing of Harington...